By Patrick Munn | May 24, 2019 - 5:31 pm | No Comments
Well here's a timely commission. Channel 5 has commissioned Portillo: The Trouble With The Tory Party, a two-part documentary series fronted by the former Defence Secretary that explores the schism inside the Conservative party over Europe that has now led to the downfall of both Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May.
By Patrick Munn | May 17, 2019 - 9:17 pm | No Comments
Private Eyes has secured a second UK home. Channel 5's digi-net 5USA has acquired the Canadian drama series fronted by Jason Priestley (Beverly Hills 90210). eOne (Entertainment One) handles global sales. The show's first season will premiere on 5USA next month.
By Patrick Munn | April 18, 2019 - 10:25 am | No Comments
Channel 5 has acquired the UK rights to Sony Crackle's original drama series The Oath for their VOD service My5 after striking a deal with international distributor Sony Pictures Television. The acquisition was part of a two-series deal with Sony that, as TVWise previously reported, also gives My5 UK rights to Australian drama Bloom. The Oath is expected to premiere this spring.
By Patrick Munn | April 12, 2019 - 4:11 pm | No Comments
Channel 5 has acquired the UK rights to Australian drama series Bloom for their VOD service My5. The six episode drama, which was commissioned by streaming service Stan, is distributed internationally by Sony Pictures Television.
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.