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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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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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