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Channel 5 to launch premium My5 replacement

5Prime will be available from 16th January

Channel 5 is launching a premium channel, 5Prime, to replace its linear catch-up service My5.

The new channel, available 16th January, will showcase first-run originals along with content from its flagship terrestrial offering.

My5, which was launched as recently as February 2016, will continue as an SVoD catch-up and boxset service. 

It will house a range of programming including factual series, documentaries and dramas, including RTÉ legal drama Striking Out, new factual commission The Secret Life of Owls, and Ben Fogle: New Lives in The Wild.

“As the home of Channel 5’s critically acclaimed premium content, 5Prime is a welcome and complementary addition to the Channel 5 family of channels,” said James Brown, 5Prime channel manager.

“Viewers can enjoy appointment-to-view programmes and special-themed evenings ranging from history to natural history, drama to documentary.”