BT has snaffled all 10 UKTV channels for its BT TV service. Starting later this month, BT TV customers will be able to watch the full line-up of UK TV channels. These are: Alibi, Dave, Eden, Drama, Good Food, Gold, Really, Home, Watch and Yesterday.
BT has the majority of these channels already, but the addition of Eden, Good Food and Home gives it the full portfolio.
This deal means that Virgin Media isn't the only provider to offer all UK TV channels live and on catch-up. BT TV is powered by YouView, so viewers can scroll backwards in time to search for shows they may have missed, as well as hit the on-demand menu.
"UKTV's continued investment in original content has made our channels more popular with viewers than ever before," said Darren Childs, CEO of UKTV. "I'm delighted BT's customers will now be able to enjoy programmes from across our network and watch great entertainment on-demand with UKTV Play."