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UPC's 'on-demand' service to be rolled out nationwide next week

The service, which allows viewers to catch-up on some RTÉ and TV3 programmes, will be accessible for an additional 188,000 customers from next week.

AROUND 188,000 UPC customers are set to get the digital television provider’s on-demand service from the middle of next week.

Customers in cities such as Cork, Limerick, Galway, and Waterford are set to benefit from the additional roll out of the new catch-up service from next Wednesday.

The on-demand service has already been operating for customers in Dublin since May with viewers able to catch-up on some programmes that they may have missed in the last seven days on RTÉ or TV3 through their respective players.

The service also offers over 1,300 hours of series like Blue Bloods, The Good Wife and Dexter as well as a pay-per-view Movies On-Demand service.

UPC says that there have been over two millions views of on-demand programme content since it was launched at the end of May.

Now a further 188,000 homes in Cork, Galway, Limerick, Waterford, Shannon, Naas and Newbridge will receive the service from next Wednesday, 25 July.

UPC says the service has been possible through a €500 million investment in its fibre powered network and claims that its on-demand service will reach 600,000 Irish homes by the end of the summer.

Are you a UPC customer and have you been using the on-demand service? What’s been your experience of it so far?

Read: UPC to offer ‘on-demand’ TV from this Friday

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