Since Freessat’s May launch, one notable absentee from the channel line-up was Five.
Due to a contract with Sky, the broadcaster wasn’t able to commit to Freesat straight away, but from Tuesday 18th November it takes up residence on channel 105.
Five has advanced a lot since the early days of bad reception and seedy porn (well, the reception’s better at least). Its autumn schedule includes Paul Merton in India, 1968 Unseen, Dangerous Adventures for Boys, Unbreakable and Axe Men.
Freesat’s MD, Emma Scott, commented, “We’ve been looking forward to welcoming Five onto Freesat since we launched – and we know viewers have too. Five is a fantastic addition.”
It’s not clear whether Five’s other digital channels, including Fiver and Five US, will be available on Freesat.