Channel 5 have announced that Channel 5 +1, 5 USA and 5* (plus their +1 timeshift channels) will all be joining the Freesat platform in December.
This is fantastic news for the platform and clearly shows Channel 5′s intentions to bring all their channels to the wider audience (plus confirms they have kicked Sky in to touch!).
Channel 5, our main channel, is currently available on this service. Channel 5+1 will launch on this service on EPG channel number 128 on Tuesday 6th December.
Our digital channels 5* and 5 USA, as well as their relative +1 services, will launch on this service on Thursday 8th December. The relevent EPG channel numbers wil be as follows:
129: 5 USA
130: 5 USA +1
132: 5* +1
No news yet on Channel 5 HD, but it is suspect their existing contract with Sky concludes in July 2012 when it will launch on both Freesat and Freeview.
(thanks to regular reader Muzer for the spot)