Channel 5

Apple TV+, BBCS, Disney & ITVS link on Equity’s workplace guidelines

Apple TV+, the BBC, Disney and ITV Studios (ITVS) are among a swathe of companies to have signed up to a new commitment aimed at cutting out bullying, harassment and inappropriate behaviour in TV. The statement comes via UK union Equity and brings together 21 major organisations in the TV industry, both in the UK […]

News round-up: ‘Stranger Things’ star to front NBCU format; UK’s C5 returns to ‘Madame Blanc’; Cake preps ‘Amelia’

Stranger Things star to front NBCU format TV Una in Serbia has ordered the 24th international adaptation of NBCUniversal Formats’ entertainment show, Hollywood Game Night, with Nikola Đuričko (Stranger Things) hosting. The Serbian show, known as Holivudiranje, is a co-production between NBCUniversal Formats and TV Una. The reality competition format invites viewers to an exclusive showbiz […]

Paramount duo C5 & Network 10 link again with Fremantle for Aussie drama

Paramount-owned broadcasters Channel 5 in the UK and Network 10 in Australia have joined forces again to coproduce a four-part thriller from Fremantle Australia. Riptide (4 x 60 minutes) was created by Fremantle Australia’s Jason Herbison (Neighbours, Lie With Me) and is set in Melbourne, with the drama tracking a woman whose husband disappears after a morning surf. […]

News round-up: C4 orders Myanmar war crimes doc; C5 extends ‘Bargain Loving Brits’; Positivor acquires Screen Media assets

C4 orders Myanmar war crimes doc UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a one-hour documentary, Myanmar: The Forgotten Revolution from Evan Williams Productions. The 1 x 60-minute film investigates three major mass killings, with exclusive video footage and eye-witness accounts. The evidence presented in the documentary reveals, for the first time, how Myanmar’s army have committed potential […]

News round-up: Acorn TV & C5 extends ‘Dalgliesh’; ‘Rivers Of London’ in development

Acorn TV & C5 extends Dalgliesh AMC Networks’ Acorn TV and Paramount’s UK network Channel 5 have ordered a two-season renewal for detective drama Dalgliesh. The show is from All3Media’s New Pictures, with Acorn Media Enterprises serving as distributor for both seasons in North America, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina, Chile, Mexico. All3Media International serve as […]

Scripted round-up: Beta boards Ukrainian drama; C5 unveils ‘The Catch’; TV2, ZDF extend ‘Sommerdahl Murders’

Beta boards Ukrainian drama Germany’s Beta Film has picked up international distribution rights to Ukrainian historical drama Cardamom Coffee. The show stars Ukrainian actor Olena Lavrenyuk and Pawel Delag (Schindler’s List), and is based on the novel Coffee Melody In Cardamom Tone, by Ukrainian writer Natalia Hurnytska. The 10 x 45-minute show is a story of forbidden […]

UK’s Channel 5 revives ‘Challenge Anneka’ after 15-year absence

Paramount-owned UK broadcaster Channel 5 is reviving reality series Challenge Anneka 15 years since it was last on screen. ITV Studios label Twofour and Kremplewood will produce the 4 x 60-minute reboot in which host Anneka Rice and her team tackle a wide range of challenges, helping out individuals and communities, and responding to the […]

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