Britain's newest TV station began with a song from The Spice Girls on Easter Sunday 1997 at .You can find out all about Channel 5 in this definitive guide.I taped an item all about this for C4's Right 2 Reply.Were Channel 5 keeping viewers in the picture about what they had to do to receive its service? After Channel 5 began broadcasting I covered the aerial issue again for Right 2 Reply.All the questions and answers are contained in this FAQ which has been frequently updated since it was first compiled back in October 1996.Before Channel 5 was launched, I found out I'd need a new aerial to get a watchable picture.
Read the transcript of that discussion which includes Channel 5's CEO David Elstein talking about the availability of C5 on cable and satellite.
(If you have a channel extender, tune into 11.42075 GHz with the extender switched on.) For help with tuning in to Channel 5 on satellite, call the Sky Tuning Centre on Yes, the existing Channel 5 service is available on multiplex A.
(A multiplex corresponds to a number of channels on the same UHF frequency.
However, you may need one or more additional aerials to receive DTT transmissions as well a digital decoder. Some viewers who can get good reception of BBC1, BBC2, ITV and C4 may be mystified as to why they get a lousy C5 picture or none at all.
The reason is a simple one, the 625-line UHF television system used in the UK was designed to carry exactly four channels.