Advanced Television


UKTV’s Dave announces new comedy entertainment formats

UKTV has unveiled its forthcoming slate of brand-new UKTV Original comedy entertainment shows for its comedy channel Dave. The following will air on the channel later this year: Outsiders (6×60’) – David Mitchell challenges a returning cast of three pairs of comedians to prove they’ve got the mettle and skills to thrive in the great […]

May 5, 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

UKTV invests in Beelivery

Multichannel programmer UKTV has signed a new airtime-for-equity deal with Beelivery, the UK on-demand grocery delivery business. Greenbank Capital has also provided financial investment. The partnerships with UKTV and Greenbank Capital will enable Beelivery to accelerate its business strategy as it seeks to gain 450,000 new customers over the next two years. Beelivery’s TV debut […]

April 16, 2021

Airtime-for-equity deal for UKTV Ventures

Multichannel broadcster UKTV – owned by BBC Studios – has invested in luxury watch comparison website start-up TIME-TO-FIND, using its multi-million pound investment fund, UKTV Ventures. The partnership comprises an ‘airtime-for-equity’ agreement which will see TIME-TO-FIND launch its first ever TV advertising campaign on UKTV’s seven channels – Alibi, Dave, Drama, Eden, Gold, W, and […]

March 9, 2021

ITN agrees first UKTV commission

ITN Productions has secured its first commission for UKTV with a new ten-part series for the broadcaster’s entertainment channel Dave. With exclusive access to the Suffolk Police, Fast Justice is an observational documentary series following the force as they combat crime in the area. In a national first, a group of elite officers have been […]

February 19, 2021

Citroën sponsors UKTV’s Dave

Channel 4 has announced a new sponsorship deal with Citroën that will see the French automobile manufacturer becomes UKTV’s Dave channel partner. The new two-year channel partnership launching on February 15th involves primetime programme sponsorship on UKTV’s Dave channel, a series of 10 second idents that will run every day, as well as brand licensing […]

February 15, 2021

UKTV increases network share in 2020

Multichannel programmer UKTV has revealed that its both its channels and UKTV Play VoD service saw strong growth for share of commercial impacts (SOCI) and channel viewing thanks to high performing originals underpinned by viewers tuning in to enjoy nostalgic and archive programming, in a year that saw the world in major upheaval. “At the […]

January 13, 2021

UKTV appoints Amey as Digital GM

UKTV has appointed Andrea Amey as its new General Manager for Digital, responsible for the operational leadership of digital products, partnerships and UKTV’s on demand service, UKTV Play. Reporting to UKTV’s Chief Commercial Officer, Sam Tewungwa, Amey will oversee the evolution and development of UKTV’s VoD and digital strategy, with a key focus on UKTV […]

December 1, 2020

UKTV’s Alibi acquires Briarpatch

UKTV has  announced the acquisition of drama series Briarpatch for its crime drama channel Alibi following a deal with NBCUniversal Global Distribution. The ten-part series is based on the Ross Thomas novel of the same name and stars Rosario Dawson and Alan Cumming. Melanie Rumani, global head of acquisitions for UKTV, said: We’re thrilled to […]

November 3, 2020