By Patrick Munn | July 9, 2018 - 9:58 am | No Comments
Dave is sticking with Yianni Charalambous. The UKTV owned and operated channel has renewed his car series Yianni: Supercar Customiser for a second season. The renewal, which is for twenty episodes, comes after the first season attracted just shy of half a million viewers and ranked as one of the most-watched series on streaming service UKTV Play in 2018.
By Patrick Munn | June 25, 2018 - 4:12 pm | No Comments
UKTV's Dave channel has given the greenlight to Beat The Internet With John Robins, a twenty episode game show fronted by the 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner which hails from Vice Studios. Beat The Internet with John Robins pits members of the public against each other in a quest to predict how search engines respond to a series of questions - from images to wordplay, the results are both unpredictable and hilarious.
By Patrick Munn | May 15, 2018 - 12:01 am | No Comments
This is an interesting one. The BBC, UKTV and FremantleMedia International have teamed together to commission a ten episode adventure series fronted by Steve Backshall. Under the "groundbreaking" new commissioning model, BBC Two will air the first four hour-long episodes in 2019. Later that same year, UKTV's Dave channel will are six exclusive episodes, followed by it's own versions of the BBC episodes. FremantleMedia International will handle global sales.
By Patrick Munn | May 3, 2018 - 2:51 pm | No Comments
UKTV has a hit on their hands with Taskmaster. The sixth season of the Greg Davies and Alex Horne fronted series kicked off on Dave last night to record ratings. Per the overnights, Taskmaster peaked with 778 000 viewers - the highest overnight rating in the show's history. The season premiere was also watched by more 25-34-year-olds than any other channel in it's slot last night, with the show’s 11.9% share of the demo up from a 2.1% slot average; beating both BBC1 and ITV.
By Patrick Munn | April 30, 2018 - 4:19 pm | No Comments
UKTV's Dave channel has given the green-light to Modern Wheels Or Classic Steals, a car buying series fronted by car dealer and racing driver Rebecca Jackson and former model and car-collecting owner of The London Motor Museum Elo.
By Patrick Munn | April 26, 2018 - 11:22 am | No Comments
Dave is sticking with two of their original scripted comedies. The UKTV owned and operated channel has renewed fantasy sitcom Zapped and NHS comedy Porters. Zapped will return for a third season, while Porters will return for season two. Both have received six episode orders and will return to Dave later this year.
By Patrick Munn | November 20, 2017 - 5:07 pm | 1 Comment
UKTV's Dave channel has given the greenlight to Taskmaster: Champion Of Champions, a two-part special that will bring back the winners of the show's first five seasons. It will air on the channel next month. All five previous winners - Josh Widdicombe, Katherine Ryan, Noel Fielding, Rob Beckett and Bob Mortimer - will face confounding new assignments in the fight to become the ultimate Taskmaster champion. Greg Davies and Alex Horne will also return.