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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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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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David's 306 posts GB flag

9:37 AM

This is great news! All we need now is for Channel 5 HD to be on Freesat and Freeview and then Channel 5 as a whole can be considered platform neutral. I wonder how long it will be until Channel 5's deal with Sky ends so that Channel 5 HD can be made available on Freesat?

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Josh's 97 posts GB flag

10:07 AM

The reply I got on Ch5 HD from Freesat was wishy washy.
From Ch5 I got that they want to be on Freesat, so I wonder if problem lies with Freesat who need to wake up.

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David's 306 posts GB flag
11:09 AM

Hi there, New to here so please bear with me.....I live in Greece and have a monthly subscription with Sky and can get the basic channels but now we have lost Chl 5, 5usa, universal etc. I normally manage to find them by manually tuning the box but cannot find any new codes. can anyone help or basically have I lost these channel forever??? Does anyone know what and why this has happened.
Look forward to your replies

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Jacquie's 1 post GR flag

1:22 PM

Jacquie: The channel 5 channels etc used to be on the satellite Astra 2A that covers most of Europe. Because of that they were encrypted and could only be seen with a SKY receiver. These channels are now clear with no encryption and have moved to the new satellite Astra 1N and they only cover the UK. Because of the move, the 5 channels on Astra 2A have now been switched off. I doubt if you will be able to pick them up now as far away as Greece.

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NottsUK's 345 posts GB flag

1:31 PM

Another complete waste of bandwidth with these pointless +1 channels

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Dave's 126 posts GB flag
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2:22 PM

Probably does not matter with Freesat Dave, but certainly agree with you with Freeview.
Really can't understand them too because of iPlayer and Demand TV being pushed and the Recorders with hard drives in too.
I see no need for the +1 hour.
Only reason I can think of, but seems a bit silly, is for the big broadcasters to keep smaller rivals off Freeview.

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Brian Springthorpe

5:29 PM

I've just bought my Mum a new TV that has Freeview HD integral.

There doesn't seem that much that's HD though. I only see BBC HD, BBC 1 HD, ITV1 HD.

Why isn't there a Channel 4 HD, and why do Sky still seem to have the monopoly on all the HD channels?

Even Freesat only has a limited number of HD channels. Is this likely to change?

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Brian Springthorpe's 76 posts GB flag

6:19 PM

Freesat has BBC1, BBC HD (thought to become BBC2 in the future), ITV1, CH4 and a Japanese News Channel.
Ch 5 want to be on Freesat but Freesat not seem to know that.

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