By Patrick Munn | January 5, 2018 - 10:30 am | 1 Comment
2017 was a great year for Channel 5. The Viacom owned broadcaster's portfolio of channels delivered an audience share of 6.51%, up 5% year-on-year - representing the largest year-on-year audience growth of any terrestrial broadcaster portfolio during 2017 and C5's strongest overall ratings performance for 13 years.
By Patrick Munn | December 12, 2017 - 3:25 pm | 3 Comments
Less than two years after they scrapped their 24 hour time-shift service (Channel 5+24) to launch a linear My5 service, Channel 5 is scrapping the My5 channel to launch 5PRIME. The new channel will launch as of January 16th. While My5 is being scraped as a channel, it will remain as an on-demand catch up and box set service across all major platforms.
By Patrick Munn | December 5, 2017 - 2:32 pm | No Comments
Will & Grace is returning to the UK. Channel 5 has secured the exclusive UK rights to the revival series after striking a deal with international distributor NBCUniversal International Distribution. The sixteen episode revival, also known as the ninth season of Will & Grace, will premiere on Channel 5 on Friday January 5th at 10pm.
By Patrick Munn | September 4, 2017 - 2:28 pm | No Comments
In what is being hailed as a "first" for a British commercial PSB, Channel 5 has agreed a distribution deal with A+E Networks UK which will see content from A+E's FTA channel Blaze made available on My5.
By Patrick Munn | May 19, 2017 - 6:02 pm | 2 Comments
ABC's Dirty Dancing reboot is coming to the UK. Channel 5 has secured the exclusive UK broadcast rights to the three-hour TV movie/special after agreeing a deal with international distributor Lionsgate Television, TVWise has learned.