Channel 5 to launch timeshift channel

Channel 5 is to launch a timeshifted version of its main terrestrial channel.

Channel 5 +1 will launch on Freeview, Freesat and Sky in early December and on Virgin Media at some point next year. The new channel will sit next to 5* and 5 USA on the EPG.

In August 2008, Channel 4 was the first terrestrial channel to launch a timeshifted channel, followed by ITV in January 2011.

Jeff Ford, director of programming at Channel 5, said: “We are extremely proud of where Channel 5 currently sits in terms of its viewers, its commercial opportunities and the spread of its content across a variety of platforms.

“Our exciting portfolio of channels has huge appeal with audiences and the addition of Channel 5 +1 on DTT and satellite will no doubt be welcomed by viewers wanting another means to keep up with their favourite shows.”

Last updated: Friday 4 November 2011
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