Thursday, 11 November 2010

Demand Five on Virgin Media

Thursday, 11 November 2010
Virgin Media have secured a deal to bring Channel Five's catch-up service Demand Five to its service. This makes Virgin the only UK TV platform enabling subscribers to access the four main catch-up services: BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4OD and Demand Five.

This agreement with Five means popular shows like The Mentalist, The Gadget Show, Fifth Gear, CSI Miami, Grey's Anatomy, Neighbours and Home & Away will now be available for streamed catch-up. Virgin Media Player will also carry content from Five's sister channels Fiver and Five USA.

Cindy Rose, Virgin's Executive Director of Digital Entertainment:

"We're delighted to add Demand Five to our pioneering TV on-demand service and to complete our offering of terrestrial TV catch-up services. With a high calibre of shows including quality US drama, popular Australian soaps and entertaining and informative home grown programmes -- with many in HD -- Demand Five has something for everyone."
Jonathan Lewis, Channel Five's Head Of Digital Media:

"We're really pleased to be able to offer Demand Five through Virgin Media, giving even more consumers the opportunity to watch a selection of our great shows at a time convenient to them whilst still being able to enjoy the high quality of a full TV experience."