June 23, 2018 5:05 AM ET


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

ITV Reportedly Mulls Acquisitions Of UKTV

ITV plc (LSE:ITV) is considering entering into a joint venture valued at £1 billion with British Broadcasting Corporation to acquire half of broadcaster UKTV, the Telegraph newspaper reported on May 28, 2018. According to terms of the joint venture, BBC has the right to buy out its partner at a set price before the end of next week, the newspaper reported. The opportunity to seal the deal will close within two weeks, according to the report. BBC declined to comment on the Telegraph report. ITV and Discovery did not respond to requests for comment outside regular business hours.

BBC Reportedly To Acquire UKTV

BBC Worldwide Limited intends to acquire stake in UKTV Interactive Limited. BBC is reportedly considering a £500 million bid to take full control of UKTV. BBC Worldwide is looking to raise finance from private investors to buy out the 50% of UKTV it does not already own, according to the Daily Telegraph.

BBC Considers Buying Scripps Networks

British Broadcasting Corporation is considering the acquisition of UKTV Interactive Limited for £500 million. BBC intends to acquire full control of UKTV, which is currently a joint venture with Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NasdaqGS:SNI). BBC Worldwide is talking with advisers about borrowing hundreds of millions of pounds from private investors to buy Scripps out from its half. The potential bid comes via a change-of-control clause, since Scripps is the target of a $14.6 billion buyout by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA), and the UKTV deal could happen when the Scripps buyout is completed early next year.

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