UKTV has revealed plans to open a regional technology office in Leeds. The technology innovation hub will initially house a team of up to 10 specialists, tasked with enhancing the broadcaster’s content distribution capabilities.
UKTV’s on demand and catch-up app, UKTV Play, has been made available on all Samsung TVs sold since 2015.
BT will include a greater selection of UKTV catch-up content following a new agreement with the broadcaster.
Virgin Media and UKTV have signed an agreement that will see all the UKTV channels return to the cablenet.
Virgin Media disconnected the UKTV channels from its 4.1 million TV households on Sunday.
Virgin Media has said it will replace UKTV channels including Dave, Gold, Alibi and Drama after it failed to reach a new agreement with the broadcaster.
The BBC and Channel 4 are reportedly interested in a joint bid for UKTV, the channel provider that runs Dave, Gold and Watch.
UKTV has announced the appointment of Ronan Hand as director of programme funding.
Emma Tennant, the former ITV executive who has been controller of UKTV since 2011 has died after a long battle with cancer.
The head of production at Steve Coogan’s Baby Cow Productions is to move to UKTV.