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.
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.