UK Horizons

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UK Horizons
UK Horizons logo.svg
UK Horizons logo from 1997-2001
Launched1 November 1997
Closed8 March 2004
Owned byUKTV
(BBC Worldwide/Virgin Media Television)
Replaced byUKTV Documentary,
UKTV People
(no longer active)
(at time of closure)
ONdigitalChannel 43
Sky DigitalChannel 564
Channel 565 (+1)
NTLChannel 137
TelewestChannel 225
Channel 226 (+1)

UK Horizons was a television channel broadcast in the United Kingdom, as part of the UKTV network of channels, showing mainly BBC documentaries. Most programmes were abridged for commercial timing purposes. It took its name from the BBC series Horizon, which formed a staple of its output in the early years.[1]

It was launched on 1 November 1997 along with UK Arena and UK Style. It also produced extended versions of top BBC brands such as Top Gear and Tomorrow's World. The launch editor was Bryher Scudamore and the deputy editor Eddie Tulasiewicz.[2]

On 8 March 2004, the channel was replaced by two new channels, UKTV Documentary (now called Eden) and UKTV People (later called Blighty, and then replaced by Drama).[3][4]



  1. ^ "UK Horizons 1997 - 2004". TVARK. Retrieved 2009-12-12.
  2. ^ "Trade Talk - Leading light". Broadcastnow. 2002-06-13.
  3. ^ "UK Horizons to close". Digital Spy. 2004-02-03.
  4. ^ "UKTV launches set to raise hackles". The Guardian. 2004-02-04.