Freesat, the free-to-air digital satellite TV service, has announced that Five will launch onto the platform on Tuesday 18 November.

The channel’s Autumn schedule includes: Paul Merton in India, 1968 Unseen, Dangerous Adventures for Boys, Unbreakable and Axe Men.

Commenting on the addition of Five to the service, Freesat MD Emma Scott said "We’ve been looking forward to welcoming Five onto Freesat since we launched – and we know viewers have too".

"Five is a fantastic addition and we’re thrilled that the large number of homes that have already chosen Freesat will now be able to enjoy Five alongside around 140 other channels available without a subscription or contract."

Charles Constable, Director of Strategy at Five, said "I am delighted that Five will be available to Freesat viewers. Our launch will support three of Five’s objectives: to be universally available throughout the UK, to let viewers watch our programmes on the platform of their choice, and to enable as many people as possible to watch Five free of charge".

Five will automatically be added via viewers’ Freesat digital boxes or integrated TVs to channel 105, so viewers will not need to take any action to access the channel.

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