operations in the UK
Popular original content for UK audiences.
UKTV and our UK distribution sales
In the UK we own and run UKTV, a prospering multi-channel broadcaster with popular original content, and we sell programmes made by us or production partners within the UK market.
As well as a fast-growing catchup service, UKTV's leading brands - Dave, Gold, W, Drama, Alibi, Eden and Yesterday – span comedy, entertainment, natural history, factual and drama, and combine UKTV originals with much-loved BBC programmes and other acquisitions.
The success of this investment in original content has boosted UKTV’s market share (share of commercial impacts, or SOCI) from 8.52% in 2021 to 8.70% in 2022.
Marcus Arthur is the CEO of UKTV and President of BBC Studios’ UK Distribution business, responsible for BBC Studios’ TV sales in the UK and Ireland.