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 Paramount Networks UK & Australia.

Editorial areaUnited Kingdom
Launched30 March 1997
OwnerParamount 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 (171,734 followers) compare
Twitter: Newsdesk@5_News (32,758 followers) compare
FacebookChannel 5 (384,289 likes) compare
Data is from 2019. Feature awaiting Facebook re-authorisation.

Latest news stories

New Channel 5 documentary to explore Queen Victoria’s favourite home - published 1 September 2023, 6.45am bst
Mark Millar joins Fix Radio for property development show
RadioToday - published 28 August 2023, 5.50pm bst
Neighbours is returning. But is it going to work?
The Guardian - published 21 August 2023, 4.00pm bst
Neighbours – Freevee confirms soap’s return date and releases trailer - published 1 August 2023, 8.33am bst
Channel 5 to explore Norfolk and Suffolk in new six-part series - published 4 July 2023, 3.00pm bst


Andy Bell Journalist
Ben Frow Programme Director
Bradley Harris Midlands Reporter
Cait Fitzsimons Editor 5 News
Charlotte Grant Journalist
Clare Nasir Weather Forecaster
Claudia-Liza Armah Presenter
Dan Walker 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
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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