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The fun loving home of some of the biggest dramas, soaps, entertainment shows and movies from the U.K and U.S.

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Below is a list of all the television and radio channels that you can watch in the UK using one of the free services: DAB (for radio), Freeview, Sky No Card - Sky without a viewing card (Freesat from Sky (or fSfS)) and Freesat.. Where a channel can be watched for free, the channel number is listed below. In addition, if you can watch (or listen) immediately online, press the button in the "web" column.

As some channels are exclusive to one service alone, you may need to get receive more than one service to get all the channels you want. The coverage for Freeview differs too - those channels not provided by the public service "Freeview Light" transmitters the current coverage shown thus (54%), taken from Connected Nations Report 2017: Data analysis'

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5STAR   31 (90%) 128 131

Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations.

Official site: See the www.channel5.com link icon 5STAR website.

From Wikipedia: On 11 April 2011, 5 reduced its broadcast hours to 1300 to 0000, replacing the lost hours with more teleshopping. Milkshake programmes for children aged 7 and under are no longer broadcast on this channel because of this reduction, but Milkshake continues to broadcast on Channel 5.7 On 18 January 2012, 5 received its highest-ever rating for the channel since it launched in 2006. 5 began broadcasting Live from the House, the one hour live feed for Big Brother that airs after every eviction. - en.wikipedia.org en.wikipedia.org link icon read more about 5STAR on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Freeview multiplex: 5STAR is on multiplex COM4 in england flagEngland scotland flagScotland northernireland flagNorthern Ireland wales flagWales .

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Tuesday, 13 September 2011
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ANNE
9:48 AM

hi i live in Southern Ireland and can not watch 5usa on my sky plus does anyone know how i can do this and also is there a way i can watch it on my computer thanks

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Mike Dimmick
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1:14 PM

Anne: You can try using the Other Channels feature to scan the transponder at 12422 MHz, H polarization, Symbol Rate 27500, FEC 2/3. However, the channel is encrypted and it may be that it can only be decrypted by UK viewing cards.

I don't believe it's possible to watch 5* live online. Some programmes are available on the Demand 5 catch-up service at the Channel 5 website, though again this might not work outside the USA.

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Briantist
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3:22 PM

ANNE/Mike Dimmick: 5* is online here - TVCatchup - Never Miss A Show Again .

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Briantist
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3:23 PM

ANNE: There is a "Watch online" link at the top of the page.

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Thursday, 15 September 2011
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Heather
2:20 PM

How come i can get all programs on my very old(2004)BT digi box, except HD and can't get ITV1 etc,from West Midlands on my brand new all singing all danceing Philips HD+ box.

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Heather's 1 post GB
Briantist
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7:23 PM

Heather: Not really sure without a postcode, but it could be down to too much signal for the new box - Freeview signals: too much of a good thing is bad for you | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice .

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Thursday, 1 December 2011
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NottsUK
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10:59 AM

Briantist: 5* now free to air on Astra 1N.

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Wednesday, 7 December 2011
Tuesday, 28 February 2012
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gerry brown
9:36 PM

I Live in Warboys not far from Huntingdon recently the 5* channel has been very bad due to breaking signal and loss of picture, similarly 5 USA and other channels such as a couple of the selling channels, is there a problem with the Sandy Transmitter? I know I live in a small village but it is well within the broadcasting range of the Sandy transmitter.

Tonight we could not watch 5* 5USA QVC picture constantly breaking up

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Dave Lindsay
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9:51 PM

gerry brown: The multiplex you refer to (SDN) is on low power from Sandy until 9th May when it will change channel, necessitating a retune. All others are at high power.

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