Acquisitions is responsible for ensuring that Channel 5’s channels continue to be home to the most distinctive and entertaining acquired drama, comedy, factual and film.
We’ve been the home of US crime drama for many years and we love our loyal viewers of our big crime procedurals from CSI, to NCIS and more recently Castle and Person of Interest. We’re always on the lookout for the next big hit and want more event drama on the channel like Under the Dome. We’ve also branched out beyond the US and would love to build on the success of Wentworth Prison and Jack Taylor.
5USA brings the best American crime shows to UK audiences. The channel is home to the smash hit franchises CSI and NCIS. Other staple shows are Law & Order, Body of Proof starring Dana Delany, Castle and more recently The Mentalist. Expect more hit shows to launch exclusively in 2016.
At 5STAR we love to entertain and we love our movies! With titles such as The Expendables, Spiderman 3 and Charlie & The Chocolate Factory expect to be thrilled by the biggest names in Hollywood. We also offer also offer a first glimpse of Home and Away, and a second chance to catch up with Neighbours and other Channel 5 shows.
Commissioning opportunities for 5STAR are limited. As and when they arise they are handled by our commissioning team.
Factual acquisitions at Channel 5 are key to adding texture and diversity to the Channel 5 schedule. We are looking for one-off documentaries or series with attention grabbing titles and broad appeal, giving audiences a fresh take on a well-known topic or a sneak peek into other peoples’ worlds. Historical events or mysteries, bizarre people or situations, and shocking crime stories are strong topics for acquisition to fit with the tone of our peak time schedule.
Who we are
Katie Keenan – Head of Acquisitions, Channel 5 and VIMN UK
Marie-Claire Dunlop – Channel & Acquisitions Manager
Sebastian Cardwell – Channel & Acquisitions Manager