The player also brings together collections of specially curated themes as well as viewer chosen favourites, as well as an all-new predictive search facility.
The deal covers original commissions as well as acquired content and will see top shows, including Taskmaster, Nev Calling India, Quantico, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Only Fools & Horses and Sherlock, join Virgin Media’s on demand library.
UKTV is bringing its on demand and catch-up service to Freeview Play, the new internet-connected version of the UK’s biggest subscription-free TV platform.
Broadcaster UKTV has launched its popular UKTV Play catch-up service on Amazon’s Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, bringing hundreds of hours of shows from Dave, Yesterday, Really and Drama to the platform.
The service, which is available on iOS, Android, PC and YouView, already offers shows from the broadcaster’s Dave, Yesterday and Really channels.
Programmes available include Suits, Storage Hunters UK, Crackanory, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Forbidden History, Inquisition, The Sixties, Crime Stories, Most Haunted and Ghost Adventures
From Friday 8th January the season opener will be available via the PC, iOS, YouView and Virgin TV versions of UKTV Play and Sky On Demand before airing on Dave a week later.