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Branded OTT TV channel provider VOD 365 is to launch documentary and sports on-demand channels, Planet Knowledge and Sports Channel Network on the YouView platform.
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The move to the on-demand streaming platform — formed through a partnership between BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, BT, TalkTalk and Arqiva — adds to Freeview, Freesat, mobile and smart TV devices for VOD 365 for whom the channels will make their YouView debut on 26 November. They will be available YouView set-top-boxes, smart TVs, Freesat, iOS and android tablets and smartphones. The services are also available on Freeview and YouView connected TVs and set-top-boxes.

Offering numerous sports categories including football, golf, fishing, equestrian, winter sports, surfing, motorsport and formula E, Sports Channel Network delivers premium HD VOD and soon-to-be live sports programming in an OTT environment for free. Planet Knowledge offers viewers hundreds of hours of free-to-air premium factual documentaries covering history, nature, science, people and travel including many in HD.

The announcement comes on the heels of the premiere of VOD 365-owned kids’ on-demand channel, Ketchup, which made its debut on YouView in October.

Commenting on the agreement, VOD 365 founder and CEO, Paul Coster, said: “We are extremely pleased to be extending our agreement with YouView which will see both Planet Knowledge and Sports Channel Network joining our kids’ on-demand service, Ketchup, on the YouView platform. Today’s announcement marks a key moment in our distribution strategy and underlines our ability to offer a wide selection of opportunities to our brand advertising partners as we continue to extend our digital reach to UK audiences, who will be able to access these exciting channels via both the on- demand EPG channel listings and app.”

Added YouView head of corporate and business development David Faulkner: “Following the recent roll out of Ketchup TV in October, we are delighted to welcome both Planet Knowledge and Sports Channel Network to YouView’s line up of players. They complement the existing line up nicely, bringing more great content to our viewers, across the UK.”