The rise of UKTV

Following the presentation at NHN by Humblebee's Stephen Dunleavy, we wanted to find out more about UKTV,  the commissioner of their long running series Natural Curiosities.  Below is an article that was published  recently in the Telegraph.

 "Some of the big guys out there are really struggling,” says Darren Childs, the chief executive of UKTV, the company behind Dave, Gold and a clutch of other channels that now account for nearly a tenth of commercial viewing in the UK.

But if he is gloating he hides it. “They come from a much higher point and it’s sometimes easier to be the challenger than the incumbent,” he adds.

 

Childs does seem most comfortable as the insurgent.

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