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Channel 5 orders ‘Neighbours’ spin-off for My5 VOD service

Viacom-owned UK broadcaster Channel 5 has commissioned a spin-off of Australian soap Neighbours for streamer My5. The VOD platform has ordered Neighbours: Erinsborough High, a 5 x 22-minute series that will be produced by Fremantle. The programme will debut on My5 in November alongside Neighbours, which airs daily on Channel 5 and is available via […]

Channel 5: Greenlight for ‘All Creatures Great And Small’; My5 adds Pluto TV

Channel 5 is adapting James Herriot’s iconic collection of stories All Creatures Great And Small with US public broadcaster PBS. The Viacom-owned channel has commissioned Colin Callender’s Playground, producers of Wolf Hall and Howard’s End, for a six-part series and Christmas special, which will be co-produced with PBS’s ‘Masterpiece’ strand. The drama marks the second […]

My5, All4 bolster services with content deal, SVOD function

Viacom-owned catch-up service My5 has struck a content deal with Israeli cable group Hot. The partnership marks the first foreign-language content deal for Channel 5’s catch-up service, which was opened up to third-party content last summer, linking with the likes of PBS America, A+E Networks’ Blaze, Together channel, Little Dot Studios and BET. Under the […]

Viacom’s Channel 5 bulks up free streaming service My5

Viacom-owned UK broadcaster Channel 5 has signed four content partnership deals for its streaming service, My5, which will bring 1500 new hours of programming to the platform over the next year. Content partnerships have been secured with PBS America, Together channel, Little Dot Studios and BET, whose programming will appear on the platform from July […]

Channel 5 to launch premium linear channel

Viacom’s UK broadcaster, Channel 5, will launch a “premium channel” focused on high-end factual, documentaries and drama early next year. 5Prime will launch on January 16, 2018 on all broadcast platforms in the UK, replacing the existing My5 TV network. The My5 brand will remain as Channel 5’s on-demand service, which is distributed through all […]

Channel 5 launches linear My5

Channel 5 is launching My5, a free-to-air TV channel set to go live in early August that will broadcast the best content from the breadth of the Channel 5 family. The My5 channel will replace Channel 5+24, taking content from Channel 5’s video-on-demand service of the same name, as well as broadcasting programming from across the […]

Viacom plots further int’l digital expansion

Viacom has witnessed double-digit viewer growth across two of its UK platforms – MTV.co.uk and My5 – and announced plans for further digital expansion as part of its ‘always on’ strategy. Speaking at the TV Connect event in London yesterday, James Currell, chief operating officer of Viacom International Media Networks UK, Australia, Russia and eastern […]