Channel 5, 2016Channel 5 is expected  to unveil its new look, the first since Viacom bought a majority shareholding in the broadcaster in 2014.
The changes are expected to take place in February.
Changes to Channel 5’s timeshift channel Channel 5+24 have already been revealed, the channel will from next Monday show Channel 5’s daytime schedule (except news) 24 hours later.
Channel 5 have confirmed that it will be showing the newly revised US series The X Files from Monday 8th February at 9pm.

There is still no news on whether Channel 5 HD will abandon encryption and join Freesat and Freeview, this could coincide with the channels rebrand.
Channel 5 is currently testing on its dedicated transponder, the test is at the time of writing, still listed as 7750, encrypted and showing no EPG information.

Nothing has as yet been confirmed by Viacom or Channel 5.

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