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Channel 5 renews big brother for three more years

19 Mar, 2015 - 12:39 PM by Josy
We received this press release earlier...great news.

Channel 5 has extended its UK rights deal for Big Brother with Endemol Shine UK for a further three years allowing it to continue airing its popular reality flagship until at least the end of 2018. Under the terms of the extended deal, Channel 5 will continue to broadcast two series of Celebrity Big Brother and one series of Big Brother each year, as well as associated programming, all produced by Endemol Shine UK label, Initial.

The renewal follows record ratings for the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother broadcast on Channel 5 in January, which attracted an average audience of 3.1 million per episode and an 11.4% share of viewing. Following the acquisition of Channel 5 by Viacom International Media Networks, repeats of Celebrity Big Brother also appeared on MTV UK and outperformed the channel’s all day average audience amongst 16-34s by almost 20%. More than 21 million viewers tuned into the series at least once across all VIMN-owned channels during the course of its run.

Paul Dunthorne, Channel 5’s Chief Operating Officer, who negotiated the deal extension on behalf of the broadcaster, said: “Big Brother in all its guises brings a huge and varied cross section of viewers to Channel 5 and typifies the appointment-to-view programming we want on the channel. It remains one of TV’s most talked about and popular programmes and I’m genuinely delighted we’ve secured it for at least three more years.”

Nick Samwell-Smith, Managing Director of Initial added: “Channel 5 is a fantastic home for Big Brother. Over the past four years we’ve worked closely together to keep this extraordinary format feeling fresh, noisy, and creatively vibrant. I’m thrilled that this landmark deal means we can look forward to three more years of big characters and juicy storylines from inside our favourite house.”



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Channel 5 renews Big Brother for three more years

Broadcaster to air two series of Celebrity Big Brother and one series of traditional format until end of 2018

Channel 5 has struck a deal to broadcast Big Brother for the next three years.

Under the deal, which in the past has paid as much as £20m a year to air the hit reality TV show, has secured the rights to broadcast Big Brother until the end of 2018.

The deal will see Channel 5 continue to air two series of Celebrity Big Brother and one series of the traditional format each year, as well as various associated spin-off themed shows.

“Big Brother in all its guises brings a huge and varied cross section of viewers to Channel 5 and typifies the appointment-to-view programming we want on the channel,” said Channel 5 chief operating officer Paul Dunthorne.

Big Brother is one of the most important shows in the Channel 5 schedule, with an average of about 3 million viewers tuning in to watch Katie Price beat Katie Hopkins in the most recent series of Celebrity Big Brother.

Viacom, which bought Channel 5 from Richard Desmond for £463m last year, has extended the reach of Big Brother to its MTV UK channel to run repeats.

Channel 5 struck the deal with Initial, a production subsidiary of Endemol Shine UK.

“Channel 5 is a fantastic home for Big Brother,” said Initial managing director Nick Samwell-Smith. “Over the past four years we’ve worked closely together to keep this extraordinary format feeling fresh, noisy, and creatively vibrant. I’m thrilled that this landmark deal means we can look forward to three more years of big characters and juicy storylines from inside our favourite house.”

Channel 5’s last deal to air Big Brother was struck for two years in 2012.
The Guardian
Published on: 19 Mar, 2015 - 9:29 AM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: Jack_
Shame about two CBB's a year still but this will take us to BB19, let's hope for one more renewal after that and then we will have had 20 years of BBUK
Published on: 19 Mar, 2015 - 9:32 AM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: MTVN
Good stuff
Published on: 19 Mar, 2015 - 9:40 AM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: Firewire
Glad to hear but I think two CBBs a year is complete overkill
Published on: 19 Mar, 2015 - 9:47 AM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: DanielM787
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Glad to hear but I think two CBBs a year is complete overkill
I agree
Published on: 19 Mar, 2015 - 9:50 AM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: DanielM787
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Published on: 19 Mar, 2015 - 9:50 AM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: Rhyl Cream
CBB was the jewel in the crown and reason why the franchise was bought. Genuinely surprised that contract was renewed, ratings have pancaked. My guess is that the "old" style BBUK has died and is being kept going by recruits, a plethora of vacuous models et al.
Published on: 19 Mar, 2015 - 9:52 AM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: WickedSkengMan
Great news and im expecting this next series to be ch5s best civillian
Published on: 19 Mar, 2015 - 10:04 AM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: TiBB Frontpage Article
Josy has posted a new TiBB frontpage article.

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We received this press release earlier...great news.

Channel 5 has extended its UK rights deal for Big Brother with Endemol Shine UK for a further three years allowing it to continue airing its popular reality flagship until at least the end of 2018. Under the terms of the extended deal, Channel.....
Excerpt of article quoted above. Read full article here - http://www.thisisbigbrother.com/bigb...ore-years.html
Published on: 19 Mar, 2015 - 12:39 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: zakman440
****ing amazing that it's on air until 2018, such a shame that they haven't axed the summer CBB though.
Published on: 19 Mar, 2015 - 1:22 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: Natalie.
good news
Published on: 19 Mar, 2015 - 1:25 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: LukeB
Published on: 19 Mar, 2015 - 1:26 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: Jake.
Good, if BB16 follows the trend set by the likes of BB15 though then another celebrity series really doesn't bother me.
Published on: 19 Mar, 2015 - 1:33 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: Raph
Great news but such a shame that they're keeping Summer CBB, it's a joke and I refuse to ever watch it
Published on: 19 Mar, 2015 - 1:34 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: Glenn.
BB19. That seems so strange to say
Published on: 19 Mar, 2015 - 1:49 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: Drew.
Wonderful stuff
Published on: 19 Mar, 2015 - 1:54 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: Xtopher
Frantastico
Published on: 19 Mar, 2015 - 1:55 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: Calderyon
That´s good, but the summer CBB really should be axed down already.
Published on: 19 Mar, 2015 - 2:24 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: andybigbro
I'm so happy!!

Not sure about the two CBB's but what can you do.


I hope it gets renewed after 2018 too.
Published on: 19 Mar, 2015 - 2:26 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: Rob!
Published on: 19 Mar, 2015 - 2:26 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: MB.
I won't get too happy because I know contracts don't always guarantee things like this (hai Brian Dowling), but I'm pleased. If they're heading in the direction that we've been promised (a more diverse cast, longer series, better spacing between series) then this is a good move. If they're not... eh. It's still Big Brother.
Published on: 19 Mar, 2015 - 3:14 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: Samm
I guess it's good that normal BB hasn't been axed, it's a shame about Summer CBB tho
Published on: 19 Mar, 2015 - 3:30 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: Hayden
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I guess it's good that normal BB hasn't been axed, it's a shame about Summer CBB tho
I agree with this
Published on: 19 Mar, 2015 - 3:36 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: mrmattybeck1
Bb and cbb on UK TV till at least 2018 absolutely fantastic news didn't think bbuk would be renewed after last summers series
Published on: 19 Mar, 2015 - 3:50 PM Comment with Quote

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