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, […]

Really serves up Turner’s Cold Justice

Thematic UK pay TV channel Really has acquired two seasons of the Dick Wolf-produced Cold Justice as it moves further into the real crime genre. The UKTV-owned channel took the 8x60mins season one and 10x60mins season two from distributor Endemol Worldwide Distribution. The show, originally produced for Turner network TNT by Wolf Films and Magical […]

UKTV launches catch-up service on YouView

UKTV has launched a seven-day catch-up service on YouView for two of its channels. The catch-up service for factual service Yesterday and its lifestyle counterpart Really launched today (January 22). It can be accessed via the YouView programme guide and the channels’ dedicated on-demand portals. UKTV has three channels on YouView: Yesterday, Really and Dave. […]

Dave launches catch-up on YouView

UKTV-owned entertainment channel Dave has launched a seven-day catch-up TV service on the YouView platform. The service, which went live today, allows viewers to access content on the channel through a Dave-branded on demand portal and through YouView’s seven-day scroll back programme guide. The channel is the first of UKTV’s free-to-air channels to launch a […]

UKTV and YouView sign ‘landmark’ on-demand deal

UKTV has signed a catch-up agreement with connected TVservice YouView, in what the UK multichannel broadcaster hailed as a “landmark” deal. UKTV will provide seven-day catch-up services for its free-to-air channels Dave, Yesterday and Really and the agreement marks the first time that UKTV has offered a catch-up service that is purpose-built for TV. It […]

Oz, Euro broadcasters tap Cineflix third-party series

Broadcasters in Australia, the UK and Italy have acquired a total of more than 120 hours from UK-based distributor Cineflix Rights. Foxtel’s deal in Australia gives it LMNO Productions’ 6x60mins series Hollywood & Crime, 3x60mins series Cheating Vegas and the 13x60mins fourth season of Unusual Suspects; Like a Shot Entertainment and Definition Media’s 6x60mins Instruments […]

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 launches drama-focused network

British multichannel operator UKTV is launching a new drama-themed free-to-air channel. Drama will launch in July 8 and will mainly broadcast British dramas such as Pride and Prejudice, The Cinder Path and Sharpe, along with Lark Rise to Candleford and classic comedy Auf Wiedersehen Pet. UKTV controller Emma Tennant (pictured) said: “Drama is targeted at […]