August 30, 2016 5:14 AM ET

Media

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

Phone:

44 20 7299 6200

Fax:

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 2016.

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.

UKTV Launches Drama Channel on Play VoD Service

UKTV is launching free-to-air channel Drama on its UKTV Play VoD service during the week of 30 March 2015. Drama provides viewers with access to a mixture of popular catch-up and classic programming. Content includes drama classics such as Agatha Christie, The Forsyte Saga and Death Comes to Pemberley, along with genre favourites such as The Bill and Birds of a Feather. Drama joins UKTV's other free-to-air channels Dave and Really on UKTV Play which is available on iOS, Android, PC and YouView. Content on the service is compiled in familiar and intuitive collections such as by topic and events, as well as featuring dynamic 'celebrity picks' and advance sneak previews of new programmes. UKTV announced that its Play VoD service saw a 41% rise in viewing on PC in February compared to January. UKTV Play on Virgin On Demand offers catch up for all of UKTV's ten channels.

Similar Private Companies By Industry

Company Name Region
@Futsal Limited Europe
@www Digital Europe
110sport Management Limited Europe
18 Feet & Rising Limited Europe
1966 Entertainment Limited Europe

Recent Private Companies Transactions

Type
Date
Target
No transactions available in the past 12 months.
 

The information and data displayed in this profile are created and managed by Capital IQ, a Standard & Poor's company. Bloomberg.com does not create or control the content. For inquiries, please contact Capital IQ directly by clicking here.

Stock Quotes

Market data is delayed at least 15 minutes.

Company Lookup

Most Searched Private Companies

Company Name Geographic Region
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States
NYC2012, Inc. United States
Bertelsmann AG Europe
Rush University United States
Bloomberg L.P. United States

Sponsored Financial Commentaries

Sponsored Links

Request Profile Update

Only a company representative may request an update for the company profile. Documentation will be required.

To contact UKTV Interactive Limited, please visit --. Company data is provided by Capital IQ. Please use this form to report any data issues.

Please enter your information in the following field(s):
Update Needed*

All data changes require verification from public sources. Please include the correct value or values and a source where we can verify.

Your requested update has been submitted

Our data partners will research the update request and update the information on this page if necessary. Research and follow-up could take several weeks. If you have questions, you can contact them at bwwebmaster@businessweek.com.