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Channel 5 to air Cricket World Cup highlights

Channel 5 has announced a partnership with Sky to bring daily highlights of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 to free-to-air TV for fans across the UK. The event takes place from October 5th to November 19th in India where ten teams will battle is out across 47 games and England are set to […]

September 20, 2023

Ofcom axes plans to relax PSB ad rules

Following a period of consultation, Ofcom has announced that it will not remove the stricter TV advertising rules that apply only to commercially-funded public service broadcasters at this time. All UK broadcasters are subject to restrictions on the quantity and scheduling of advertising on their channels. But the commercial public service broadcasting (PSB) channels – […]

September 19, 2023

UK PSBs bring free TV into streaming age

The UK’s public service  broadcasters’ latest collaboration will see them develop a new free TV service designed to deliver live TV over broadband. For the first time for free, British viewers will be able easily to browse and watch live TV channels together with on-demand content streamed straight to their smart TV via the Internet. […]

September 18, 2023By Colin Mann

Lion Television appoints Pearl as Creative Director

Lion Television, the producer of specialist and factual content, has appointed Daniel Pearl as its new Creative Director. Pearl joins from Paramount where he was Commissioning Editor of Unscripted for Paramount+ and Channel 5. He has previously held a number of senior roles at the BBC and Channel 4. During his career Pearl has produced […]

September 11, 2023

Middlechild appoints new Head of Factual

Brighton and Newcastle based indie Middlechild Productions have appointed Gursharan Singh Nijjar as their new Head of Factual. Gursh was the series producer on Middlechild’s hit series Coastguard: Every Second Counts for Channel 5 which is set to return for series two early next year. Middlechild’s MD, David Sumnall said: “Despite all the challenges in the industry, we’ve had a really positive […]

September 7, 2023

Yeti explores Osborne House for Channel 5

Yeti Television has announced its commission from Channel 5 for Osborne House: A Royal Love Story 90’ (working title). Narrated by Harriet Walter and with intimate access to the house and gardens, interviews with experts and contributions from Osborne staff – this documentary paints a vivid picture of Queen Victoria’s extraordinary former home. Nestled on […]

August 31, 2023

ITN hires new executive producers

ITN Productions has hired two new executive producers to join its production team: Emmy-nominated series producer and director Nadya Mahdi and BAFTA-nominated programme-maker Jeremy Daldry. Mahdi, a specialist in News, Current Affairs and Factual content for the last 20 years, will take on the Executive Producer role working across genres including true crime, talent-led series and topical programming. […]

August 22, 2023

Channel 5 commissions Court Martial: Soldiers Behind Bars

Channel 5 has commissioned Emporium Productions to produce Court Martial: Soldiers Behind Bars, a 3 x 60′ observational series following serving soldiers who are convicted of serious civilian or military crimes as they serve their sentences under lock and key in the army’s own detention facility, the Military Corrective Training Centre. Court Martial: Soldiers Behind Bars was filmed over several months, and with exclusive access inside […]

August 2, 2023

Prestige Flowers renews sponsorship with Channel 5

Sky Media has announced that Prestige Flowers has renewed its sponsorship of Channel 5, following the success of its 2022 campaign. The seven-figure deal includes a 12-month sponsorship of Extraordinary Stories, running from April 2023 to April 2024, and a two-month sponsorship of Christmas Movies, running from November to December 2023.  Since Prestige Flowers first […]

May 23, 2023

Luke Evans headlines Wales Screen Summit

Afanti Events has announced that Hollywood A-List actor, Luke Evans, will headline the line up at the forthcoming Wales Screen Summit on 15-17 May 2023 at Cardiff’s Parkgate Hotel. The Welsh actor who has amassed a vast resume of acclaimed stage, television and film roles, will discuss his expansive career including his recent starring role in the BBC’s variety performance, Showtime […]

May 10, 2023