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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 […]

UKTV buys trio of Disney shows

Channel operator UKTV has acquired three Disney-sold series for its Britiah channels: Code Black (left), Quantico and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. The deal, with Disney Media Distribution, gives UKTV exclusive rights (ex-Republic of Ireland) to the new dramas, all of which were launched at this year’s LA Screenings. Quantico (right) will go out on the […]

TVPlayer to launch UK subs offering

UK over-the-top television platform TVPlayer will launch a subscription service this summer offering live streams of premium TV channels. TVPlayer Plus will offer upwards of 25 premium channels and roughly 100 hours of catch-up content a week for £4.99 (US$7.79) per month – with no fixed contract. Premium networks that will feature as part of TVPlayer […]

News brief: Alibi begins Crossing Lines

UK pay TV channel Alibi has acquired seasons one and two of internationally-coproduced procedural drama Crossing Lines. Both seasons of the show, which stars William Fichtner as part of a cross-border Europe-based FBI unit, will run back-to-back on the UKTV-owned channel this summer. Germany-based Tandem Communications produces the show in association with Bernero Productions, with […]

Alibi makes Reckless move

UK crime channel Alibi has acquired legal drama Reckless from CBS Studios International. The 13x60mins show will air exclusively in the UK on the UKTV-owned channel. Set in South Carolina, it follows a ballsy female litigator and a charming local attorney that are pitted against each other despite an obvious mutual attraction and a looming […]

2014 LA Screenings: Catherine Mackin, UKTV

As buyers flock to Los Angeles for the May Screenings, TBI speaks with key players about what’s on their 2014 shopping list What slots are there for US shows on your channels? We have 10 channels, several of which we acquire first-run content for from the studios. However, at the LA screenings we are predominately […]