Bosses at Freesat have confirmed that the fledgling free-to-air service is finally to terrestrial channel Five from Tuesday November 18. The channel was initially unavailable to the service at launch and was only available to viewers of Sky’s satellite TV service.
Commenting on the addition of Five to the service, Freesat MD Emma Scott said “We’ve been looking forward to welcoming Five onto Freesat since we launched – and we know viewers have too. Five is a fantastic addition and we’re thrilled that the large number of homes that have already chosen Freesat will now be able to enjoy Five alongside around 140 other channels available without a subscription or contract.”
Viewers won’t need to take any action as Five will automatically appear on Freesat boxes at channel number 105.
Charles Constable, Director of Strategy at Five, said “I am delighted that Five will be available to Freesat viewers. Our launch will support three of Five’s objectives: to be universally available throughout the UK, to let viewers watch our programmes on the platform of their choice, and to enable as many people as possible to watch Five free of charge.”