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Authentically survival

Survival shows are nothing new, but the last few years have seen the genre go into overdrive, with titles like Naked And Afraid, Alone, Running Wild, Hunted and The Island proving real-life endurance tests are popular around the world, reports Andy Fry. Ask TV executives why survival shows are proliferating and they will tell you […]

ITV Studios to take MIPTV to 10,000 BC

ITV Studios Global Entertainment will launch reality format 10,000 BC at MIPTV next month. The show has just been re-commisioned by Viacom’s Channel 5 in the UK. It was the first co-commission between the free-to-air channel and Viacom’s pay TV net MTV UK, which also shows sin-off series 10,000 BC: Meet the Stoners. In the […]

MTV to repeat Channel 5’s Big Brother

In another sign of the synergies between Viacom’s UK channels bouquet TV channels following the acquisition of terrestrial Channel 5, MTV will run repeats of Celebrity Big Brother’s new season. An edited version of each Celebrity Big Brother daily highlights show on Channel 5 will repeat twice each weekday the following day after each show, […]

Viacom closes Channel 5 acquisition

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has closed its £450 million (US$740 million) acquisition of UK broadcaster Channel 5 from Northern & Shell Media Group. The deal was first announced on May 1 and was completed yesterday morning after receiving unconditional clearance from the European Commission. With the conclusion of the agreement, VIMN – which owns […]