The BBC is the world’s best known broadcaster, informing, educating and entertaining in the UK and around the world. Today’s digital BBC plays a key civic role in UK life and aims to be the most creative, trusted organisation in the world and to enrich people’s lives with great programmes and services. BBC content is watched, listened to or accessed online via eight national TV channels, ten national radio stations, 240 websites and over 40 local radio stations.
Blitz is one of the UK’s leading providers of staging and rental services for the live events industry. These include high power video projection, camera systems, audio PA systems, graphics production and equipment, LED video walls, lighting and stage sets with experienced technical personnel to provide support.
Established in 1982, Channel 4 enjoys a unique status as the world’s only major public service broadcaster funded entirely by its own commercial activities. Channel 4 commissions all its programmes from third parties and has played the leading role in helping grow a vibrant community of UK independent producers.
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than two billion cumulative subscribers in 223 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 162 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet , as well as U.S. joint venture networks including OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery Networks International distributes 33 international brands, reaching over 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers with programming available in 45 languages. please visit www.discoverycommunications.com
ITV is the largest commercial television network in the UK, home to the biggest entertainment shows, major sporting events, award winning drama and high quality factual. We invest around £1billion each year in network and regional programming, with the majority spent on UK production. ITV is also available online and on demand via ITV Player. Our production arm, ITV STUDIOS, is the largest and most successful commercial production company in the UK, creating over 2,000 hours of original programming each year.
Sky entertains and excites more than 10.3 million homes in the UK and Ireland – on TV, online and on mobile. Sky continues to break new ground with its own portfolio of channels – including Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Arts, Sky Movies, Sky Sports and Sky News – and is leading the UK into the age of high definition television. It has also launched Europe’s first 3D TV channel as well as Sky Anytime+, its video on demand service. The company is also the UK’s fastest-growing broadband and home phone provider. Sky believes in making a wider contribution by taking positive action on the environment, supporting grassroots sports and increasing access to, and participation in, the arts.
TalkTalk is the UK’s leading value-for-money provider of home phone, broadband, mobile and TV. In September, TalkTalk as one of seven partners in YouView, launched the service to its customers and had connected 80,000 homes by December. YouView from TalkTalk is an internet-connected TV service providing users on demand content including pay TV on flexible contracts.
The Farm Group is a multi-award winning, leading independent television and film post-production group. With facilities based in London’s Soho, Bristol, Salford and Los Angeles, we are able to provide fast, flexible and cost effective post production services throughout the UK and across the Atlantic. We pride ourselves on being pioneers in post-production, for setting the highest of standards and for providing a first class service to the world’s television, media and entertainment industries. Our services include stereoscopic 3D, high definition and digital picture and sound post-production for television, film, music, commercials and convergent technologies.
UKTV is one of the most important and successful multichannel providers in the UK. Formed in 1997, it is an independent commercial joint venture between BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, and Scripps Networks International.
Attracting over 40 million viewers each month, the network consists of 10 distinctive channel brands – Watch, Gold, Dave, Alibi, Yesterday, Blighty, Eden, Home, Really and Good Food – offering a broad range of quality programming across entertainment, lifestyle and factual. UKTV currently operates 22 broadcast streams when its eight multiplexes and four HD channels are taken into account, and 11 highly successful websites. The network also runs video on demand (VOD) services on Sky and BT Vision.
UKTV’s successful programming strategy combines high profile original commissions and key acquisitions with quality content from the BBC.
All UKTV channels are distributed on Sky and Virgin Media. Dave, Really and Yesterday are also available on Freeview.