Universal Channel

Originally launched as The Hallmark Channel in 1999, the Universal Channel took on its new look following a rebranding in 2010. It is owned by Universal Networks international. The TV channel’s programming schedule is designed to appeal to the whole family. Its broadcasts mainly consist of imported American dramas such as Bates Motel and NCIS, though it does also air British content such as Hustle and Spooks. Universal also airs UK premieres, such as new episodes of Rookie Blue.


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Sky 113
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Virgin Media 137
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The grid below highlights the approximate cost to advertise on Universal Channel, with rates varying significantly depending on many factors, primarily the size and profile of the viewing audience. The estimated costs for advertising on Universal Channel are based on buying 1 x 30 second advert and should be used as a guide only. For further information, please give us a call on 020 7352 0555, or visit our TV advertising costs form.

Time slot Example programming Est Cost 30"
Breakfast 0600-0930 Law & Order: Los Angeles £30.00
Daytime 0930-1730 NCIS £30.00
Early Peak 1730-2000 Major Crimes £100.00
Late Peak 2000-2300 Sleepy Hollow £400.00
Night Time 2300-Close Bates Motel £100.00