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5SELECT is the new premium destination offering the finest shows from Channel 5 alongside first run originals, including intelligent documentaries, high quality factual series and must-watch dramas.

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5SELECT   46watch_later 153watch_later 133watch_later

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

Official site: See the link icon 5SELECT website.

Freeview multiplex: 5SELECT is on multiplex PSB3 in england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flagwales flag.

Wednesday, 14 July 2021
Audrey Haywood
2:16 PM

Chris.SE: My set was new in 2009, so I may need to buy a new tv. That also would include the TV in the bedroom! Just wondering if 5Select is worth it, but thanks for explaining.

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Audrey Haywood's 2 posts GB flag

4:47 PM

Audrey Haywood: No need to buy a new TV at all, just get a Freeview HD box for 40 and plug it into a HDMI socket on your existing TV.

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StevensOnln1's 3,567 posts GB flag
Monday, 29 November 2021
Stan Russell
3:49 PM

I like 5 Select and did enjoy 1000 years of Scotland's History.

My son is a teacher at an International school in China.
Could you email the programme, which I can then email out to David ?

I know that BBC i/Player cannot be sent to China....What is the position of 5 Select ?
I can send & receive emails this is why if you could send the programme about Scotland, I could email i to my son ?
Many thanks,
Stan Russel.
me ?
Thank you,
Stan Russell.

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Stan Russell's 2 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 30 November 2021

1:00 AM

Stan Russell:

5 Select is a Channel 5 sister channel. This is not their website and they are very unlikely to see your comment here (never mind do anything about it!).

You'd be best contacting Channel 5 about how to get/see copies of the programme.

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Chris.SE's 3,917 posts GB flag
Sunday, 15 May 2022
6:13 PM

5Select is now on 474 whatver mux that is .. the HD one
your lisitngs arooooooooe out of date

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tony's 4 posts GB flag

10:04 PM


I don't know which Platform you believe you are referring to there. Whilst there are many things on this site that are out of date as the site owner has not had time to keep up with all the changes - primarily the Freeview 700MHz Clearance - (as has been said many time on various pages around these boards) - the listing at the top of this page is currently correct.
The only platform that has never been listed here is Virgin Media and 5Select is on 152 there at time of posting.

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Chris.SE's 3,917 posts GB flag

10:25 PM

tony: 5Select is still on LCN 56 on Freeview as listed above, it is carried on the PSB3/BBCB multiplex along with BBC 1 HD, BBC 2 HD, BBC 3 HD, ITV HD, Channel 4 HD, Channel 5 HD, CBBC HD.

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StevensOnln1's 3,567 posts GB flag
Monday, 3 October 2022
Via Keto Apple
4:16 AM

Thankfulness to my fathe who informed me
on the topic of this wbpage, tis weblog is actually awesome.

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