Channel 5 is the UK’s third-largest commercial channel, with a diverse schedule spanning documentaries, popular factual series, accessible and engaging history, inclusive entertainment and reality, scripted shows and acclaimed children’s and news content.
Through agenda-driving commissions, Channel 5 reflects life in modern Britain, tackling societal issues from inequality to inner-city gang life, homelessness to mental health.
Recent highlights include the world-exclusive Michael Palin in North Korea; dramas 15 Days, Blood, and Agatha and the Truth of Murder; Critical Condition and the Bafta-nominated Operation Live; and new hits Our Yorkshire Farm and Warship: Life at Sea.
The channel recently won both its first Bafta and Channel of the Year at the Edinburgh Television Awards.
The smallest of the main terrestrial channels, Channel 5 continues to punch above its weight, delivering true public service broadcasting that enriches and enhances the television landscape.
Channel 5 is operated by Viacom International Media Networks.
Britain's talking TV and everyone's invited
However near or far apart we are, great TV is something we can all share. Now, Freeview is bringing the nation together to celebrate the best things on television – and everyone’s invited.