TVPlayer launches Community Channel

Community Channel, the only UK TV station dedicated to communities, charities and local stories, is the latest channel to launch on TVPlayer.

London(17 Jul 2014)

Community Channel owned and run by national charity Media Trust, broadcasts entertaining stories, inspiring series and pioneering documentaries. The channel helps to showcase the inspirational work of charities, new independent directors and community filmmakers through flagship series such as Brilliant Britain and London360.

Lewis Arthur, Platform Manager for TVPlayer, says, "We are delighted that Community Channel has joined TVPlayer. We are committed to increasing our content offering for our users and are excited that Community Channel brings their engaging content to our platform."

The extra viewers come at an exciting time for Community Channel. The Channel launched its Do Something Brilliant campaign, funded by Big Lottery Fund, in February to celebrate the talented people and organisations across the United Kingdom doing brilliant things to make a big difference to the world around them.

Alex Kann, Director of Community Channel and Audience Engagement, says, "Launching on TVPlayer is a fantastic opportunity for Community Channel to reach more viewers across broadcast, online, on-demand and streamed services.The partnership will help more people engage with our Do Something Brilliant campaign funded by Big Lottery Fund and inspire them to make a difference in their community.”

TVPlayer, which has received 700,000 downloads within six months of launching, is growing in popularity due to its extended channel offering. TVPlayer can be watched online at www.tvplayer.com and can be downloaded for free from the App Store, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore

About Community Channel

Community Channel is the only channel for communities, charities and local stories and is available in 26 million homes across the UK on TV and online. It broadcasts entertaining stories, inspiring series and pioneering documentaries that encourage viewers to Do #SomethingBrilliant to change their world. Community Channel broadcasts on Freeview 63 and Freeview HD 109, Sky 539, Virgin 233, freesat 651 with catch-up through our website, YouTube, BT Vision and BBC iPlayer. Over two million people watch the channel each month. Community Channel is a Media Trust initiative, funded by Big Lottery Fund. www.communitychannel.org