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Does anyone care what happens to Five News anymore?

Published 24 November 2010

The news that Channel 5’s new owner Richard Desmond wants to make a more popularist, celebrity led news service, just makes me want to shrug and go “meh”.

Express takeover

Published 23 July 2010

Another chapter in Five’s turbulent history begins with Richard Desmond’s acquisition of Channel Five from RTL for £103.5m being finally confirmed today after months of negotiation (and speculation from the…

Five’s loss, One’s gain

Published 28 May 2010

Given the recent growth in HDTV broadcasting, it was perhaps inevitable that the BBC would plan to have more than one high definition TV channel in order to avoid an…

Too much to swallow

Published 25 February 2009

ITV proposes merger with Channel 4 and Five to create broadcasting giant In a way you can kind of see the business logic in this idea, namely one large commercial…

Survival path

Published 12 January 2009

BBC director general backs merger of Channel 4 and Five It won’t be long before Channel 4 finds out its long term fate later this month, but before that happens…

“We’re not YouTube. Honest.”

Published 3 October 2008

‘Hot dog’ ad offers taste of new-look Channel Five Poor Channel Five is only really watched for a bit of sport, CSI, Neighbours and perhaps a bit of cheap TV…

It’s just not, well, you know…

Published 5 August 2008

ECB attacks BBC for failing to bid for television rights So what’s the real reason behind the English Cricket Board moaning about the BBC’s refusal to bid for terrestrial TV…

Attack of the silly TV station names

Published 20 March 2008

Where Dave leads, “Fiver” apparently follows as digital channel Five Life, is getting a new name.

Compromising options

Published 2 February 2008

Digital Spy: Ofcom’s HDTV plans “jeopardise” Freeview You just have to laugh at the intentions behind some so-called “surveys”. Ask people whether they would prefer five high definition channels as…

New look for Five News

Published 1 February 2005

Kirsty on the mezzanine

Good DOG, bad DOG

Published 24 May 2004

Good on-screen bugs

Five fallen

Published 24 May 2004

The new ‘five’ is awful, apparently

The True Cost

Published 1 January 2004

Because commercial television isn’t free

Love/hate five

Published 1 January 2003

David Hastings isn’t sure about Channel Five

Review of the Year: 2002

Published 15 December 2002

The Transdiffusion team take a look at the past year in broadcasting. Five alive October saw Channel 5 join the club of stations rebranding. The station, now renamed ‘five’, took…

Five wins

Published 1 October 2002

Andrew Bowden on the resurgent Channel Five

Five for news

Published 1 June 2002

Why Five does it best

Set pieces

Published 1 January 2002

Screen furniture from ITN

Five by Five

Published 1 September 2001

David Hastings on the trials and tribulations of C5 at age 5

Manifest commitments

Published 1 June 2001

Repeal the Broadcasting Act 1990, says Anthony Heathfield

Not our fault, squire

Published 1 February 2001

Jeremy Rogers finds no-one to blame

Through the day

Published 1 December 1999

Exploring the art of the announcer – past and present

Christmas box

Published 1 December 1999

Christmas presentation from the 1960s to the 1990s