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Britain’s biggest multichannel broadcaster UKTV has launched launches a new player on the YouView platform for its UKTV Play TV on-demand service.

UktV YouView 16 March 2017UKTV Play boasts a diverse catalogue of shows, including core channels Dave, Really, Yesterday and Drama as well as exclusive UKTV Originals such as Taskmaster, Red Dwarf XI and Crackanory.

The update follows YouView’s reengineering and redesign of the entire platform known as Next Generation YouView. Its viewers now have access to the updated UKTV Play service, which is said to have been designed to make viewers’ experience more enjoyable and personalised. The reimagined VOD player features a smart new home screen with tailored recommendations and top shows from across the four core channels. Collections bring together specially curated themes, and viewers can also collate episodes to watch later.

“We’re really pleased to bring our new UKTV Play experience to YouView,” said UKTV’s head of digital products, Oliver Davies. “As with our Web, mobile and other set-top box apps, viewers now have at-a-glance access to programmes across all the channels, with both hand-picked favourites and personalised recommendations based on what viewers have watched. We hope the new ways of discovering programmes such as predictive search, channel filtering, bookmarking and A-Z list, together with the improved responsiveness, will make the service even more of a pleasure to use.”