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Alibi snaps up pair of US crime dramas

UKTV has acquired two US scripted shows, Waco and I Am The Night, for its crime drama channel Alibi. Sold by Endeavour Content, Waco premiered last year on Paramount Network. Starring Taylor Kitsch, Michael Shannon and Andrea Riseborough, the six-episode series documents the deadly 1993 stand-off between the FBI and religious cult the Branch Davidians […]

TBI Scripted: Greenlights at Alibi, NENT; Tomorrow enters Polite Society

  UKTV’s Alibi channel orders first scripted original Crime drama channel Alibi has commissioned its first scripted drama with six-part series Traces. The 6 x 60-minute drama, written by Amelia Bullmore and produced by Studiocanal-backed Red, is based on an original idea by crime writer Val McDermid. The crime thriller is set in Scotland and […]

UKTV returns to Virgin with more content than ever

UKTV’s channels returned to Virgin Media at the weekend, ending a three-week negotiations stand-off that forced networks including Dave, Gold and Alibi off the platform. The two parties agreed a new carriage deal that restores all UKTV’s channels and adds more than five-times the amount of on-demand programming – including what Virgin described as “significantly […]

UKTV picks up slate of Sony dramas for Alibi

UK-based multichannel network UKTV has acquired three Sony Pictures Television (SPT) shows for its crime drama channel Alibi. The deal is headed by Carter, a detective drama commissioned by SPT Networks and produced by Amaze Film + Television. Carter’s cast is headed by Jerry O’Connell (Billions) who plays Harley Carter, a detective on a hit […]

UKTV restructures acquisitions & channels teams

British channels group UKTV has created five channel director posts in a restructure that looks to have knock-on effects for some key executives. Emma Ayech, Luke Hales, Gerald Casey, Adam Collings and Vicky Walker all get promotions in the rejig, effective immediately, and UKTV say the changes are reflective of a major increase in investment […]

Virgin Media Ireland adds UKTV to on-demand platform

Virgin Media Ireland has added UKTV Play to its line-up of on-demand services, boosting its catch-up TV catalogue by more than 1,000 hours. UKTV channels Dave, W, Gold and Alibi are now available on Virgin Media On Demand in Ireland, giving users access to shows like UKTV Originals Taskmaster (pictured) and John Bishop: In Conversation […]

UKTV plots uptick in originals investment

UK-based channels group UKTV plans to increase investment in its original programming this year. Richard Watsham (pictured), UKTV’s director of commissioning, said in a statement issued to TBI: “Twenty-sixteen was a landmark year for UKTV’s original output. We worked with more production companies and produced shows across more genres than ever before, which resulted in […]

UKTV buys Fox crime procedural

British multichannel operator UKTV has acquired Fox drama Rosewood for its crime network Alibi. The deal with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution hands Alibi the 22-episode series, which stars Morris Chestnut (Nurse Jackie) as a Miami private pathologist who partners with a no-nonsense cop (Jaina Lee Ortiz) to crack cases. Rosewood has rated well on […]

UKTV makes another free-to-air move

UKTV is moving its Home channel from pay to free TV. Home will replace Dave Ja Vu, the Dave +1 channel, on the UK digital terrestrial platform, with that service moving to a new, as yet unspecified, free TV slot. The Scripps Networks Interactive- and BBC Worldwide-owned channels group said the homes and garden service will […]

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