Channel 5 will on Wednesday finally launch an HD version of its main channel on Freeview, the last of the public service broadcasters to do so.
Sky Media will sell advertising for Channel 5, 5 USA and 5*under a new agreement that confirms the distribution of the Viacom stable of channels in Sky homes for a further five years.
WATCH VIDEO Spike is to make its UK debut on April 15 with a mix of acquired content and original commissions.
Viacom has announced plans to stamp its mark on the UK’s Channel 5.
Digital UK has confirmed plans to change the number sequence on the UK DTT platform adding an additional 100 channel numbers (LCNs) for IP-delivered services.
UPDATED. UK media entrepreneur Richard Desmond is selling Channel 5 to the US broadcaster Viacom for £450 million (€546 million) later today.
Discovery is understood to have dropped out of the bidding process for the UK’s Channel 5, according to Bloomberg.
The sale of UK terrestrial broadcaster Channel 5 has taken on a new twist with the possible flotation of the Richard Desmond company.
Channel 5 was the only applicant for the fifth high definition channel on Freeview HD, when the window closed on October 17.
Virgin Media has signed a multiscreen deal to deliver VOD content from Channel 5 to its TV, online and mobile video platforms.