Channel 5

Paramount rejigs in UK with Sarah Rose named president of C5

Paramount Global’s Sarah Rose has been promoted to become president of Channel 5 in the UK, marking the latest rejig for the US studio’s management team in the country. Rose will oversee the linear channel and its associated streamer My5, while retaining her remit across Paramount’s pay TV brands in the country. Ben Frow remains […]

Paramount’s Channel 5 orders royal residence docs with Silverlining attached to sell

Paramount-owned broadcaster Channel 5 has ordered two 90-minute docs that will explore Britain’s leading royal residences. Clarence House (w/t) and St James’s Palace (w/t) are from Wales-based factual indie Wildflame Productions and will unpick the historical tradition and closely-guarded secrets of the two iconic royal residences. Wildflame has previously produced feature-length doc Frogmore House: Royal […]

UK’s BBC, ITV, C4 & C5 streamer Freely sets Q2 launch

Freely, the upcoming free TV service from Everyone TV, the organisation jointly owned by UK broadcasters BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, has been confirmed for a Q2 2024 launch. Announced in September 2023, Freely will allow viewers to watch live TV over broadband, which Everyone TV said will “will futureproof live TV for […]

Paramount’s C5 orders ‘The Wives’, partnering again with Gaumont & Banijay Rights

Paramount’s UK network Channel 5 has extended its recent commissioning flurry with a thriller from France’s Gaumont. The Wives (6 x 60 minutes) is a six-part mystery drama that follows the unravelling of a family over the course of a year, tracking how the lives of four sisters-in-law holidaying in Malta are turned upside down […]

Paramount to merge My5 & Pluto TV in UK to create new AVOD service

Paramount Global is combining My5, the BVOD service of its UK broadcaster Channel 5, with FAST service Pluto TV to create a new UK AVOD platform that will launch next year. The combined entity will feature new, exclusive and archived content from Channel 5, as well as an on-demand section and a collection of curated […]

News round-up: C5 & FilmRise prep prisoner show; Hulu plays country music; Lighthouse & Dog Ears get ‘Stage Struck!’

C5 & FilmRise meet ‘World’s Most Dangerous Prisoners’ Paramount-owned UK comcaster Channel 5 and US-based streaming service FilmRise have picked up true crime docuseries World’s Most Dangerous Prisoners. Produced by UK indie Woodcut Media, and titled World’s Most Evil Prisoners in North America, the 10 x 60-minute series takes a fresh, in-depth look at some […]

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