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.
To view this channel through an aerial on a Freeview TV, you’ll need a Freeview HD or Freeview Play TV/set-top box and for the channel to be available in your area. Channel reception also subject to your equipment, location and coverage.