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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).

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Thursday, 4 September 2014
Gillian Cirullo
12:33 PM
St. Austell

We are having problems receiving 5 USA 5* and ITV3. This has been over the last couple of months. Also for at least the last month we have had to re-scan ALL channels every morning. We wrongly assumed everything would resolve with the new channels added/swopped around as at yesterday's date but no - problem still exists. We have a booster which improved things slightly. We are informed that we have 3 different areas we can pick up signals from - our P/C is PL26 8XJ. We have an outside and an internal loft aerial, when plugging into the external aerial we lose all BBC channels! We have checked on the internet that informs us there is no signal problem from any of the 3 sites. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Thursday, 29 January 2015
Maureen Davidson
8:29 PM

Is there someone to contact at 5 USA who would listen to a plea to please purchase (and broadcast) The Americans. ITV have decided not to show it anymore and surely it belonged on 5USA in the first place.

Ms Davidson

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Friday, 30 January 2015
Mark Wood

1:44 AM

Maureen Davidson : The link to the 5USA website is at the top of this page Maureen. You could ask them, but to be honest it is an awkward time for the 5 group of channels to be picking up shows as Viacom (who own 5) are about to do some pretty major changes to their channels. Viacom are going to stop broadcasting the channel VIVA on Freeview and replace it with Spike.

Also, I have to say that 5 have a pretty lousy record with broadcasting US imports. Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Parenthood, Archer, Once Upon A Time and Helix are all US shows that 5, 5* or 5USA started broadcasting and then they either dropped, shuffled around the schedules or switched channels.

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Sunday, 19 April 2015
a. ayusawa
4:46 PM

A new channel "spike" has taken 5USA channel 31 and channel 21 is used by viva". How can I view 5USA on freeview.

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7:03 PM

a. ayusawa: The problem referred to can easily be rectified by carrying out a retune on your TV or box, this action being necessary to update the programme guide due to changes having been made to the listing numbers.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag

8:14 PM

a. ayusawa: I should of course have added, that 5USA is now on EPG21 and with VIVA being on EPG74.

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Saturday, 25 April 2015
peter holliday
9:18 AM

I can no longer receive 5USA on my TVs as it is no longer listed on EPG. Channel 31 has been taken over by some unwanted programme listed as Spike! Why has this happened and what can I do to reverse it so I can get 5USA again?

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Dave Lindsay

10:24 AM

peter holliday: 5USA is now on logical channel number 21, and VIVA has moved to number 74.

Digital UK publishes full channel listings here:

Digital UK Industry - Channel listings

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Thursday, 30 April 2015
Pam L
7:23 PM

Channel 31, 5USA, has disappeared from one of my televisions but I can still receive it on the other. What goes on....?

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Dave Lindsay

8:01 PM

Pam L: 5USA has moved to channel 21; Spike, another Channel 5 channel, now occupies 31.

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