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Channel 5’s My5 transforms from player to platform

1500 hours of content to debut on the platform over the next 12 months

Channel 5 has signed four content partnership deals for its streaming service, My5, bringing 1500 additional hours to the platform over the next year.

The deals have been signed with PBS America, Together channel, Little Dot Studios and BET, with programming due to launch from this month. Also this month, A+E Networks UK is set to extend its partnership with My5.

James Tatam, VP of commercial, digital and operations, Channel 5 commented: “Viewers have come to expect a lot more from streaming services and this new slate of partners accelerates the development of My5 as we take it from player to platform. With a diverse range of high-quality content from our partners, and from across the Channel 5 portfolio, we know there’s something for everyone. We look forward to announcing further content partners in future.”

Little Dot Studios will launch with content from two of its owned thematic web channels, including human interest documentary channel Real Stories, which reaches 1.5 million subscribers on YouTube, and science and engineering channel Spark.