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Five
five logo
Launched 30 March 1997
Owned by RTL Group
Audience share 5.4%
(November '06, Source:[1])
Formerly called Channel 5 (1997-2002)
Sister channel(s) Five Life
Five US
Website www.five.tv
Availability
Terrestrial
UK analogue Normally tuned to 5
Freeview Channel 5
Satellite
Sky Digital Channel 105
Cable
NTL:Telewest Channel 105

Five (often referred as five, as per the logo), formerly, and more commonly known as Channel 5, is the British fifth and final national analogue terrestrial TV channel. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Image File history File links Five. ... March 30 is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (90th in a leap year). ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... RTL Group is Europes largest TV, radio and production company, and is majority-owned by German media conglomerate Bertelsmann. ... Five Life is a free-to-air television channel in the United Kingdom owned by Five. ... Five US is a free-to-air entertainment television channel in the United Kingdom owned by Five, launched on October 16, 2006 [2] and available on digital television. ... As of 2005, analogue transmissions are still the most used method of receiving television in the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the United Kingdom digital terrestrial television service. ... Sky Digital is the brand name for British Sky Broadcastings digital satellite television service, transmitted from SES Astra satellites located at 28. ... NTL Incorporated is a U.S.-listed British company. ... Telewest (formerly Telewest Broadband and Telewest Communications) is a trading name of NTL Incorporated, the dominant cable operator in the United Kingdom with more than 90% of the market. ... Analog television encodes picture information by varying the voltages and/or frequency of the signal. ... Terrestrial television (also known as over-the-air, OTA or broadcast television) was the traditional method of television broadcast signal delivery prior to the advent of cable and satellite television. ...

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Company

Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited (As of 2006, still the legal name of the company, though it now trades exclusively as five) was licensed by the UK Government in 1995 after an exhaustive bidding process that lasted from 1993 and throughout 1994. The initial round of bidders, which included a network of city-TV stations planned by Thames Television, was rejected outright and the Independent Television Commission contemplated not awarding the license at all. 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The ITC has been superseded as the British commercial television regulator by Ofcom (the Office of Communications). ...


The difficulty with the project lay in use of television broadcast frequencies that had been allocated to RF outputs from domestic video recorders. To achieve national coverage, large numbers of domestic video recorders (which output at a nearby frequency) had to be retuned or fitted with a filter, at the bidding company's expense.

Channel 5 generic logo, 1997-2002. Variants of this version were seen frequently prior to the launch, though the coloured bars remained in some form or another until 2002
Channel 5 generic logo, 1997-2002. Variants of this version were seen frequently prior to the launch, though the coloured bars remained in some form or another until 2002
One of the Channel 5 idents used from 1997-1999
One of the Channel 5 idents used from 1997-1999
One of the Channel 5 idents used from 1999-2000
One of the Channel 5 idents used from 1999-2000
five logo used from 2002-
five logo used from 2002-

The project was revived in mid 1994 when the Independent Television Commission re-advertised the franchise. Tom McGrath, then-president of Time Warner International Broadcasting, put together a revised frequency plan with NTL and consulting engineer Ellis Griffiths, involving less re-tuning and greater signal coverage. Lord Clive Hollick, then CEO of Meridian Broadcasting (later United News) took up the project as lead investor as UK law prohibited Time Warner from owning more than 25%. Ironically, when McGrath left to become President of Paramount, Time Warner dropped out of the project and was replaced by CLT/RTL who today control the network. Image File history File links Channel_5. ... Image File history File links Channel_5. ... Image File history File links Five_Logo_1999-2000. ... Image File history File links Five_Logo_1999-2000. ... Image File history File links Channel5_Logo. ... Image File history File links Channel5_Logo. ... Image File history File links Five. ... Image File history File links Five. ... The ITC has been superseded as the British commercial television regulator by Ofcom (the Office of Communications). ... Tom McGrath Tom McGrath (also known as Thomas B. McGrath, born 1956, married), though little known outside of Hollywood, has been an important, behind-the-scenes player in re-shaping the modern media landscape throughout his entertainment career. ... NTL Incorporated is a U.S.-listed British company. ... Clive Hollick (Lord Hollick of Notting Hill) (born 19 May 1945) is a British businessman with media interests. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Meridian Broadcasting (ITV Meridian) is the holder of the ITV franchise for South and South East England. ... RTL Group is Europes largest TV, radio and production company. ... RTL is an abbreviation used in several contexts. ...


History

Launch

The channel was launched on Sunday 30 March 1997 by the Spice Girls, performing a "reverse" cover of the 60s hit "5-4-3-2-1". March 30 is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (90th in a leap year). ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Spice Girls were an all-female English pop group who formed in 1994 in London. ...


The first advertisement on the channel was for Chanel No 5. Chanel No. ...


Rumoured merger

On 27 February 2004 it was reported that Five and Channel 4 were discussing a possible merger; this was widely seen as a potential upset for Channel 4's pride. Some comics joked that the merged company should call itself Chanel 9 [sic] after the spoof foreign network on The Fast Show. Channel 4 and Five announced that merger plans were being called off in November of that year. February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Channel 4 is a public-service television broadcaster in the United Kingdom (see British television). ... Chanel 9 is a recurring sketch in the British sketch comedy TV show The Fast Show. ... Sic is a Latin word meaning thus or so. In writing, it is italicized and placed within square brackets — [sic] — to indicate that an incorrect or unusual spelling, phrase, or other preceding quoted material is a verbatim reproduction of the quoted original and is not a transcription error. ... Parody of Back to the Future In contemporary usage, a parody is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... It has been suggested that Scorchio be merged into this article or section. ...


On 20 July 2005, RTL Group paid £247.6 million for United Business Media's 35.4% stake in the channel. The acquisition was approved on 26 August 2005. July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... RTL Group is Europes largest TV, radio and production company, and is majority-owned by German media conglomerate Bertelsmann. ... August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Recent and future branding

On 23 January 2006, Five launched new idents which are based on human emotions. Instead of displaying the channel's logo, each ident displays a word that is suggestive of what is being shown (using Five's current branding style), such as 'love', 'hope', 'rush' and 'live'. Prior to the relaunch Five released a preview of the "love" ident. The ident has sperm with the word "love" forming from an egg. January 23 is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Five aired new christmas idents, suppourting the christmas homeless appeal in the UK. Starting on the 11 December, the idents feature a forest, a post box, a narrowboat and a train, culminating with a final cityscape all decorated with Christmas lights. As well as the word 'five' the word 'give' also appears in these unique idents.


Multi-channel strategy

British television has undergone a lot of change since Five's launch with the huge growth in Digital television. See Digital television in Europe#United Kingdom. Digital television (DTV) is a telecommunication system for broadcasting and receiving moving pictures and sound by means of digital signals, in contrast to analogue signals in analogue (traditional) T.V. It uses digital modulation data, which is digitally compressed and requires decoding by a specially designed television set or a... // In Belgium, over 94% of all households have cable television. ...


On 18 November 2005, it was announced that Five had bought a stake in DTT's pay-TV operator, Top Up TV. It was said that the investment may lead to the development of new free and pay services on DTT, and other platforms.[1] November 18 is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound through a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... Top Up TV is a British media company registered on the island of Jersey, that offers subscription television services via digital terrestrial television in the United Kingdom. ...


Following this, Five launched two new digital TV channels in autumn 2006 on Freeview, Sky, NTL & Telewest:[2] This article is about the United Kingdom digital terrestrial television service. ... Sky Digital is the brand name for British Sky Broadcastings digital satellite television service, transmitted from SES Astra satellites located at 28. ... NTL Incorporated is a U.S.-listed British company. ... Telewest (formerly Telewest Broadband and Telewest Communications) is a trading name of NTL Incorporated, the dominant cable operator in the United Kingdom with more than 90% of the market. ...

  • Five Life, launched on 15 October 2006, providing pre-school shows under the milkshake! banner as well as drama, films, soaps, popular factual and lifestyle shows aimed at women.
  • Five US, launched on 16 October 2006, offering drama, films, sport, comedy and youth programming from across the Atlantic.

Spin-offs from Five's existing hits also air on the new outlets. Five Life is a free-to-air television channel in the United Kingdom owned by Five. ... October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Five US is a free-to-air entertainment television channel in the United Kingdom owned by Five, launched on October 16, 2006 [2] and available on digital television. ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The channels use Digital Terrestrial space that was previously occupied by Top Up TV's channels, but viewers will not require a Top Up TV subscription, or pay extra to receive the new channels. The channels will be funded by a "substantial additional investment" from the broadcaster's parent company RTL.[3]


Broadcasting and reception

The British frequency plan had only allowed for four channels to be transmitted over the whole of the UK using analogue terrestrial transmitters. The ITC had identified that UHF channels 35 and 37 could provide coverage of around 70% of the UK population. However, these channels were used by many domestic video recorders for RF connection to television sets. Before the channel could launch Easter Sunday 1997 the broadcaster had to provide over-the-phone instructions or visit any home that complained to retune the video recorder or fit a filter to completely block the Channel 5 signal. This article is about the radio frequency. ... Easter (also called Pascha) is generally accounted the most important holiday of the Christian year, observed March or April each year to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead (after his death by crucifixion; see Good Friday), which Christians believe happened at about this time of year, almost two... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


However, for many transmitters channels 35 and 37 were 'out of group', which meant that the roof-top receiving aerials were specifically designed to filter out the Channel 5's broadcasts. The channel was provided on the analogue Astra/BSkyB service, but many people either could not receive the channel at all, or required a new aerial. The broadcaster had added to the transmitters to improve the analogue terrestrial coverage since that time. A Yagi-Uda beam antenna Short Wave Curtain Antenna (Moosbrunn, Austria) A building rooftop supporting numerous dish and sectored mobile telecommunications antennas (Doncaster, Victoria, Australia) An antenna or aerial is an arrangement of aerial electrical conductors designed to transmit or receive radio waves which is a class of electromagnetic waves. ...


Unlike the other four analogue British television channels, the channel cannot be received via analogue terrestrial broadcasts in many areas, including some parts of the south coast of England, where the signal would otherwise interfere with signals from television stations in France, many areas in Scotland and parts of Cumbria. The channel is available on all digital platforms (Sky Digital satellite, and Freeview digital terrestrial, and also most cable operators). British television broadcasting has a range of different broadcasters, broadcasting multiple channels over a variety of distribution media. ... Sky Digital is the brand name for British Sky Broadcastings digital satellite television service, transmitted from SES Astra satellites located at 28. ... This article is about the United Kingdom digital terrestrial television service. ...


The channel was the first in the UK to use a permanent digital on-screen graphic and was unpopular with the viewing public and was removed altogether 16 September 2002.[4] DOG on BBC News 24. ... September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years). ...


It is widely rumoured that the last words of Adam Faith were "Channel 5 is all shit, isn't it? Christ, the crap they put on there. It's a waste of space". Terence (Terry) Nelhams-Wright, known as Adam Faith (June 23, 1940—March 8, 2003) was an English singer and actor. ...


Programming

General

The launch soap opera Family Affairs, a five-night a week soap was pulled on 30 December 2005, due to low ratings freeing up £10 million for other programming.[5] The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... Family Affairs was a British soap opera. ... December 30 is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 1 day remaining. ...


Initially the channel was known in the press for three F's quote from Dawn Airey: "films, fucking and football" [2]. The schedule had films at 9pm each night, followed by erotic programs and football at the weekends.


In the 2000s, the schedule relied on imported American series CSI (including spin-offs CSI: Miami and CSI: NY), Law & Order (including spin-offs Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Alias, LEXX, Star Trek: Voyager, Stargate Atlantis, Prison Break, NCIS, Charmed, Grey's Anatomy and House. Five paid for Friends' hyped spin off Joey which had an audience of 4.53 million at launch, making 13 February 2005 a high water mark for the channel's viewing. This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a popular Alliance Atlantis/CBS police procedural television series, running since October 2000, about a team of forensic scientists. ... CSI: Miami is a spinoff of the popular CBS network series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. ... CSI: NY (working title CSI: New York) is an American police procedural television series which premiered on September 22, 2004. ... Law & Order is an American television police procedural and legal drama set in New York City. ... Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 5 DVD Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU) is the first of three spin-offs of Law & Order (the other two being Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Trial by Jury; all series are presented on the NBC... Law & Order: Criminal Intent is a United States crime drama television series that began in 2001. ... Alias was an American Spy-fi television series created by J. J. Abrams that aired on ABC from September 30, 2001 to May 22, 2006. ... It has been suggested that The Cluster be merged into this article or section. ... The starship Voyager (NCC-74656), an Intrepid-class starship. ... Stargate Atlantis is an American science fiction television series part of the Stargate franchise. ... Prison Break is an American television series that premiered on the Fox Network on August 29, 2005. ... NCIS is a CBS network television series about a team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service of the United States Navy. ... Charmed is an American television series that ran for eight seasons on The WB. It was produced by Aaron Spelling and is about three sisters who are the worlds most powerful good witches, known throughout the supernatural community as The Charmed Ones but known to everyone else as the... Greys Anatomy is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning American primetime television medical drama. ... House, also known as House, M.D., is a American medical drama television series created by David Shore and executive produced by film director Bryan Singer. ... Friends. ... Joey was an American sitcom, starring Matt LeBlanc reprising his role as Joey Tribbiani from the popular sitcom Friends. ... February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


As a public service broadcaster, Five is required to show educational programs, including some moderately successful documentaties, such as the Hidden Lives series. This climaxed when Christmas Day 2004 was advertised as "World War II Day" (a day of repeats) on Five. In 2005 Five acquired another public service figleaf - the rights to the annual Royal Institution Christmas Lectures. Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual holiday that marks the traditional birthdate of Jesus of Nazareth. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael Faraday delivering a Christmas Lecture in 1856. ...


Five failed to obtain The Simpsons (the terrestrial rights going to Channel 4) but obtained the Australian soap opera Home and Away, and the cancelled ITV music show CD:UK. Simpsons redirects here. ... Channel 4 is a public-service television broadcaster in the United Kingdom (see British television). ... The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In 2003 won the the rights to the cult show Robot Wars (originally shown Friday nights on BBC Two), but due to a fallout between the show's producers and the Fighting Robot Association (FRA), the 9th series was the last. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Robot Wars is a competition involving remote controlled miniature vehicles built by mechanics, engineers and inventors, and equipped with weapons, to battle with one another in an arena, gladiator-style, until only the winner is left operational. ... BBC Two (or BBC2 as it was formerly styled) was the second UK television station to be aired by the BBC and Europes first television channel to broadcast regularly in colour (from 1967), envisaged as a home for less mainstream and more ambitious programming. ...


Make Me a Supermodel a show where contestants try to win a contract with Select Modelling Agency, and has become a four-times-a-week flagship show. In true digital channel style a spin-off with the imaginitive title 'Make Me A Supermodel Extra' appears on the Five Life channel.. Five Life is a free-to-air television channel in the United Kingdom owned by Five. ...


In September 2006, another series of Trust Me I'm A Holiday Rep showed celebrities working as holiday reps and the channel plans new celebrity reality show based on a beauty salon Trust Me I'm a Beauty Therapist. [citation needed]


Five most watched programmes are import drama, CSI, and also CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Conviction, Criminal Minds, House, Big Love, Law and Order, Grey's Anatomy, Prison Break and The Shield the most watched programs. The second series of cancelled show Joey[3] will air in 2007, Two and a Half Men and Everybody Hates Chris the channels is now known for showing American comedies. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a popular Alliance Atlantis/CBS police procedural television series, running since October 2000, about a team of forensic scientists. ... CSI: Miami is a spinoff of the popular CBS network series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. ... CSI: NY (working title CSI: New York) is an American police procedural television series which premiered on September 22, 2004. ... Criminal Minds is a crime drama that premiered on September 22, 2005 on CBS. It follows the adventures of an FBI profiling team from the FBIs Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) from Quantico, Virginia. ... House - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Big Love is an HBO television drama about a polygamous family, starring Bill Paxton, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloë Sevigny and Ginnifer Goodwin. ... Law & Order is the longest-running primetime drama currently on American television (2004). ... Greys Anatomy is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning American primetime television medical drama. ... Prison Break is an American television series that premiered on the Fox Network on August 29, 2005. ... The Shield is an American police-drama television series shown on FX Networks in the U.S. and other networks internationally. ... Joey may refer to: A nickname for Joanne, Joanna, Josephine, Joan, Joseph, Joe or Jo The television sitcom Joey Joey, a baby marsupial United Kingdom slang for the silver English/British coin Threepence, named after Joseph Hume In glassblowing, a Joey or diving Joey, are colloquialisms for a bubble A... Two and a Half Men is an Emmy Award nominated television sitcom centered around a hip single bachelor whose lifestyle is interrupted when his newly separated brother moves in. ... Everybody Hates Chris is an American sitcom on The CW Television Network. ...


However, in 2006 the channel eventually started to air home grown British dramas such as Tripping Over which (due to its popularity) has been given the green light for a second series in 2007, the Perfect Day Trilogy another British drama hit was aired on Five in 2006 and was a ratings hit for the channel. British comedies such as Respectable and a second series of Swinging have been shown. Tripping Over is a British/Australian six-part drama series. ... Look up Respectable in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Swinging, sometimes referred to in North America as the swinging lifestyle, is non-monogamous sexual activity, treated much like any other social activity, that can be experienced as a couple. ...


Lifestyle programmes include Diet Doctors, Extraordinary People, and there is a Les Dennis quiz show In The Grid. Les Dennis Les Dennis (born Leslie Dennis Heseltine on October 12, 1953 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England) is an English television presenter and actor. ... In the Grid is a game show that airs on UK broadcaster Five at 6. ...


Sport

Late-night sports programming has been a feature of the channel since its launch, especially focusing on live coverage of major North American sports. The channel has covered Major League Baseball games, both regular season and playoffs since its first week on air, and also covers regular season National Football League and National Basketball Association games. Until 2004, it also covered the regular season and Stanley Cup playoffs of the National Hockey League; following the lost 2004-05 season, the broadcast rights passed to NASN. However, since 4 January 2006, Five is once again showing the NHL every Wednesday night. With the conclusion of Family Affairs, Five's MLB baseball coverage is the longest continuously run programme on the channel. Jonathan Gould and Josh Chetwynd are the co-hosts. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Bills Dolphins Patriots Jets Ravens Bengals Browns Steelers Texans Colts Titans Broncos Chiefs Raiders Chargers Cowboys Giants Eagles Redskins Bears Lions Packers Vikings Falcons Panthers Saints Buccaneers Jaguars Cardinals Rams 49ers Seahawks The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from... NBA redirects here. ... This is the current WikiProject: Ice Hockey Article Improvement Drive collaboration! The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... NHL redirects here. ... The 2004-05 NHL lockout resulted in the cancellation of what would have been the 88th season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... NASN, (North American Sports Network), is a television channel available in Ireland and the UK, and now across Europe. ... January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Family Affairs was a British soap opera. ... MLB on Five is a sports television programme featuring live and as live coverage of Major League Baseball games. ... Jonathan Gould (born 1961 in Kenya), often known as Jonny Gould, is a British television presenter. ... Josh in the GB dugout Josh Chetwynd is the baseball analyst for Five a UK TV channel where he works with Jonny Gould on MLB on Five. ...


Five also shows a mix of European and international club football, notably coverage from the Netherlands Eredivisie, Portugal's SuperLiga, Primera División Argentina and Copa Libertadores from South America. Five has also regularly picked up the right to the international Confederations Cup competition, showing live matches and delayed coverage. This article is about the continent. ... Football On Five is the principal live football programme on British television channel Five. ... The Eredivisie (English: Honorary Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ... The Portuguese Liga (pron. ... Primera División (first division) is the top category of Argentine football (soccer), and its organized by the Argentine Football Association. ... Copa Libertadores Logo The Copa Libertadores de América (also known as Copa Toyota Libertadores) (Portuguese: Taça Libertadores da América, English: Liberators of America Cup) is an international football cup competition played annually by the top clubs of South America. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... The Confederations Cup The FIFA Confederations Cup is a football (soccer) tournament for national teams, held every four years (previously every two years) by FIFA. It is contested by the winners of each of the six FIFA confederation championships (CAF, CONMEBOL, UEFA, AFC, OFC, CONCACAF), along with the FIFA World...


In 2005 Five secured the rights to show highlights of all of England's test and one-day cricket matches. This followed a period of much publicised success for the English cricket team and when the exclusive live rights to home England matches were controversially awarded to Sky Sports, Five was a surprise choice to pick up the highlights in light of Channel 4's excellent coverage and the BBC's previous interest. Prior to Channel 4, the BBC had held rights and Five were newcomers to cricket but the coverage has taken up where Channel 4 had left off in its coverage and has secured past cricketers such as Simon Hughes and Geoffrey Boycott to offer expert analysis on the day's play. Test cricket is the longest form of the sport of cricket. ... A night match at Old Trafford. ... For the insect, see Cricket (insect). ... The logo of the England Cricket Team which shows the three Lions of England below a five-pointed crown The England cricket team is a cricket team which represents England and Wales, operating under the auspices of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Channel 4 is a public-service television broadcaster in the United Kingdom (see British television). ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Simon Peter Hughes (born 20 December 1959) is an English cricketer and journalist. ... Geoffrey Boycott OBE (born October 21, 1940) is a former Yorkshire and England cricketer. ...


The channel has also covered motorsports, most notably Moto GP from 2000 to 2002 showing every race live before rights were snapped up by the BBC. For a brief time, Five showed professional wrestling in the form of the WCW Worldwide show between Summer 1999 and March 2001, when the company was purchased by World Wrestling Entertainment, and ceased to produce any more shows. Grand Prix motorcycle racing refers to the premier categories of motorcycle road racing. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Professional wrestling is a form of performance art in which the performers act out a scripted wrestling match. ... WCW WorldWide logo from 1999-2001. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ...


Participation TV

Quiz Call are set to broadcast on Five after the New Year. Quiz Call have landed a 2 year contract that will see them broadcast not only on Freeview (as part of Five US) but on the main Five channel too on the weekends and even some week nights. TGBBQ which is currently broadcasting as part of Five's interactive output failed to pull in the viewing figures and callers on their 3 month contract. The Ftn slot on Freeview which Quiz Call broadcast output in a 3 hour slot nightly will end from January 1st 2007 and replaced in a matter of a fortnight with Five. [6] Quiz Call is a participation quiz channel owned by Ostrich Media (which has recently purchased by iTouch Media from Channel 4 Television Corporation). ... 5 (five) is the natural number following 4 and preceding 6. ... Five US is a free-to-air entertainment television channel in the United Kingdom owned by Five, launched on October 16, 2006 [2] and available on digital television. ... 5 (five) is the natural number following 4 and preceding 6. ... The Great Big British Quiz (TGBBQ) or The Great Big Quiz for Five viewers, is an interactive quiz based channel where viewers are invited to phone in to solve puzzles in return for cash and prizes. ... 5 (five) is the natural number following 4 and preceding 6. ... Ftn (Flextech Television Network) is a TV channel from Flextech transmitting free-to-air on Freeview (Channel 20), and also on Sky Digital (Channel 199), Telewest (123), and NTL (914). ... 5 (five) is the natural number following 4 and preceding 6. ...


News

Main article: Five News

Five News is the news service of Five. It is produced by Sky News. Sky News claims to be Europes oldest 24-hour television news channel, originally launched as part of the 4-channel Sky Television network in February 1989. ...


From 1 January 2005, Sky News was awarded the contract to provide the news for Five, replacing ITN, which had provided the channel's news service from the channel's launch. The main newsreaders on launch were: lead anchor Kirsty Young, Helen Fospero, Kate Gerbeau and Barbara Serra. Priya Kaur-Jones joined after Barbara Serra returned to Sky News, and John Suchet joined to fill in for Kirsty Young while she is on maternity leave, and has secured a permanent role at the channel when Kirsty returns[7]. Catherine Jones is a reporter and relief presenter, while Lara Lewington has been the weather presenter since January, 2003. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sky News claims to be Europes oldest 24-hour television news channel, originally launched as part of the 4-channel Sky Television network in February 1989. ... ITN may refer to: Independent Television News In the news, a section on the Main Page of English Wikipedia This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... ITV newscaster Mark Austin. ... Kirsty Young on Five News Kirsty Jackson Young (born 23 November 1968 in East Kilbride) is a Scottish television journalist, presenter, actress and radio presenter. ... Kate Gerbeau (born 9th August 1971 in Sutton Coldfield, England) is a British television presenter and newsreader. ... Barbara Serra (born 1975, Milan) is an Italian born British based journalist, producer and TV News Reader, who presents at weekends on Al Jazeera. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion, because: almost no content, doesnt indicate notability If you disagree with its speedy deletion, please explain why on its talk page or at Wikipedia:Speedy deletions. ... Catherine Jones is an English television news journalist, currently a reporter and presenter on Five. ... Lara Lewington on Five News Lara Lewington (born May 10, 1979) is a British weathergirl and television presenter on Five, joining in January 2003. ... January is the first month of the year and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


See also

This is a list of channels available on digital aerial, satellite, internet streaming and cable systems. ...

References

  1. ^ RTL Group (18 November 2005). RTL Group announces strategic relationship between Five and Top UP TV. Press release. Retrieved on 2006-09-04.
  2. ^ Five (05 June 2006). Five unveils two new channels. Press release. Retrieved on 2006-10-12.
  3. ^ "Five unveils digital TV channels", BBC News, 5 June 2006. Retrieved on 2006-10-12.
  4. ^ Channel 5 is Five (5 June 2006). Retrieved on 2006-10-19.
  5. ^ Bishop, Tom. "End of the Affairs for Five soap", BBC News, 30 December 2005. Retrieved on 2006-10-12.
  6. ^ Quiz Call Win Five Contract
  7. ^ http://www.tvnewsroom.co.uk/newsdesk/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1156344117&archive=&start_from=&ucat=4&

A news release, press release or press statement is a written or recorded communication directed at members of the news media for the purpose of announcing something claimed as having news value. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... A news release, press release or press statement is a written or recorded communication directed at members of the news media for the purpose of announcing something claimed as having news value. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 19 is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ...

External links

  • Five homepage at five.tv
  • RTL.com
  • A Burglar's Charter Understanding Channel 5, from Off The Telly, March 2002
  • thisisfive.co.uk Channel 5 history and idents
  • idents.tv Channel 5 idents
Channel 5 Broadcasting
Channels: Five | Five Life | Five US
News: Five News • Online: five.tv

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