Launched 1 March 1999 (1999-03-01)
Network Talpa TV
Owned by Talpa Network
Picture format 576i 16:9 (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share 3.4% (2016, [1])
Country Netherlands
Broadcast area Netherlands
Headquarters Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sister channel(s) SBS 6
Digitenne Channel 8 (SD)
CanalDigitaal Channel 9 (HD)
Ziggo Channel 9 (HD)
Channel 933 (SD)
CAIW Channel 9
Kabel Noord Channel 8
KPN Channel 8
Tele2 Channel 8
T-Mobile (Netherlands) Channel 9
Streaming media
Ziggo GO (Netherlands only)

NET 5 is a Dutch commercial TV channel and is part of Talpa TV, formerly a part of SBS Broadcasting B.V. and now owned by Talpa Network. Other channels of the group in the Netherlands are SBS6, Veronica and SBS 9.


Net 5 was launched by the SBS Broadcasting Group as their second commercial channel in the Netherlands next to SBS6. The head of SBS was Fons van Westerloo who left the company to work until 31 January 2008 to head the main competitor RTL Nederland (part of the RTL Group). Van Westerloo announced the new broadcast on 4 December 1998. It was supposed to become a commercial version of the Netherlands Public Broadcasting. Net 5 was launched on 1 March 1999[2] and the first broadcast was the film Braveheart.

Since there were not that many commercial channels at the time, the Net 5 brand was partly chosen to compete directly with the RTL 5 channel. The goal was for viewers to put Net 5 on position 5 of their remote control settings instead of the older channel RTL 5. But research showed that more people would place RTL 5 on five, and NET 5 on position nine.

From January 2000 to August 2002, Net 5 shared its channel with the children's channel Kindernet. Kindernet broadcast from the early morning until 15.00.[3]

The German ProSiebenSat.1 Media took over the parent company, SBS Broadcasting Group, on 27 June 2007.[4] In 2011, all of SBS's activities in the Netherlands (through SBS Broadcasting B.V.), including the three TV stations (SBS 6, NET 5 and Veronica), the two TV guides (Veronica Magazine and Totaal TV), production, design and text activities were sold to a joint venture between Sanoma Media Netherlands (67%) and Talpa Holding (33%).[5]

On 10 April 2017 Talpa Holding acquired a 67% stake from Sanoma Media Netherlands.[6]


NET 5 is a television station aimed at high-educated female viewers. The station broadcasts various series, reality shows and films.[7]

Local programming

  • Alleen nog een man
  • Astro TV
  • Achter Gesloten Deuren
  • Beschuldigd
  • Born2Cook
  • De Co-assistent
  • De Spaanse droom
  • Erik zoekt een huis
  • Erik & Sacha in Afrika
  • Evelien
  • Expedition Robinson
  • Hart tegen Hard
  • Het Blok
  • In het spoor van Peking Express
  • Junior Masterchef Nederland
  • Masterchef Nederland
  • Medisch Centrum
  • Model in 1 dag
  • Moordvrouwen
  • Next Hair Guru
  • Passion for Fashion
  • Peking Express
  • S1NGLE
  • SamenWonen
  • Secret Story (2011 series)
  • Terra Incognita
  • Tussen de Oren
  • Vakantieliefdes
  • Verborgen Gebreken

Imported programming


  1. "Jaarrapport 2016" (PDF). Stichting Kijk Onderzoek.
  2. Lange, Yasha (26 January 1999). "Publieke omroep niet bang voor commercieel Net 5". NRC Handelsblad. Retrieved 1 December 2012.
  3. "Wat is er gebeurd met Kindernet ?". Jeugdnostalgie. Archived from the original on 17 April 2009. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
  4. Donald Koeleman (27 June 2007). "ProSiebenSat.1 acquires SBS". Broadband TV News.
  5. Peter van der Ploeg (20 April 2011). "Sanoma en Talpa nemen SBS over". NRC Handelsblad.
  6. "Het is nu officieel: Sanoma verkoopt SBS aan Talpa" (in Dutch). NOS. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  7. "Zenders". SBS Broadcasting. Retrieved 1 December 2012.
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