A+E Networks® is an award-winning, global media content company reaching more than 335 million households in over 200 territories. It is comprised of A&E®, Lifetime®, HISTORY®, LMN®, FYI™, VICELAND™, H2™, HISTORY® en Espaňol™, Blaze™, Crime + Investigation™, Military HISTORY™ and Lifetime Real Women®; as well as its own production arm, A+E Studios™; film division, A&E IndieFilms®; online, mobile and app development division, A+E Networks Digital®; digital storytelling hub, 45th & Dean™; and A+E Networks Consumer Products™. It is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst.
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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.
Channel 4 is a publicly-owned, commercially-funded, not-for-profit public service broadcaster with a remit to be innovative, experimental and distinctive. Its public ownership and not-for-profit status ensure all profit generated by its commercial activity is directly reinvested back into the delivery of its public service remit. As a publisher-broadcaster, Channel 4 commissions UK content from the independent production sector and worked with 367 creative companies in 2013.
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
The Farm Group
The Farm Group is a multi-award winning, leading independent television and film post-production group. With facilities in London, 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. From location acquisition to file delivery and archive, we set the highest standards and provide a first class-service to the world’s television, media and entertainment industries.
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 on content, with the majority spent on UK production. ITV is also available online and on demand via ITV Player. Through ITV Studios we produce content for both our own channels and third parties in the UK and increasingly overseas. Our distribution business sells finished programmes and formats worldwide.
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.
UKTV is the multi-award winning media company that reaches over 42 million viewers every month.
UKTV’s eleven imaginative brands – UKTV Play, Dave, Watch, Gold, Alibi, Yesterday, Drama, Really, Home, Eden and Good Food – include the most popular non-PSB channel in the UK and account for 9% of the British commercial TV market. The company’s most recent financial results showed record-breaking year-end revenue of £278m, and EBITDA of £67.4m. It invested a record £125m in programming and related launches last year, and is becoming an increasingly significant investor in UK creativity.
UKTV has a truly innovative model, curating brand-defining commissions, high-profile acquisitions and the very best of BBC, alongside programmes originally shown on ITV and Channel 4. The network embraces technology to deliver inspired channels to audiences through Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, YouView and UKTV Play, and distributes its highly valued original programmes to 200 territories.
Now celebrating its 21st year at the forefront of digital television, UKTV – an independent commercial joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI) – is proud to be the only British television broadcaster to be recognised by Best Companies.