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Christmas Day on television… in 2007

Published 24 December 2017

A look at what was on television on Christmas Day 2007

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…

Paying for Five

Published 2 October 2009

Broadcast Now: Five mulls switch to pay-TV Originally being the smallest of the five ‘national’ terrestrial channels along with having a patchy analogue terrestrial TV coverage area even at its…

Channel 4’s own goal

Published 11 June 2009

Broadcast Now: Five wins final Freeview HD slot Broadcast Now: Freeview HD plans in doubt Whilst bidding for something like a slot on the new Freeview HD multiplex, the very,…

Piling on the pressure

Published 1 April 2009

Channel Five boss claims government sees logic of merger with Channel 4 It seems that Dawn Airey and RTL have spotted a gap in the broadcasting wilderness and are desperately…

Will anyone save Channel 4?

Published 25 February 2009

MPs’ report expected to question BBC and Channel 4 linkup Over recent months, around 90% of the media-related ministerial report ‘leaks’ have been ‘surprisingly’ accurate, so we can assume that…

Well she would say that

Published 2 February 2009

Merger of Channels 4 and Five still possible, says Dawn Airey The ever-hopeful and clearly optimistic Dawn Airey is still making noises about a merger between Channel 4 and Five…

Public argument

Published 21 January 2009

BBC licence fee ‘digital surplus’ could help fund new PSB body, says Ofcom Ofcom: Report summary plus links to full versions Now that the long-awaited report from Ofcom has finally…

Demand Five – another case of online discrimination

Published 22 July 2008

Once again, a sizeable proportion of online users are being discriminated against by on-demand programme providers: this time by Five’s TV-on-demand service Demand Five. If they were visually impaired, for…