Advanced Television


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

Brand refresh for Dave

Multichannel broadcaster UKTV has unveiled a fresh new look for entertainment channel Dave, set to launch on November 9th. The channel has long been home to a huge range of UKTV Original comedy hits from some of the UK’s favourite comedic stars, and now with popular original podcasts and digital YouTube commissions, Dave’s branding has […]

November 8, 2022By Colin Mann

UKTV promotes Rosen

UKTV’s Chief Creative Officer, Richard Watsham, has announced the promotion of Hilary Rosen to Director of Commissioning. The move sees Rosen’s remit expand to oversee all of UKTV’s original content including comedy entertainment and scripted, alongside her existing factual and factual entertainment responsibilities. Reporting to Watsham, Rosen’s remit will encompass the editorial pipeline for all […]

November 3, 2022

How UKTV’s We Are Not Alone went from series to movie

Later this autumn, UKTV’s entertainment channel Dave will premiere We Are Not Alone. Set six weeks after aliens have invaded and completely conquered Earth, the movie explores the culture clash between humankind and its new alien masters, who are trying to make sense of a planet so confusing and idiotic that its inhabitants can’t even […]

October 30, 2022Nik Roseveare @ MCM Comic Con

North, Watsham handed expanded remits at UKTV

UKTV’s CEO, Marcus Arthur, is handing expanded remits to senior executives Steve North and Richard Watsham, increasing their responsibilities for channels and content across UKTV and BBC Studios. North as Chief Programming Officer, UKTV and Global Director of Content Compliance, BBC Studios/UKTV, and Watsham as Chief Creative Officer, UKTV and Global Director of Acquisitions, BBC […]

October 13, 2022

Channel 4 launches new attribution platform

Channel 4 has announced a partnership with 4Sales and ViewersLogic to provide advertisers with a new way to measure TV effectiveness and understand how their TV spend impacts hard business metrics like sales, footfall, app downloads, account openings and more. 4Sales and ViewersLogic have worked together to develop a new industry standard platform which unlocks […]

October 5, 2022

Beyond Rights announces new deals for Spring/Summer slate titles

Beyond Rights has confirmed a series of deals for titles from its Spring/Summer programming slate, launched just ahead of MIPTV earlier this year. End of the Rope (6 x 60), an obs-doc/reality series from Big Coat Media about the high-octane world of rope access technicians, was pre-sold to UKTV and has subsequently been sold to […]

August 15, 2022

UKTV Ventures, KinKind airtime-for-equity deal

Coinciding with Plastic Free July, broadcaster UKTV has invested in plastic free toiletries company, KinKind, using its investment fund, UKTV Ventures. KinKind’s brand mission is to help UK families eliminate plastic in their bathrooms. The UK-based start-up, founded by Victoria Coe in 2019, manufactures plastic free, solid shampoo, conditioner, bodywash, shave and moisturiser bars and […]

July 25, 2022

BBC Studios reports record profit

BBC Studios, the BBC’s principal commercial subsidiary, thas published record set of results for the year. Overall sales were at £1.63 billion (€1.92bn), a jump of 30 per cent, thanks to a very healthy year for production and UKTV. EBITDA was up 50 per cent year-on-year to £226 million (2020/21: £151 million), the first time […]

July 12, 2022