Advanced Television


Katie Piper: Babies Behind Bars docuseries for W

UKTV’s free-to-air entertainment channel W has commissioned new UKTV original series, Katie Piper: Babies Behind Bars (5 x 60’). Broadcaster, author and philanthropist, Katie Piper immerses herself in the US judicial system to follow the delivery and often complicated processing of babies and children in some of the most talked about prisons in the US. […]

January 26, 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

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 names Gilmer Marketing Director

Penny Brough, UKTV’s Chief Marketing Officer has announced that Nick Gilmer has been promoted to Marketing Director after joining the company in 2021 as Head of Marketing for Dave and W. Gilmer will be responsible for the strategic leadership of the UKTV marketing team across UKTV’s linear broadcast network and streaming service, UKTV Play. As […]

January 4, 2023

Thinkbox TV ad promotes TV advertising

Thinkbox, the marketing trade body for UK TV advertising, is back on TV with a new advertising campaign from creative agency Mother London, directed by Jonny & Will from Blinkink. ‘Happily Ever After’ will be on linear and on-demand TV in the UK from December 26th. Thinkbox’s new TV campaign – its seventh – tells […]

December 15, 2022By Colin Mann

UKTV names Bertioli Director of Media Services

UKTV has appointed Tim Bertioli as its new Director of Media Services, taking on responsibility for the Technology and Operations teams and leading a team of some 50 staff. Reporting to Nicola Greaves, BBC Studios’ Executive Vice President Global Operations, Bertioli will lead the UKTV Media Services function and sit on UKTV’s Executive Leadership Team […]

December 8, 2022

Drama unveils first UKTV Original scripted commission

UKTV free-to-air channel Drama has revealed its first UKTV Original commission Outrageous (6×60”), produced by Firebird Pictures, and written by Sarah Williams (Small Island, Flesh and Blood, The Long Song). Outrageous is the true story of six sisters who refused to play by the rules and whose often-scandalous lives made headlines around the world. Set […]

November 29, 2022By Colin Mann

Kilcawley promoted to Director of UKTV Ventures

UKTV has promoted Brendan Kilcawley to Director of UKTV Ventures to lead the ‘Airtime for Equity’ investment fund after joining the fund in 2021 as Head of Commercial. UKTV Ventures exchanges TV advertising inventory for minority equity stakes, alongside venture capital firms, in direct-to-consumer start-ups looking to build brands, acquire new customers and grow to the […]

November 23, 2022

UKTV, BBC Studios appoint Newman in GM role

Sam Tewungwa, BBC Studios’ Chief Commercial Officer for the UK Region has announced today that the business will restructure the Commercial teams to focus more effectively on the Region’s strategic priorities. Under the restructure Jonathan Newman will be promoted to the newly created position General Manager, Commercial, BBC Studios UK Distribution and UKTV. Reporting to […]

November 18, 2022