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Channel 5 launches in-house production arm

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By The Drum Team, Editorial

January 19, 2012 | 1 min read

Channel 5 has announced the launch of an in-house production arm, with the first show to air to be Marco Pierre White’s Kitchen Wars.

The launch of the Channel 5 Productions department will see the broadcaster create its programmes for the first time.

It is believed that about 20 members of staff are working in the new department.

Louise Rainbow, the show’s executive producer at Channel 5, said: “The show concept will create a nail-biting series, and we just couldn’t resist it. It’s an ideal first step into creating the content that we want on the channel, and something we want to explore much more moving forward.”

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