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UKTV launches two doc channels

Following the dissolution of its factual channel UK Horizons, London-based UKTV (a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Flextech Television) launched two new factual channels on March 8: UKTV Documentary and UKTV People. UKTV Documentary offers factual programs that explore the interests and issues affecting people in the U.K. Offerings include the series What The Romans Did For Us, one-off The Human Body and event series The Blue Planet. The male-targeted, Maxim-esque UKTV People features factual entertainment focused on cars, gadgets and crime. Programs include Top Gear, Forensic Files and Are You Tough Enough. Both channels are available on the digital platforms Sky, Telewest and ntl:home. KV
March 1, 2004

Following the dissolution of its factual channel UK Horizons, London-based UKTV (a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Flextech Television) launched two new factual channels on March 8: UKTV Documentary and UKTV People. UKTV Documentary offers factual programs that explore the interests and issues affecting people in the U.K. Offerings include the series What The Romans Did For Us, one-off The Human Body and event series The Blue Planet. The male-targeted, Maxim-esque UKTV People features factual entertainment focused on cars, gadgets and crime. Programs include Top Gear, Forensic Files and Are You Tough Enough. Both channels are available on the digital platforms Sky, Telewest and ntl:home. KV

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