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More factual on Five

This month marks Jane Lighting's first season launch since taking over the top job at U.K. broadcaster Five in February. At a press conference to announce the channel's new shows, Lighting indicated that Five hopes to increase the program budget for next year, pending shareholder approval.
September 1, 2003

This month marks Jane Lighting’s first season launch since taking over the top job at U.K. broadcaster Five in February. At a press conference to announce the channel’s new shows, Lighting indicated that Five hopes to increase the program budget for next year, pending shareholder approval. Claims Lighting, ‘[Five is] the only terrestrial channel to have increased its audience year on year.’ The hope is the new programming will further bolster that audience.

The roster for the fall includes a number of factual programs, including At Home with the Eubanks, a reality show in the vein of runaway success The Osbournes. In Ozzy’s stead is British boxer Chris Eubank, who has allowed the camera to trail after him and his hapless wife and four children for six months.

Another program, Whatever Turns You On, presented by Guardian writer David Aaronovitch, probes commonly held sex myths from around the globe: for instance, do schoolgirls (and their outfits) really get the blood of Japanese men racing?

And the doc series The Curse of… returns with two programs that investigate a couple of life’s dark corners: the Internet and professional modeling.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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