Channel 5 to launch new catch-up service ‘Channel 5+24′

If you miss Celebrity Big Brother, Channel 5 is giving you even more chances to catch up with the show.

Today Channel 5 announced the launch of its second timeshift channel. The new service is called ‘Channel 5+24′ and will begin on Tuesday 4th February on Freeview (number 55), Freesat (132), Sky (175) and Virgin Media (152).

Between 7.00pm and midnight-1.00am, Channel 5+24 will feature programming that was shown on the main channel at the same time the day before.

Teleshopping commercials and repeats of other recent shows will fill the remaining hours.

The move comes after the network obtained an OFCOM license for a new channel named ’5Later’, which was expected to be their version of Channel 4′s “4Seven.”

5*+1 is expected to disappear from Freesat and Virgin and be reallocated to C5+24.

C5+24 is due to launch after the current series of Celebrity Big Brother ends, it will be around in time for the next summer series of the show, which will air after the fifteenth civilian series in August.

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