Drama launches and other UKTV changes

DramaNew channel Drama has launched this week.

Drama, a new channel from UKTV, can be found on Sky channel 291 and Freeview channel 20. Carriage on Virgin Media is still pending negotiations.

Due to the new launch, Gold on the terrestrial subscription service Top Up TV moves from channel 20 to 26, Blighty has ceased broadcasting and Eden’s standard definition channel has moved to Sky channel 534.

Blighty to be replaced with Drama this month

DramaIt has been confirmed Blighty will close to make way for Drama this month.

UKTV-owned Blighty will close down at 3am on the 5th July to be replaced with new UKTV channel Drama which launches on the 8th July.

Blighty launched back in 2004 – originally called UKTV People before rebranding to its current name in 2009.

Drama will be available on Freeview channel 20 (ousting Top Up TV channel Gold to a different EPG position), Sky and Virgin Media.

See www.dramachannel.tv for more information on the channel.

New UKTV channel Drama to launch in July

A new channel from UKTV showcasing the best of British drama will launch on the 8th July.

The new offering, named simply Drama, will be available on Freeview from launch and is also thought to be launching on Sky and Virgin platforms.

Shows on the new channel will include the likes of Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Sharpe, Pride And Prejudice, Lark Rise To Candleford and Cranford.