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Company Overview of UKTV Interactive Limited

Company Overview

UKTV Interactive Limited owns and operates a network of television channels in the United Kingdom. The company also operates multiplexes and HD channel broadcast streams, as well as Websites. It offers comedy, entertainment, crime drama and murder mystery, family drama, blockbuster movie, dancing show, home and garden, cookery, history, feisty, straight-talking, lifestyle, and factual programming. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in London, United Kingdom. As of October 3, 2011, UKTV Interactive Limited is a joint venture between Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. and BBC Worldwide Limited. As of June 29, 2015, UKTV Interactive Limited is under liquidation.

160 Great Portland Street

London,  W1W 5QA

United Kingdom

Founded in 1997


44 20 7299 6200


44 20 7299 6000

Key Executives for UKTV Interactive Limited

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Channel Head - UKTV Style
Head of Marketing for 10-Channel Network
Director of Human Resources
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

UKTV Interactive Limited Key Developments

Virgin Media Eyeing UKTV

Virgin Media, Inc. may acquire a stake in UKTV Interactive Limited. The Daily Telegraph quoted senior executives as indicating that Virgin Media is weighing a bid for the British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) stake in UKTV. David Bouchier, Virgin Media’s Chief said that it would ‘absolutely’ be able to take on the 50% stake in a joint venture with Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NasdaqGS:SNI). The report added that the Government is understood to be considering forcing the BBC to sell UKTV. Asked whether Virgin Media would bid, David Bouchier said, “Will we look at and are we being invited to look at all sorts of things, absolutely.”

BT TV Signs New Deal with UKTV to Make UKTV's Full Portfolio of Channels Available to BT Customers

BT TV and UKTV have signed a new deal to make UKTV's full portfolio of channels available to BT customers. From this month, UKTV channels Eden, Good Food and Home, will be available via BT set top boxes, joining Gold, Alibi, Watch, Dave, Really, Yesterday and Drama already on the service. In addition, BT subscribers will be able to catch up on programmes from across UKTV's Pay channels for seven days after transmission, via a UKTVPlay branded service. The new deal also extends to internet and mobile streaming for UKTV's ten channels via BT's TV Everywhere app, available on smartphones, tablets and PCs. This includes seven day catch up rights for all ten UKTV channels, enabling BT subscribers to watch UKTV shows they may have missed, whenever they want and wherever they are. With new series and UK premieres of Storage Hunters UK, Dave Gorman Modern Life Is Goodish, Marley's Ghosts, Last Man on Earth, Singing in the Rainforest and Secrets and Lies just starting, BT customers will have an exciting choice of UKTV content to watch live or on demand. The new additions of Eden, Good Food and Home support BT's strategy of offering a broad range of quality channels to customers, but at better value prices and with greater flexibility for customers.

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