Darren Childs

CEO
UKTV

With a prestigious career in broadcast media spanning the globe and more than two decades, Darren has delivered growth across large media portfolios around the world. Darren joined the commercial broadcaster, UKTV, as CEO in September 2010 delivering record-breaking growth and terrestrial levels of viewership, as well as launching the multi-award winning TV streaming service, UKTV Play. Previously, Darren was Managing Director of BBC Worldwide Global Channels; Senior Vice President, International Networks for Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI), EMEA; and spent several years in Asia, first as Director of Programming for MTV Asia and then as Director of Business Development at Channel V, part of the STAR TV platform. He also sat on the non-executive board for HBO Europe. Darren is an MBA graduate of Stanford University.