Channel 5

British television channels

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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
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 (144,228 followers) compare
Twitter: Newsdesk@5_News (19,178 followers) compare
FacebookChannel 5 (269,532 likes) compare

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Andy Bell Journalist
Ben Frow Programme Director
Cait Fitzsimons Deputy Editor
Charlotte Grant Journalist
Chris Page Weather Presenter
Clare Nasir Weather Forecaster
Dani Sinha Journalist
Jo Bacon Marketing & Communications Vice President
Julian Druker Journalist
Kirsty Duffy Presenter
Leyla Hayes Journalist
Louise Beale Journalist
Matt Barbet Presenter
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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