UKTV says content investment driving results

UKTV has reported strong annual results, notching profit and revenue increases. The BBC Worldwide and Scripps-owned channel operator said its investment in content drove the positive numbers, with it also taking its highest ever share of the overall commercial TV audience, which came in at 9.1% across the bouquet of channels in 2014, compared with […]

UKTV presses Play with first digital-only service

UK multichannel operator UKTV is launching its first direct-to-consumer digital service this summer. UKTV Play will offer programming from UKTV channels such as Dave and Watch as “familiar and intuitive” curated collections, by topic, box sets and ‘staff picks’, as well advance previews of upcoming shows. Features include swipe channel selection, stop-and-resume viewing, predictive search, […]

UKTV orders comedy series Crackanory from Endemol’s Tiger Aspect

Channel operator UKTV has ordered an original comedy series Crackanory from Tiger Aspect, the UK production company owned by Endemol. The 6x40mins series will air on UKTV’s entertainment channel Dave. A grown-up take on the classic British kids storytelling show Jackanory, it will feature a roster of well-known UK comics and celebrities including Harry Enfield, […]