Advanced Television


UKTV revives Bergerac

Iconic detective Jim Bergerac will be returning to TV screens, as UKTV announces the commission of a re-imagined series of Bergerac for free streaming platform UKTV Play and free-to-air channel Drama.  The six-part UKTV Original series is produced by BlackLight TV, part of Banijay UK, and written by Toby Whithouse, alongside Brian Fillis, Catherine Tregenna […]

April 12, 2024

UKTV licenses titles from Disney

UKTV has secured the rights to six shows from Disney Entertainment which will air across its portfolio of brands. Alaska Daily and The Company You Keep will both air on UKTV’s crime channel Alibi this summer; A Small Light will feature on free-to-air channel Drama in May; Mike will air on entertainment channel Dave later […]

April 3, 2024By Nik Roseveare

UKTV commissions second season of Dream Car Fixers

UKTV has commissioned a second season of Dream Car Fixers (6×60’) for factual channel Yesterday and free streaming service UKTV Play. Produced by Wiser Films, the first season is currently airing on the Yesterday channel. Following the work of mechanic Sheldon Nichols and bodywork expert Peter Harriott, the pair work to a client’s strict brief […]

March 27, 2024

BBC Studios ramps up borrowing

BBC Studios (BBCS) has upped its borrowing capacity to £600 million (€700m) this year as it looks to increase investment in UK and international programming. It comes quickly after BBCS acquired ITV Studios’ stake in streaming service Britbox for £255 million. The company’s borrowing facility had stood at just £350 million in 2022 but will […]

March 6, 2024

Gemma and Gorka: Life Behind the Lens returns on W, UKTV Play

Celebrity couple Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Márquez are back to share more of their life unfiltered in the second season of Gemma and Gorka: Life Behind the Lens (6×60’) for UKTV’s free-to-air entertainment channel W and streaming service UKTV Play. Produced by Two Rivers Media, the hit UKTV Original series will return to screens later this year. Once again, the couple […]

January 24, 2024

Emma Willis: Delivering Babies returns for Season 4 on W, UKTV Play

Emma Willis returns to W and UKTV Play for a fourth season of Emma Willis: Delivering Babies (6×60’). The award-winning UKTV Original series, produced by Firecracker Films, will see Willis move to Watford General Hospital, managed by West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, to take on the role of Maternity Support Worker. Willis said: “It […]

January 22, 2024

UKTV reports record numbers

Multichannel programmer UKTV has achieved record growth in 2023 for the network and its free streaming service UKTV Play. UKTV’s SOCI (Share of Commercial Impacts) reached 8.81 per cent, the highest ever for the seven channel network. The broadcaster also grew share by 5 per cent to a record 4.92 per cent, up from 4.70 […]

January 16, 2024By Colin Mann

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 red Flag for W, UKTV Play

UKTV has announced its first true crime commission for free-to-air entertainment channel W and streaming service UKTV Play. Red Flag (8 x 60’) is a UKTV Original series produced by First Look TV and will air in 2024.  Over eight compelling episodes, the stories of people who have been catfished, gaslit and deceived are told […]

October 11, 2023