Meet the UK Factual Commissioners: Jane Rogerson, Director of Commissioning, UKTV
Jane Rogerson, Director of Commissioning at UKTV recently outlined her commissioning needs to attendees of the Broadcast Factual Forum (March 2010). Jane oversees programming on a number of channels, including Home (lifestyle programmes), Good Food (lifestyle) and Yesterday (History), Blighty (UK interest), Watch (entertainment) and Eden (natural history/anthropology/weather).
Jane's overview of UKTV:
- Each channel has its own sense of identity and branding – explore them on the UKTV website;
- On Yesterday, history concentrates on 1940s and World War II, giving a contemporary vision to history eg. John Nettles on the Channel Islands at War.
- Established onscreen talent reinvented in a lifestyle space works well for them.
- In general, UKTV bigger marketing budgets than the terrestrial channels.
Programmes that work on UKTV:
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- Jane is actively looking for fact ent formats to follow Dr Who/Torchwood in the 9pm slot on Watch.
- For lifestyle programmes on Home and Good Food – £40-50K per 60′
- For all other channels – £100K per 60′
Source: Broadcast Factual Forum 10th March, 2010