Channel 5

British television channels

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Facts and stats

Channel 5 is a television channel that broadcasts in the United Kingdom. It was launched in 1997, and was the fifth and final national terrestrial analogue network after BBC1, ITV, BBC2 and Channel 4.

The channel is currently owned and operated by ViacomCBS International.

Launched30 March 1997
OwnerViacomCBS International Media Networks Europe
National salesSky
Former namesFive
Viewing figures:Channel viewing share
Weekly top 10BARB

Contact Channel 5

Postal address17 – 29 Hawley Crescent
Telephone+44 20 3580 3600
Official website

Social media

Twitter@channel5_tv (159,063 followers) compare
Twitter: Newsdesk@5_News (23,272 followers) compare
FacebookChannel 5 (384,289 likes) compare

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Andy Bell Journalist
Ben Frow Programme Director
Cait Fitzsimons Editor 5 News
Charlotte Grant Journalist
Clare Nasir Weather Forecaster
Claudia-Liza Armah Presenter
Dani Sinha Journalist
Jeremy Vine Presenter
Jessica Bullman Deputy Editor 5 News
Jo Bacon Marketing & Communications Vice President
Julian Druker Journalist
Katherine Nash Presenter/Journalist
Kirsty Duffy Presenter
Leyla Hayes Journalist
Louise Beale Journalist
Minnie Stephenson Journalist
Nick Wallis Presenter
Paul Dunthorne Chief Operating Officer
Peter Lane Journalist
Rachel Lucas Assistant News Editor
Rezzy Ghadjar Presenter
Ruth Liptrot Journalist
Sam Naz Journalist
Sian Williams Presenter
Simon Vigar Journalist
Storm Huntley Presenter
Tessa Chapman Journalist

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