5Select

5Select is a British free-to-air television channel which features documentaries, arts, dramas, comedies and Channel 5 original content.[1][2]

5Select
5Select logo.png
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom
NetworkChannel 5
Programming
Language(s)English
Picture format16:9 576i SDTV
Ownership
OwnerChannel 5 Broadcasting Ltd UK
ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia
Sister channels
History
Launched13 February 2018 (2018-02-13)
ReplacedMy5
Links
Websitechannel5.com
Availability
Terrestrial
FreeviewChannel 55
Cable
Virgin MediaChannel 152
Satellite
FreesatChannel 133
Sky
(UK only)
Channel 153
Astra 2G10964 H 22000 5/6

HistoryEdit

Channel 5 were set to launch a new channel called 5Prime. It was going to be a catch-up channel, launching in January 2018, but it was never officially launched. A month later, 5Prime was rebranded as 5Select and it launched at 9:00am on 13 February 2018, with the first programme, Access, being shown.[3] On the 1st of July, 5Select moved from the SDN (COM4) MUX to the BBC B HD Mux on Freeview. As a result, viewers with older freeview equipment lost the channel while viewers in areas served by non SFN freeview relay transmitters with DVB-T2 compatible Freeview TVs or Freeview+HD boxes feature could receive the channel.

ProgrammingEdit

First-runEdit

  • Access
  • The Dog Rescuers: Best in Show
  • The Secret Life of Owls
  • Striking Out
  • The Yorkshire Vet Casebook
  • World War 1 in Colour

Second-runEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "What is 5SELECT?". www.faqs.channel5.com. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  2. ^ Information from What's on TV, magazine dated 10 February until 16 February 2018.
  3. ^ "New C5 service to be called 5Select". a516digital. Archived from the original on 21 June 2018. Retrieved 31 March 2018.

External linksEdit