Channel 5+1, 5 USA and 5* Join Freesat Next Month

Channel 5Channel 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!). Continue reading Channel 5+1, 5 USA and 5* Join Freesat Next Month

No News Is Good News?

Well, maybe not, things have been a little too quiet recently following the high profile launch of Channel 4 HD and NHK World HD a few months ago.

However, it is the summer season which quite often see’s things tail off a little, but we hope to have more news for you very soon to kick start the platform back into life ready for the silly season in the build up to Christmas. Continue reading No News Is Good News?

Channel 5 Hope To Launch Sister Channels Later This Year

In a series of replies received from Channel 5 by readers of joinfreesat (thanks guys/gals), it would appear that Channel 5 have made it very clear that they intend to launch Fiver (called 5* from 7th March) and Five US (called 5 USA from 7th March) on Freesat later this year.

They seem to be suggesting that the only problem standing in their way is the lack of narrow beam capacity on Astra2D (not a Freesat issue), but expect this to be resolved later this year when 1N becomes available. Continue reading Channel 5 Hope To Launch Sister Channels Later This Year