You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Jeff Ford, Britain’s Channel Five

Buyer buzz

What slots on your station need to be filled and what genre and type of shows are you looking for to fill them?

“We are looking for one-hour U.S. dramas, preferably not crime related. Unfortunately, they are mostly crime-driven, so there is not much we can do to change that.

” ‘CSI: Miami’ will debut this winter. We also bought ‘Boomtown,’ and are trying to offer our audience something different than a straightforward storyline.

How has your programming budget changed or shrunk over the last couple of years?

“We’ve increased our investment in programming, but I’d rather not discuss how much we actual spend. We’ve certainly doubled our investment in current affairs.”

What has changed in your buying strategy over the past year or so?

“Five is shifting away from running a movie at 9 p.m. daily. The viewer perception of Five is starting to change and there is definitely a wider range of shows that we’re now offering and open to taking.”

More TV

  • Doctor Who

    Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Gets a Male Companion with New 'Doctor Who' Castings

    What slots on your station need to be filled and what genre and type of shows are you looking for to fill them? “We are looking for one-hour U.S. dramas, preferably not crime related. Unfortunately, they are mostly crime-driven, so there is not much we can do to change that. ” ‘CSI: Miami’ will debut […]

  • Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

    'Dirk Gently' Star Samuel Barnett on High Fantasy and Season 2

    What slots on your station need to be filled and what genre and type of shows are you looking for to fill them? “We are looking for one-hour U.S. dramas, preferably not crime related. Unfortunately, they are mostly crime-driven, so there is not much we can do to change that. ” ‘CSI: Miami’ will debut […]

  • Disney-ABC TV Chief on Weinstein's Victims,

    Disney-ABC TV Chief Ben Sherwood on Weinstein's Victims, Shonda Rhimes' Exit

    What slots on your station need to be filled and what genre and type of shows are you looking for to fill them? “We are looking for one-hour U.S. dramas, preferably not crime related. Unfortunately, they are mostly crime-driven, so there is not much we can do to change that. ” ‘CSI: Miami’ will debut […]

  • Bill OReilly Roger Ailes Sexual Harrassment

    Bill O'Reilly, Roger Ailes Still Loom Over Fox's Business (Analysis)

    What slots on your station need to be filled and what genre and type of shows are you looking for to fill them? “We are looking for one-hour U.S. dramas, preferably not crime related. Unfortunately, they are mostly crime-driven, so there is not much we can do to change that. ” ‘CSI: Miami’ will debut […]

  • RuPaul

    RuPaul Reveals the Queens Competing in 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars' Season 3

    What slots on your station need to be filled and what genre and type of shows are you looking for to fill them? “We are looking for one-hour U.S. dramas, preferably not crime related. Unfortunately, they are mostly crime-driven, so there is not much we can do to change that. ” ‘CSI: Miami’ will debut […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content