Advanced Television


BBC UKTV reaches record numbers in Africa

BBC Studios in Africa has revealed that its multi-genre channel, BBC UKTV, has attracted record numbers, reaching over 12.9 million people. Viewers have grown by 135 per cent and the channel share has increased by 99 per cent among all individuals since launching on DStv in December 2022. BBC UKTV features a range of genres […]

February 23, 2024

UKTV orders more Secrets of the London Underground

UKTV has commissioned a fourth season of Secrets of the London Underground (10×60′) from for its factual channel Yesterday and free streaming service UKTV Play, set to air later this year. Secrets of the London Underground has gained a loyal audience on Yesterday, reaching over 10.1m individuals across all series to date, and is among […]

February 16, 2024

UKTV’s Alibi commissions I, Jack Wright

UKTV continues to invest in original drama for its specialist crime drama channel, Alibi, with the commission of six-part series I, Jack Wright (6×60’). The series is written by Chris Lang (Unforgotten, The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe) and produced by Federation Stories. The series has been pre-sold to Scandinavian public broadcasters (YLE, DK, […]

February 13, 2024

Gold orders Bottom doc

UKTV’s comedy channel Gold has announced that it will celebrate Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall’s much-loved sitcom Bottom with a new retrospective, Bottom: Exposed (1×120’), airing later this year. In Bottom: Exposed, Gold delves deep into the story behind the acclaimed sitcom, which spanned eighteen episodes across three seasons from 1991 to 1995, as well as […]

February 9, 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

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

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

UKTV orders more Find It, Fix It, Flog It

UKTV has commissioned two new seasons of Find It, Fix It, Flog It for factual channel Yesterday and free streaming service, UKTV Play. The new seasons will be fronted by Henry Cole and Simon O’Brien, who will both return to rummage through the UK’s sheds, barns and garages exploring the unique items and personal curios […]

November 9, 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