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 […]

Yesterday to investigate Forbidden History

UK digital channel Yesterday has commissioned a new series in which broadcaster Jamie Theakston will attempt to uncover the truth around great historical mysteries. The 6x60mins Forbidden History will launch in Q3 of this year after being ordered by yesterday general manager Adrian Wills. It will see former children’s TV presenter Theakston investigate mysteries such […]

UKTV buys Endemol’s Treasure Detectives

Yesterday, the UK factual channel run by digital channels group UKTV, has acquired US series Treasure Detectives. The one-hour series is fronted by art detective Curtis Dowling and his team and follow them as they evaluate whether arts, antiques and collectibles are fake or genuine. It is made by Endemol USA and was cable news […]

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 […]

Electric Sky commercial director exits

Karen Young has left her position as commercial director of UK-based producer and distributor Electric Sky, TBI has learnt. Young had been with the Brighton-based company for twelve years before her recent departure. As commercial director she ran Electric Sky’s sales and marketing divisions as well as developing new business. It is understood she is […]

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 […]

UKTV history channel buys Sky Vision, Electric Sky docs

UKTV factual channel Yesterday has acquired two docs for a strand about macabre and fascinating stories from our past, Alexander’s Lost World and Mummy Mysteries. The broadcaster picked up 6x60mins Alexander’s Lost World from BSkyB’s distribution arm Sky Vision. A copro between Sky Vision and David Adams Films, the series follows filmmaker David Adams as […]

Discovery buys mafia series

Discovery’s US network The Military Channel in the US has picked up crime series The Mafia’s Greatest Hits. The 10x60mins show tracks the rise and fall of the Mafia and profiles the major mobsters that shaped the crime organisation. The producers gained access to FBI recordings of mob bosses and also interviewed a range of […]

Yesterday buys special forces series

UK digital channel Yesterday has bought Black Ops, a 6x50mins series about special forces. The World Media Rights-produced series is sold by IMG Entertainment. The series studies special forces operations including the Moscow theatre siege, The Hunt for Abdul Musab Al-Zarqawi, Operation Black Tornado following the Mumbai terror attacks and 2011’s Operation Neptune Spear to eliminate Osama Bin […]