Northern and Shell

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Northern & Shell is a British publishing and television group. The holding company name is Northern and Shell Network Ltd. Launched and founded in December 1974 and currently owned by Richard Desmond, it publishes the Daily Express, Sunday Express, Daily Star and Daily Star Sunday, and the magazines OK!, New!, Star, and TV Pick Magazine. Northern & Shell also owns three entertainment television channels: Channel 5, 5* and 5USA. The company also owns Portland TV,[1] which owns the adult TV channels; Television X, Red Hot TV, and others.

The company made donations totalling £1.3 million to UKIP in 2014 and 2015.[2]



  1. Portland TV
  2. 'Electoral Commission', Donations by Northern & Shell, Accessed 18/03/2017