Paramount Network (UK)

Paramount Network
Launched 4 July 2018 (2018-07-04)
Network Channel 5 (UK)
Owned by Viacom International Media Networks
Picture format 576i 4:3/16:9 (SDTV)
1080i 16:9 (HDTV)
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Broadcast area United Kingdom
Sister channel(s)
Freeview Channel 57
Sky UK Channel 159
Astra 2F 11344 H 27500 5/6
Virgin Media Channel 187 (HD)
Channel 188

Paramount Network is a general entertainment channel operated in the UK by Channel 5 Broadcasting[1] featuring a range of programming from the Channel 5 stable and other content from the UK and US.[2][3][4]

On Sky, Paramount Network launched on channel 159, a slot previously occupied by Together, which itself moved to BET's former EPG slot of 173.[5] On Freeview, it replaced 5Spike +1 on channel 57.

The channel launched on Sky Ireland on 4 July 2018[6], but ceased to be available in Ireland on 13 July 2018 having supposedly only been made available by mistake[7], even though the channel had been promoted to Irish viewers before launch.[8]

The channel launched in high-definition exclusively on Virgin Media channel 187 on 21 July 2018, and is also available in standard-definition on channel 188.[9][10]


The first show that aired on Paramount Network was the pilot episode of Gilmore Girls, which was broadcast at 1:00 pm on 4 July 2018.[11]


From Channel 5

  • Access
  • Greatest Ever Celebrity Wind Ups
  • Make You Laugh Out Loud
  • Now That's Funny
  • Rosamunde Pilcher: Coming Home
  • Rosamunde Pilcher: The Unknown Heart
  • Rosamunde Pilcher's Four Seasons
  • Ultimate Celebrity Power Couples


  2. White, Peter (8 June 2018). "Viacom To Launch Paramount Network In The UK In July With 'Suits' & 'The Mick'". Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  3. Barraclough, Leo (8 June 2018). "Viacom to Launch Paramount Network in U.K. in July". Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  4. "Paramount Network | Launches 4th July". Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  5. Together [@TogetherukTV] (2 July 2018). "From the 4th July we're moving from @SkyUK 159 to 173. See you there!" (Tweet) via Twitter.
  6. Elliott, Dave (8 June 2018). "Viacom Launches Free-To-Air Channel 'Paramount Network' In The UK". Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  8. Moore, Paul. "Ireland will be getting a brand new satellite TV channel |". Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  9. "MEDIA BOY BLOG: UPDATED: Virgin Media UK tests 11 new channels". MEDIA BOY BLOG. 18 July 2018. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  10. "Paramount Network UK on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  11. This information was retrieved from the What's on TV magazine dated 30 June 2018 to 6 July 2018.
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