Channel 5+24 goes live with two different schedules
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 Archive , Channel 5 , Freesat , Freeview , New Channels , satellite , Sky , Terrestrial , YouView Edit
On Freeview and YouView, where it is available on channel 55, 5+24 is carrying teleshopping during the day, until at 7pm, when it begins showing Channel 5's programmes 24 hours later. The block of teleshopping ends with an hour of the "Holiday and Cruise Club" at 6pm.
On Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media, the channel breaks away from teleshopping between 3am and 6am, 10am and 1pm and again between 4pm and 7pm to show repeats of Neighbours, Home and Away and a made-for-TV movie, previously shown on the main Channel 5 service.
The Channel 5 website currently makes no mention of the enhanced daytime schedule on satellite and cable services on its TV guide page.
Rules dictating the amount of teleshopping allowed on channels located in Sky's Entertainment section of its Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) appear to be the reason for the differing schedules.
Channel 5+24 replaced 5*+1.