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Channel 5 sees 5 consecutive years of audience growth

End of year BARB TV ratings figures show continued audience success for Channel 5 and its portfolio. 2023 delivered a 5 per cent share growth for Channel 5’s family of linear channels including 5STAR, 5USA, 5Select and 5ACTION, marking five consecutive years of growth and making it the only public service broadcaster (PSB) portfolio to […]

January 9, 2024

Paramount combining My5 and PlutoTV

Paramount has announced it will combine Channel 5’s BVoD, My5, with its FAST service Pluto TV, to bring audiences in the UK a supersized, free streaming service in 2024. The streaming destination will give access to an extensive range of new, exclusive and archived content from Channel 5, as well as an on-demand section and […]

November 1, 2023

My5 now on Sky Glass, Sky Stream

My5, the broadcast VoD service from Channel 5, is now available on Sky Glass TVs and the Sky Stream service, bringing viewers live and on-demand programming from Channel 5. To launch the app, users can simply say, “Hello Sky, open My 5”, to their Sky Glass or “My 5” into their voice remote, or find […]

April 27, 2023

LG extends Freeview Play deal

Freeview and LG have announced an extension of their partnership that will see all new LG Smart TVs come with Freeview Play built in as standard for at least the next five years. The Freeview Play platform combines live linear broadcast channels with on-demand and catch-up content from subscription-free apps such as iPlayer, ITV Hub, […]

March 17, 2022

My5 reports best ever week

My5, the on-demand service of Channel 5, has reported its best ever week of viewing hours, by a margin of 40 per cent year-on-year, following the launch of drama series The Teacher starring Sheridan Smith. During Week 5 (31 January – 6 February 2022): The Teacher became My5’s strongest drama launch to date, ahead of […]

February 10, 2022

Channel 5 delivers highest ABC1 viewers in 15 years

Channel 5 grew its share of individuals viewing, ABC1 viewers and free-to-air portfolio more than any other terrestrial channel in 2021, according to BARB data. Channel 5’s share of viewing increased by 5 per cent year-on-year, overall. The channel’s share of primetime viewing was a key factor behind its success, increasing 11 per cent year-on-year […]

January 6, 2022

Freeview Play hits 10m users

UK FTA digital service Freeview has revealed that its connected TV platform Freeview Play is now used in over 10 million homes. This follows over 14 million sales, with Freeview saying the milestone cements its position as the fastest-growing TV platform in the UK. Launched in 2015, Freeview Play is built into the majority of […]

October 27, 2021By Colin Mann

Unified UK broadcaster VoD app?

BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 are said to be discussing a combined app for their catch-up VoD services as they seek to maintain visibility and share against global streamers. The Telegraph reports that detailed talks have been held under the banner of Freeview and could come to fruition as early as this autumn. […]

September 20, 2021

BET TV going digital-only on My5, Pluto TV

BET International has announced that My5, Channel 5’s on-demand streaming platform, will be the official home of BET UK as it transitions to a digital-first brand on April 8th in the UK. The global brand will also launch a dedicated BET channel on Pluto TV in the UK on April 5th, following recent launches in […]

March 30, 2021

The Drowning pulls record Channel 5, My5 audience

Channel 5 has announced that the forst episode of The Drowning consolidated at 5.1 million viewers with a 21.9 per cent share, overtaking All Creatures Great and Small to become the channel’s highest ever commissioned drama to date. The series consolidated with an average audience of 4.6 million and an 18.4 per cent share, and […]

February 16, 2021