British media companies

Facts and stats

UKTV is a multi-channel broadcaster owned by BBC Studios. It was formed in 1997 through a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Flextech.

Until June 2019, the channel was a joint venture between BBC Studios and Discovery. As part of the deal to split the business, Discovery acquired Good Food, Home and Really.


Titles owned


Contact UKTV

Postal address10 Hammersmith Grove
W6 7AP
Official website

Social media

Twitter: Press Office@bbcpress (194,838 followers) compare
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Latest news stories

A guide to the ways the government could replace the BBC licence fee
Press Gazette - published 17 January 2022, 5.13pm gmt
Original commissions boost UKTV’s network share - published 13 January 2022, 10.42am gmt
Originals drive UKTV to SOC, network share records in 2021
Rapid TV News - published 13 January 2022, 8.34am gmt
UKTV Play adds one million users in 2021
Broadband TV News - published 13 January 2022, 8.01am gmt
UKTV’s Dave orders third series of Big Zuu’s Big Eats - published 15 December 2021, 9.19am gmt


Claire Astley HR Director
Darren Childs Chief Executive Officer
Emma Tennant Controller
Jan Gooze-Zijl Chief Financial and Operations Officer
Keith Porritt Executive Director of Commercial
Simon Michaelides Marketing Director

…at BBC

Alistair Tyne Engineer
Amol Rajan Media Editor
Chris Roberts Project Engineer
Fran Unsworth Director - BBC News
Helen Boaden Director of BBC Radio
James Harding Director of News and Current Affairs
James Purnell Director of radio education arts music learning and children
James Purnell Director of Strategy
Richard Sharp Chairman
Tim Davie Director General

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