UK Network News Ltd, often referred to as UKN News or simply UKN, is a news broadcasting channel in the United Kingdom. It is featured in the vast majority of the series episodes.
UKN is one of the larger news broadcast channels in the United Kingdom, along with Sky News, the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. Its main headquarters are located at: Centrebridge Court, 12-20 Fable Street, London, E1 2CV.
Its graphics package colour scheme consists primarily of of dark red, white and grey (and occasionally black and orange). However, in Hated in the Nation, certain programmes are shown to utilise yellow in the place of dark red.
- Martin Frensham - Executive Producer
- Damon Brown - Reporter
- Malaika - Producer
- Lucinda Towne - Presenter
- Patrick Lacey - Reporter
- Anita Anad - Presenter
The National AnthemEdit
After deciding to violate the Type 5 D-Notice, the network carries out the vast majority of the reporting of the kidnapping of Princess Susannah and the subsequent demands the kidnappers make to Prime Minister Michael Callow. When Carlton Bloom delivers a package containing what appears to be the finger of the Princess, the full address and name of the company is shown for the first time.
When attempts to track down the Princess fail and Prime Minister Michael Callow is forced to give into the demands, UKN (along with all other public broadcasters in the UK) airs the live footage of him engaging in sexual intercourse with a pig.
Be Right BackEdit
After Victoria Skillane is secured in a chair, she is shown a UKN News report detailing her involvement with Ian Rannoch and the kidnapping and murder of Jemima Sykes, including the final verdict of the trial that found her guilty.
The Waldo MomentEdit
Hated in the NationEdit
UKN is featured extensively in the episode. Initial reports are regarding Chancellor Tom Pickering's controversial budget and the incendiary article written by Jo Powers. Later reports focus on the deaths of Powers and rapper Tusk, who are later revealed to have been killed by rogue Autonomous Drone Insect's.
When information regarding the #DeathTo hashtag become public, several commuters are seen watching reports where pundits discuss the danger and use of the hashtag. A year after the mass murder of 387,000 people caused by Garrett Scholes, UKN covers the inquiry headed by Dame Patricia Lamarr, where both Karin Parke and Shaun Li give their testimony. This coverage is broadcast in other countries, where the graphics are overlayed with translations.
In the trailer for the episode, a printed page from the UKN website is seen burning. The headline is only partially visible, reading "Left to Wait....And Wo".