UKTV grew both channel viewing and share of commercial impacts in 2021.
UKTV’s new general manager will take control of the broadcasters on demand service UKTV Play.
UKTV has announced a partnership with the Chinese firm Huawei that will see the UKTV Play app placed in the Huawei AppGallery, making it the first TV on-demand service to launch on the platform in the UK.
UKTV says its seen a 55% volume increase in 16-34s since lockdown.
UKTV’s new seven-channel portfolio has seen growth of 4% in 2019.
Simon Michaelides has been named as the new chief marketing and innovation officer at UKTV.
Marcus Arthur, President of BBC Studios UK & Ireland, has taken over as the new CEO of UKTV. It follows the separation of BBC Studios’ and Discovery’s joint interest in the company.
UKTV has seen its share of commercial impacts (SOCI) grow to 9.53 per cent year on year, an increase of 3% year on year. The 16-34 segment has seen an even greater rise in SOCI, up 6% year-on-year to 6.74%.
Outgoing UKTV chief executive Darren Childs has been confirmed as the new boss of Premiership Rugby.
Darren Childs is to step down as CEO of UKTV, a move that could signal the BBC taking control of Britain’s biggest multichannel broadcaster.