British media companies

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UKTV is a multi-channel broadcaster owned by BBC Studios. It was formed in 1997 through a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Flextech.

Until June 2019, the channel was a joint venture between BBC Studios and Discovery. As part of the deal to split the business, Discovery acquired Good Food, Home and Really.


Titles owned


Contact UKTV

Postal address10 Hammersmith Grove
W6 7AP
Official website

Social media

Twitter@UKTV (19,309 followers) compare
Twitter: Press Office@bbcpress (162,743 followers) compare
Twitter: Jobs@BBCCareers (124,538 followers) compare

Latest news stories

Dave begins comedy campaign on TikTok
Rapid TV News - published 29 January 2020, 4.42pm est
Original programming, VOD fuel 2019 growth for UKTV
Rapid TV News - published 21 January 2020, 2.40pm est
Original programming and VOD drives UKTV growth
Broadband TV News - published 21 January 2020, 8.26am est
Discovery rebrands Home to HGTV - published 21 January 2020, 5.18am est
Best ever year for Discovery UK
Broadband TV News - published 15 January 2020, 7.43am est


Claire Astley HR Director
Darren Childs Chief Executive Officer
Emma Tennant Controller
Jan Gooze-Zijl Chief Financial and Operations Officer
Keith Porritt Executive Director of Commercial
Simon Michaelides Marketing Director
Zoë Clapp Communications Director.

…at BBC

Alistair Tyne Engineer
Chris Roberts Project Engineer
Fran Unsworth Director - BBC News
Helen Boaden Director of BBC Radio
James Harding Director of News and Current Affairs
James Purnell Director of radio education arts music learning and children
James Purnell Director of Strategy
Tony Hall Director-General

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