Drama (TV channel)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the channel formerly known as UKTV Drama, see Alibi (TV channel).
Drama
Drama (TV channel) logo.png
Launched 8 July 2013 (2013-07-08)
Owned by UKTV
(BBC Worldwide/Scripps Networks Interactive)
Picture format 16:9, 576i (SDTV)
Audience share 0.7% (July 2014 (2014-07), BARB)
Slogan "A new channel for drama lovers"
Country United Kingdom
Broadcast area United Kingdom
Ireland
Replaced Blighty
Sister channel(s) Alibi
Dave
Eden
Gold
Good Food
Home
Really
Watch
Yesterday
Website drama.uktv.co.uk
Availability
Terrestrial
Freeview Channel 20
Satellite
Sky Channel 166
Cable
Virgin Media Channel 190
Streaming media
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (UK only)

Drama is a digital television channel broadcasting drama programming in the United Kingdom and Ireland as part of the UKTV network of channels. The channel launched on 8 July 2013,[1] replacing Blighty.[2] On Freeview, the channel was placed on channel 20, previously occupied by Gold.[3] On Sky, the channel initially launched on channel 291, in the overspill area of the Entertainment section and moved to channel 166 on 24 July after purchasing the slot used by PBS America.[4] The channel launched on Virgin Media on 14 August on channel 190.

Programming[edit]

The channel is positioned as a home for British dramas from the last 40 years. The channel features such shows as Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, The Cinder Path, Cranford, Lark Rise to Candleford, Pride & Prejudice, Sharpe and Tipping the Velvet.[5]

Current[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UKTV raises the curtain on Drama" (Press release). UKTV. 2013-05-02. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  2. ^ "UKTV's Drama channel reveals line-up, Yesterday goes factual and Blighty looks set to close". a516digital. 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  3. ^ "Drama as new channel forces Gold to move Home on the Freeview EPG". a516digital. 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  4. ^ White, Peter (2013-07-17). "PBS America sells Sky slot to UKTV". Broadcast. Retrieved 2013-07-17. 
  5. ^ Munn, Patrick (2013-05-02). "UKTV To Launch New Drama Channel On July 8th". TVWise. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 

External links[edit]