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FAQ: 5 Spike TV

5Spike is a channel from Channel 5 owner Viacom, originally based on the North American channel of the same name.

Here's more about the UK version of the channel and how you can watch it.

Where can I find 5Spike?
5Spike is available on:

Is 5Spike available in HD?
5Spike is not available in high definition (HD) at the present time. The broadcaster has not given any indication as to when/if the channel will launch in HD in the near future.

Where can I find 5Spike+1?
5Spike+1 is available on Sky channel 250.

Can I watch 5Spike on-demand / via catch-up TV?
Yes, you can. Programmes are available via My5 (the new name for Demand 5), which is available on numerous connected TV platforms (including those listed below), smart TVs, through apps and via the website at
  • EE
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Virgin Media
  • Sky Go
  • Sky Catch Up
  • Roku 
  • NOW TV Box

Is 5Spike available to viewers in Ireland?
Viewers in Ireland can watch Spike free-to-air via satellite. It is not available on Sky's Electronic Programme Guide in the Republic of Ireland, so you need to manually tune in the channel via Sky's Other Channels menu. See the link below for more information:

Manual tuning details for satellite (non Sky UK and Freesat receivers) click here.

Does 5Spike have a website with more information?
You can find out more about the UK version of Spike at:

Is 5Spike available on Freeview in my area?
Spike is broadcast on the same frequency as 4Music (18) and Yesterday (19), so if you can receive these channels, you'll receive 5 Spike - but you may need to retune.

Last updated: 01/05/2018