By Patrick Munn | December 8, 2015 - 1:39 pm | No Comments
Channel 5 is to push forward with the 9pm strategy for 5USA and are looking to pick up a wealth of new dramas from the Hollywood Studios to air weekdays (Mon-Fri) in the 9pm time-slot on the digital channel.
By Patrick Munn | October 21, 2015 - 10:22 am | No Comments
Viacom International Media Networks UK are restructuring the programming management teams for both MTV UK and Comedy Central UK. Louise Holmes, who has been serving as VP of Programming for Comedy Central UK since 2013, has been named Vice-President of Linear and Multi-Platform Programming and will lead a new "combined creative" team, with responsibility for both MTV UK and Comedy Central UK. She will report directly to Jill Offman, Managing Director of Comedy Central UK and MTV UK.
By Patrick Munn | October 15, 2015 - 8:17 am | 2 Comments
Given the failure of 'Dallas' on Channel 5 resulted in a £20 million programming write down in the first nine months of 2014, are further such life-of-series deals off the table? TVWise recently caught up with Channel 5's Acquisitions and Channel Manager Marie-Claire Dunlop to get an answer to that very question.
By Patrick Munn | October 13, 2015 - 12:07 pm | No Comments
As part of TVWise’s continuing feature series on U.S. acquisitions, TVWise recently spoke with Chanel 5's Acquisitions and Channel Manager Marie-Claire Dunlop and Comedy Central UK's Director of Acquisitions Brad Wood to find out about the opportunities the Viacom merger has opened up, the new acquisitions strategy across the VIMN UK portfolio, what kind of series the respective channels are in the market for post-LA Screenings and much more.
By Patrick Munn | June 19, 2015 - 2:49 pm | No Comments
Viacom International Media Networks UK is handing Comedy Central UK boss Jill Offman an expanded role. The exec, who is currently MD of the comedy channel, has been named Managing Director of both Comedy Central UK and MTV UK.
By Patrick Munn | May 1, 2015 - 10:46 am | 1 Comment
Sky and Viacom International Media Networks are expanding their relationship. The two companies have agreed a new deal which will ensure carriage of VIMN's pay TV channels – Comedy Central UK, MTV UK Nickelodeon and VH1 – on Sky's platform for the next five years. In addition, Sky Media - Sky's advertising sales operation - will begin selling ad inventory for Channel5 and digi-nets 5* and 5USA.
By Patrick Munn | March 19, 2015 - 9:22 am | No Comments
Following a three-year deal extension for Big Brother, Viacom International Media Networks UK has announced plans for a rebrand of Channel 5. In addition, VIMN UK has appointed Kerry Taylor to serve as their first CMO, who will oversee the rebrand of C5.
By Patrick Munn | March 19, 2015 - 8:52 am | No Comments
Big Brother is staying put on Channel 5. The Viacom owned broadcaster has extended its deal with Endemol Shine International for the reality format for a further three years, through 2018. Under said agreement, Channel 5 will continue to broadcast two seasons of Celebrity Big Brother and one season of Big Brother each year - all of which will be produced by Endemol Shine UK's indie Initial.