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JKDerry1,905 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
I can see the UKTV network continuing for many more years to come. As long as their channels are hitting the marks they need to keep them successful, any speculation of the network closing is wrong.

Just remember, in 2017 the UKTV network recorded profits of £91 million! So I have a feeling the network is here to stay.
gottago2,855 posts since 26 Aug 2004
London London
I can see the UKTV network continuing for many more years to come. As long as their channels are hitting the marks they need to keep them successful, any speculation of the network closing is wrong.

Just remember, in 2017 the UKTV network recorded profits of £91 million! So I have a feeling the network is here to stay.

There is no speculation of the network closing. The network is due to split as this thread has made clear.
JAS844,081 posts since 26 Aug 2010
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
There's no reason not to retain it - Discovery won't have a need for it. Though the channels don't use the brand in their names any more anyway. The only service that actually has UKTV in the name is the VOD platform, UKTV Play, which will probably merge with iPlayer.
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DVB Cornwall8,482 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
The names of the constituent parts will be part of the split deal. It wouldn't surprise me if the removal of the name WAS included in the deal so that it's residual effect on perception wasn't gained by the company (presumably the BBC) acquiring the channels following it's split or demerger.
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JKDerry1,905 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
I can see the UKTV network continuing for many more years to come. As long as their channels are hitting the marks they need to keep them successful, any speculation of the network closing is wrong.

Just remember, in 2017 the UKTV network recorded profits of £91 million! So I have a feeling the network is here to stay.

There is no speculation of the network closing. The network is due to split as this thread has made clear.

The title of this thread is "Could UKTV be scrapped?"