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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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Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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