(official Freesat press release)
Freesat announced that it is adding a range of popular channels from Channel 5 to the platform from today, Tuesday 6th December: Channel 5 +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, 5* and 5* +1.
Freesat viewers will be able to watch some of the best comedy, sport, classic American action movies and popular dramas on 5USA including CSI New York, Numbers and Law and Order. The addition of 5* to the service will ensure that Freesat viewers have access to great soaps, films, entertainment, drama and documentaries with shows such as Alphas, Malcolm In The Middle and Sex and the City aired on the channel.
Adding Channels 5 +1, 5USA +1 and 5* +1 means that Freesat viewers can watch shows an hour after they’ve transmitted – adding to the flexibility Freesat viewers already have in watching their favourite programmes.
Emma Scott, Freesat Managing Director said:
We know that Channel 5’s wide range of digital channels are hugely popular and adding them to the Freesat platform is a fantastic development for us and our customers. These additions further strengthen our entertainment genre as we continue to bring greater subscription-free choice to audiences right across the UK.
Jeff Ford, Channel 5′s Director of Programmes commented:
We are extremely proud of where Channel 5 currently sits in terms of viewers, 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, 5* + 1 and 5USA + 1 on DTT and satellite will no doubt be welcomed by viewers wanting another means to keep up with their favourite shows.
Channel 5 +1 will be available on Channel 128, 5USA on Channel 129, 5USA +1 on Channel 130, 5* on Channel 131 and 5* +1 on Channel 132.