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Channel 5 +1 launches, 5* and 5USA come to Freesat

You can now watch 5*, 5* +1, 5USA, 5USA +1 on Freesat and on Freesat from Sky without a viewing card. In addition Channel 5 +1 has launched on all satellite platforms.

You can now watch 5*, 5* +1, 5USA, 5USA +1 on Freesat and on Fr
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As we reported 5* and 5USA coming to Freesat by Christmas, Channel 5 has now provided the full complement of channels to all of the satellite platforms.

You can now view Channel 5 +1 on Sky 177 and Freesat 128.

You can also watch 5* on Sky 176 without a viewing card, and Freesat 131. On Sky 5* +1 has moved to 236 (was 177), and is now on Freesat 132.

The 5USA channel is now free on Sky at 174, and Freesat 129, with 5USA +1 on Sky 175 and Freesat 130.

Channel 5 +1 is now also on Freeview 44, with Channel 5 HD coming to Freeview HD in the coming months.

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Tuesday, 6 December 2011

5:49 PM

Briantist: Channel 5+1 is already on Freeview on channel 44 with its 8 day EPG. It launched on Freeview before it launched on Freesat.

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NottsUK's 345 posts GB flag

6:00 PM

NottsUK: It's not yet listed on the DMOL site (the primary source) and I can't get a signal on Mux A...

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag

6:13 PM

Briantist: Maybe DMOL are a little swamped at the moment with all that is happening and they haven't got round to 5+1 on Freeview. Ragarding your lack of signal on Mux A, the owner of a web site called UKFREE.TV is very helpfull in his advice on how to cure such problems.

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NottsUK's 345 posts GB flag

6:19 PM

Ch5+1 started on Freeview yesterday from Emley Moor.

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David's 306 posts GB flag

6:21 PM

CH5 HD are aiming to be on Freesat too.

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David's 306 posts GB flag
8:57 PM

Good to view the '5' stations on Freesat, do you think there is any chance of the UKTV or any kids Disney channels on Freesat very soon?

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Stuart O.

10:56 PM

What I don't understand with the DTTV platform is that there is a smile tv2 channels and a smile tv3 channel but no smile tv1 channel.
GOLD as of today only transmits 1100-1400 Mon-Thu/1200-1400 Fri instead of 1800-2300 7 days a week. 14 hours a week on weekday afternoons only instead of 35 hours a week 7 evenings a week. What is the point in that? How many viewers and revenue will they get from that? Probably not much I'm thinking.
Home as of today only transmits 1100-1200 Fridays only. What is the point in only transmitting 1 hour once a week?
There is now a Connect channel and a Connect 1, Connect 2 and Connect 3.
Why not rename Connect as Connect 1. Then have Connect 2, Connect 3 and Connect 4. Presuming of course the board game Connect 4 isn't a Trade Mark(!).
There is a TopUp Anytime 1 and a TopUp Anytime 3. There used to be a TopUp Anytime 2 but that closed which was silly to leave TopUp Anytime 1 & 3 rather than close 3 and leave 1 & 2.
There is now a TopUp Anytime 5 & 6 which is silly.
Why not renumber 3 as 2, 5 as 3 and 6 as 4 so you have TopUp Anytime 1, 2, 3 & 4, not TopUp Anytime 1, 3, 5 & 6.
I'm sure these broadcasters/providers can't count!
This data is provided from this website:
UK DTT Channel List (Freeview/Top Up TV Anytime) (LL115FQ)

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Stuart O.'s 156 posts GB flag

11:57 PM


You said Channel 5+1 started on Freeview yesterday - what Mux is that on? Is it with the current Channel 5 Mux, or, as with 5*, %USA, on the SDN Mux?

Thank you,


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timonthenet's 38 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 7 December 2011

7:59 AM

It is on 44 from Emley Moor I assume national.
Of course the mess of the program numbers order gets worse and worse on Freeview and Freesat only slightly better or maybe not both a mess.
Is Sky any better? They usualy better technicaly than these two having standard boxes and control.

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