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New UKTV Channel "Drama"

Launch on July 8th. (May 2013)

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rob Founding member Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
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UKTV is set to go head to head with ITV3 with the launch of Drama, a new channel on Freeview.

It is the companyís first channel launch since female-skewing Really in May 2009, and takes UKTVís portfolio to 11.

A large amount of content will come out of UKTVís licensing agreement with the BBC, including Tipping The Velvet, Cranford and Lark Rise To Candleford, but Drama will also acquire non-BBC titles from thirdparty distributors.

Drama will launch on 8 July with classic drama programming such as Jane Austenís Pride And Prejudice. Former ITV shows such as Catherine Cooksonís The Cinder Path and Sean Bean-fronted Sharpe will also run.

ďThereís a great deal of fantastic content that the Freeview audience hasnít been able to see for a long time,Ē said UKTV controller Emma Tennant. The channel will be run by general manager Adrian Wills, who also looks after Yesterday.


http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/news/broadcasters/uktv-takes-on-itv3-with-drama-channel-launch/5054513.article?referrer=RSS
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nwtv2003 Granada North West Today
Basically it sounds just like a channel they used to have several years ago before it went all crime focused....

On the positive side it sounds like a good addition for DTT, although the Catherine Cookson dramas are already shown on Yesterday, it'll be interesting to see what happens there. One would assume its getting the LCN 25 slot?
steve
steviegTVreturns
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Inspector Sands
Is UKTV's branding now being done by Ronseal then? Laughing
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JasonB London London
What are the chances of them re-running Neighbours & Eastenders from the beginning again?
Have you washed your hands?
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A former member
What are the chances of them re-running Neighbours & Eastenders from the beginning again?


Home and away? A country Practice? even Sons and Daughters?
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rob Founding member Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
The logo:

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DB
dbl London London
Quite like it.
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Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
Reminds me of some of the latter Granada branding.
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Last edited by Jon on 2 May 2013 10:56am
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gottago London London
Basically it sounds just like a channel they used to have several years ago before it went all crime focused....

On the positive side it sounds like a good addition for DTT, although the Catherine Cookson dramas are already shown on Yesterday, it'll be interesting to see what happens there. One would assume its getting the LCN 25 slot?


I expect it will swap with Gold and get channel 20.
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Stuart West Country (West) Spotlight
I like the logo. Smile
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Richard Granada North West Today
Basically it sounds just like a channel they used to have several years ago before it went all crime focused....

On the positive side it sounds like a good addition for DTT, although the Catherine Cookson dramas are already shown on Yesterday, it'll be interesting to see what happens there. One would assume its getting the LCN 25 slot?


I expect it will swap with Gold and get channel 20.


Is this a new freeview channel, or is it replacing something else?
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Andrew Wood Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Is this a new freeview channel, or is it replacing something else?

Read the very first post in this thread for the answer...

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