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Channel 5 to launch premium content channel 5Prime

UK network Channel 5 has unveiled a new premium channel. 5Prime, which will launch on Jan. 16, 2018, will offer factual series, documentaries and dramas, along with first-run originals, C5 content and ...
December 12, 2017

UK network Channel 5 has unveiled a new premium channel.

5Prime, which will launch on Jan. 16, 2018, will offer factual series, documentaries and dramas, along with first-run originals, C5 content and spinoffs from its popular programs.

The channel will showcase a curated selection of content ranging from factual programs such as Ben Fogle: New Lives in The Wild and GPs: Behind Closed Doors (pictured), to spinoff original series such as The Yorkshire Vet Casebook. It will also feature original commissions including The Secret Life of Owls, and will be the home to natural history series such as Alaska: A Year in the Wild.

5Prime will also feature history programs, including the exclusive broadcast of World War I in Colour and the series The Great Fire. 

The channel will showcase themed program collections, including Secrets of the Past, which explores history’s defining moments, and Famous Faces, Amazing Places, in which C5 talent will visit their bucket list destinations.

5Prime will replace the video-on-demand service My5 TV channel across all broadcast platforms. However, My5 will continue as C5′s catch up and box set service across all major on-demand platforms and devices.

“As the home of Channel 5′s critically acclaimed premium content, 5Prime is a welcome and complementary addition to the Channel 5 family of channels. Viewers can enjoy appointment to view programs and special themed evenings ranging from history to natural history, drama to documentary,” said channel manager of 5Prime, James Brown, in a statement.

 

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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