By Patrick Munn | October 30, 2018 - 10:45 pm | No Comments
Taskmaster is once again breaking ratings records with its recently launched seventh season. The series, fronted by Greg Davies and Alex Horne, has been reaching 1.44 milion viewers this season, up 7% from season six. The figures also make season seven the most successful to date. ABC1 viewers are up 13%, and 16-34s are up 11% on season six.
By Patrick Munn | October 30, 2018 - 5:37 pm | No Comments
Dave is adding another scripted comedy to their slate. The UKTV owned and operated channel has handed out a three episode series order to Sliced, a comedy about two pizza delivery drivers in South London starring Samson Kayo (Timewasters) and Theo Barklem-Biggs (Kingsman: The Secret Service).
By Patrick Munn | August 22, 2018 - 10:02 am | No Comments
Dave is taking a look at the frontline agency protecting the US/Mexico border. The UKTV owned and operated channel has handed out a ten episode series order to Borderforce: America's Gatekeepers, an observational documentary series following the Department of Homeland Security's elite agency Customs & Border Protection.
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.