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Nearly 17 million views of UPC’s On Demand service

Corrie, Eastenders and Fair City are among the most popular TV programmes on the service while Taken 2 is one of the most viewed films.
Mar 12th 2013, 7:15 AM 9,693 43

UPC HAS SAID that there have been nearly 17 million views of its On Demand service since its launch last year.

The digital television, phone and broadband provider says that over 87 per cent of its On Demand capable customers have availed of the service which allows them to watch selected television series and movies any time they want.

The service is available to around 600,000 Irish homes with customers in Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford benefitting from an additional rollout of the service last July following its initial launch in Dublin last May.

UPC says that that in total there have been over 16.5 million views of content on the service which offers programmes from the RTÉ and TV3 players as well as over 1,300 hours of series such as Sex And The City, The Office and Mistresses.

“It’s hugely popular and our customers have totally embraced the concept of arranging their TV viewing around their schedule,” content development manager at UPC, David Kent, said.

Some of the most popular content has been from the RTÉ and TV3 players with soaps like Coronation Street, Eastenders and Fair City among the most watched. Tallafornia and Life on the Inside have also been heavily viewed.

The top 5 movies on On Demand have been:

  1. Taken 2
  2. Skyfall
  3. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
  4. Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines
  5. Hotel Transylvania

Read: UPC says it now has over one million subscribers in Ireland

More: How fast are Irish internet service providers? Here’s what Netflix says

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