About Channel 5
Channel 5 launched as Britain’s fifth and final terrestrial broadcaster on the 31st March 1997. Currently, well over 30 million UK viewers watch 5 any given week. Fans tune in for programming as diverse as the CSI franchise, Extraordinary People, live UEFA Cup Football, House, Home & Away, and Paul Merton in China, as well as the channel’s award-winning children’s show, Milkshake! In recent years, Channel 5 has added the hit Australian soap Neighbours, and a revamped and relaunched 5 News fronted by Natasha Kaplinsky.