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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 names Brough CMO

UKTV, part of BBC Studio, has appointed Penny Brough as its Chief Marketing Officer, to lead UKTV’s Marcomms division for its seven channel brands – Dave, Gold, Drama, W, Alibi, Eden and Yesterday – and streaming service UKTV Play. Reporting to UKTV’s CEO, Marcus Arthur, Brough will be responsible for helping to grow the viewership […]

June 10, 2022

Hugo Chegwin talks Sneakerhead

At London’s MCM Comic Con on May 29th, Hugo Chegwin – star of hit BBC mockumentary People Just Do Nothing and, more recently, Channel 4 comedy caper The Curse – took to the stage with fellow cast members to introduce new show Sneakerhead. The contemporary workplace sitcom shines a light on young working life in […]

May 29, 2022Nik Roseveare @ MCM Comic Con

UKTV’s Dave subtitles YouTube content

UKTV’s comedy channel Dave has made a commitment to maximise digital accessibility across its YouTube content, introducing full manual closed captions across the channel. The Dave YouTube channel is the first major UK broadcaster-run social AVoD channel to provide an accurate subtitling service for 100 per cent of its videos. Dave YouTube captions have been […]

February 9, 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

Spirit Studios joins C4’s Indie Growth Fund

Channel 4 has announced that Spirit Studios is the latest independent production company to join its Indie Growth Fund. Spirit Studios, founded by Peter Cowley and Matt Campion, creates and distributes original unscripted and scripted programming, podcasts and branded content. Spirit also owns and operates a portfolio of digital and social media channels including the […]

October 8, 2021

Cunningham named Dave channel director

UKTV has announced Cherie Cunningham as the new channel director for its comedy entertainment channel Dave. Dave is one of the biggest non-PSB channels in the UK reaching 20 million viewers every month. Cunningham is tasked with growing the channel’s viewership and continuing to establish its reputation as one of the leading comedy entertainment brands. […]

July 5, 2021

UKTV’s Dave announces new comedy entertainment formats

UKTV has unveiled its forthcoming slate of brand-new UKTV Original comedy entertainment shows for its comedy channel Dave. The following will air on the channel later this year: Outsiders (6×60’) – David Mitchell challenges a returning cast of three pairs of comedians to prove they’ve got the mettle and skills to thrive in the great […]

May 5, 2021

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