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 (156,035 followers) compare
Twitter: Newsdesk@5_News (22,366 followers) compare
FacebookChannel 5 (373,396 likes) compare

Latest news stories

Press Play: Radio Station Owner Grabs Gotham LPTVer
RBR/TVBR - published 6 December 2018, 3.59pm est
Channel 5 pushes further into scripted content
Rapid TV News - published 19 September 2018, 11.55am edt
Big Brother, where art thou? Channel 5 drops reality TV show
The Guardian - published 14 September 2018, 8.29am edt
Texas Station, DISH Network In Agreement Dispute
RBR/TVBR - published 10 September 2018, 8.45am edt
Edinburgh award-winning Channel 5 gains new commission from VICE Studios
Rapid TV News - published 24 August 2018, 12.18pm edt


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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