Advanced Television


pixitmedia GOLD partnership with Grass Valley

pixitmedia, a Kalray company and specialist in software-defined storage and data management and orchestration solutions for the media and entertainment industry, has announced a strategic alliance partnership with Grass Valley, a renowned media technology provider specialised in innovative solutions for live and remote production, content delivery, and media workflow enhancement. This technical alliance partnership brings […]

September 12, 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

Gold doc marks 25th anniversary of The Royle Family

Comedy channel Gold is marking The Royle Family‘s 25th Anniversary with a refresh of its original 2010 documentary. The Royle Family: Down the Back of the Sofa (1×120’) celebrates the much loved and critically acclaimed sitcom 25 years after it first aired. Co-created by Craig Cash and the late Caroline Aherne and first airing in […]

August 1, 2023

Gold ordered Murder, They Hope Christmas Special

After the success of the UKTV Original franchise Murder, They Hope, Gold is bringing back cherished characters Gemma (Sian Gibson) and Terry (Johnny Vegas) for a feature-length Christmas special (1×90”) Blood Actually: A Murder, They Hope Mytery later this year. The pair will be spending their first Christmas together as a married couple and are […]

May 16, 2023

UKTV’s Gold to mark Blackadder’s 40th anniversary

UKTV has announces that its comedy channel Gold will dedicate the month of June to celebrating the much-loved comedy series Blackadder, as the iconic show celebrates its 40th anniversary on June 15th. As part of the celebrations Gold has commissioned two new UKTV Originals, including Blackadder: The Lost Pilot (1x 80′), produced by Red Sauce, […]

April 21, 2023

UKTV Play user base up 27% YOY

Figures from commercial broadcaster UKTV indicate that following a year of increased investment and focus on its free streaming service UKTV Play, it has grown direct-to-consumer views by over a quarter and added a further one million registered users. The network also achieved record SOCI (share of commercial impacts) in 2022, up 2.1 per cent […]

January 12, 2023By Colin Mann

UKTV promotes Nightingale, Iddon

Hilary Rosen, UKTV’s Director of Commissioning has that Helen Nightingale and Mark Iddon have been promoted to Head of Factual and Factual Entertainment and Senior Commissioner for Comedy Entertainment respectively. Nightingale and Iddon will report to Rosen, with Nightingale overseeing all factual and factual entertainment commissions across the network, and Iddon leading on the comedy […]

January 9, 2023

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

That’s TV Gold on Freesat

Freesat, the UK’s free to view satellite TV service, has announced that the home of classic TV, That’s TV Gold, is now available on channel 178. That’s TV Gold showcases entertainment, music and films from the 60s to today. The channel’s line-up features iconic programming of yesteryear with legendary comedy heroes such as The Tommy […]

October 12, 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