By Patrick Munn | August 9, 2019 - 11:15 pm | No Comments
UKTV's Yesterday channel has handed out a bumper two-season renewal to their ob-doc series Bangers & Cash. The show's second and third seasons will both consist of ten episodes. Season 2 is expected to premiere on Yesterday in 2020.
By Patrick Munn | April 29, 2019 - 1:45 pm | No Comments
2019 is shaping up to be a good year for UKTV. Year-to-date, the broadcaster's SOCI (share of commercial impacts) has hit 9.53%, up 3% compared to 2018. SOCI for the 16-34 demo also is showing strong growth, up 6% year-on-year to 6.74%. A key driving force behind the SOCI growth was the performance of UKTV's original series. Dave's Hypothetical, featuring James Acaster and Josh Widdicombe, launched with 1.2 million viewers - making it UKTV's top rated show of 2019.
By Patrick Munn | January 4, 2019 - 8:00 am | No Comments
UKTV's originals push is paying off. Last year, original commissions were amongst the top-rated programmes on six of the channels (Dave, W, Gold, Drama, Yesterday and Really) across the network and also drove growth for VOD service UKTV Play.
By Patrick Munn | December 3, 2015 - 2:41 pm | No Comments
UKTV is bringing three of their channels to Freesat. The commercial network, which is a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks Interactive, has struck a deal with Freesat which will see Drama, Really and Yesterday launch on the subscription-free satellite TV service, TVWise has learned.
By Patrick Munn | February 12, 2015 - 11:05 am | No Comments
“UKTV has agreed a deal with Twofour to acquire 'Impossible Engineering', a six episode factual series about the history of "pioneering modern-day mega structures", for their factual channel Yesterday.