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Richard Desmond gets his timing spot on with purchase of Five

“Bring me lucky generals,” said Napoleon. One wonders quite what l’empereur would have made of the !8th century equivalent of Richard Desmond (they’d probably have got on famously) but Dessie, who recently paid £103m for UK terrestrial broadcaster Five, seems ...

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Dawn Airey’s on her way already as Richard Desmond moves in at Five

We questioned yesterday if the combination of Five boss Dawn Airey and new owner Richard Desmond would be a marriage made in heaven, which shows that you shouldn’t pose questions to which you already have the answer. Airey, who’s been ...

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Dawn Airey and Richard Desmond – a Five marriage made in heaven?

Richard Desmond, the owner of Express Newspapers and now the new owner of UK terrestrial television channel Five, is due to address the troops tomorrow about his plans for the combined business. We don’t know what he’s going to say ...

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Desmond wins first round in battle for Five, now the real fight begins

Controversial UK media tycoon Richard Desmond looks to have emerged as the winner in the battle (actually more of a mild skirmish) to buy terrestrial broadcaster Five from Germany’s RTL. Now Desmond, who owns the Daily Express, Daily Star, OK! ...

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Richard Desmond to buy Five, plans OK! TV

Or it could be a terrestrial version of his porn channel Television X although that looks pretty unlikely. The controversial media tycoon, who owns the Daily Express, Daily Star and celebrity magazine OK! as well as the aforementioned specialist television ...

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Channel Five in the UK shop window – surely Sky will make a move?

Channel Five, or Five as it likes to be known, is officially up for sale according to a report in the Daily Telegraph. The terrestrial station, which is owned by Luxembourg-based RTL which in turn is majority-owned by German media ...

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ITV eyes Five – or is this another stage in the CRR fight?

The Sunday Times Business News reports today that new ITV chairman Archie Norman, a veteran dealmaker, is eyeing a takeover of RTL-owned Five to boost his station’s share of the shrinking terrestrial ads market in the UK. Such a move ...

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