Channel 5 confirms Demand 5 launch on EE TV

Confirming media reports in recent days, Channel 5 has announced that its video-on-demand service, Demand 5, will be available on new television service EE TV, which launches in the coming weeks.

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.”

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