UPC launches on-demand service including movies and access to RTE Player
TELECOMMUNICATIONS firm UPC is to launch a new on-demand service from Friday.
This will give customers access to RTE Player and 3 player as well as ther content like film and TV series.
The company will also launch access to ITV, BBC and US box sets and content from channels like MGM, True Movies and Discovery Channel.
A movies-on-demand service will be available charging from €4.99 for recent releases and €1.99 for older films.
According to the company, the films will be available once they are launched on DVD.
UPC On-Demand TV redefines television as we know it in Ireland and gives us a unique TV offering,” said UPC Ireland chief executive Dana Strong.
She added that UPC customers can now watch what they want, when they want, without the constraints of a TV schedule or DVR.
“On Demand TV is our first step in changing how Irish households watch television,” she said.
“Even if you forget to record your favourite shows you can relax knowing they will be available for the next week through the catch-up TV service.
“Or you can simply choose from our extensive library of other television programmes, box sets and movies.”
The new service will be available to over one-third of subscribers in Dublin from Friday and will be rolled-out to other customers within months.
The catch-up RTÉ and TV3 players will be available to all UPC digital TV cable customers.
Additional content, like TV series, will be free for UPC Select and Max customer.