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5USA   21 (90%) 141 129

Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations. For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon 5USA page.

Official site: See the link icon 5USA website.

From Wikipedia: 5USA is an entertainment television channel in the United Kingdom owned by Northern Shell. It is a sister channel of Channel 5 and 5. 5USA concentrates on showing imported movies and programmes from the United States, originally broadcast from 1600 to 0100, extending its hours starting at 1200 in June 2007. - link icon read more about 5USA on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Freeview multiplex: 5USA is on multiplex COM4 in england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flagwales flag.

Monday, 18 June 2012
Mike Dimmick

3:06 PM

John D: The multiplex carrying these channels is temporarily on low power, until 27 June. (It's actually higher than it was before switchover started, but only 10% of the power level of the other channels.) That's because it hasn't yet moved to its final frequency. I'd expect the problem to be fixed when it moves to C42 on the 27th.

These problems usually occur when a receiver is desensitised by a strong signal on an adjacent channel. If you have a booster or other amplifier, try removing it. If not, or if that doesn't help, consider adding an attenuator.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
7:57 PM

I have a digital tuner in my Panasonic VHS DVD combi recorder and my Sony Bravia TV can get channel 31 5USA and show it on the TV however when I set the recorder for C5USA although it shows it is recording when I try the play back it shows a blank screen with a white bar across it at the bottom and the words 5USA No Signal. Any ideas what I am doing wrong as it shows on the Bravia TV.

I triedan auto install of the channels on the recorder and the TV and both showed there was a channel 31 present but the recorder wont record 5USA.

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Saturday, 22 December 2012
Dorothy Newbery
7:18 PM

I am extremely deaf and rely on subtitles
but very often in the evenings there are none. Such a pity because I enjoy your
Is there any reason for this ?

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Dave Lindsay

7:22 PM

Dorothy Newbery: This is an independent site not connecting with the broadcasters.

Contact Channel 5 here:

Contact us | Channel 5

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag

10:27 PM

Dorothy Newbery: Ofcom | Statement - Television channels required to provide television access services in 2013 says that 5USA is a "Level One (full requirements)" meaning all programmes should have subtitles.

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Briantist's 38,902 posts GB flag
Thursday, 14 March 2013
F. Caplin
9:46 PM

I have just finished watching your transmission of the excellent Law and Order shown at 7 pm Wed. 13th March.
Unfortunately, and not for the first time, the transmission finished before the programme ended - just before the verdict in fact. I hope you will be able to ensure that this does not happen again. Most frustrating.

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F. Caplin's 1 post GB flag
Friday, 5 April 2013
B Ekins
12:12 PM

Can anyone tell me, why did 'Justified' suddenly dissapear from 5USA some weeks ago?

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Monday, 13 May 2013
b white
9:18 PM

I want to watch 5usa, but your site is so cpmplicated I cant wotk it out and I keep being pestered by something called netflix. How can I watch 5usa?

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Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Neil Bell

11:22 AM

B White 5USA is on Freeview, Freesat, Virgin and Sky so I don't know why you have difficulty watching it. This site is just a forum where people who are having problems can ask for help but if you don't say how you are trying to watch 5USA its difficult to focus on what your problem might be. You don't say how netflix pesters you - is it emails or pop up ads or what? Again if you don't say no one can help.

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Neil Bell's 106 posts GB flag
Monday, 20 May 2013
7:59 PM

I have suddenly lost 5USA from Freeview - it was there on Saturday, 18 May,, but had been deleted on Sunday and is still missing today (No Signal). Postcode area SN10 (central Wiltshire). Can anyone advise please.

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