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Ruiz joins Paramount+, C5 commissioning team

Paramount UK has announced the appointment of Federico Ruiz as Commissioning Editor, Factual and Non-Scripted. Ruiz joins from Firercracker Films where he was Head of Factual Entertainment. He will commission factual titles across the Channel 5 portfolio as well as the streaming service Paramount+, which launches in the UK and Ireland on June 22nd. Ruiz’s […]

May 12, 2022

Germany: Prime Video hires Pro7 exec

Amazon has appointed former ProSiebenSat.1 MD Kaspar Pfluger to head its Prime Video streaming service in Germany. Pfluger lead the German broadcaster from 2015 and last year took charge of production at sister unit Seven.One Entertainment. Pfluger, who has also worked at RTL Group and Channel 5 in the UK, will replace Christoph Schneider at […]

March 30, 2022

Jeremy Vine Extra gets extended run

Jeremy Vine Extra from ITN Productions has proved a ratings success for Channel 5 and will continue for an extended six month run following its launch earlier this year. Jeremy Vine Extra, which sees lively discussions continue directly after the main Jeremy Vine show, has seen a 20 per cent increase in share for Channel […]

March 25, 2022

Griffin-Williams S4C Chief Content Officer

S4C has appointed LLinos Griffin-Williams as its new Chief Content Officer. Her appointment will play a key part in the Welsh broadcaster’s wider strategy to make S4C more visible in the Global Market and drive the channel in a new direction in terms of talent and commercial opportunity. Griffin-Williams was formerly Creative Director of Cardiff based independent production […]

March 7, 2022

My5 reports best ever week

My5, the on-demand service of Channel 5, has reported its best ever week of viewing hours, by a margin of 40 per cent year-on-year, following the launch of drama series The Teacher starring Sheridan Smith. During Week 5 (31 January – 6 February 2022): The Teacher became My5’s strongest drama launch to date, ahead of […]

February 10, 2022

Nescafé sponsors Friends on Comedy Central, C5

Nescafé is to sponsor comedy series Friends on Comedy Central and Channel 5 throughout 2022. The broadcast sponsorship will run across both ViacomCBS channels, in a series of 5” and 10” idents beginning this month. The sponsorship was brokered and strategically driven by Nescafé’s media agency, Publicis Media NestléOne, in partnership with Sky Media. As well […]

February 2, 2022

Jeremy Vine on Channel 5 delivers record audiences

Jeremy Vine, Channel 5’s morning news and current affairs programme, had its most successful year on record in 2021. The programme averaged a 6.01 per cent share across the year, with both ABC1s and 16-54s up year-on-year 2 per cent and 6 per cent respectively. It was also the second highest year on record for […]

January 27, 2022

Airey appointed Channel 4 interim Chair

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has announced the appointment of industry veteran Dawn Airey as Channel 4’s interim Chair, replacing current Chair, Charles Gurassa, who departs on January 27th 2022. Airey joined the Channel 4 Board in December 2021 as a non-executive director. Her career includes roles as Chair and CEO of Channel 5, Managing Director […]

January 25, 2022By Colin Mann

Channel 5 commissions Jeremy Vine Extra from ITN Productions

Channel 5 has announced the launch of Jeremy Vine Extra – extending the successful Jeremy V​ine daily show with even more debate and discussion. Launching on January 19th, the hour-long Jeremy Vine Extra will follow the main programme at 11.15am every day. Produced by ITN Productions and hosted by Storm Huntley, it will continue the […]

January 17, 2022

Beyond Rights sails into 2022 with Costa Concordia doc deals

In the week that commemorates ten years since one of the worst maritime disasters in living memory, Beyond Rights announces that it has licensed ITN Productions’ two-hour investigative documentary, The Costa Concordia: Why She Sank, to several international broadcasters. In Europe, initial deals have been struck with TF1 in France, Discovery in Italy, TV2 in […]

January 11, 2022