(born 8 December 1951) is an English publisher and businessman. He is the owner of Express Newspapers and founder of Northern & Shell, which publishes various celebrity magazines, such as OK! and New!, and British national newspapers Daily Star and Daily Express. Northern & Shell also owns British television network Channel 5 as well as Portland TV which, in turn, owns the … TV channels Television X, Red Hot TV, and others.
It's been all change at Channel 5 in the last year. Now part of RichardDesmond's media empire, Channel 5 has seen its fortunes turn a corner with a recently announced return to... - 09.01.2011, YouTube
30.12.2011 [The Guardian] - A forced sale attracts bargain-hunting predators and top of the list is RichardDesmond, owner of Express Newspapers and Channel 5, who has form here, having offered £1bn for the Sun in 2009. If a sale doesn't happen then all eyes will be on whether
23.12.2011 [MediaTel Newsline] - The channel has posted a run of positive results this year under RichardDesmond's ownership. ITV1 also recorded an increase in network revenue in November - up 1.8% YoY - although ITV Breakfast saw a -4.2% YoY decline during the month.
19.12.2011 [Proactive Investors UK] - Channel 5 ad take rises 28%: RichardDesmond's TV channel raises revenue by £70 million, thanks to new sales strategy, strong programming and return of key advertisers. RichardDesmond's Channel 5 is set to record the biggest TV advertising haul in the
19.12.2011 [The Guardian] - Channel 5 ad take rises 28% RichardDesmond's TV channel raises revenue by £70m, thanks to new sales strategy, strong programming and return of key advertisers Virgin Media signs BBC sports coverage deal Live video streams from London 2012 Olympics and
28.08.2010 by matthowarthofficial I am awaiting with Baited breath a statement from the new owner of Channel 5 “RichardDesmond” to release some details of some new shows in the pipeline as I think Channel 5 will be the channel, everybody watches in the future! ...