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Drama (TV channel)

Launched 8 July 2013 (2013-07-08)
Owned by UKTV
(BBC Worldwide/Scripps Networks Interactive)
Picture format 16:9, 576i (SDTV)
Audience share 0.97% (September 2015 (2015-09), BARB)
Slogan "There's only one channel called Drama"
Country United Kingdom
Broadcast area United Kingdom
Replaced Blighty
Sister channel(s) Alibi
Good Food
Freeview Channel 20
Sky Channel 158
Virgin Media Channel 190
Streaming media
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (UK only)

Drama is a digital television channel broadcasting drama (and, to a lesser extent, comedy) programming in the United Kingdom and Ireland as part of the UKTV network of channels. The channel launched on 8 July 2013,[1] replacing Blighty.[2] On Freeview, the channel was placed on channel 20, previously occupied by Gold.[3] On Sky, the channel initially launched on channel 291, in the overspill area of the Entertainment section and moved to channel 166 on 24 July after purchasing the slot used by PBS America.[4] The channel launched on Virgin Media on 14 August on channel 190. In September 2014, UKTV blamed the channel for their 7% profits fall.


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The channel is positioned as a home for British dramas from the last 40 years. The channel features such shows as Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, The Cinder Path, Cranford, Lark Rise to Candleford, Pride & Prejudice, Sharpe and Tipping the Velvet.[5]



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External links

  • Official website

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