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UK government to ‘ensure prominence of PSBs’ on smart TVs

The UK government is to enact new broadcasting legislation with the stated goal of protecting the future of public service media by ensuring that broadcasters’ apps have prominence on digital platforms, according to a report in the Financial Times. According to the report, citing Whitehall officials, the government will set aside legislative time to establish […]

ViacomCBS promotes Rose & Fahy to lead combined UK ‘growth’ unit for Pluto TV, My5

ViacomCBS has restructured its streaming operations in the UK by forming a new division to oversee growth across all of its on demand services. The ‘growth and partnerships division’ is part of ViacomCBS’s plan to increase streaming revenue from services such as My5, the AVOD belonging to broadcaster Channel 5, and Pluto TV UK. It is […]

UK broadcasters ‘unlikely to survive’ without overhaul to regulations, claims Ofcom

The UK’s traditional broadcasting industry ‘is unlikely to survive’ without the overhauling of broadcast laws and regulations, claims an explosive report from regulator Ofcom. According to its review of public service broadcasting (PSB), Ofcom has found that public service content is important to audiences and the creative economy but that it is at a critical […]

UKTV bolsters VOD team with hire of My5 senior director Andrea Amey

UKTV has hired Andrea Amey as its new general manager for digital as it looks to boost its on demand service UKTV Play. Amey joins from Channel 5, where she has spent the past 10 years overseeing its VOD output. Most recently serving as senior director for VOD product and service management, Amey led the […]

My5 gets CBS Reality and Horror Channel content in AMC deal

ViacomCBS-owned UK broadcaster Channel 5 has announced a content partnership with AMC Networks International – UK (AMCNI UK). The deal will see two of AMC’s branded channels – CBS Reality and Horror Channel – launch on the My5 AVOD platform. The partnership will also see the addition of 400 hours of content and 40 new […]

NFL goes FTA in UK on Channel 5

The National Football League (NFL) has announced a new three-year partnership in the UK with ViacomCBS Networks International. This new deal will see the NFL return to free-to-air TV in the country, with terrestrial network Channel 5 broadcasting live Monday Night Football, along with a Sunday morning magazine programme entitled NFL End Zone. The deal […]

Strong ratings for Channel 5 in lockdown

ViacomCBS-owned UK broadcaster Channel 5 have reported positive growth as a result of the lockdown. The broadcaster said that it has grown its peak time share of viewing more than any other commercial terrestrial channel. It noted that in the 11 weeks since the start of the lockdown, Channel 5 has seen a 17% year-over-year […]

AVOD My5 sees busiest week ever with 184% YOY growth 

My5, the video on demand platform of UK free to air broadcaster Channel 5, saw record viewing numbers on the week commencing April 27. Last week, the AVOD saw its strongest ever week with week-on-week viewing up by 59% and year-on-year viewing up 184%. The week surpassed week 4 of 2016 when Big Brother drove […]

WWE returns to FTA with Channel 5 deal

Professional wrestling outfit WWE has signed a deal with ViacomCBS that will see the company’s shows broadcast on free-to-air TV in the UK for the first time in almost 20 years. The news was confirmed by Channel 5 on Twitter, with the ViacomCBS-owned channel announcing that three of its weekly wrestling shows – Raw, Smackdown […]

Sky strikes Channel 5 content pact

UK-based pay TV operator Sky has struck a deal for entertainment and factual programming from Viacom-owned Channel 5. The arrangement will see 300 hours of C5 shows becoming available to subscribers, with content accessible via the Sky Box Sets service and to those holding an entertainment pass for Sky’s OTT service Now TV. The box-sets […]

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