Virgin Media Ireland customers can now watch UKTV’s Drama and Really channels after the two firms announced “an expansion of their partnership”.
The two channels join UKTV’s Dave (122), Alibi (151), Gold (120) and W (160) channels which are already on the platform. The broadcaster’s catch-up and on-demand service, UKTV Play is also available.
Drama is one of the UK’s most-watched non-PSB channel and showcases the best in quality drama, including a mix of classic and modern series such as The Heart Guy, Pride and Prejudice, Father Brown and The Brokenwood Mysteries.
Really is a leading real life channel, featuring exclusive UKTV Originals, including Cops UK: Bodycam Squad and Helicopter ER, alongside Hit acquisitions such as Ghost Adventures and popular archive shows like Antiques Road Trip and Homes Under the Hammer.
Commenting on the launch, Paul Farrell, vice president of Virgin Media Ireland said: “Virgin TV is now the go-to platform for the best connected entertainment and viewing experience.
“We’re delighted to be building on our leadership by giving our customers more UKTV shows with the arrival of UKTV’s Drama and Really channels. Our goal has always been to offer our customers more choices and the ability to access all the programming they desire when and where they want it.”
Simon Michaelides, Chief Commercial Officer at UKTV, said: “Launching new channels on Virgin Media Ireland is part of our ongoing commitment to provide the UK and The Republic of Ireland with the best TV.
“I’m really pleased that Virgin Media Ireland customers will now have access to all the brilliantly entertaining shows on offer on Drama and Really.”