By Patrick Munn | January 17, 2019 - 6:24 pm | No Comments
Channel 5 is expanding their commissioning team. The VIMN backed broadcaster has hired Dan Louw to serve as Commissioning Editor, and Kate Morey and Denise Seneviratne to serve as Commissioning Executives. The trio will report directly to Channel 5's Director of Programmes Ben Frow. The hires comes after Channel 5 appointed Sean Collins as Head of Scheduling and Sebastian Cardwell as Digital Channel Controller.
By Patrick Munn | January 2, 2019 - 3:31 pm | No Comments
2018 was a record breaking year for Channel 5 when it comes to their ratings performance amongst ABC1 viewers. All told, upmarket viewers were responsible comprise 44% of Channel 5's audience on average throughout the year - the highest annual percentage in the channel’s history.
By Patrick Munn | November 5, 2018 - 5:06 pm | No Comments
Psychological crime thriller Blood will receive its UK premiere on Channel 5 on Monday November 19th at 9pm with a double-bill, it has been announced. The remaining four episodes will air on weekdays in the 9pm time-slot, with the finale set for Friday November 23rd.
By Patrick Munn | September 19, 2018 - 7:03 pm | No Comments
Channel 5 is moving forward with their push into scripted drama. Fresh off of ordered four-part drama Cold Call and acquiring the Adrian Dunbar fronted Blood, the VIMN backed broadcaster has green-lit Clink, 15 Days and a new feature-length murder mystery. The drama push was a big factor in the recent decision to cancel Big Brother, which has freed up a significant amount of cash from the programming budget for said push.
By Patrick Munn | September 17, 2018 - 2:44 pm | No Comments
Channel 5 is adding a new drama series to their line-up. The VIMN backed broadcaster has acquired Blood, a psychological crime thriller from Riviera scribe Sophie Petzal which is being headlined by Line Of Duty's Adrian Dunbar, in a pre-sale deal with All3Media International. Additionally, Virgin Media has licensed the SVOD rights and will make the series available as a box-set following Channel 5's linear window.
By Patrick Munn | August 31, 2018 - 4:40 pm | No Comments
Channel 5 has handed out a two season renewal to their Gaby Roslin and Fiona Phillips shopping series Shop Smart Save Money. A total of sixteen episodes have been commissioned, which will be evenly split over seasons two and three. The bumper renewal comes after the first season, consisting of three episodes, aired on Channel 5 back in June. The show's second season is set to air later this year, while season three will follow in 2019.