Tuesday, December 1, 2020

X FACTOR SENDS PROFITS OF PRODUCER SOARING

March 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

While there has been a good amount of handwringing recently over the failure of the U.S. version of Simon Cowell’s The X Factor to generate the kind of over-the-top ratings that American Idol has enjoyed, there was no doubt nothing but cheers on Monday at Fremantle Media, which co-produces the show with Cowell’s Syco Productions. […]

OWNERSHIP OF BRITAIN’S CHANNEL 5 RETURNS TO BRITAIN

July 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

British publisher Richard Desmond has bought Channel 5, the U.K. terrestrial television network, from Bertelsman’s Luxembourg-based RTL Group for $161 million. Desmond, who owns the London Daily Express, OK! magazine, and the Television X adult channel, is expected to encounter little opposition from regulators in completing the sale. Although Channel 5 broadcasts such hit American […]