UKTV ups Watsham after Rogerson exit

British multi-channel broadcaster UKTV has promoted Richard Watsham to become director of commissioning following former incumbent Jane Rogerson’s exit. Watsham takes responsibility for UKTV’s slate of original programmes, effective immediately, after being promoted from senior commissioning editor. He has worked at UKTV since 2011 and is credited with series such as Watch’s Dynamo: Magician Impossible, […]

BSkyB adds 14 channels to mobile service

BSkyB has added 14 entertainment channels to its Sky Go mobile TV service. New channels on the service include MTV, with Geordie Shore available on demand; Comedy Central, offering shows including South Park; UKTV channels Gold, Watch, Dave, Good Food, Eden and Alibi; Nat Geo, Nat Geo Wild, Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet; and History, including […]

UKTV buys CBS drama for Alibi

UK digital channels group UKTV has acquired US drama series King & Maxwell from CBS Studios International. Based on the David Baldacci books, the series follows a pair of secret agents turned private investigators. UKTV, a joint venture between Scripps Network Interactive and BBC Worldwide, will launch the show on its Alibi crime channel in […]

2013 LA Screenings Buyer Profile: Catherine Mackin, UKTV

Catherine Mackin is director of programme acquisitions at UK channel operator UKTV. It runs a suite of digital channels and in recent times has acquired raft of US shows for its Dave, Watch, Alibi and Really channels. As the LA Screenings gets underway, she tells TBI about what UKTV will be looking for this year. […]

UKTV orders more Castle and Body of Proof

UK pay TV channels group UKTV has ordered new seasons of US series Castle (above) and Body of Proof. The shows air on UKTV’s Alibi channel. UKTV cut the programming agreement, which gives it exclusive pay TV rights to both shows, with Disney UK and Ireland, which distributes the titles. Specifically, the deal covers seasons […]

Broadcasters sign up for more Miss Fisher

Several international broadcasters have signed on for the second series of Australian period crime drama series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. The show is produced produced  by fledgling Australian indie Every Cloud and based on the best-selling series of Phryne Fisher novels from Australian author Kerry Greenwood. The second season goes into production next month. It […]

Alibi renews Rizzoli & Isles with Warner Bros

UKTV-owned broadcaster Alibi has closed a deal with Warner Bros to acquire future seasons of crime drama Rizzoli & Isles. The crime channel, which airs US series including Castle and Body of Proof as well as British dramas including Miss Marple and Inspector Lynley, will launch the third season of the series in January 2013 […]