CEO Darren Childs said the broadcaster’s thoughts were with her husband, daughters and many friends. “Anyone who met Emma knew her to be one of the kindest, warmest and most nurturing people working in television. She had a sharp wit and incredible strength, and is an inspiration to her team and those around her. We are all in total admiration of how hard she fought, and how she was still able to put other’s needs before her own. Despite her long illness, her untimely passing comes as an awful shock to me and all of our colleagues.”
UKTV’s development under Tennant’s stewardship included the launch of new channel Drama and the premium entertainment channel W. UKTV also significantly increased its original production.
As Controller of ITV Digital channels she helped develop the editorial strategy for ITV2, ITV3, ITV4 and CITV.
She also worked for the former Living TV.
UKTV are inviting donations to GIST Support UK, which supports those with the rare former of cancer to be made in Emma’s name.