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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

UKTV orders Tony Robinson’s Marvellous Machines

In a brand new six-part UKTV Original series, Like A Shot Entertainment, part of the Argonon group, pays homage to modern engineering marvels and mind-blowing mechanical feats in Tony Robinson’s Marvellous Machines, airing later in 2023 on Yesterday and free streaming service UKTV Play.  The science-packed series, presented by Sir Tony Robinson, travels the world […]

October 4, 2023

UKTV commissions Canal Boat Diaries for Yesterday, UKTV Play

UKTV has commissioned a new series of the BBC Four programme, Canal Boat Diaries (10×60′) for factual channel Yesterday and free streaming service, UKTV Play, having licensed the format rights from the BBC. The new UKTV Original series will continue to be presented by narrowboat enthusiast Robbie Cumming, in a new, longer 60’ slot. The series […]

October 3, 2023

Yesterday commissions Classic Car Hunters from Wiser Films

UKTV has commissioned Classic Car Hunters (w/t) for leading factual channel Yesterday and free streaming service UKTV Play. The series, produced by Wiser Films, follows the work of mechanic Sheldon Nichols, supported by bodywork expert Peter Harriott as they work to a client’s brief and budget to find a suitable car and carry out any […]

September 20, 2023

UKTV launches 4 FAST channels

Commercial broadcaster UKTV has announced the launch of four Free Ad-supported Streaming TV (FAST) channels on Samsung TV Plus and Pluto TV. The news marks the broadcaster’s debut in the FAST market with further plans to build on the offer with FAST channels to launch on its free streaming service UKTV Play. The new channels […]

August 23, 2023

UKTV orders multiple seasons of Bangers & Cash

UKTV has recommissioned its classic car show, Bangers & Cash for the Yesterday channel and free streaming service UKTV Play, for 46 new episodes across four new seasons following on from the two seasons yet to air. The commission represents the highest number of episodes ever ordered by the network for one programme at one […]

August 17, 2023

Brown Bob announces new Cardiff base

Brown Bob, the independent production company based in London and founded in 2013 by Jacqueline Hewer and Nicki Gottlieb, has announced they are expanding with the opening of its Cardiff base, Brown Bob Cymru. The indie, whose ethos is “smart entertainment” has carved out a reputation in delivering high volume, returnable programmes. From fixed-rig factual […]

August 15, 2023

Tracy-Jean joins UKTV commissioning team

UKTV has appointed Tracy-Jean, known as TJ, as Commissioning Executive to work on the multi-channel broadcaster’s successful factual and factual entertainment slate. Starting immediately, TJ will executive produce programmes across UKTV’s Yesterday, W, Gold and Dave channels, as well as working closely with independent production companies to develop new programmes. Reporting to Helen Nightingale, Head […]

August 7, 2023

Yesterday orders more Secrets of the London Underground

UKTV has commissioned a third season of Secrets of the London Underground for its factual channel, Yesterday. Produced by Brown Bob, the previous two seasons have proved popular with viewers. The first season in July 2021 became Yesterday’s biggest ever launch of a new programme, and the second season was Yesterday’s second strongest launch in […]

February 2, 2023

UKTV Play user base up 27% YOY

Figures from commercial broadcaster UKTV indicate that following a year of increased investment and focus on its free streaming service UKTV Play, it has grown direct-to-consumer views by over a quarter and added a further one million registered users. The network also achieved record SOCI (share of commercial impacts) in 2022, up 2.1 per cent […]

January 12, 2023By Colin Mann