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Dave and Home launch on Freesat in the UK

UKTV-owned channels Dave and Home have launched on the Freesat platform in the UK. Dave, which broadcasts a mix of comedy and reality shows, is now available on channel 157 of the free-to-air satellite TV platform. Home, which airs programmes focused on homes and gardens, takes up channel number 166 of the Freesat electronic programme […]

Dave and Home to launch on Freesat

UK channel provider UKTV is to launch comedy channel Dave and home-and-garden channel Home on the Freesat free-to-view satellite platform on August 1. The launches will bring Dave content including Taskmaster, Dave Gorman Modern Life is Goodish, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Crackanory, Red Dwarf XI and Dara O’Briain’s Go 8 Bit to Freesat viewers, […]

UKTV rolls out VOD update for YouView

UKTV has launched an updated version of its on-demand service, UKTV Play, on the YouView platform. The revamped video-on-demand player features a new home screen with tailored recommendations and top shows from UKTV’s Dave, Really, Yesterday and Drama channels. A collections feature offers curated content along specific themes, viewers can also collate their favourite episodes […]

UKTV: Dave and Drama now top non-PSB UK channels

Channel provider UKTV reported double-digit growth in 2015 and claimed that Dave and Drama are now the two top rating non-public service channels in the UK. In its 2015 financial report, UKTV said that the share of commercial impacts (SOCI) of its TV stations hit an all-time high of 9.31% in 2015, putting it ahead […]

UKTV says content investment driving results

UKTV has reported strong annual results, notching profit and revenue increases. The BBC Worldwide and Scripps-owned channel operator said its investment in content drove the positive numbers, with it also taking it highest ever share of the overall commercial TV audience, which came in at 9.1% across the bouquet of channels in 2014, compared with […]

Scripps ‘offers BBCWW £500m for UKTV’

Scripps Networks International has reportedly offered the BBC as much as £500 million (US$849.2 million) to buy the latter’s commercial arm out of their joint venture channels operator, UKTV. A deal would give it full control of 10 channels such as Dave, Watch, Yesterday and Gold. UK newspaper The Guardian reports Scripps has made “multiple […]

UKTV presses Play with first digital-only service

UK multichannel operator UKTV is launching its first direct-to-consumer digital service this summer. UKTV Play will offer programming from UKTV channels such as Dave and Watch as “familiar and intuitive” curated collections, by topic, box sets and ‘staff picks’, as well advance previews of upcoming shows. Features include swipe channel selection, stop-and-resume viewing, predictive search, […]

Watch, Gold, Dave and Alibi join Sky catch-up service

UK channel provider UKTV has made its Watch, Gold, Dave and Alibi channels available view pay TV operator BSkyB’s catch-up TV service. The move follows the launch of catch-up services on the Sky Go mobile TV platform last year. The new deal means that Sky viewers can view catch-up content from the broadcaster on their […]

UKTV launches networks on Virgin TV Anywhere

UKTV has launched its full network of channels on Virgin Media’s TV anywhere service, marking the first time that all 10 channels have been available together as part of a multiplatform service. UKTV’s flagship entertainment channel Watch, along with the channels Gold, Alibi, Dave, Eden, Really, Drama, Good Food, Home, and Yesterday are all now […]

Dave launches catch-up TV service on YouView

UKTV-owned entertainment channel Dave has launched a seven-day catch-up TV service on the YouView platform. The service, which went live today, allows viewers to access content on the channel through a Dave-branded on demand portal and through YouView’s seven-day scroll back programme guide. The channel is the first of UKTV’s free-to-air channels to launch a […]