London, Thursday 8th October - UKTV today announced its first network-wide roadblock for a first look teaser of Watch's, new show Code Black.
It is the first time that UKTV has deployed a first look promo as a billed programme across its entire portfolio of ten linear channels, UKTV play and its social channels at exactly the same time.
The exclusive trailer, running at five minutes long and cut by UKTV's in-house creative team will air at 9pm on Thursday 22 October, exactly one week ahead of Code Black's launch on 29 October at 9pm.
This also marks the first time UKTV has provided a sneak peek at Pay programming via its direct-to-consumer UKTV Play service.
Medical drama Code Black is set in LA County Hospital - the busiest ER in America - which declares 'Code Black' when the number of patients threatens to overwhelm staff.
Starring Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden and Homeland's Raza Jaffrey.
UKTV is the multi-award winning media company that reaches 42 million viewers a month.
UKTV's eleven imaginative brands - UKTV Play, Dave, Watch, Gold, Alibi, Yesterday, Drama, Really, Home, Eden and Good Food - include the most popular non-PSB channel in the UK and account for 9% of the British commercial TV market. The company's most recent financial results showed record-breaking year-end revenue of £283m and EBITDA of £74.1m. It invested £123m in programming and related launches last year, and is becoming an increasingly significant investor in UK creativity.
UKTV has a truly innovative model, curating brand-defining commissions, high-profile acquisitions and the very best of BBC, alongside programmes originally shown on ITV and Channel 4. The network embraces technology to deliver inspired channels to audiences through Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, YouView and UKTV Play, and distributes its highly valued original programmes to 200 territories. Now celebrating its 22nd year at the forefront of digital television, UKTV - an independent commercial joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI) - is proud to be the only British television broadcaster to be recognised by Best Companies.