Channel 5

Ofcom sets new public service license terms for ITV, Channel 5

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has ruled that ITV must deliver more regionalised news reports as part of its new public service requirements when its current license expires at the end of 2014.  Setting out terms for the next 10-year license for ITV, STV, UTV and Channel 5, Ofcom approved proposals for a more localised Channel […]

Dawn Airey to exit RTL

Former Channel 5 chief Dawn Airey is to exit European broadcast group RTL. Airey has been with RTL for five years, initially as CEO and chairman of UK terrestrial Channel 5 and latterly in a role that was thought to see her explore RTL’s chances of launching channels in the US. In an internal announcement […]

Channel 5’s Milkshake! joins YouView

UK broadcaster Channel 5 is launching an on-demand player for its Milkshake! kids programming strand on connected TV platform YouView. Targeted at two-to-seven year-olds, Milkshake! offers a range of shows including Little Princess, Fifi and the Flowertots and Roary the Racing Car. “We’re very pleased to have Milkshake! on board and that they have chosen […]

Channel 5 posts strong growth

UK commercial broadcaster Channel 5 helped owner Northern & Shell report a 40% increase in revenues. This is the first full year contribution from the broadcaster since Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell purchased the company in July 2010. Channel 5’s revenues increase by 23% to £353 million (€440 million) over the year, despite adverse advertising […]

ITV wins Europa League from Channel 5

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has secured rights to Uefa Europa League soccer games, wresting the rights from its counterpart Channel 5. It will get the top two games from the tournament for three years, starting 2012/2013 and pay TV broadcaster ESPN will take rights to the remaining games. Channel 5 had the rights from 2008 […]

Ofcom offers fifth HD DTT channel

Ofcom has invited applications for an extra HD channel on the UK’s DTT network. The communications regulator has called for applications from commercial public service broadcasters for a fifth HD slot on the Freview platform to join BBC HD, BBC One HD, ITV HD and 4HD. The move could see Channel 5 launch a HD […]

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