Advanced Television


UKTV airtime-for-equity deal for easyGuide

Broadcaster UKTV has invested in online start-up easyGuide, using its multi-million-pound investment fund, UKTV Ventures. Ecommerce booking site easyGuide offers over 25,000 products globally, from attractions, experiences, tours and shows, with new activities continuously added to the platform. The site enables tourists and locals to discover what’s available in their area and instantly book tickets […]

June 20, 2022

UKTV names Brough CMO

UKTV, part of BBC Studio, has appointed Penny Brough as its Chief Marketing Officer, to lead UKTV’s Marcomms division for its seven channel brands – Dave, Gold, Drama, W, Alibi, Eden and Yesterday – and streaming service UKTV Play. Reporting to UKTV’s CEO, Marcus Arthur, Brough will be responsible for helping to grow the viewership […]

June 10, 2022

Hugo Chegwin talks Sneakerhead

At London’s MCM Comic Con on May 29th, Hugo Chegwin – star of hit BBC mockumentary People Just Do Nothing and, more recently, Channel 4 comedy caper The Curse – took to the stage with fellow cast members to introduce new show Sneakerhead. The contemporary workplace sitcom shines a light on young working life in […]

May 29, 2022Nik Roseveare @ MCM Comic Con

24i launches 24iQ service

24i, the end-to-end video streaming expert, has announced the launch of an advanced new personalisation and content recommendations service, 24iQ. This managed service is the result of the integration of 24i’s existing data team with the technologies and data science expertise of UK-based company The Filter, which was acquired by 24i in April 2022. The […]

May 24, 2022

Arqiva appoints Dick as Chief Legal Officer

UK communications infrastructure and media services company, Arqiva, has announced the appointment of Katrina Dick as Chief Legal Officer. Dick is appointed to the Arqiva Executive Committee, reporting to CEO Paul Donovan, in the key role of leading the Legal function and as Company Secretary to the Board. Dick’s career to date includes roles in […]

April 11, 2022

24i acquires The Filter

24i, the end-to-end video streaming expert, has acquired UK data specialist The Filter. Co-founded by the musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and activist Peter Gabriel (pictured), The Filter’s data science, analysis and machine learning technologies help consumers to find and watch more of the video content they desire. The Filter’s managed service approach helps streaming […]

April 5, 2022

UKTV’s W goes FTA

Multichannel commercial broadcaster UKTV is taking its premium entertainment channel ‘W’ free-to-air and making it available on its direct-to-consumer VoD service UKTV Play. Launching on March 28th in Freeview slot 25, viewers will have access to a number of popular UKTV Originals for free, including new upcoming shows Alex Jones: Making Babies, Rochelle Humes: Interior […]

March 21, 2022By Colin Mann

Broadcasters unite on inclusion passports

Seven of the UK’s main broadcasters have come together to create access and inclusion ‘passports’ that will remove barriers and support better inclusion of disabled people and other colleagues at work. Channel 4, ITV, BBC, STV, UKTV, S4C and Paramount UK have consulted to agree a similar approach which will see broadcasters encouraging staff to […]

March 9, 2022

Dubois joins Qvest as VP Sales Europe Media & Entertainment

Qvest has appointed Rafael Dubois as Vice President Sales Europe Media & Entertainment Thus. Qvest will further strengthen its long-term growth strategy in Europe and support customers to master their digital transformation processes.As the new Vice President Sales Europe Media & Entertainment at Qvest, Dubois will further develop the European growth strategy of Qvest, lead […]

March 8, 2022

UKTV’s Greaves to become BBC Studios’ EVP

Nicola Greaves has been given an expanded remit which will see her become BBC Studios’ Executive Vice President Global Operations. Reporting to Martyn Freeman, BBC Studios’ Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Greaves will oversee the management, strategy and delivery of BBC Studios content for its Branded Services (encompassing Global Channels and UKTV) and Distribution […]

February 15, 2022