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.
By Patrick Munn | August 24, 2018 - 2:13 pm | No Comments
Fresh off of winning Channel of the Year at the Edinburgh TV Festival, Channel 5 has ordered a new four-part documentary series, titled Drug Wars, from Vice Studios. "Vice Studios has a unique storytelling voice which appeals to younger audiences", said Channel 5's Factual Commissioning Editor Guy Davies. "With cutting edge journalism and unrivalled access we are really pleased to be working with them once again.”
By Patrick Munn | July 18, 2018 - 1:17 pm | No Comments
Following on from the success of In Solitary, Channel 5 has given the green-light to a celebrity edition of the series which followed four members of the public as they attempted to live in solitary confinement. Celebs In Solitary will largely retain the same format, with the members of the public being replaced by four famous faces. They will sacrifice their phones and contact with the outside world and only be allowed three ‘luxury’ items to help them pass the time and psychological tests of isolation.
By Patrick Munn | July 4, 2018 - 5:20 pm | No Comments
Channel 5 is increasing the range of content they offer on My5. The broadcaster has struck content partnership deals with PBS America, Together, Little Dot Studios and BET for the VOD service. Additionally, they have extended their existing agreement with A+E Networks UK.
By Patrick Munn | June 28, 2018 - 5:46 pm | No Comments
Channel 5 has renewed their Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Lnagsford fronted super-rich series How The Other Half Lives for a five episode fifth season and two-part Las Vegas Christmas special. Additionally, the broadcaster has given the green-light to How To Get A Good Sleep, a new two episode series fronted by the TV couple. Both series hails from Spun Gold Television. Joining Spun Gold on How To Get A Good Sleep is Motion Content Group.
By Patrick Munn | June 8, 2018 - 10:30 am | No Comments
NCIS: New Orleans has a new UK home. FOX UK has secured first window rights to the NCIS spin-off in a deal with international distributor CBS Studios International. The agreement begins with season four, which will premiere on FOX UK on Friday July 20th at 9pm. The show's fifth season will then follow later in 2018.