The Week: Media news - Channels drop UKTV name

UKTV is planning to relaunch its portfolio of channels, following the successful rebranding of UKTV G2 as Dave.

The broadcaster will drop the UKTV prefix from its factual and lifestyle channels, which include UKTV History, UKTV Style and UKTV Food. It is also planning to launch an entertainment channel in October, which will broadcast a new show from Richard Madeley and Judy Finnegan.