Channel 5 launching ‘Best Of’ channel25 July 2016
Channel 5 is set to launch a ‘Best Of’ channel My5 early next month.
The free-to-air channel, which will broadcast the ‘best content from the breadth of the Channel 5 family’, will replace Channel 5+24.
It will take the most-watched content from its namesake VoD service, as well as programming across Spike, 5Star, 5USA and Channel 5.
James Tatam, director of digital media and commercial development, Channel 5, said, “Taking My5 into the linear space is an exciting development following the success of our VoD service, which has enjoyed rapid growth since rebranding in February.
“Through a mix of sharp and responsive scheduling, curated and thematic content, and data from our TV channels, on-demand platform and social media, viewers can now discover the most popular content on My5 via both TV and on-demand and choose how they want to watch.”
The move follows a significant surge in the popularity of the My5 VoD offering, which has seen growth of almost 50 per cent throughout 2016, rising to over one million users.