Play UK Reviews
Product Type: UK TV channels
Description:Play UK (formerly known as UK Play) was a television channel broadcasting in the United Kingdom, as part of the UKTV ... more
Play UK ... network of channels. The channel was launched (as UK Play) on 10 October 1998. The channel was aimed at playing (for most of the time) music in the morning and afternoon while broadcasting comedy in the evening. It closed on 30 September 2002 due to low ratings because of the closure of ITV Digital in May 2002 also it could not compete with MTV. Play UK's comedy programming was then moved to UK Gold (now UKTV Gold).
Newest Review: ... such as MTV and KISS boast. It's not free of course but available as part of a basic channel package from most TV service providers. There are a few reasonably entertaining shows such as 'Top Of The Pops' with guests and new music. The channel name recently changed name to 'Play UK' probably just to get noticed again by viewers - the programming schedule is still the same ... more
Customer Play UK Reviews (18)
by - written on 04/04/01, updated on 04/04/01 (Useful, 35 readings)
On it's launch it was hot, the only music/comedy channel in the UK was really set to take off but the comedy isn't great and there isn't enough music. Half of the time when I turnover there's interviews, reviews or adverts. The comedy aspect features shows such as 'The Royle Family' and 'The Fast Show', the comedy shows usually don't air until eight/nine o'clock at night with the majority of shows overall focusing on music. I didn't really request UK Play but I recieved it as part of a channel package which I ordered, I checked it out - it was no where near the quality that channels such as MTV and KISS boast. It's not free Read the complete review
by - written on 25/03/01, updated on 25/03/01 (Very useful, 18 readings)
Play UK, shows (as I'm sure you already know from other reviews on dooyoo) a mixture of music and comedy. This has a distinctly BBC2 flavour, as its target audience is similar and it is largly owned by the BBC. But, all that aside, is it any good? What does it show? Play UK, despite showing some new series, shows largely BBC repeats for its comedy bit. Shows like the Fast Show, League of Gentlemen, I'm Alan Partridge etc. are the type of things to expect. These programmes, in my opinion, are worthy of a second showing, and therefore I watch a lot of Play UK. However, my two main complaints would be that; -they sometimes show the same episode ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/01/01, updated on 22/01/01 (Very useful, 253 readings)
The "UKtv" brand of satellite/digital channels has certainly proved successful. Their range of channels certainly aims to cater for almost every kind of person, what with channels such as the "repeats channel", UK Gold, UK Horizons, et al, and the breakaway, newly renamed UK Play - oops, I mean PlayUK! Certainly comparable to other digital channels such as E4, the PlayUK channel is run with the BBC (particulary BBC 2) and as such allows programmes such as "The League Of Gentlemen" and "The Fast Show" to be shown as some of PlayUK's big audience-grabbers. A potent combination of music, comedy and a mix of the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/01/01, updated on 27/01/01 (Very useful, 113 readings)
UK Play is is one of the ever expanding UK.. TV channels joining the vapid Style,the'The Bill'obsessed Gold and the dull Braindead,sorry Victoria Wood made up the last one!.It's on Sky Digital and some if not all cable services.It is the pick of the UK channels and concerns itself solely with music and comedy. The channel is run by the BBC and it's shows have mostly been on BBC2 although they do have some original programming.During the day the programmes are mostly musical with lazy stuff like 'Top of the pops@Play' which is basically an extended version of the BBC1 show with preformances from the show padded out with studio banter and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/12/00, updated on 28/12/00
UKPlay prides itself in being the UK's only music and comedy channel, and they do a great job of it. If you want to see comedy favourites like Shooting Stars (Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer), Herry Enfield and Chums or The Royle Family, then UKPlay will be heaven to you. If you also want the best new music, exclusive DJ performances and music quizzes, then again, it's the one for you. "The Joy Of Decks" provides regular sessions from many top DJ's including Judges Jules and Paul Oakenfold, while "The Phone Zone" provides the viewer with the opportunity to phone in and request a video, as well as playing the freshest new music. ... Read the complete review
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