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5STAR +1     228 141

Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations.

Official site: See the link icon 5STAR +1 website.

From Wikipedia: On 11 April 2011, 5 reduced its broadcast hours to 1300 to 0000, replacing the lost hours with more teleshopping. Milkshake programmes for children aged 7 and under are no longer broadcast on this channel because of this reduction, but Milkshake continues to broadcast on Channel 5.7 On 18 January 2012, 5 received its highest-ever rating for the channel since it launched in 2006. 5 began broadcasting Live from the House, the one hour live feed for Big Brother that airs after every eviction. - link icon read more about 5STAR +1 on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Thursday, 1 December 2011

11:01 AM

Briantist: 5*+1 now free to air on Astra 1N.

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NottsUK's 345 posts GB
Sunday, 4 December 2011
4:11 PM

NottsUK:ow to enter the Briantist can you please tell me how to enter the fec,no, on a goodmans gsat100ex digital box? I am having difficulty tuning in 5usa and 5*.when I enter frequencies I get an (encrypted) message.

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alan's 7 posts IE

5:40 PM

alan: According to info I have seen you cant, as its automatic on boxes such as you have and so you will have to wait until it appears (hopefully) on the EPG later on in the week (8th) when it officially starts.

EPG 129: 5USA
" 130: 5USA+1
" 131: 5*
" 132: 5*+1

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Mark A.

3:50 PM
Haywards Heath

This channel has moved on Sky to EPG channel 236.
Channel 5+1 has replaced the old EPG slot at 117.

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Mark A.'s 373 posts GB
Mark A.

3:55 PM
Haywards Heath

Channel 5+1 is now transmitting (as of 6/12/2011)

This channel has moved on Sky to EPG channel 236.
Channel 5+1 has replaced the old EPG slot at 117.

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Mark A.'s 373 posts GB
Tuesday, 29 January 2019
David S
10:27 PM
Milton Keynes

January 29th 2019.
Just where is channel 5* +1?
I can't seem to find a correct broadcast channel anywhere, for Freeview or Freesat.

This bobbing around to different channels does get irritating.

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David S's 1 post GB
Wednesday, 30 January 2019

11:22 AM

David S: 5Star +1 is on the COM8 multiplex (LCN 55) where it has been for some time.

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StevensOnln1's 3,510 posts GB
Saturday, 10 August 2019
11:33 PM

channel numbers keep on moving to another number why

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dale's 20 posts GB
Sunday, 11 August 2019

4:33 AM


If you mean its LCN number, as mentioned at the top of this page, 5STAR+1 is on the COM8 HD Multiplex and it at LCN 56 in the Freeview listings where it's been for some while - see Digital UK | Channel listings for up-to-date Freeview listings.
To check predicted reception at your location put your postcode into Digital UK - Coverage checker which will also advise of any future retune events or possible reception changes.

If you mean the UHF channel number for the multiplex, there has been no change affecting your location since Feb.2018 and that was part of the 700Mhz clearance - see Digital UK | 700MHz clearance

If you wish to keep up with other Freeview changes and information, a good page to watch is Freeview Service Status | Freeview

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Chris.SE's 3,457 posts GB
Monday, 13 January 2020
7:35 PM

5 Star +1 has dreadful reception - below 20/100 and red (Sony)

But 5 Star (not +1) is 100 and green.

How can this be ?

I'm East South East of the Crystal Palace transmitter.

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