5 Kanal (Ukraine)
|Launched||September 1, 2003|
|Owned by||Petro Poroshenko|
|Picture format||16:9 (576i, SDTV)|
|Slogan||Перший український інформаційний (First Ukrainian informational)|
|Astra 4A||12188 H / 30000 / 5/6 (SD / FTA)|
|Astra 4A||12284 V / 27500 / 3/4 (SD / FTA)|
|Available on most cable systems||Check local listings for channels|
|Web||Channel 5 Live|
The channel became well known as the first major broadcaster during the 2004 presidential election offering critical broadcasting on candidate Viktor Yanukovych. The whole staff of the channel went on hunger strike when (at the time, late 2004) the government threatened to close it.
Anchors & CorrespondentsEdit
- Poroshenko is not going to sell Channel 5 TV, Kyiv Post (May 23, 2010)
- "Ukraine TV stokes election battle". BBC News. 2004-10-20.
- 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)
- Media expert: Only two TV stations still give viewers fair news coverage, Kyiv Post (May 13, 2010)