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Desmond looks to tried and trusted to plug Five board gaps

RICHARD Desmond looks set to turn to his trusted lieutenants to fill the swath of vacancies left after last week's unprecedented boardroom clear-out at newly acquired Channel Five.

Press baron Richard Desmond buys Channel Five for £103 million

NEWSPAPER and magazine proprietor Richard Desmond has bought TV channel Five.

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ITV and Five set to cut total of 600 jobs

HUNDREDS of jobs are expected to be culled from the broadcasters ITV and Five this week as the industry struggles with collapsed advertising revenue.

Don't adjust your set as TV talks fail to make the grade

AS CHANNEL 4 chairman Luke Johnson settled at his desk and flicked through the afternoon's headlines on the internet last Wednesday lunchtime, he could barely believe his eyes.

Can Channel 5 survive?

AS LORD Carter's 80-page interim report on Digital Britain hit the desks of the country's media barons last week the verbal debate surrounding the future of public service broadcasting notched up a decibel or two.

Five owner RTL tipped to take control of ITV

GERHARD Zeiler, the London-based Austrian who runs RTL, the owner of Five, is ready to snap up BSkyB's stake in ITV in a move to gain total control of Britain's third channel, say analysts.

Baby joy for Kaplinsky – but are Five chiefs happy?

NATASHA Kaplinsky, who six weeks ago became the face of Five News on an annual salary of £1 million, making her the richest news presenter in Britain, is three months pregnant, the station confirmed yesterday.

BSkyB 'does not want Five'

BSKYB boss James Murdoch has no interest in swapping the group's 17.9 per cent stake in ITV for ownership of Five.

Young to quit as Five newsreader

KIRSTY Young, the award-winning newsreader, is to leave Five News in the autumn, ten years after she first joined the channel.

Channel 5 quiz show admits using fake winners as TV row intensifies

CHANNEL Five has been dragged into the row over premium phone quizzes on television after the broadcaster admitted some competition winners on its show Brainteaser were faked.

Five's owners poised to make £5bn swoop for ITV

EUROPE'S largest broadcaster, RTL, is considering a possible £5 billion-plus offer for ITV.

Five aim to make Glasgow better

JUSTIN Ryan and Colin McAllister - those camp interior decorators known for theatrical fits - suddenly have a more serious job to do.

Channel Five axes Family Affairs

THE TV soap Family Affairs is being axed by Channel Five, it was announced yesterday.

Roobarb returns for a second helping of Custard

ROOBARB and Custard, the cult 1970s cartoon which entertained millions of youngsters with its catchy theme tune and wobbly animation, is returning to TV for a new series, it emerged last night.

Five TV channel sale sees RTL in control

BRITAIN'S channel Five station will come under the full control of RTL, Europe's biggest broadcaster, after publishing group United Business Media agreed to sell its share in the station for £247.6 million.

United Business Media to sell shares in Five

PUBLISHING group United Business Media has agreed to sell its 35 per cent share in TV channel Five for £247.6 million, handing the full value of the TV station to European giant RTL.

Five slammed over 'offensive' CSI mail

CHANNEL Five was heavily criticised by the advertising watchdog today for sending out a "seriously offensive" mailing.

Sky's the limit for Young

NEWSREADER Kirsty Young was due to present the first new-look Five News today since the show was produced by Sky News.

The infamous Five

JUST WHEN we thought it was safe to switch over to the fifth terrestrial television channel, it seems Five is up to its old tricks again.

Channel 4 stokes talk of Five merger

CHANNEL 4 reheated the prospect of a merger with rival broadcaster Five yesterday by admitting that it may need to change its publicly-owned status in favour of "greater commercial flexibility".

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