UKTV to launch London production facility

UKTV production facilityChannel operator UKTV is set to launch a new “high-spec” production facility at its London headquarters next month.

The production studios will include edit suites, filming studios and a screening room.

UKTV said that the facility will create 12 brand new job roles and that with the launch it is bringing creative services in house for first time.

The expanded team of 28 creatives and production staff will produce more than 2,500 promos and 700 pieces of content a year for the network.

The launch comes as UKTV reaches the end of a 10-year contractual relationship with Red Bee Media, which currently produces core creative work for UKTV’s channels.

UKTV is a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks and runs 11 channel brands including UKTV Play, Dave, Watch, Gold, Alibi, Yesterday, Drama and Really.