Channel 5’s catch up service Demand 5 launched for Windows 8

Contact: Nicholas Caley

Channel 5’s catch up service Demand 5 launched for Windows 8 Channel 5 announced today (Feb 13th 2013) the launch of Demand 5 for Windows 8.


The new app is the latest development in Channel 5’s strategy of reaching viewers on a wide range of connected devices and follows launches on YouView and Sky On Demand for Demand 5 in recent months.


Demand 5 for Windows 8 showcases Channel 5’s full range of catch up content as well as an extensive library of programmes, including its ever popular Milkshake! strand for pre-school children. The app provides an easy to use, high quality viewing experience for owners of PCs and tablets running Windows 8.


Paul Thornton-Jones, Head of Digital Media at Channel 5, said: “We’re very excited about providing another way for our audience to watch their favourite Channel 5 programmes. It’s a demonstration of our continuing innovation in video-on-demand, and a deepening of our relationship with Microsoft, which began in 2011 with the launch of Demand 5 for Xbox and more recently with Windows 8 participation in Gadget Show Live events.”


Anand Krishnan, Senior Director, Developer and Platform Evangelism Group at Microsoft, said: “It’s great that Channel 5 is bringing Windows 8 to life and innovating how it delivers content to its broad audience of consumers. Intuitive, immersive apps such as Demand 5 are really at the heart of the excitement that we’re seeing around Windows 8.”


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