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UKTV welcomes BBC’s drama commitment

Darren Childs, CEO of multi-channel broadcaster UKTV, has welcomed BBC Director-General Tony Hall’s suggestion that he wanted British drama to be the backbone of a more distinctive approach to all the Corporation’s services, promising more drama on BBC One.

Delivering a welcome address at UKTV’s autumn season preview, Childs said he looked forward to the outcome of Hall’s plans. “We can bring these [dramas] to our viewers in the future,” he noted.

UKTV is jointly owned by BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks Interactive. UKTV’s business model includes curating brand-defining commissions, high-profile acquisitions and the very best of BBC, alongside programmes originally shown on ITV and Channel 4.

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