channel5Channel 5+1 will launch on Freeview, Freesat and BSkyB in early December. The broadcaster said the new channel, which will give viewers the chance to catch up on Channel 5 shows such as Big Brother, CSI and children’s strand Milkshake, is also “expected” to be available on Virgin Media at some point next year.

Channel 5+1 will join the broadcaster’s existing one-hour timeshifted spin-offs from digital channels 5* and 5USA.
5* and 5USA are expected to join Channel 5+1 on the Freesat platform in December. Channel 5 is expected to move its channels to the new Astra 1N satellite positionesd at 28.2° east, aloowing 5* and 5USA to go free-to-air. Still no confirmation on when or if Channel 5 HD will join Freesat.

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