1 November 1992
UK Gold, backed by BBC Enterprises, Thames Television and Cox Enterprises, launches. The channel broadcasts classic programming from the archives of the BBC and Thames. UK Living launches the following year.
1 November 1997
Flextech deal with BBC WW creates the UKTV Joint Venture business; UK Living folds into Flextech TV. Three new channels join UK Gold: UK Arena, UK Style and UK Horizons.
Dick Emery becomes CEO.
UK Gold Classics arrives and broadcasts archive comedy programmes.
Music and comedy channel UK Play launches.
UK Gold Classics rebrands to UK Gold 2 and becomes a time-shift channel for UK Gold, broadcasting daytime programmes from UK Gold in the evening.
UK Arena evolves into UK Drama.
UK Play becomes Play UK and has a new look.
Food content is taken from UK Style to launch UK Food.
Play UK closes.
Freeview launches with new channel, UK History, available on the platform.
UK Bright Ideas appears on Freeview, broadcasting a mixture of programming from UK Style and UK Food.
UK Gold 2 rebrands as UKG2 with a new schedule and style.
All channels have their prefixes changed from UK to UKTV. UK Horizons is split into two channels: UKTV Documentary and UKTV People.
A one-hour timeshifted service of UKTVG2 begins to operating under the name UKTV G2 +1.
Launch of UKTV Style Gardens, allowing UKTV Style to focus on its home-related programming.
John Keeling becomes interim CEO.
UKTV Style Gardens becomes UKTV Gardens.
David Abraham becomes CEO.
UKTVG2 (previously UKG2) becomes Dave and launches on Freeview. UKTVG2 +1 becomes Dave +1. UKTV Bright Ideas closes.
UKTV announces the rebrand of its channels, removing UKTV from their name.
UKTV Gold becomes G.O.L.D., focusing on comedy, UKTV Drama becomes crime drama channel Alibi, and a new general entertainment channel called Watch launches.
UKTV Documentary closes and launches as natural history channel Eden.
UKTV People becomes Blighty, with programming related to Britain and society. Dave +1 is renamed Dave ja vu.
UKTV History rebrands to Yesterday.
UKTV Style rebrands to Home.
UKTV Gardens closes with some programming migrating to Home. The channel slot is taken by new channel Really.
UKTV Food becomes Good Food.
Good Food HD launches.
Darren Childs becomes CEO.
Eden HD launches.
Channel 4 Sales becomes the exclusive advertising representative for the UKTV portfolio.
UKTV signs landmark content deal with BSkyB (Sky) to launch its first video on demand (VoD) service on Sky Anytime+. UKTV's VOD service makes hundreds of hours of programming from across the network available to Sky Anytime+ viewers every year.
Virgin Media (previously known as Flextech) sells its 50% stake in UKTV to Scripps Network Interactive.
Really launches on Freeview.
Dave and Watch HD both launch.
UKTV creates its first IPTV content deal with BT Vision. The three-year agreement covers both channel-branded VOD content and the network's portfolio of linear, paid-for television channels, beginning with Watch, Gold and Alibi in late 2012.
Sky Media Ireland wins the contract to handle advertising sales for UKTV's channels in Ireland.
TalkTalk carries all of UKTV's branded channels and selected VOD programmes on TalkTalk's YouView platform.
Alibi launches in HD.
Dedicated Irish ad feed launches for Dave and Gold.
UKTV launches its own branded On Demand player - Dave On Demand.
Yesterday On Demand launches.
Really On Demand launches.
New Eden website launches.
Dave App launches on iOS devices.
New Watch, Gold and Alibi website launch.
UKTV Network brand evolution.
UKTV launches brand new channel, Drama, on Sky, Freeview, YouView, BT and Talk Talk
Dave launches seven-day catch up service on YouView
Drama launches on Virgin TV
Catch-up services for Watch, Gold, Dave and Alibi launch on Sky Go
All UKTV channels launch on eircom's eVision TV service
Gold launches on NOW TV
All UKTV channels launch on Virgin TV Anywhere
Watch, Gold, Dave and Alibi Catch Up services launch on Sky on Demand [Archive services were already available for all four channels]
Yesterday and Really launch seven-day catch up services on YouView
Dave gets a brand refresh
UKTV announces launch of first non-linear Brand, UKTV Play
UKTV moves to new Hammersmith headquarters, built for innovation Gold gets a brand refresh
UKTV Play iOS app launches
UKTV Box Sets and catch up TV launch on Virgin TV, under UKTV Play
UKTV Play launches on PC and YouView
UKTV Play Android app launches
Drama launches on UKTV Play
UKTV opens high-spec in-house production facility
Alibi gets a brand refresh
BT extends deal with UKTV to include all 10 channels on its BT TV set top boxes, with launch of Good Food, Eden and Home. New deal also includes catch up for UKTV's Pay channels, via a UKTV Play-branded service
UKTV Play launches on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
Really, Yesterday and Drama launch on Freesat
UKTV broadcasts first ever live sports programming with Live Boxing: David Haye v Mark De Mori on free-to-air channel Dave, 16 January
Pay channel Watch evolves into premium entertainment channel W, launching on 15 February
Overhaul of UKTV Play user experience - new look and feel, improved functioning UKTV strikes landmark deal with Virgin Media to provide over 10k hours of entertainment to its TV customers
W launches on Virgin Media Ireland
UKTV extends broadcast services contract with Ericsson
UKTV Play launches on Freeview Play on 24 August
UKTV and Channel 4 agree long term extension of exclusive ad sales partnership