- Alibi (TV channel)
Infobox TV channel
name = Alibi
logosize = 150px
logofile = Alibi (UKTV) logo.png
logoalt = Alibi logo
1 November, 1997
share = 0.4% (0.2% for +1)
share as of = March 2008
share source = [http://www.barb.co.uk/viewingsummary/monthreports.cfm?report=monthgmulti]
BBC Worldwide/ Virgin Media Television)
slogan = "The Deadliest Place on TV"
picture format =
16:9, 576i( SDTV)
former names = UKTV Drama (2004-2008)
UK Drama (2000-2004)
UK Arena (1997-2000)
timeshift names = Alibi +1
web = [http://www.theperfectalibi.co.uk/ www.theperfectalibi.co.uk]
sat serv 1 = Sky Digital
sat chan 1 = Channel 132
Channel 209 (+1)
cable serv 1 =
cable chan 1 = Channel 129
Channel 130 (+1)
cable serv 3 =
cable chan 3 = Channel 151
Alibi is a digital
televisionchannel broadcasting in the United Kingdom, as part of the UKTVnetwork of channels.
It was originally launched as UK Arena on
1 November 1997, as the newly-formed UKTV Network's arts channel; the name derived from the BBC's flagship arts programme "Arena".
Initial ratings were disappointing and it was decided to relaunched the channel on
31 March 2000as UK Drama, with a focus on showing dramas rather than as a general arts programme. Along with the rest of the network, the "UK" prefix was changed to "UKTV" on 8 March 2004and the channel became UKTV Drama.
2 May 2006, the UKTV Drama +1 service was launched to replace UKTV People +1.
The channel is available on Sky Digital and
On 7 October 2008, UKTV Drama was renamed Alibi, with non-crime programmes being transferred to the rebranded
The output of the channel is mainly drama series and serials from the
*cite news| url= http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/news/2008/09/uktv_to_reveal_eyeopening_watch_logo.html|title= UKTV to reveal eye-opening Watch logo|last= Curtis|first=Chris |date= 17 September 2008 |work=Broadcast Now|accessdate=2008-10-06
*cite news| url=http://www.brandrepublic.com/News/846913/UKTV-unveils-new-channels-familiar-stars-John-Cleese-Red-Dwarf-crew/|title= UKTV unveils new channels and familiar stars like John Cleese and Red Dwarf crew|last=Donnelly|first=Alison |date=17 September 2008|work=Brand Republic|accessdate=2008-10-06
* [http://www.theperfectalibi.co.uk Alibi] - ‘The Deadlist Place on TV’
* [http://thetvroom.com/uktv The TV Room] looks at presentation/branding on the UKTV channels
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