Channel 5

Channel 5 to expand UK originated kids programming

British commercial broadcaster Channel 5 is to increase the amount of local original kids series it airs following its latest license renewal. The Northern & Shell-owned company has pledged to air at least 600 hours of UK originated kids series, meaning that British content will make up half of the channel’s kids content for the […]

Kate Barnes leaving Channel 5

Kate Barnes is to leave British commercial broadcaster Channel 5 after being made redundant. The Northern & Shell-owned broadcaster is closing the role of head of digital channels and Barnes is set to leave the company next week. This is the latest high profile departure at the channel following the news that director of programmes […]

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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