UKTV serves up foodie original ‘My Greatest Dishes’

UKTV has teamed up with 20 top UK chefs for My Greatest Dishes, a new original series for pay TV channel Good Food. Made by Sidney Street Productions, My Greatest Dishes celebrates the four most important dishes that have influenced the lives of 20 top chefs. Participants include Prue Leith, Tom Kerridge, Monica Galetti, Michel […]

Nine Network, UKTV link for ‘Outback Vet’

Australia’s Nine Network is partnering with UKTV’s natural history channel Eden on docuseries Outback Vet.  The 4 x 60-minute doc series was commissioned by Nine Network – which will title the show Desert Vet for the Australian market – with pre-investment from UKTV. The programme will be produced by Everyday Gourmet producer Parade and digital prodco Projucer, which have a […]

UKTV, Foxtel acquire Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer

UKTV’s Really and Foxtel in Australia have acquired the second series of FirstLook TV’s Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer. The true crime investigation series delves into the tormented psyches of the world’s most infamous serial-killers by combining dramatic re-enactments with real-life video. The first season was acquired by Netflix, as well as UKTV […]

UKTV orders emergency Ski series for W

UKTV has commissioned a new original series which follows the medical emergency teams at one of the world’s biggest ski resorts, Val Thorens, for its premium entertainment channel W. Ski A&E, produced by North One Television, has secured behind-the-scenes access to the teams who undertake lifesaving work across the winter season. It will air on […]

Red Arrow takes global rights to Renovate Don’t Relocate

Red Arrow Studios International has secured the global distribution rights to home makeover format Renovate Don’t Relocate, initially commissioned by UKTV. UKTV commissioned the show for free-to-air channel Really, from the UK’s Outline Productions. It will air as Sarah Beeny’s Renovate Don’t Relocate next month. In each episode, an expert host – in the UK […]

TBI Scripted: Greenlights at Alibi, NENT; Tomorrow enters Polite Society

  UKTV’s Alibi channel orders first scripted original Crime drama channel Alibi has commissioned its first scripted drama with six-part series Traces. The 6 x 60-minute drama, written by Amelia Bullmore and produced by Studiocanal-backed Red, is based on an original idea by crime writer Val McDermid. The crime thriller is set in Scotland and […]

Darren Childs to step down as UKTV CEO

UKTV boss Darren Childs is to step down from his role as CEO of the British multichannel broadcaster.  The exec will remain until 1 July while the board explores new leadership options. He is believed to be a top contender for the role of Premier League CEO – a role recently turned down by BBC Studios […]

Exclusive: UKTV’s Rumani takes over as head of content funding

UKTV has promoted Hassan Rumani to head of content funding following the departure of Ronan Hand. Rumani, who joined UKTV from the BBC in January 2018 as senior commercial manager, is to oversee distribution and co-production for the business, TBI has learned. He takes over from Hand, who departed the business after an eight-month stint. […]

UKTV Play reaches 140m views, adds 1.8m users

UK commercial broadcaster UKTV has revealed that its on-demand service UKTV Play has reached 140m views in 2018 and added 1.8m users. Views on the platform have grown by 36% since 2017. In addition, UKTV’s introduction of mandatory registration has pushed its user uptake with 1.8m signing up in 2018, a third of whom are […]

UKTV orders car ‘flipping’ series for Dave

UKTV has commissioned new original Lazy Boy Garage for entertainment channel Dave. The series, which is produced by October Films, follows three best friends into the world of international car ‘flipping’ – where cars are revamped and resold for profit. Based at Roadhouse Motor Co. in Stamford, Lincolnshire, motoring journalist Jonny Smith, Top Gear Magazine […]

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