YouView adds Dave TV on-demand

Home of witty banter to join the likes of BBC iPlayer, 4oD and ITV Player on YouView's catch-up TV menu, making Dave shows from the past week available on-demand.

YouView has announced it will soon expand its line up of on-demand TV channels.

Next month, Dave, the 'home of witty banter', will become the first channel outside the basic terrestrial selection to offer a seven-day catch-up TV service on YouView.

Viewers will be able to access Dave on-demand through a specially created portal - to sit alongside the existing BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5 services - as well as through YouView's programme guide and its seven-day Scroll Back feature.

Later in the year, two additional free-to-air channels, the history-themed Yesterday and lifestyle channel Really, will also be added to YouView's on-demand line up.

Darren Childs, chief executive of UKTV, the media company behind Dave, Yesterday and Really, said: "Providing a catch-up service for our free-to-air channels on YouView is an important step for us, ensuring we give viewers the 'anytime, anywhere' access to our channels they want."

Richard Halton, CEO of YouView, added: "We're pleased to welcome UKTV to our collection of on-demand TV players. YouView is currently the fastest-growing TV platform and we know that offering quality on-demand content is key to giving our customers a great TV experience."

Dave is home to a long list of popular shows including Russell Howard's Good News, Would I Lie To You?, Dara O Briain: School of Hard Sums and Storage Hunters. The channel can be watched on Freeview, Sky and Virgin Media as well as YouView.

YouView is a non-subscription TV platform that connects to a home broadband connection for a range of online services, including the catch-up TV players.

It is available either as a standalone set-top box purchased from retailers such as John Lewis, Argos and Amazon, or bundled with broadband from BT or TalkTalk.

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