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Apple heads for Home with original docuseries

Apple has gone straight-to-series on a ten-part docuseries about boundary-pushing home builds. Home will take viewers into some of the world’s most imaginative homes and look at the characters behind the people that built them. Matt Tyrnauer and Corey Reeser’s Altimeter Films is coproducing with Time Inc. Productions, Media Weaver Entertainment and musicals director Matthew […]

UKTV touts viewing share

UKTV has issued half-year viewing and market share results, claiming it is outperforming the wider British TV market and noting a 50% uptick in on-demand viewing. UKTV, which is a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks International, said it is now the fastest-growing channel operator in the UK. Its share of commercial impacts, […]

BBCWW, Zig Zag bag new W originals

BBC Worldwide will distribute an unscripted series that is one of two new originals for UK pay TV channel W. The BBC’s commercial arm has taken on John Bishop: In Conversation with…, a 10x60mins series in which British comedian Bishop interviews households named in one-on-one conversations. Lola Entertainment is producing, with Worldwide distributing. W has […]

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 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, […]