Freeview, the U.K. terrestrial digital platform that has driven local take-up of non-subscription TV, will bow its high-definition offer next month.
Uk Terrestrial Channel Five
European online interactive teen soap "Sofia's Diary" is to transfer to the small screen in Blighty in what is being hailed as "a milestone for television broadcasting."
Five, the U.K. web soon to launch digital channel Five US, has acquired terrestrial and digital terrestrial rights to conspiracy saga "Vanished" and legal skein "Shark" from 20th Century Fox. Basic…
The British government is poised to accept a proposal from David Puttnam, film producer-turned-media lobbyist, that would make it more difficult for a Rupert Murdoch-owned company to buy terrestrial…
Digital terrestrial television got a fresh start in Blighty on Oct. 30 when Freeview bowed with little fanfare. But can its free TV offering of up to 30 channels succeed where ITV Digital's pay…
Satcaster BSkyB has poached Channel 5's CEO Dawn Airey as managing director of Sky Networks, where she will have another go at boosting commissioned content. But can she succeed where others have…
ITV and the BBC, the U.K.'s main terrestrial broadcasters, suffered a ratings decline in primetime during 2000, due in part to increasingly mainstream competition from Channel 4 and Channel 5. Their…
ONdigital is partnering with SDN, the digital terrestrial TV consortium, to create a digital terrestrial pay-per-view service.
A consortium of CanWest, SelecTV, Australia’s Network 10 and Scandinavian Broadcast System emerged as the highest of four bidders in the auction for the U.K.’s Channel 5 license May 2. The…
On the heels of NBC abandoning its plans to bid for the license to run the U.K.’s fifth terrestrial TV network, just a week before the application deadline, Scandinavian Broadcast System has joined…