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Channel 5 joins Freeview, Freesat operator Digital UK

Channel 5 joins Freeview, Freesat operator Digital UK
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Channel 5 joins Digital UK, the company that operates Freeview and Freesat.

Channel 5 has joined the joint-venture Digital UK with immediate effect, it has been announced.

The company is responsible for the day-to-day management of Freeview and Freesat and is jointly owned by the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.

The move to include Channel 5 - owned by ViacomCBS - means that all four of the UK's PSBs are now involved in the project for the first time.

"We're delighted to welcome Channel 5 to Digital UK and thank all our members for their continuing support," said Caroline Thomson, the chair of Digital UK.

"The future of free-to-view television is critical to providing all UK viewers with high-quality British content and we look forward to working with all public service broadcasters to develop and deliver continually evolving and compelling free TV services across Freeview and Freesat."

Sarah Rose, head of commercial and operations at ViacomCBS, added: "We're delighted Channel 5 has joined the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 to help shape the future of free-to-view TV as part of Digital UK.

"Channel 5 plays a distinctive role in public service broadcasting in the UK and, as part of ViacomCBS can bring a unique perspective to the opportunities that lie ahead."

> Freeview: Full channels list, EPG numbers and local differences
> Freesat: Full channels list, EPG numbers and local differences

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