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UKTV secures helping Hand for content financing

UKTV has appointed Ronan Hand to the new position of director of programme funding. The role, which sits within UKTV’s Commercial team, is designed to help the broadcaster realise its ambitions in IP ownership and original commissions. Hand joins from ITV Studios where he is SVP global content, non-scripted and co-productions. Reporting to chief commercial […]

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 […]

UKTV doubles content on Virgin Media

British channel provider UKTV is due to double the number of programmes available to Virgin Media customers. The deal will make more than 10,000 hours of catch-up and box-set content available and will include the launch of the updated UKTV Play app on Virgin Media’s TiVo platform. UKTV said the ‘landmark deal’ will provide Virgin […]