“Fastest-growing network” UKTV commits to new content spend

UK channels group UKTV has committed to spending over £100 million (€125 million) on new content each year.

Announcing UKTV’s programming line-up for 2012/13, CEO Darren Childs said, “We have increased our new content investment to over £100 million per year”. He also said UKTV’s channels, which include Watch, Gold, Dave, Alibi, Yesterday, Blighty, Eden, Home, Really and Good Food, are watched by over 41 million viewers each month. “UKTV is now the nation’s fastest-growing commercial television network of 2012, growing by more than every other commercial broadcaster combined,” Childs said.

UKTV, which is jointly owned by BBC Worldwide and Scripps International, recently announced plans to launch standalone VOD platforms for Dave, Really and Yesterday.


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