By Patrick Munn | April 9, 2018 - 2:46 pm | No Comments
Channel 5 has agreed a deal with Entertainment One (eOne) to secure UK rights to Canadian procedural The Detail and second window rights to ABC's Designated Survivor. This marks the second UK deal for Designated Survivor. Netflix UK previously secured, and retains, first run UK rights to the Kiefer Sutherland fronted thriller as part of a global deal between eOne and the streaming service.
By Patrick Munn | April 3, 2018 - 7:35 pm | No Comments
Channel 5 has acquired FTA rights to Lifetime's TV movie Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance after striking a deal with A+E Networks. This marks the second UK deal for the two-hour movie, after Lifetime UK previously secured the pay window.
By Patrick Munn | January 26, 2018 - 7:30 pm | 1 Comment
5USA is adding two U.S. scripted dramas to their slate. The Channel 5 owned digi-net has agreed separate deals with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution and NBCUniversal Television Distribution for first run rights to CBS' short-lived Training Day reboot and free-to-air rights to NBC's Taken prequel series.
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.