Channel 5 is currently airing Big Brother from 2011 onwards. It was expected to pick up from where Channel 4 left off, although exciting new twists were also anticipated.
Channel 5 has allegedly had a longstanding interest in airing Big Brother on their television channel. In April 2011, it was officially announced that Channel 5 had acquired Big Brother for the sum of £200 million.
Channel 5 is owned by Viacom International Media Networks Europe, who purchased the network from Richard Desmond's Northern & Shell on 1 May 2014 for the sum of £700 million.