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
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Latest news stories

UKTV enjoys surge in 16-34 audiences - published 27 May 2020, 7.40am edt
Younger viewers turn UKTV’s classics during lockdown
Broadband TV News - published 27 May 2020, 7.17am edt
UKTV young viewers turn to classics during lockdown
Rapid TV News - published 27 May 2020, 3.39am edt
Alibi goes stateside with new crime drama Stumptown
Rapid TV News - published 18 March 2020, 4.38pm edt
UKTV confirms two more series of Inside the Ambulance are coming to W - published 11 March 2020, 5.38am edt


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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