Channel 5

Channel 5 secures Cricket World Cup highlights package

Paramount-owned UK broadcaster Channel 5 has struck a new partnership with Comcast-owned pay TV provider Sky to bring daily highlights of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 to free-to-air TV for fans across the UK.  The event takes place from October 5-November 19 in India where ten teams will battle is out across 47 […]

Ofcom says no to relaxation of PSB advertising rules

UK regulator Ofcom has decided not to remove stricter TV advertising rules that apply only to commercially-funded public service broadcasters in the country. The commercial public service broadcasting (PSB) channels – ITV, STV, Channel 4, S4C and Channel 5 – are subject to tighter advertising restrictions than non-PSB commercial channels, such as ITV2, 5USA and Pick. The […]

UK PSBs launch free TV streaming service Freely for next year

The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 have backed the creation of Freely, a free TV service set to launch next year in the UK that will allow viewers to watch live TV over broadband. The service is being developed by Everyone TV, which runs free TV in the UK and is jointly owned […]

Ofcom Media Nations: UK broadcast viewing saw biggest ever fall in reach in 2022

The decline in broadcast TV viewing in the UK accelerated last year, with the weekly reach of broadcast experiencing its biggest ever annual drop. According to media watchdog Ofcom’s latest Media Nations report, broadcast TV’s weekly reach fell from 83% in 2021 to 79% in 2022, the biggest-ever annual drop. The long-term decline in viewing […]

My5 lands on SkyGlass and Sky Stream

UK public service broadcaster Channel 5 has launched its ad-supported streamer My5 on SkyGlass and Sky Stream earlier this week. The platform offers catch-up and extended on-demand access to a range of Channel 5 content and the broadcaster’s channels 5Star, 5USA, 5Select and 5Action. On Sky Glass and Sky Stream viewers will be able to […]

Paramount all in on streaming, says SVP

Paramount is “leveraging its entire business into streaming”, a senior streaming exec at the company has said. Speaking at the Connected TV World Summit, Paramount SVP of streaming Dan Fahy discussed the launch of SVOD Paramount+ at the end of June. The SVOD will launch in the UK with 8,000 hours of content, including the […]

Streamers to be regulated by UK government

Streamers such as Netflix, Disney+ and Apple TV+ are to be regulated in the UK for the first time, while super-indies are set to face new scrutiny over their ‘independent’ status. The proposals from UK government came in a far-reaching White Paper that promises to deliver a “new golden age of programming” by updating “decades-old […]

Pluto TV extends partnership with Channel 5 in UK

ViacomCBS’s free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service Pluto TV has extended its partnership with the UK’s Channel 5 – a sister service also owned by ViacomCBS ­– with three new channels to be added to the streaming service in the UK this month, featuring some of the broadcaster’s best-loved talent.  In addition, existing Channel 5 programming […]

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