To achieve national coverage, large numbers of domestic video recorders had to be retuned or fitted with a filter, at the bidding company’s expense. Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited was licensed by the UK’s then-independent statutory regulator the Independent Television Commission in 1995 after a bidding process that started in 1993 and lasted throughout 1994. Also ever since I saw the movie I’ve been digging the “don’t watch / read this” vibe the series has going on. And in the TV show the theme song is basically “don’t watch this show”.

It was the first analogue channel in the UK to use a permanent digital on-screen graphic, though this was removed in September 2002; however, the children’s programming strands kept the DOG. The British frequency plan had only allowed for four channels to be transmitted over the whole of the UK using analogue terrestrial transmitters, but the ITC identified that UHF channels 35 and 37 could provide coverage of around 70% of the UK population. These channels were used by many domestic video recorders for RF connection to television sets. Before the channel could launch, the broadcaster had to provide over-the-phone instructions or visit any home that complained, to either retune the video recorder or fit a filter to completely block the Channel 5 signal.

The platform allows users to apply, activate and provision cards into digital wallets within minutes, and offers a 24/7 “single call resolution” for customer support. Deserve, a California-based fintech which develops a cloud-based credit card software platform, announced raising $50 million in a Series D funding round co-led by Mastercard, Mission Holdings and Ally Ventures, according to a press release. The channel has picked up a number of formats in the last 20 years that have been previously broadcast on other channels. These programmes have included titles such as Celebrity Big Brother (ex-Channel 4, becoming shared between Channel 5 and MTV), Blind Date (ex-ITV) and the nightly quiz show Eggheads . /PRNewswire/ — Seneca Women, a global leadership and media platform, together with Mastercard and Deserve today announced a credit card created to advance… The company says it will use the funding to modernize the credit card technology stack, allowing the “credit card-as-a-service” to offer modern APIs that can quickly scale credit card programs.

Deserve expects credit cards to become increasingly virtual and mobile, for example, themes that already fit into its product offering. Sallie Mae, BlockFi, OppFi, Seneca Women, Notre Dame cards, and many more are using the company’s platform to offer an embedded and seamless credit card experience to customers and members. Flagship programmes for the channel include shows about farming, trains and royalty such as Our Yorkshire Farm, Springtime On The Farm and World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys. Saturday night royal documentaries have been a ratings winner for Channel 5, with programmes about past members of the British Royal Family also getting good viewing figures, with a programme about King George V achieving a rating of 1.4 million viewers when it was first broadcast. The original Channel 5 logo was a numeric “5” within a circle, sometimes accompanied by “candy stripes” of five colours . Between 30 March 1997 and 15 September 2002, Channel 5 was the only UK terrestrial channel to display a digital on-screen graphic in the top left-hand corner.

On some programmes in the channel’s early years, commercial breaks were introduced by an “end of part one” sign emerging horizontally from the DOG; when the programme returns after the break, this would become a “part two” sign, which then disappears back into the DOG. The timeshifted Channel 5 +1 was launched on Freesat, Freeview and Sky on 6 December 2011. The channel was also expected to be made available via Virgin Media during 2012, eventually launching on 25 October 2012. As with other similar ‘+1’ services, Channel 5 +1 rebroadcasts Channel 5’s entire programming output on a one-hour time-delay, though the ‘Supercasino’ commercial gaming block is blacked out on the timeshift. The launch of Channel 5 +1 meant all three of the UK’s commercial PSB services – ITV/STV/UTV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 – now have one-hour timeshifts. Five was taken over by Richard Desmond’s publishing group Northern & Shell on 23 July 2010 for £103.5 million.

The first hour long-version of 5 News at 5 was broadcast by Channel 5 on 8 November 2021, with the programme still produced for the channel by ITN. 5 News at 5 is presented by Sian Williams and Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije, and has a live reporting team across the UK. Audience share rose consistently for the first seven years of broadcast, reaching a peak of 6.6% in 2004. Two years later the audience share had dropped to under 5.0%. In 2012, the audience share rose to 4.5%, the first yearly rise for the channel in audience share since 2009.

Some mocked the channel and insulted it for disrespecting a former member of the Royal Family. Other people online actually praised the channel for airing child friendly alternatives during a dark day in the nation. Other kid movies were aired on the channel, including the 1999 film Stuart Little. In September us financial group 60m key 2021, Ofcom approved the removal of Channel 5’s 6.30pm news slot by in order for the channel to schedule Neighbours at 6pm and Eggheads at 6.30pm . These changes saw the early evening repeat of Home and Away moved to 5Star, with the Australian soap only broadcast on the main channel at lunchtime.