UKTV launches four FAST channels in market debut

UKTV launches four FAST channels in market debut
UKTV show Bangers and Cash will appear on its new FAST channel UKTV Play Full Throttle. Credit UKTV.

UKTV has launched its first free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channels on Samsung TV Plus and Pluto TV.

The four new channels are branded with its broadcast video-on-demand service UKTV Play and include curated content from its free-to-air channels Dave, Drama, W and Yesterday.

UKTV Play Heroes will focus on shows about frontline paramedics, doctors, nurses and police, like Emma Willis: Delivering Babies, Inside the Ambulance, and 999: Rescue Squad.

UKTV Play Laughs will air comedy like Hypothetical, Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable, and Judge Romesh.

UKTV Play Full Throttle will offer programmes with planes, trains, and cars such as including Bangers & Cash, Architecture the Railways Built, and Warbird Workshop.

UKTV Play Uncovered centre on history and engineering content like Abandoned Engineering, Forbidden History, and World War 2 From Above.

The commercial broadcaster has plans to enhance its FAST offering by launching them on UKTV Play.

The four UKTV FAST channels will be available in the UK on Samsung TV Plus on 23 August and Pluto TV on 24 August.

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