Advanced Television


UKTV Yesterday invests in Buildings that fought Hitler

Brighton based Indie Hello Mary is currently in production with an eight-part documentary series for UKTV’s specialist factual channel, Yesterday, and Australia’s SBS. The Buildings That Fought Hitler (8×60’) will premiere next year and will also be available on UKTV’s on-demand service UKTV Play. Presented by Rob Bell, The Buildings That Fought Hitler explores the […]

October 9, 2020

Survey: Gen Z streaming less entertainment, more education

VOXI, owned by Vodafone, has published research that shows 16-24 year olds’ appetite for streaming online content isn’t always just for entertainment. The research shows an insatiable thirst for knowledge and self-improvement, with 70 per cent of 16-24 year olds looking to learn something from video content, in comparison to just 1 in 5 streaming […]

September 15, 2020

SES wins major BBC Studios contract

BBC Studios has awarded a major multi-year playout, management and distribution contract to SES to cover more than 50 linear channels and their associated VoD services. The contract, which will serve BBC Studio and the UKTV platform, will be handled by SES’s European global delivery services with technical playout infrastructure provided from SES’s new Stockley […]

July 8, 2020

Alibi picks up 3 drama series from ViacomCBS

UKTV has acquired three brand new US drama series from the ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group for leading crime drama channel Alibi – dark comedy Why Women Kill, psychological mystery series Evil, and political, family drama Tommy. The deal was brokered by UKTV’s head of acquisitions Emma Sparks and ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group’s Matt Downer. Sparks […]

July 1, 2020

Keshet sells Gone Fishing to UKTV

Keshet International has completed a deal for Owl Power’s popular series, Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing, with UKTV. The second window rights deal will see both series of the BAFTA-nominated Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing broadcast on Dave in the UK. Series one will air from August this year, and the second early 2021. Originally […]

June 22, 2020

UKTV Play app on Huawei AppGallery

Multichannel programmer UKTV is partnering with technology giant Huawei, with the broadcaster’s on demand app UKTV Play now available to download on the Huawei AppGallery, becoming the first TV on-demand service to launch on the platform in the UK, bringing a host of new entertainment options to Huawei users. The app is home to some […]

June 18, 2020