UKTV chief executive Darren Childs says the channel group is “Bucking the market” after announcing it had grown its share of the UK advertising market to 9%.
UKTV has no plans at present to launch an OTT service on its own, preferring instead to work with its partners, for who it has enormous respect, according to Dan Fahy, the company’s director, commercial and business development.
UKTV has launched its online brand UKTV for PCs and iOS. The new app is designed to give viewers easy access to the UKTV portfolio including the UK’s most watched non-PSB channel, Dave and popular entertainment channel Really.
Thanks to an agreement between UKTV and Virgin Media, the cable operator’s subscribers will be able to watch on demand programming from the new digital brand UKTV Play from early December.
The last ever performance by the surviving members of Monty Python has given record audiences to Gold.
UKTV is launching its first non-linear brand with the debut of on demand service UK Play.
Sky’s On Demand service has added the UKTV pay entertainment channels Watch, Gold, Dave and alibi to its offer.
UKTV has launched seven-day catch-up services on YouView for the FTA channels Yesterday and Really.
UKTV has signed its first direct agreement with the on demand service YouView.
UKTV will launch Drama, a new channel featuring British drama from a range of broadcasters spanning the last 40 years, on July 8, 2013 via the Freeview DTT platform.