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Shine TV tells Five’s Desmond, ‘Don’t stop paying for ‘Don’t Stop Believing”

The Guardian reports that Elisabeth Murdoch's Shine TV has hired a legal team to sue Channel Five's new owner, Richard Desmond, over an unpaid bill for the talent show Don't Stop Believing.
October 18, 2010

The Guardian reports that Elisabeth Murdoch’s Shine TV has hired a legal team to sue Channel Five’s new owner, Richard Desmond, and his company Northern & Shell over an unpaid bill for production of the talent show Don’t Stop Believing. In a statement, the production superindie said, ‘Shine cannot tolerate a new owner of a public service broadcaster reneging on contract commitments made by Five’s previous owner, RTL, and has instructed Reed Smith to use all legal recourse to recover the near million pound debt.’

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