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.
UKTV has announced an update to its on demand video service, UKTV Play.
UKTV says its Originals topped the 2018 ratings on six of its branded channels; Dave, W, Gold, Drama, Yesterday and Really.
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.