UKTV Inks Content Deal With TalkTalk

"Body of Proof"

The indie TV network co-owned by BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks International will see its pay-TV offerings on TalkTalk's YouView platform.

LONDON -- UKTV, the indie TV network co-owned by BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks International, has inked a deal with TalkTalk to carry all of its branded channels and selected video-on-demand programs on TalkTalk’s YouView platform.

It marks UKTV’s third video on demand deal in less than a year, with previous agreements in place with satcaster Sky and digital terrestrial operator BT Vision.

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The deal will see UKTV content including Body of Proof (Alibi), Dynamo: Magician Impossible (Watch) and Grimm (Watch) made available to more households.

TalkTalk subscribers will have access to all of UKTV’s pay TV channel bouquet (Watch, Gold, Alibi, Eden, Good Food, Home and Blighty) via the TalkTalk Player, joining Sky and Virgin which currently carry the network’s suite of pay channels.

UKTV’s Freeview channels (Dave, Really and Yesterday) will also be available on YouView, and TalkTalk will be initially offering channel-branded VOD (video-on-demand) content from UKTV’s factual channel Eden and leading food channel, Good Food.

UKTV executive director, commercial Keith Porritt said: "Our agreement with TalkTalk means our channels and content will be available to even more consumers, and is recognition of the broad appeal of UKTV’s suite of channels."

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TalkTalk managing director of TV Max Alexander said:  “Adding UKTV’s suite of channels to our TV offering is great news for our customers.  Our TV service offers all the best content at a great price and we are delighted to be working with UKTV.”

UKTV’s VOD offering will launch on TalkTalk’s YouView platform later this year with the Pay channels launching on Talk Talk’s Player at the same time.