Tuesday 21 May 2019
UKTV is excited to announce its new continuity announcer for premium entertainment channel, W. Award winning saxophonist and broadcaster YolanDa Brown can be heard on air from 22nd May.
YolanDa has presented shows for the BBC Proms and her eponymous series, YolanDa's Band Jam for CBeebies. She has toured with Motown legends The Temptations, Diana Krall, Billy Ocean and collaborated with Julian Marley, Mica Paris and as part of Jools Holland's Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.
I am proud to join a fantastic team at W. I love the channel, the programmes and the people behind the scenes have been so warm and welcoming... pleased to be part of the W family, I can't stop smiling.
YolanDa joins a stunning array of inspirational women on the channel including Emily Atack, Stacey Dooley, and Emma Willis, whose new series' Emily Atack: Adulting, Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over and Emma Willis: Delivering Babies air later this year.
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YolanDa Brown is an award-winning musician and broadcaster that has garnered praise for her delicious fusion of reggae, jazz and soul. YolanDa is also the only person to have won two consecutive Jazz MOBO Awards. She is a celebrity ambassador for many charities including the Prince's Trust, Children and the Arts, World Child Cancer and in January 2018 she was appointed Chair of Youth Music. YolanDa was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Arts by the University of East London and also invited to meet the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
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W is UKTV's premium entertainment channel, offering audiences a dazzling mix of UKTV original series; Emma Willis: Delivering Babies, Dr Christian Will See You Now, John Bishop: In Conversation With..., The Davina Hour, The Secrets In My Family, Inside the Ambulance alongside handpicked gems from the BBC and Channel 4 including series from Louis Theroux, David Beckham and Stacey Dooley.
UKTV is a commercial broadcaster reaching almost 40m 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 network delivers inspired channels to audiences through Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, YouView, Freesat, Amazon Fire and UKTV Play, and distributes its highly valued original programmes to 200 territories. Now celebrating over 20 years at the forefront of digital television, UKTV - an independent commercial joint venture between BBC Studios and Discovery, Inc. - is proud to be the first British television broadcaster in The Sunday Times top 100 companies list.