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.
UKTV says its investment in original production has paid off, while its on demand service UKTV Play has seen a 75 per cent increase in audiences year-on-year.
UKTV has announced it will launch a multi-million pound investment fund.
UKTV launches a new version of its player for the YouView platform Wednesday.
UKTV is extending its agreement with Channel 4 sales arm 4 Sales to acts as the exclusive advertising representative for the UKTV portfolio.
UKTV says its consolidated share of commercial viewership is expected to reach an all-time high of 9.87% in 2016.
UKTV has extended its contract with Ericsson. The multi-year contract covers broadcast channels and media management for on demand services.
More than ten thousand hours of content from UKTV has been added to Virgin Media’s TiVo platform. The multichannel broadcaster has updated its app that features catchup and boxed sets.
UKTV is revamping its on demand product, UKTV Play. The new look service is also being rolled out on PCs for the first time.