Channel 5


UK broadcasters join call for freelance support from government

The UK’s public service broadcasters (PSB) have added their voices to the cries of support for freelancers working in the broadcasting industry who are facing a sudden lack of income due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In a joint letter to UK chancellor Rishi Sunak, the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and S4C highlighted the […]

Canada’s CBC and C5 in UK partner for Egyptian expedition

Canadian pubcaster CBC and Channel 5 in the UK have commissioned a new documentary exploring the mystery of the infamous Egyptian ruler. Searching For Cleopatra is being helmed by Arrow Media, alongside Handel Productions and Rezolution Pictures, and aims to challenge established thinking about the queen, while providing an exclusive look at a recent expedition […]

UK’s Channel 5 hands first commission to Woodcut Media

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has ordered a six-part history documentary series, marking its first commission to be handed to UK prodco Woodcut Media. Secret History Of World War II (6 x 60 minutes) homes in on key events that took place during the devastating and turbulent conflict. The show explores the famous evacuation of Dunkirk […]

Banijay Rights sells Markle doc to Latin America’s OnDirecTV

Banijay Rights has sold the Channel 5 documentary Thomas Markle: My Story to pay TV provider OnDirecTV Latin America, as well as to a raft of international broadcasters. First aired on the UK’s Channel 5 in January, Thomas Markle: My Story (1 x 90’), from Alaska TV, gives Meghan Markle’s father’s insight into the decision by the Duke and Duchess […]

Kids round-up: Wildbrain reveals management rejig; M6 and Canal+ partner on ‘Presto’; C5 extends Daisy & Ollie’

Wildbrain reveals management appointments Canadian producer and distributor Wildbrain has revamped its senior management team with a raft of new appointments. Former Universal Kids boss Deirdre Brennan becomes EVP of content partnerships,overseeing distribution and building on an advisor role she had with the company since last year. Michael Riley has been appointed chief brands officer […]

Banijay Rights to sell Thomas Markle doc internationally

Banijay Rights has acquired the rights to Thomas Markle: My Story, a Channel 5 documentary featuring an exclusive interview with Meghan Markle’s father. Banijay says the 90-minute documentary features an up-to-the-minute, first person insight into the one of the biggest international news stories this year, the decision by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to step […]

ViacomCBS expands UK AVOD service My5 with Endemol Shine deal

ViacomCBS-owned UK broadcaster Channel 5 has launched two channels on its VOD service My5, which will be stocked with programming from Endemol Shine Group. The two genre based channels, Masters of Food and Reel Truth Crime, will be available via the on demand service and will see 60 hours of specialist food and crime content […]

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