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 Networks UK & Australia.

Launched30 March 1997
OwnerViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia
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 (168,506 followers) compare
Twitter: Newsdesk@5_News (28,615 followers) compare
FacebookChannel 5 (384,289 likes) compare
Data is from 2019. Feature awaiting Facebook re-authorisation.

Latest news stories

ViacomCBS and Twitter strike global content deal - published 12 November 2021, 9.50am gmt
Channel 5 expands news service
Rapid TV News - published 26 October 2021, 8.58am bst
Restoration of C4 access services “will take some time”
Broadband TV News - published 11 October 2021, 12.07pm bst
ViacomCBS Networks International completes Chilevisión acquisition - published 30 September 2021, 2.59pm bst
UK broadcasters slashed budgets for British shows last year due to pandemic
The Guardian - published 8 September 2021, 1.43pm bst


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
Emma Greatorex Producer, 5 News
Jeremy Vine Presenter
Jessica Bullman Deputy Editor 5 News
Jo Bacon Marketing & Communications Vice President
Julian Druker Journalist & Presenter
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
Sian Williams Presenter
Simon Vigar Journalist
Storm Huntley Presenter
Tessa Chapman Journalist

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