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May 22, 2015 7:03 AM ET

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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 operates as a subsidiary of Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. and BBC Worldwide Limited.

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
Head of Human Resources
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

UKTV Interactive Limited Key Developments

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.

UKTV Reports Earnings Results for the Year 2013

UKTV reported earnings results for the year 2013. For the year, the company reported revenues of GBP 278 million, boosted by the commissioning of more original content. Investments depressed reported EBITDA, which fell 6% to GBP 67.4 million, but without the costs, underlying EBITDA rose 7% to GBP 76.7 million.

UKTV to Launch UKTV Play, a New Digital-Only Service

UKTV will this summer launch UKTV Play, a new digital-only service. The service will curate content by topics and events, as well as by dynamic ‘staff picks’, box sets and advance preview of new programmes, making it easier for viewers to select want they want to watch. UKTV Play will soft launch on iOS this summer with PC and YouView with programming such as Storage Hunters, Crackanory, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Dara O Briain: School of Hard Sums, Inquisition, Raiders of the Lost Art, Crime Stories, Rescue Code One, Most Haunted and Ghost Adventures, along with a selection of BBC programmes. The digital-only service will also include box sets including Lizard Lick Towing, 24 Hours to Go Broke, Black Ops and Museum Secrets, back to back. The network's channel brands, such as Dave and Really, will also feature. UKTV Play features easy to use functionality including swipe channel selection, stop-and-resume viewing, predictive search, alphabetical browser and parental controls. The network reaches over 42 million viewers per month. Dan Fahy, UKTV's director of commercial & business development, will work alongside GM for VOD Emma Boston, on the roll out of UKTV Play while head of VOD Kim Morris will oversee editorial content. Ben Hine, director of operations and technology will be responsible for building the service.

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