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Viacom to buy Channel 5 for £450m

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Viacom to buy Channel 5 for £450m

[quote=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27240335]Viacom described Channel 5 as "one of British television's biggest brands" and said the acquisition would "accelerate" its strategy in the UK.
It added that Channel 5 would complement Viacom's existing pay-TV networks.
As well as MTV, Viacom also owns Comedy Central and children's network Nickelodeon.
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Re: Viacom to buy Channel 5 for £450m

It can't be good news.
I expect them to pick the best from channel five then fill the gaps with dross programs from their other stations that nobody wants to pay for.
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Re: Viacom to buy Channel 5 for £450m

though if they push out the HD variant to other platforms aside from Sky, that'd be something.
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Re: Viacom to buy Channel 5 for £450m

Well then
There are other channels or Tunein with loads of music Wink Grin
Will await & see if the proceed with their best foot forward or (NOT)
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Re: Viacom to buy Channel 5 for £450m

I wonder if that means we'll get the Daily Show and The Colbert Report (assuming it somehow survives Stephen Colbert's departure) on C5 ..?
That would be good
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Re: Viacom to buy Channel 5 for £450m

I forget the last time I chose to watch something on C5.
I did catch some Neighbours' a few nights ago but that was because I was channel-hopping.

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Re: Viacom to buy Channel 5 for £450m

if they bring 5usa to freeview that will make it all ok Smiley
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not where I live, its not broadcast in our area .....
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