Channel 5 (British TV channel)

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Channel 5
Channel 5 Logo 2016 SVG.svg
CountryUnited Kingdom
NetworkChannel 5
Programming
Language(s)English
Timeshift serviceChannel 5 +1 (closed)
Ownership
OwnerChannel 5 Broadcasting Ltd
(ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia[1])
Sister channels
History
Launched30 March 1997; 24 years ago (1997-03-30)
Former namesFive (2002–2011)
Links
Websitechannel5.com (closed)
Availability
Terrestrial
FreeviewChannel 5 (SD)
Channel 45 (+1)
Channel 105 (HD)
Cable
Virgin MediaChannel 105 (HD)
Channel 154 (SD)
Channel 155 (+1)
UPC SwitzerlandChannel 215 (SD)
CitycableChannel 417 (SD)
Satellite
FreesatChannel 105 (HD)
Channel 128 (+1)
Sky
(UK)
Channel 105 (HD)
Channel 205 (+1)
Channel 805 (SD)
Astra 2G10964 H 22000 5/6
10964 H 22000 5/6 (+1)
10964 H 22000 5/6 (HD)
TéléSATChannel 806 (HD)
Channel 833 (+1)
IPTV
FL1 (Liechtenstein)Channel 120
Streaming media
TVPlayerWatch live
Sky GoWatch live
Virgin TV GoWatch live
Pluto TVWatch live

Channel 5 is a free television channel in the United Kingdom. It started on 30 March 1997. It is owned by Channel 5 Broadcasting Ltd, and is operated by ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia. It is one of the main five channels in the United Kingdom, The channel closed on 21 November 2021.

The station was called Five between 2002 and 2011, when it was owned by the RTL Group. It changed back to the name "Channel 5" after Richard Desmond bought the station.[2][3][4] It was then bought by Viacom in 2014 for £450 million (US$759 million).[5]

Programmes they have shown[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. (No longer online) "Home" Check |url= value (help). Channel 5. © Channel 5 Broadcasting Ltd has closed
  2. Abbott, Brendan (24 July 2010). "Channel 5: Great new era for British television". Express.co.uk.
  3. Sweeney, Mark (11 August 2010). "Richard Desmond rebrands Five as Channel 5". The Guardian. London.
  4. 'Mini-revamp planned for Channel 5 News' Archived 2021-02-24 at the Wayback Machine ATV Network, 30 October 2010
  5. "Viacom to buy Channel 5 for £450m". BBC News. 1 May 2014. Retrieved 1 May 2014.