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

UK & Ireland
UK & Ireland
UK & Ireland
UK & Ireland
UK & Ireland

Contact UKTV

Postal address10 Hammersmith Grove
W6 7AP
Official website

Social media

Twitter: Press Office@bbcpress (208,107 followers) compare
Twitter: Jobs@BBCCareers (130,903 followers) compare
Twitter@BBC (2,164,399 followers) compare

Latest news stories

UKTV’s Yesterday commissions new classic car series - published 26 October 2022, 2.12pm bst
PBS America launches first catch up service
Broadband TV News - published 11 October 2022, 11.51am bst
BBC Studios to launch new free-to-view channel in South Africa - published 30 September 2022, 11.52am bst
UKTV Play to go HD from November - published 28 September 2022, 10.52am bst
UKTV streaming service UKTV Play unveils rebrand
Broadband TV News - published 28 September 2022, 10.46am bst


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
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson Non-Executive Director
Bob Shennan Group Managing Director
Charlotte Moore Chief Content Officer
Chris Roberts Project Engineer
Dame Elan Closs Stephens Member for Wales
Deborah Turness CEO of News and Current Affairs
Gautam Rangarajan Group Director of Strategy and Performance
Glyn Isherwood Chief Operating Officer (2)
Helen Boaden Director of BBC Radio
Ian Hargreaves Non-Executive Director
June Sarpong Director of Creative Diversity
Ken MacQuarrie Director of Nations & Regions
Kerris Bright Chief Customer Officer
Leigh Tavaziva Chief Operating Officer
Richard Sharp Chairman
Robbie Gibb Member for England
Shirley Garrood Non-Executive Director
Sir Nicholas Serota Senior Independent Director
Steve Morrison Member for Scotland
Tim Davie Director General
Tom Fussell CEO - BBC Studios

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