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UKTV will boost its spending by 20% in 2012, pushing its content budget to £75m and potentially ahead of BBC3.
UKTV has signed ITV controller of digital channels Emma Tennant as its new controller and beefed up the powers of its five channel heads in a top-level restructure.
UKTV’s interim controller Christian Drobnyk is leaving the broadcaster after three years.
BSkyB has signed a deal with UKTV to bring classic BBC shows to VoD service Anytime+
UKTV has picked up the exclusive rights to US detective drama Rizzoli Isles from Warner Bros.
UKTV will only look to commission shows which have a strong multi-platform element for flagship channels Dave, Good Food and Home.
A look ‘behind the sofa’ of BBC1 sitcom The Royle Family and a new doc series inspired by the movie Mamma Mia feature in the line-up of new programming coming to UKTV channels.
Virgin Media has put its 50% stake in digital broadcasting business UKTV up for sale.
UKTV has hired Sharon Aneja as senior multiplatform entertainment producer to manage its portfolio of websites.
UKTV crime channel Alibi has sealed its highest-profile acquisition to date - picking up the exclusive UK rights to the first two series of ABC Studios drama Castle.
Taggart’s 26-year run on ITV is to continue after the broadcaster agreed an innovative co-funding deal with STV and UKTV’s Alibi.
Canadian co-pro Murdoch Mysteries is to get more of a British flavour for its third run, thanks to a strengthened co-production deal between UKTV, ITV Studios, Global Entertainment and indie Shaftesbury Films.
UKTV wants Taggart for its crime channel Alibi if ITV drops the long-running show.
UKTV chief executive David Abraham tells Chris Curtis why distinctive brands, not generic labels will achieve cut-through, and why the gap between pay-TV and terrestrial is closing.
UKTV has licensed the Good Food name from shareholder BBC Worldwide and will use it for its tenth and final channel rebrand when it replaces UKTV Food next month.
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