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Channel 5 extends Jeremy Vine deal

Channel 5 has agreed a new five-year deal with ITN to produce both 5 News and Jeremy Vine in an extension of the current agreement between the two parties. The deal will enable Channel 5 to maintain its existing Ofcom commitment to deliver a minimum of 280 hours of news each calendar year. The hour-long […]

January 19, 2023

Yeti Television appoints Greenwood

Yeti Television has announced the appointment of Simon Greenwood as Series and Executive Producer. Greenwood brings over 20 years’ experience of producing factual content for a range of channels, as well as his specialist knowledge of the Observational documentary genre. Prior to making his mark in the factual TV space, Greenwood worked as a Broadcast […]

January 19, 2023

Drama drives Channel 5 continued growth

UK commercial PSB Channel 5 grew its share for the fourth consecutive year in 2022, with original drama continuing to draw in new viewers, to give the channel its highest year since 2010. Building on a strong performance in 2021, Channel 5’s share of all-individual’s viewing increased by +1 per cent year-on-year (YOY) overall. The […]

January 10, 2023

Yeti hires Griffiths as Development Executive

Yeti Television has announced a new senior hire with its appointment of Llinos Griffiths as Development Executive. In her new role as Development Executive, Griffiths will be a key driver in Yeti creating Welsh-made formats and showcasing them around the world. Griffiths brings a wealth of experience, having worked as Development Executive on a range of […]

October 4, 2022

Mattel introduces autistic character to Thomas & Friends series

Mattel has announced the introduction of Bruno, the first autistic character in the iconic Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go series and franchise. Mattel Television developed Bruno in collaboration with respected organisations including the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) and Easterseals Southern California, as well as autistic writers and spokespeople. Voiced by nine-year-old actor Elliott […]

September 7, 2022

Channel 5 commissions ITN for live debate special

Channel 5 has commissioned ITN Productions to produce a one-off live debate hosted by Jeremy Vine focusing on the anger, anxiety and the massive issues currently engulfing Britain. Millions of people feel like they have had enough and they’re all desperately wanting answers. The studio audience will be discussing and debating why people can’t heat, […]

September 1, 2022

PSBs call for sports rights protection

The heads of UK public service broadcasters (PSBs) BBC and ITV have written an open letter warning that so-called ‘Crown Jewel’ sporting events such as the Olympics and the football World Cup risk going behind a paywall unless the Government proceeds with new legislation, amid fears that proposed media legislation could be dropped by Prime […]

August 22, 2022By Colin Mann

5 News launching Mind Matters podcast

5 News has announced that its health and well-being segment, Mind Matters with Dr Sian, will be available as a podcast from July 27th. Mind Matters with Dr Sian will continue to run as a segment airing fortnightly within 5 News but will now be available in a longer format as a podcast. The mental […]

July 25, 2022

Ofcom consults on TV advertising rules

UK media regulator Ofcom is seeking evidence to help determine whether there is a need to reform rules that restrict the amount of advertising shown on public service broadcasters’ TV channels. All UK broadcasters are subject to restrictions on the quantity and scheduling of advertising on their channels. But under rules introduced over 30 years […]

July 15, 2022By Colin Mann

Crackit commissioned by Channel 5 to make Dirty Home Rescue

Crackit Productions has been commissioned by Channel 5 to produce the new extreme cleaning series, Dirty Home Rescue.  Dirty Home Rescue – a new property transformation series, is hosted by cleaning expert Hayley Leitch, known for her role in Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners.  Together with her two professional cleaners – Tom Swire, ex-actor, now owner of a cleaning company in […]

July 12, 2022