UPC will launch video on demand this Friday (25th May) for the Dublin area eventually expanding the service nationwide. The service will allow UPC customers the benefit of seven day catch-up TV from the RTÉ Player and 3player and over 1,300 hours of the best box sets and series for free. Movies On-Demand will also be available “at the touch of a button”. All customers will be able to rent the latest movie releases (€4.99 SD or €5.99 HD) and will also be able to choose from an extensive movie library (€1.99 SD or €2.49 HD). There’s no sign of a smartphone app as of yet for the service but hopefully that’ll follow.
Access to ITV, BBC and US box sets as well as the On Demand content from MGM, True Movies, Food
Network, History and Discovery Channel will be available with further new programmes and content
being added in the weeks ahead. Additionally, there are complete box sets of award winning US TV,
such as Blue Bloods, The Good Wife and Dexter among others – available free of charge to
UPC Select and Max customers through their UPC digital remote.
UPC has negotiated with the top Hollywood studios to allow customers to rent from hundreds of
movies, including the latest box office hits, directly through their TV at the touch of a button. UPC
will provide the latest release movies at the same time as they are available on DVD.