C4 offers content to UKTV

This summer will see the satellite and digital broadcaster, UKTV, move into a new and exciting time, after signing an agreement with Channel Four.

The multi million contract will see around two hundred hours of Channel Four content being shown across the newly rebranded UKTV channels.

This means that UKTV will not have to rely so heavily on the BBC for content, which will give UKTV a stronger footing in the UK pay TV market place.

The deal will be made up with eighty nine hours of comedy, sixty hours of drama and thirty eight hours of entertainment.

A lot of this content will be getting its first showing on pay TV in the UK.

The deal is said to have taken a long time to negotiate and will start on the 1st August.