Circle has re-signed a contract with UKTV, Britain’s biggest multi-channel broadcaster to continue to support its IT infrastructure and help drive technology innovation.
In 2014 UKTV awarded their digital transformation tender to Circle to support with their continued growth and progressive new workspace.
Secure collaboration was a priority and UKTV wanted all staff to have the ability to access corporate IT services easily and the flexibility to work from anywhere, at any time.
Following UKTV’s move to its new offices based in Hammersmith, Circle undertook a refresh of the entire infrastructure and Circle supported the broadcaster through their digital transformation strategy, designing and delivering a fully immersive, mobile enabled, collaborative working environment. As an example of one of the business outcomes, UKTV staff now move desks every quarter which has driven significant increases in collaboration and creativity.
The three-year extension and expansion of the contract will continue to see Circle work in strategic partnership with UKTV to drive continued transformation. In addition to the on-going support, Circle will deliver additional application support and increase the number of on-site support staff currently based at UKTV’s Hammersmith offices.
Circle's CEO Roger Harry said
We are delighted to have renewed our contracts with UKTV and look forward to working with the team over the coming years to continue to drive transformation throughout their business.
Noel Ryan, Service Delivery Manager at UKTV said
We’ve been really impressed with the work that Circle has done for us during the last three years and we look forward to seeing what we can achieve together in the next three years!
UKTV, the award-winning independent has eleven imaginative brands - UKTV Play, Dave, W, Gold, Alibi, Yesterday, Drama, Really, Home, Eden and Good Food. The company's most recent financial results showed record-breaking year-end revenue of £344.8m and EBITDA of £91.3m. It invested £151.2m in programming and related launches last year, and is a significant investor in British creativity.
UKTV is a commercial broadcaster reaching over 41m viewers every month.
The award-winning independent has eleven imaginative brands – UKTV Play, Dave, W, Gold, Alibi, Yesterday, Drama, Really, Home, Eden and Good Food. These include the two most popular non-PSB channels in the UK and account for nearly 10% of the British commercial TV market. The company’s most recent financial results showed record-breaking year-end revenue of £344.8m and EBITDA of £91.3m. It invested £151.2m in programming and related launches last year, and is a significant investor in British creativity.
Now celebrating over 20 years at the forefront of digital television, UKTV – an independent commercial joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI) – is proud to the first British television broadcaster in The Sunday Times top 100 companies list.
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