The broadcaster, which was recently taken over by Viacom, says that its expansion onto EE TV continues its strategy of enabling viewers to watch Channel 5 shows "whenever and wherever they want." It claims that Demand 5 is available on more devices than any other commercial broadcaster in the UK - over 20 devices at the last count.
The free service enables viewers to catch-up on programmes shown on Channel 5, 5* and 5USA, including Celebrity Big Brother to The Hotel Inspector, from Home And Away to The Dog Rescuers, plus brand new US series Gotham. New acquisitions CSI: Cyber and NCIS: New Orleans are set to feature on the service in the future. Demand 5 also provides an archive of classic shows and movies.
EE TV is a smart Freeview HD PVR that will be offered to EE home broadband customers for free, according to a recent announcement unveiling the new service.
James Tatam, Digital Media Director for Channel 5, said: “I’m delighted Demand 5 is joining EE TV from launch. EE has created a TV experience that blends broadcast and on-demand viewing very elegantly and we’re thrilled to be part of it from the outset”.
Sylvain Thevenot, Director of TV, EE said: “As the UK’s biggest and fastest network, with more than 25 million customers, we have unrivalled insight into people’s changing viewing habits. It’s helped us create a service that has mobile at its heart, and makes the TV experience more personal than ever before. We’re delighted to be able to offer a wealth of great content via Demand 5 from launch.”