UPC add extra entertainment channels this Christmas

Digital Value Package to include Challenge and Sky Livingit

David Baker
by David Baker on 6th December, 2013

UPC is boosting its TV entertainment offering for Irish viewers this festive season, by adding Sky lifestyle favourites Challenge and Sky Livingit to its Digital Value Package.

The channels are available on UPC 157 and UPC 158 and offer a whole new range of entertainment options for their digital TV customers.

On Demand TV services also mean that viewers can access their favourite shows anytime and in any location once the content is downloaded.

“We are delighted to announce new entertainment offerings for Irish TV viewers in time for the Christmas period,” said Shane Loughrey-Grant, UPC’s On Demand TV Manager.

“The festive TV viewing season is all about fun, light-hearted entertainment and the addition of both Challenge and Sky Livingit will allow viewers to sit back and possibly even make a trip down memory lane.”

Challenge offers a whole host of weird and wacky shows, including Japanese game show ‘Takeshi’s Castle’ as well as cult classic quiz shows such as ‘Catchphrase’, ‘Blockbusters’ and ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’

As a special Christmas treat, the channel will also broadcast the first ever editions of classic shows including ‘Blankety Blank’, ‘The Crystal Maze’ and ‘Bullseye.’

The channel offers game shows and other entertainment programming all year round and certainly adds something a little different to the rest of the UPC digital Value package.

Sky Livingit features a number of fly-on-the-wall documentary shows such as ‘Nothing to Declare’ and ‘RSPCA Animal Rescue.’

There’s also the chance to catch up on ‘Four Weddings’, a reality entertainment show where four brides rate each other’s weddings in order to win a dream honeymoon.

UPC have made several changes to their digital TV offering of late, with their Horizon TV service also launching two months ago.

The launch of Horizon TV has resulted in over 30,000 new UPC subscriptions to  date.

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