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5 Kanal (Ukrainian: 5 канал; English: Channel 5) is a television station in Ukraine controlled by businessman and former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.[1]

5 Kanal
5 Kanal logo
LaunchedSeptember 1, 2003
Owned byPetro Poroshenko[1]
Picture format16:9 (576i, SDTV)
SloganПерший український інформаційний (First Ukrainian informational)
Country Ukraine
Broadcast areaUkraine
HeadquartersKiev, Ukraine
DVB-T2MX-2 (16)
Astra 4A12188 H / 30000 / 5/6 (SD / FTA)
Astra 4A12284 V / 27500 / 3/4 (SD / FTA)
Available on most cable systemsCheck local listings for channels
Streaming media
WebChannel 5 Live

The channel became well known as the first major broadcaster during the 2004 presidential election offering critical broadcasting on candidate Viktor Yanukovych.[2] The whole staff of the channel went on hunger strike when (at the time, late 2004) the government threatened to close it.[3]

According to the Ukrainian media watchdog Telekrytyka Kanal 5 and TVi were the only remaining TV channels mid-May 2010 with independent and fair TV news coverage.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Poroshenko is not going to sell Channel 5 TV, Kyiv Post (May 23, 2010)
  2. ^ "Ukraine TV stokes election battle". BBC News. 2004-10-20.
  3. ^ Russia, the US, “the Others” and the “101 Things to Do to Win a (Colour)Revolution”: Reflections on Georgia and Ukraine by Abel Polese, Routledge (26 October 2011)
  4. ^ Media expert: Only two TV stations still give viewers fair news coverage, Kyiv Post (May 13, 2010)

External linksEdit

  • 5 Kanal (in Ukrainian)/(in Russian)/(in English)