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Planet Knowledge and Sports Channel Network added to YouView

Additional channels are now available on YouView boxes, following an announcement by operator VOD365.

Planet Knowledge and Sports Channel Network, part of the streamed channels area of the YouView EPG, which is shared with Freeview, have been made compatible with YouView boxes.

Offering numerous sports categories including football, golf, fishing, equestrian, winter sports, surfing, motorsport and formula E, Sports Channel Network  delivers sports programming for free. Planet Knowledge offers viewers hundreds of hours of free-to-air premium factual documentaries covering history, nature, science, people and travel including many in HD.

Since their launch on Freeview, YouView users have been able to see the channels in the channel list, but haven't been able to launch them.

Planet Knowledge is on channel 265, while Sports Channel Network is on channel 266.
The announcement follows the premiere of VOD 365-owned kids’ on-demand channel, Ketchup on YouView last month.

VOD 365 Founder and CEO, Paul Coster, said: 
“We are extremely pleased to be extending our agreement with YouView which will see both Planet Knowledge and Sports Channel Network joining our kids’ on-demand service, Ketchup, on the YouView platform. Today’s announcement marks a key moment in our distribution strategy and underlines our ability to offer a wide selection of opportunities to our brand advertising partners as we continue to extend our digital reach to UK audiences, who will be able to access these exciting channels via both the on- demand EPG channel listings and app.”

David Faulkner, Head of Corporate and Business Development, YouView, added: 
“Following the recent roll out of Ketchup TV in October, we are delighted to welcome both Planet Knowledge and Sports Channel Network to YouView’s line up of players. They complement the existing line up nicely, bringing more great content to our viewers, across the UK.”