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ViacomCBS signs deal with Endemol Shine for My5 AVOD expansion

ViacomCBS-owned UK broadcaster Channel 5 has launched two channels on its VOD service My5, which will be stocked with programming from Endemol Shine Group. The two genre based channels, Masters of Food and Reel Truth Crime, will be available via the on demand service and will see 60 hours of specialist food and crime content […]

PlutoTV launches three My5 channels in UK

AVOD streamer Pluto TV is to launch three UK channels using content from the VOD platform of its Viacom stablemate Channel 5, focusing on crime, documentary and medical programming. Pluto TV, which was acquired by Viacom for $340m six months ago, will launch My5 Crime, My5 Documentaries and My5 GPs: Behind Closed Doors channels on its […]

Pluto TV launches on My5

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has confirmed the launch of three Pluto TV channels on Channel 5’s video-on-demand platform in the UK. The launch of the channels on My5, news of which was reported by Digital TV Europefrom the Variety TV Summit in Londonearlier this month, marks the first collaboration between the two Viacom-owned AVOD […]

Netflix and Prime Video eclipse local broadcaster revenues in the UK

UK revenue for streaming giants Netflix and Amazon Prime is double that of the nation’s five biggest broadcasters. According to an Ofcom report on the UK’s VOD market, Amazon Prime and Netflix generated an estimated £1.09 billion (€1.27 billion) in 2018. By contrast, Sky’s Now TV, ITV Hub, All 4, My 5 and the BBC […]

Channel 5 adds four new content partners for My5

Viacom-owned UK free-to-air commercial broadcaster Channel 5 has signed four new content partnership deals for its streaming service, My5, bringing 1,500 additional hours 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 this month. […]

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 VOD service starts Blaze with A+E

Channel 5 (C5)’s video on demand service, My5, will now offer content from free-to-air entertainment channel Blaze, which is part of A+E Networks UK. This marks the first time a commercial public service broadcaster has provided a branded presence from outside its network on its on-demand platform, according to C5. My5 viewers can access a […]

Channel 5 launches My5 on Chromecast

Viacom-owned UK free-to-air broadcaster Channel 5 has made its My5 video-on-demand service available on Google’s Chromecast devices. The move will enable UK viewers with Chromecast dongles to stream My5 content from phones or tablets direct to their TVs. Content from across the Channel 5 portfolio of channels – Channel 5, 5Star, 5USA and viacom’s recently […]

Channel 5 to launch new ‘best of’ channel

Channel 5 today announces My5, a free-to-air TV channel set to go live in early August, broadcasting 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 hugely popular video-on-demand service of the same name, as well as broadcasting programming from across […]

Viacom: digital growth includes double-digit UK viewing rise

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 TV Connect in London this morning, James Currell, chief operating officer of Viacom International Media Networks, UK, Austalia, Russia and Eastern Europe […]