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 (21,497 followers) compare
Twitter: Press Office@bbcpress (178,204 followers) compare
Twitter: Jobs@BBCCareers (130,661 followers) compare

Latest news stories

BBC Sounds launches on Freeview Play
Broadband TV News - published 25 September 2020, 7.19am edt
BBC Sounds is now available on Freeview Play - published 24 September 2020, 12.10pm edt
BBC Studios warns of “tight rein” on costs
Broadband TV News - published 15 September 2020, 7.55am edt
Yesterday commissions two more series of Bangers & Cash - published 25 August 2020, 5.56am edt
STV Player joins Freeview Play’s UK-wide line-up of catch-up players
streamedTV - published 5 August 2020, 5.51am 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

…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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