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UKTV appoints Perry as Head of Drama

UKTV has appointed Helen Perry as Head of Drama to lead the multi-channel broadcaster’s growing original drama slate. Starting in January 2024, Perry will executive produce scripted drama programmes across UKTV’s Alibi, Drama and Dave channels. Reporting to Hilary Rosen, Director of Commissioning, Perry will join the team responsible for creating some of UKTV’s most […]

November 28, 2023

Dave orders more World’s Most Dangerous Roads

UKTV has announced that World’s Most Dangerous Roads (8×60’) is returning to Dave and UKTV Play for a second series. Following the success of the first series, which aired earlier this year, the new series will see a whole new batch of comedy pairings set off on a daring journey to navigate some of the […]

October 20, 2023

UKTV Ventures signs Raffolux deal

Raffolux, the digital raffle operator, has secured a £1.5 million (€1.7m) investment through a unique fundraising initiative with media company UKTV Ventures. The partnership involves an investment in premium advertising on UKTV linear TV channels in exchange for minority equity stakes in direct-to-consumer start-ups. They aim to help the business scale at pace to become […]

October 16, 2023

UKTV commissions Battle in the Box

UKTV has announced Battle in The Box, a new comedy reality gameshow for entertainment channel Dave and streaming service UKTV Play. Produced by Interstellar, the new series is based on a hit Korean format from Seoul based format agency Something Special, and will be hosted by Jimmy Carr. Battle in the Box will see pairs […]

August 25, 2023

UKTV launches 4 FAST channels

Commercial broadcaster UKTV has announced the launch of four Free Ad-supported Streaming TV (FAST) channels on Samsung TV Plus and Pluto TV. The news marks the broadcaster’s debut in the FAST market with further plans to build on the offer with FAST channels to launch on its free streaming service UKTV Play. The new channels […]

August 23, 2023

UKTV orders multiple seasons of Bangers & Cash

UKTV has recommissioned its classic car show, Bangers & Cash for the Yesterday channel and free streaming service UKTV Play, for 46 new episodes across four new seasons following on from the two seasons yet to air. The commission represents the highest number of episodes ever ordered by the network for one programme at one […]

August 17, 2023

Tracy-Jean joins UKTV commissioning team

UKTV has appointed Tracy-Jean, known as TJ, as Commissioning Executive to work on the multi-channel broadcaster’s successful factual and factual entertainment slate. Starting immediately, TJ will executive produce programmes across UKTV’s Yesterday, W, Gold and Dave channels, as well as working closely with independent production companies to develop new programmes. Reporting to Helen Nightingale, Head […]

August 7, 2023

UKTV orders second season of Rosie Jones’s Disability Comedy Extravaganza

UKTV has announced the return of Rosie Jones’s Disability Comedy Extravaganza as a UKTV Play exclusive. The hilarious live comedy showcase is produced by Phil McIntyre Television and will air on UKTV Play in August 2023. Host Rosie Jones will welcome a plethora of up-and-coming comedic talent, alongside some familiar faces to a live audience […]

June 13, 2023

Big Zuu’s Big Eats back for more on Dave, UKTV Play

UKTV’s BAFTA award-winning series Big Zuu’s Big Eats will be back and bigger than ever for a fourth season(8×40′) this autumn on Dave and UKTV Play. TV chef and presenter Big Zuu returns with friends Tubsey and Hyder as they fire up the food truck at Big Eats HQ.  In a twist on the critically-acclaimed format, Zuu’s dinner guests will […]

May 2, 2023

We Are Not Alone on The Roku Channel in US

Roku has announced that The Roku Channel will premiere the Roku Original sci-fi comedy We Are Not Alone on January 27th. Written by Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond (co-creators and stars of Ghosts), the feature-length comedy is set six weeks after the Gu’un aliens have invaded and completely conquered Earth. We Are Not Alone explores […]

January 23, 2023By Nik Roseveare