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UKTV Ventures, KinKind airtime-for-equity deal

Coinciding with Plastic Free July, broadcaster UKTV has invested in plastic free toiletries company, KinKind, using its investment fund, UKTV Ventures. KinKind’s brand mission is to help UK families eliminate plastic in their bathrooms. The UK-based start-up, founded by Victoria Coe in 2019, manufactures plastic free, solid shampoo, conditioner, bodywash, shave and moisturiser bars and […]

July 25, 2022

NOW adding new Alibi, NBC News

Sky’s streaming service NOW is adding two new channels, Alibi and NBC News NOW, available at no additional cost from June 28th. This is further growth on the back of an increased content slate with the launch of Peacock and new channels Sky Comedy, Sky Nature and Sky Documentaries also added to the Entertainment Membership. […]

June 22, 2022

UKTV airtime-for-equity deal for easyGuide

Broadcaster UKTV has invested in online start-up easyGuide, using its multi-million-pound investment fund, UKTV Ventures. Ecommerce booking site easyGuide offers over 25,000 products globally, from attractions, experiences, tours and shows, with new activities continuously added to the platform. The site enables tourists and locals to discover what’s available in their area and instantly book tickets […]

June 20, 2022

UKTV: Record 2021

Multichannel programmer UKTV enjoyed a year of record growth in 2021, achieving its best-ever SOCI (share of commercial impacts) and network share for its seven channel portfolio – Dave, Drama, Gold, Yesterday, W, Eden and Alibi – and growing views to its on demand service UKTV Play. “UKTV experienced strong growth in 2020 and to […]

January 13, 2022By Colin Mann

UKTV: Record Q1 viewing

Multichannel programmer UKTV has released consolidated viewing figures from the first quarter of the year and announced its highest ever Q1 share of viewing (4.73 per cent) with UKTV Originals continuing to entice viewers. Popular channels Dave, Drama, Gold, Yesterday and Alibi have all experienced growth between January 1 and March 31 as well as […]

April 21, 2021

UKTV invests in Beelivery

Multichannel programmer UKTV has signed a new airtime-for-equity deal with Beelivery, the UK on-demand grocery delivery business. Greenbank Capital has also provided financial investment. The partnerships with UKTV and Greenbank Capital will enable Beelivery to accelerate its business strategy as it seeks to gain 450,000 new customers over the next two years. Beelivery’s TV debut […]

April 16, 2021

Airtime-for-equity deal for UKTV Ventures

Multichannel broadcster UKTV – owned by BBC Studios – has invested in luxury watch comparison website start-up TIME-TO-FIND, using its multi-million pound investment fund, UKTV Ventures. The partnership comprises an ‘airtime-for-equity’ agreement which will see TIME-TO-FIND launch its first ever TV advertising campaign on UKTV’s seven channels – Alibi, Dave, Drama, Eden, Gold, W, and […]

March 9, 2021

UKTV increases network share in 2020

Multichannel programmer UKTV has revealed that its both its channels and UKTV Play VoD service saw strong growth for share of commercial impacts (SOCI) and channel viewing thanks to high performing originals underpinned by viewers tuning in to enjoy nostalgic and archive programming, in a year that saw the world in major upheaval. “At the […]

January 13, 2021

UKTV’s Alibi acquires Briarpatch

UKTV has  announced the acquisition of drama series Briarpatch for its crime drama channel Alibi following a deal with NBCUniversal Global Distribution. The ten-part series is based on the Ross Thomas novel of the same name and stars Rosario Dawson and Alan Cumming. Melanie Rumani, global head of acquisitions for UKTV, said: We’re thrilled to […]

November 3, 2020

Alibi picks up 3 drama series from ViacomCBS

UKTV has acquired three brand new US drama series from the ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group for leading crime drama channel Alibi – dark comedy Why Women Kill, psychological mystery series Evil, and political, family drama Tommy. The deal was brokered by UKTV’s head of acquisitions Emma Sparks and ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group’s Matt Downer. Sparks […]

July 1, 2020