Read this: Channel 5 under fire from independent producers for 'disappointing' treatment - Media - guardian.co.uk
Summary: Wave of discontent Richard Desmond's Channel 5 has been criticised by independent producers. On all three issues, critical to the survival of small businesses, it scores a poor 0.9 to 1, out of a possible 2.5. Pact explains that supplier companies say they have to wait 120 days for payment after delivery, compared with 30 days at indie favourite Channel 4 and that they are being squeezed on rights ownership, as more programmes are being advertiser financed, usually by Channel M, part of WPP. - guardian.co.ukwww.guardian.co.ukChannel 5 under fire from independent pr…
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