Channel 5

Channel 5 to announce Jeff Ford’s replacement, promotes Dunthorne

Channel 5 is set to announce a new head of content to look after commissioning and acquisitions following the departure of Jeff Ford. This comes as the Richard Desmond-owned company announced the promotion of Paul Dunthorne to chief operating officer. Dunthorne was previously managing director of Portland TV, the adult channel operator owned by Desmond, […]

CTC Media, Ren TV launch Russian Hulu

Russian broadcasters CTC, Ren TV and Channel 5 have teamed up to launch an online video service, dubbed the Russian Hulu. The broadcasters have reached an agreement that will see a raft of content from all of the channels launch on the site. The new service will use the CTC Media’s Videomore platform that it […]

Twofour and GroupM ink distribution pact

Producer/distributor TwoFour and the TV division of media agency GroupM have agreed a co-distribution deal and will present their first slate at MIPCOM. The pair already have a coproduction deal and will jointly distribute four shows at the market in Cannes: The Resort, Secret Interview, Bumps, Babies & Beyond and Paddy’s Show and Telly. The […]

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