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Ofcom has approved major changes to Channel 5’s output. As a result, the broadcaster will be able to screen an hour-long news programme at 5pm.

Beleaguered news channel to introduce hourly news bulletins from next month, as it prepares for stiff competition from News UK’s talkTV.

The pay TV broadcaster strikes back with plans to develop its own range of smart TVs that have all of Sky’s functionality built in.

The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 could end up pooling all of their on-demand services into one app as the public broadcasters fight against global streamers.

Pipped at the post: Trace Music will launch its Christmas channel one day earlier than GREAT! Movies to claim the title of first UK Christmas channel of the year.

Earlier this year, it was confirmed that BT is seeking to offload its sports channel. With Premier League rights rolled over to existing rightsholders for another three years, DAZN is prime candidate for the takeover.

After the BBC revised its proposals for the channel to include a news programme, Ofcom wants to the BBC to commit to providing news on the relaunched BBC Three channel.

The new channel named talkTV – will launch in early 2022 and will be made widely available across linear TV and online platforms. News UK aims to reach everyone in the UK.