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AOL signs new premium content partners

AOL has signed 14 new content partners to its premium AOL On platform. Sky News, British Pathe and former Channel 5 owner Northern & Shell are among the content companies that will maketheir video content available through AOL. Sky will make its news content available to consumers in North America via the platform and will […]

Discovery drops out of Channel 5 bidding

Discovery has reportedly dropped out of the running for UK terrestrial broadcaster Channel 5. According to separate reports in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and Reuters, Discovery exited the bidding process after previously working on a joint bid for the channel with BSkyB. The WSJ said that Discovery and Sky had submitted an offer of […]

Channel 5 plays down Sky/Discovery link

Channel 5 is playing down a UK report claiming an agreement has been reached for Discovery and BSkyB to buy the UK broadcaster for £350 million (€425 million). Broadcast Now yesterday reported a deal had been agreed in principle last week and was formalised on Monday (April 14). This would see pay TV giant take […]

Channel 5 reportedly up for sale

Richard Desmond, the owner of UK terrestrial network Channel 5, is reportedly weighing up selling the channel in a deal that could be worth more than £700 million (€846 million). According to a Financial Times report, which cites two people familiar with the situation, Desmond has tasked Barclays with advising on possible options for Channel […]