Infobox TV channel
name = UKTV Food
logosize = 100px| logofile = UKTV Food logo.png logoalt = UKTV Food logo
launch = 5 November, 2001
share = 0.2% (0.1% for +1)
share as of = March 2008
share source = []
owner = UKTV Network
(BBC Worldwide/Virgin Media Television)
picture format = 16:9, 576i (SDTV)
former names = UK Food (until March 04)
timeshift names = UKTV Food +1
web = []
sat serv 1 = Sky Digital
sat chan 1 = Channel 249
Channel 250 (+1)
cable serv 1 = Virgin Media
cable chan 1 = Channel 260
Channel 261 (+1)

UKTV Food (originally UK Food) is a television channel broadcasting in the United Kingdom as part of the UKTV network of channels. Its programmes were initially aired on UKTV Style, however UK Food was launched on 5 November 2001.

"UKTV Food" is available on Sky Digital and Virgin Media. Programming from UKTV Food will be available on digital terrestrial television via the Top Up TV Anytime service. A timeshifted "+1", UKTV Food +1 service is also available on Sky and Virgin.

The channel has a similar content to BBC Worldwide's BBC Food service.


The output of the channel is mainly taken from the BBC archive, including:-

*Ready Steady Cook
*Rhodes Around Britain
*Saturday Kitchen

The remainder of the schedule is filled with original programming, some pre-recorded some broadcast live, which include:-

*Great Food Live
*Heavens Kitchen
*Market Kitchen

Programmes that were originally aired on the BBC have been edited to shorten them to allow adverts to be carried during and between programmes.

The "UKTV Food" website (originally devised and launched by Ian Fenn and Ally Branley) provides a number of services including information on programmes shown on the channel, recipes, message boards, and a wine club. Recipes come from the various shows on "UKTV Food" and some include videos taken from the demonstrations. In September 2006 "UKTV Food"'s website overtook the "BBC Food" site in popularity for the first time, achieving a 10% market share, against the 9.63% the "BBC Food" site dropped to, having held the top spot since it began. [cite web|url=|title=Weekend Spy: Playing with Food|date=2006-11-05|first=Joanne|last=Oatts|publisher=Digital Spy]


External links

* [ Food] at
* [ The TV Room] looks at presentation/branding on the UKTV channels

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