For the Australasian television channel, see BBC UKTV.


UKTV 1997 UKTV 2001 UKTV logo 00s UKTV UKTV logo 2013
1997–2001 2001–2004 2004–2009 2009–2013 2013–present


UKTV 1997

The UKTV network was launched on November 1, 1997 when the UK Gold channel was accompanied by UK Style, UK Horizons and UK Arena.

UKTV's original graphic design was created by Lambie-Nairn and was very much based on the design that the BBC had adopted less than a month earlier. The similarities went down to details such as the font used (Gill Sans) and the layout of presentation slides.


UKTV 2001

The UKTV network got an updated look by Lambie-Nairn on May 7, 2001. Play UK got a new look in November 2000, with the other channels following on May 7, 2001.


UKTV logo 00s

On March 8, 2004, UKTV was relaunched once once again with all its channels changing the prefix in their name from "UK" to "UKTV" (e.g. UK Gold become UKTV Gold). The rebranding was done by Dunning Eley Jones, whose founders had worked on the network's previous identity.



Between 2007 and 2009, all UKTV channel were rebranded, this time being given individual names without reference to an umbrella brand.


UKTV logo 2013

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During 2012, several UKTV channels were relaunched, eventually, UKTV announced a new logo on March 18, 2013, to coincide with its 21st birthday.[1]

The changes took effect on March 26, 2013.