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Another chance to see 5USA - The definitive place to see the best drama and movies direct from the U.S.

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5USA +1     241 130

Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations. For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon 5USA +1 page.

Official site: See the link icon 5USA +1 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 +1 on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Thursday, 1 December 2011

11:04 AM

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

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NottsUK's 345 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
1:12 PM

I am a Western fan why does 5USA keep showing the same Westerns over and over. Can you explain why?


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Mike's 1 post GB flag

11:00 PM

Mike: I suspect that the issue is that the buget for the channel is limited.

Most of the recent programming ends up on pay channels for several years.

Only older programmes are cheap enough for free-to-air play.

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Briantist's 38,910 posts US flag
Thursday, 9 April 2015
Joanne Cook
12:06 AM

Ive noticed that on freeview new channel Spike is advertised as being on channel 31 from 15th April what does this mean for the 5USA channel

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Joanne Cook's 1 post GB flag
Dave Lindsay

3:23 PM

Joanne Cook: See here:

VIVA is coming off Freeview. 5USA will move to VIVA's channel number 21 and Spike will assume channel 31.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Saturday, 7 April 2018
Margaret-ann Ellmers
1:50 AM

Hello why is it that USA+1 goes of air from
2am to 4am usually in the middle of a programme ?

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Margaret-ann Ellmers's 1 post GB flag

11:40 AM

Margaret-ann Ellmers: Because it shares its capacity on Freeview with another channel which broadcasts during those hours.

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StevensOnln1's 3,601 posts GB flag
Sunday, 8 April 2018

12:31 AM

Margaret-ann Ellmers: Because the channel is run by people who have no regard for you the viewer.

They are engaging in a practice often described as LCN squatting.

To keep its channel number - LCN - a channel must transmit for at least two hours a day.

In this case:

56 5USA+1, Sun 08 Apr 02:00 - 04:00: Programmes start at 4am


57 5Spike+1, Sun 08 Apr 02:00 - 03:00: Bellator 197: Budapest

57 5Spike+1, Sun 08 Apr 03:00 - 04:00: Thieves & Thugs: Caught On Camera

That being today's requisite two hours for 5Spike+1.

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js's 826 posts NL flag
Wednesday, 3 April 2019
James Hempton
11:37 AM

I have 5 USA +1 on channel 56 and 5 Star + 1 on channel 55.However I cannot record them as they are not in my sony dvd recorder.I have retuned the recorder a number of times but they do not download.All other channels are available.
Any help in this matter would be appreciated.
Many thansks

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James Hempton's 4 posts GB flag
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