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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

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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