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 Viacom International.

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

Contact Channel 5

Postal addressThe Northern & Shell Building
Number 10 Lower Thames Street
Telephone+44 20 8612 7700
Official website

Social media

Twitter@channel5_tv (149,855 followers) compare
Twitter: Newsdesk@5_News (20,675 followers) compare
FacebookChannel 5 (296,138 likes) compare

Latest news stories

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RadioToday - published 12 December 2017, 8.14am est
'Shocking' levels of harassment in UK TV industry – report
The Guardian - published 8 December 2017, 9.39am est
Charter, Viacom Team For Content, Ads In New Multi-Year Accord
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Andy Bell Journalist
Ben Frow Programme Director
Cait Fitzsimons Deputy Editor
Charlotte Grant Journalist
Clare Nasir Weather Forecaster
Claudia-Liza Armah Presenter
Dani Sinha Journalist
Jo Bacon Marketing & Communications Vice President
Julian Druker Journalist
Katherine Nash Presenter/Journalist
Kirsty Duffy Presenter
Leyla Hayes Journalist
Louise Beale Journalist
Matthew Wright Presenter
Minnie Stephenson Journalist
Nick Wallis Presenter
Paul Dunthorne Chief Operating Officer
Peter Lane Journalist
Rachel Lucas Assistant News Editor
Rachel Corp Editor 5 News
Rezzy Ghadjar Presenter
Ruth Liptrot Journalist
Sam Naz Journalist
Sian Williams Presenter
Simon Vigar Journalist
Tessa Chapman Journalist

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