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Netflix targets BBC family audience with Lemony Snicket remake image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 07:00:21 AM
....“There are a variety of factors for the decline in TV viewing and one of those is services like Netflix. We estimate it attracts about as much viewing as Channel 5. ...
Trinity Mirror confirms talks with Richard Desmond's Express Group image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 09:26:23 PM
....5m after slashing staff and printing costs. Desmond has been thinning his media portfolio in recent years, selling Channel 5 to MTV’s owner, Viacom, for £463m in 2014. ...
Top women in arts seek explanation for veto of Channel 4 candidate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 10:53:03 AM
....This was followed by a cross-party group of 56 MPs calling on Bradley for an explanation. It has emerged that the culture department quietly put forward David Elstein, the former chief executive of Channel 5, to Ofcom late in the recruitment process. ...
Channel 5 reports first back-to-back year of profit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 03:42:12 PM
. Channel 5 has reported a rise in pre-tax profits of almost 50% as shows including Celebrity Big Brother and The X-Files helped it improve ratings against ITV and Channel 4. ...

Sian Williams complains of 'sore, swollen and bruised' knee after being attacked by a whippet
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....Television presenter Sian Williams has complained of a "suprisingly painful" bite after she was bitten by a dog which was off its lead. The Channel 5 News anchorwoman - who, ironically, covered a story about dangerous dogs on air that evening -  was left “sore, swollen and bruised” after a "headbutting whippet" attacked her. ...
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Christopher Biggins apologises for Holocaust 'joke' after being kicked off Celebrity Big Brother
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. Christopher Biggins has made a tearful apology after being removed from Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother house for making a "joke" about the Holocaust. ...
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Christopher Biggins kicked out of Big Brother for 'causing offence'
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 6th of August 2016 04:06:21 PM
. Christopher Biggins has been removed from Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother house after he made remarks ‘capable of causing widespread offence’. ...

Fireman Sam producer apologises after showing character treading on page from the Koran
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. Channel 5 has removed an episode of Fireman Sam from its online streaming service, after the animated children’s programme appeared to show a character treading on pages of the Koran. ...

'Heartless' woman accused of stealing wallet from dead crash victim 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 22nd of July 2016 10:45:51 AM
....When the victim’s daughter arrived at the scene she was consoled by McCoy who offered to buy her a drink. McCoy returned to the scene with cigarettes, beer and other items which police say were purchased with the dead victim’s credit card, the News Channel 5 Network reports. ...
Unless we think imaginatively, benefits will be consigned to history | Tom Clark image
....It is, then, both extraordinary and mystifying that almost the moment the economy began to bounce back from the bottom, the benefit system came to be seen not as a protection that had proved its value, but instead as the underlying problem. A discourse framed by TV shows such as Channel 5’s Gypsies on Benefits & Proud and chancellor George Osborne’s remarks about households where “the blinds stayed drawn” implied that people were workless not because of the largest collapse in economic demand since the 1930s, but rather because the taxpayer subsidised idleness. ...
Richard Desmond's firm in £25m loss after price cuts and digital investment image
....This was down on a pre-tax profit of £333. 7m in 2014, inflated by the sale of Channel 5 to MTV-owner Viacom for £463m. ...
Richard Desmond sells his adult TV channels image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of April 2016 10:30:44 AM
....Desmond’s company, Northern & Shell, announced on Friday it had sold its adult broadcasting arm, Portland Television, in a management buyout worth less than £1m, 12 years after he sold his adult magazines. The deal also marks Desmond’s complete exit from the UK television industry following the sale of Channel 5 to Viacom for £463m in 2014. ...
It will be a grand prize for its buyer – but where is the formula to put a value on Channel 4? image
.... Even without major changes to the broadcaster’s remit, that looks way below the mark. Its sales are more than double the figure reported by Channel 5 the year it was sold to Viacom for £450m. ...
Express owner Desmond accuses Trinity Mirror of 'smoke and mirror' tactics over deal image
.... . Mr Desmond, who first made a fortune in pornographic magazines before expanding into mainstream publishing and broadcasting, sold Channel 5 to Viacom last year for £450m. ...
Investors circle around Channel 4 as privatisation draws interest image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 31st of October 2015 07:30:42 PM
.... . The company was in the running last year to take over Channel 5 but balked at the price demanded by its then-owner, the magazine publisher Richard Desmond. ...
BBC to bring iPlayer to new Apple TV image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of October 2015 08:00:40 AM
.... . Channel 4 and Channel 5's intentions are unknown. ...
Lloyd's chief tops LGBT power list image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 19th of October 2015 11:20:27 PM
....Those appearing on the Top 100 list were nominated by peers and colleagues. Nominations were reviewed by OUTstanding's judging panel, which included former BP chief executive Lord Browne and Dawn Airey, the former Channel 5 boss who is now chief executive of Getty Images. ...
ITV warns over Channel 4 privatisation image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 18th of October 2015 05:31:56 PM
.... Under its current remit, Channel 4 must rely on third-party producers for all its programming. Last year £430m of its total £600m budget went to British independent producers, representing more than the combined spending of ITV and Channel 5. ...
What time is The Apprentice 2015 on TV tonight? Claude Littner's debut and everything you need to know image
.... . Channel 4, meanwhile, will be showing an episode of Grand Designs and Channel 5 is sticking to its common TV topics of debt and bailiffs with Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away. ...
The Apprentice 2015: 9 things we learnt image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of October 2015 05:52:07 PM
.... . Channel 4, meanwhile, will be showing an episode of Grand Designs and Channel 5 is sticking to its common TV topics of debt and bailiffs with Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away. ...
Satellite broadcaster Sky boosted by growth hopes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of October 2015 09:56:10 AM
....offerings such as Netflix as well as their existing pay TV subscription] and we expect this to also be the case for Amazon Prime and BT. (3) Sky will derive additional revenues from transactions (Sky store, pay per view, Now TV Sport), ancillary products (HD, Sky Go, Now TV Movies and Entertainment, broadband, telephony and soon mobile), wholesale and advertising (as it combines its sales with Channel 5 to give a commercial revenue share that rivals ITV). ...
What time does The Apprentice 2015 start on TV tonight and what channel is it on? Everything you need to know image
.... . Channel 4, meanwhile, will be showing an episode of Grand Designs and Channel 5 is sticking to its common TV topics of debt and bailiffs with Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away. ...
John Leslie: 'I went from £350,000 a year to nothing overnight’ image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 4th of October 2015 06:03:52 AM
.... . One of my biggest regrets was not suing the newspapers and Channel 5, but I was advised at the time that if I sued the television companies they would never touch me again. ...
Entertainment One takes control of Peppa Pig creator in £140m deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of September 2015 08:05:02 AM
.... He still lists “guitarist”, alongside “pilot”, on his Twitter profile. The first episode of Peppa Pig aired in 2004 on Channel 5 and proved to be an instant hit and the possibilities, later global, of TV and merchandise expansion were immediately apparent. ...
ITV to get boost from cable fees image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 19th of September 2015 06:29:35 PM
.... . The move, expected to be confirmed later this year, will allow ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 freedom to negotiate a fee from Virgin Media for their main channels. ...
TV must push back against Apple and Netflix, says Discovery boss image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 17th of September 2015 05:34:53 PM
.... . The company, which is focused on basic pay-TV and free-to-air broadcasting, was in the running to acquire Channel 5 but lost out to Viacom. ...
Rise of online TV will rock ITV and Sky, warns Viacom chief image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of September 2015 08:09:01 PM
.... . Philippe Dauman, who last year entered the UK public service broadcasting market by buying Channel 5, said the shift of viewers to online services and on-demand viewing would come to seriously challenge the British television industry. ...
Yahoo! Europe boss Dawn Airey out after two years image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 10th of September 2015 06:01:00 PM
.... . Ms Airey, better known as a television executive after holding senior positions at Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky and ITV, has left Yahoo! to “pursue external opportunities”, the company said. ...
Do Netflix, Spotify and Facebook know me as well as they think? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of August 2015 05:32:17 PM
.... The one with the reputation for being so dull that not even ironic Nicolas Cage fans can appreciate it. The one that was on Channel 5 all the time anyway. ...
TV industry revenue breaks £13bn barrier boosted by advertising growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of August 2015 11:01:08 PM
....8bn, with broadcasters increasing their total share of display advertising – which includes print ads and online banners – slightly to 44%. The core channels of the public service broadcasters including ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 attracted £2. ...
ITV buys Educating Yorkshire producer Twofour for up to £280m image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of June 2015 12:20:31 PM
.... . The producer’s other recent programmes include the celebrity winter sports show The Jump, for Channel 4, and the Hotel Inspector for Channel 5. ...
Sir Bob Geldof steps down from Ten Alps after 16 years image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of June 2015 08:13:44 AM
.... Its TV arm is focused on making history, arts and wildlife programmes, and regularly contributes to Channel 4's Dispatches and BBC's Panorama. It also created Benidorm ER for Channel 5. ...
Full steam ahead for Hornby, as Thomas the Tank Engine model railway sets relaunched image
.... . The recently revamped children’s TV series currently airs in the UK on Channel 5 and Nickelodeon, after HIT entertainment dropped the old fashioned animations in favour of computer-generated images. ...
Hornby revives Thomas the Tank Engine image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 15th of May 2015 07:00:27 AM
....Sales have risen by 18% for the year to date, according to market research data from NPD. A computer animated version of the children's series is shown on Channel 5 and Nickelodeon in the UK, and by broadcasters in many other countries. ...
Meet the City workers who moonlight as rock stars image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 13th of April 2015 08:30:54 AM
.... . Mr Cole left the band recently to concentrate on his acting career, which to date includes playing Jamie Hart on the Channel 5 soap opera Family Affairs and a role in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. ...
Freeview to launch free on-demand TV service image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 12th of February 2015 10:50:55 AM
.... . The service will go head-to-head with YouView – the connected TV service launched in 2012 by the main TV broadcasters (BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5), together with BT, TalkTalk and Arqiva – which recently signed a deal to integrate with Sony TVs. ...
Dave puts UKTV at heels of Channel 5 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 10th of January 2015 05:22:49 PM
. UKTV, the BBC joint venture behind the Dave channel, is on course to overtake Channel 5 as Britain’s fourth-largest commercial broadcaster this year, after increasing its share of audiences in 2014. ...
UK corporate activity falls to lowest level on record image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 03:27:45 PM
.... Foreign companies bought 19 British companies in the third quarter, matching a 25-year low set in the first three months of 2013. Recent deals of this kind included US media company Viacom’s acquisition of Channel 5 and the purchase of Italian restaurant chain Pizza Express by China’s Hony Capital from Gondola Holdings. ...
Once-troubled YouView is now breaking good image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of November 2014 11:22:03 PM
.... In its early years it was known as Project Kangaroo, running into regulatory problems and incurring criticism that it was an anti-competitive cartel for the big public service broadcasters. Lord Alan Sugar, the profile-raising YouView chairman, quit in 2013 after a feud with then Channel 5 boss Richard Desmond. ...
Market report: Mining rally boosts FTSE 100 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 13th of October 2014 05:51:13 PM
....2p. Viacom, which took ownership of Channel 5 last month, has backed a campaign by ITV and Channel 4 calling for the introduction of so-called retransmission fees, a move that “gives the story further momentum”, Liberum told clients. ...
Argos unveil £300million launch plans image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 13th of October 2014 12:22:00 PM
....With just 72 shopping days left until Christmas the campaign will highlight the increasingly wide range of brands that shoppers might not expect to find at Argos such as Beats, Dyson, Dualit and Habitat. The first advertisement will air tomorrow night during ITV1's Long Lost Family, Channel 4's Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners and Channel 5's Crimes That Shook Britain, accompanied by the track How You Like Me Now by British indie rock band The Heavy. ...
Argos to launch multimillion advertising campaign as part of digital drive image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 13th of October 2014 04:00:35 AM
.... . The first advert is expected to be broadcast tomorrow (TUES) during ITV1’s Long Lost Family, Channel 4’s Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners and Channel 5’s Crimes That Shook Britain. ...
Viacom chief ready to tune into growth on Channel 5 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 12th of October 2014 09:40:23 PM
. As the third owner of Channel 5 in four-and-a-half years, Philippe Dauman, the chief executive of Viacom, is first of all keen to steady the ship. ...
Channel 5 owner joins call for pay-TV bill image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 11th of October 2014 06:29:58 PM
. Viacom, the US media giant that took control of Channel 5 last month, has thrown its weight behind an ITV and Channel 4 campaign to extract total annual fees of more than £150m for access to their main channels from pay-TV operators such as BSkyB and Virgin Media. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of October 2014 01:56:12 PM
. The new American owner of Channel 5 has vowed to overtake Channel 4 in the ratings and claimed its bigger rival’s recent attack on US broadcasters buying up British TV firms was motivated by fear of “competition”. ...
Channel 5 dividend payout in £69m for Northern & Shell image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of October 2014 12:30:25 AM
. Richard Desmond made even more money out of Channel 5 than previously thought, The Independent can reveal. ...
EE to launch TV set-top box image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of October 2014 09:38:41 PM
....The box, which will be offered to customers for free as part of a broadband package, will offer a service that competes with YouView. YouView is run by a consortium including the BBC, ITV, BT, TalkTalk, Channel 4 and Channel 5. ...
EE to launch TV set-top box image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of October 2014 06:24:05 PM
.... Like YouView, EE’s box will offer all the Freeview channels via broadcast and a range of on-demand and catch-up services via the internet. It is understood that the BBC iPlayer and Demand 5, the Channel 5 on-demand player, will be available at launch but not BSkyB’s internet-based Now TV service or the BT Sport channels. ...
. Britain’s Bloodiest Dynasty: The Plantagenets is a forthcoming four-parter from Channel 5 which is being billed as “the real-life Game of Thrones”. ...
YouView appoints new tech chief to keep up with Sky in the cloud image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 25th of September 2014 04:00:25 AM
.... . It follows the agreement of a new funding deal earlier this year by YouView’s shareholders, who as well as BT and TalkTalk, include the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Arqiva. ...
Ministers blocked bid to privatise Channel 4 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 13th of September 2014 07:36:00 PM
.... . Valuing Channel 4 is notoriously difficult because of its current status as a non-profit entity, but based on the £450m sale price of Channel 5 in May it could be expected to achieve significantly more than £1bn, an investment banking source said. ...
Dave broadcaster UKTV takes profits hit on programming investment  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 8th of September 2014 08:00:27 AM
.... . “One of the difficulties in the digital age will be keeping those channel personalities but there are opportunities too and they are closing in on Channel 5 and Sky in terms of share. ...
Channel 4 and BSkyB disappointed as C5 rules out ad deal image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 6th of September 2014 07:01:25 PM
. Viacom, the new owner of Channel 5, has ruled out shutting down the station’s in-house advertising sales team in favour of outsourcing, in a move that is likely to disappoint BSkyB and Channel 4. ...
Millionaire Martin Lewis: Teach our children to be experts with money image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 31st of August 2014 12:00:00 AM
....Without this education, people have relied too much on credit cards and payday loans with high interest rates, which can cause debts to spiral out of control and leave families in dire straits, turning to food banks for help to feed their children. Lewis has a two-year-old daughter, Sapphire, with wife Lara Lewington, a former weather presenter on Channel 5, and stresses that classes about financial numeracy and when to take on debt will not be a “quick fix” solution. ...
Government misled consumers over savings from Green Deal energy efficiency loans image
.... . DECC said the advertorial, which ran in the Daily Express, and the TV advert, which ran on Channel 5, were "part of a wider package of activities" with Richard Desmond's Northern & Shell group that cost the taxpayer £350,000. ...
City Diary: Channel 5 deal looks like a big bargain image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 22nd of August 2014 04:00:38 AM
. Eyebrows were raised in May when Viacom agreed to pay Richard Desmond £450m for Channel 5, even though the entrepreneur behind Northern & Shell (N&S) had been seeking £700m. ...
Sky vs BT vs Now TV: the cheapest ways to watch football in 2014/15 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 15th of August 2014 07:10:41 AM
.... As with the packages, you have to pay the TV licence. ITV broadcasts Champions League, FA Cup and international football, Channel 5 shows live Europa League football and Test cricket, while the BBC broadcasts highlights on Match of the Day and the Football League Show. ...
ITV plays down John Malone drama as its profits jump 40 per cent to £250m image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of July 2014 11:48:36 PM
....Liberty, owned by the US mogul John Malone, has ruled out a bid in the short term. But analysts at Investec believe a takeover of ITV is “on the agenda” amid a frenzy of deals, with Rupert Murdoch’s Fox bidding for Time Warner and merging all Sky’s European assets, while MTV owner Viacom is buying Channel 5. ...
City awaits ITV takeover bid as Liberty Global takes £481m stake image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 18th of July 2014 12:44:34 AM
....”. American companies are eyeing UK media assets, with the MTV owner Viacom buying ITV’s British rival Channel 5 for £450m earlier this year. ...
Rupert Murdochs Time Warner bid: media giants bulk up for digital battle image
....US firms such as Discovery have also targeted growth in international markets, particularly the UK. Discovery came close to buying Channel 5 – MTV owner Viacom trumped it in a £450m deal – and has previously looked at deals including UKTV, owner of channels including Gold and Dave. ...
Virgin Media owner Liberty Global says no plans for ITV takeover bid after acquiring BSkyB shares image
.... The market is consolidating as companies seek global scale. America’s Viacom, owner of MTV, bought Channel 5 earlier this year. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 11th of July 2014 07:10:24 PM
.... Benefits Street and Gogglebox aside, the broadcaster must work harder to demonstrate its unique difference, how it keeps the BBC honest, and why it shouldn’t be tampered with. Its defenders say that with the American broadcaster Viacom snapping up Channel 5, a sell-off of Channel 4, with the risk of it falling into overseas hands, would be a catastrophe for Britain’s cultural landscape. ...
YouView could face costly rebrand after High Court trademark defeat image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 16th of June 2014 02:38:29 PM
.... The ruling is a potentially costly blow to YouView. Its shareholders, which as well as BT and TalkTalk include the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Arqiva, have spent millions marketing the brand, which was conceived as a successor to Freeview. ...
....8p to 179. 4p on the blue-chip index after reports that the advertising giant Omnicom has pulled its advertising with Channel 5 and plans to redirect the cash to ITV. ...
Market report: Investors tune-in to ITV image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 12th of June 2014 06:15:20 PM
....” . Furthermore, reports that Omnicom’s Opera media buying business had withdrawn all of its advertising from Channel 5 for the rest of the year, and transferred it to ITV, also lifted the shares on Thursday. ...
Could Britain get more bang for its public service broadcasting billions? image
.... This time Ofcom said it is not overly keen to look at well-trodden issues such as top-slicing: the regulator says it will not seek to "ask or answer questions" relating to the BBC that will be covered in the upcoming royal charter review. Ofcom has already built some stability into the PSB eco-system with the calm renewal of the 10-year licences of ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. ...
AstraZeneca beware those asset strippers haven't gone away image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of May 2014 10:00:01 PM
.... The latter later crashed in flames. • Talking of which, Channel 5 is poised to show the 1955 classic The Dam Busters on Monday. ...
Skins and Hollyoaks producer sold for £550m image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 8th of May 2014 02:42:57 PM
.... ITV spends $800m on Real Housewives maker . Viacom pledges higher quality on Channel 5 . ...
ITV spends up to $800m on Real Housewives of New Jersey producer image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of May 2014 08:48:25 AM
....4m . ITV rules out Channel 5 bid as profits jump . ...
Richard Desmond in the money with sale of Channel 5 image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 2nd of May 2014 11:43:06 AM
. The media mogul Richard Desmond was last night celebrating as he more than quadrupled his money by selling Channel 5 to America’s Viacom for £450m – less than four years after buying it. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 2nd of May 2014 12:08:36 AM
....ITV was boosted by two thumbs-up from Liberum yesterday. The broker thinks Viacom’s plan to buy Channel 5 is unlikely to pose a challenge. ...
Viacom pledges higher quality on Channel 5 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 1st of May 2014 05:05:27 PM
. The American media giant Viacom has pledged to increase investment in quality programming on Channel 5 after buying the station from Northern & Shell for £450m. ...
Viacom to buy Channel 5 for £450m image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of May 2014 11:54:06 AM
. US media group Viacom has agreed to buy the UK's Channel 5 for £450m, it has been announced. ...

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