Tele 5 logo
|Launched||11 January 1988 (original)
28 April 2002 (revival)
|Closed||31 December 1992 (original)|
|Owned by||Tele München Gruppe|
|Astra 1H||12,480 V, SR 27500, FEC 3/4|
|11,243.75 H, SR 22000 FEC 5/6|
HD (DE and AT)
|12,574.25 H, SR 22000, FEC 2/3 (DVB-S2)|
|Cablecom||Channel 038 (digital CH-D)|
The original Tele 5
The first Tele 5 was a direct successor to Germany's first music channel called "Musicbox". It broadcast from 11 January 1988 to 31 December 1992. A show also named "Musicbox" was part of the regular program schedule. After that the frequency was used by DSF (Deutsches Sportfernsehen, German Sport Television). Many TV shows that are considered cult today (older Anime (Saber Rider, Queen Millennia, Captain Future, Anne of Green Gables, etc.), 80s and 90s US sitcoms, animation and movies) ran on Tele 5.
Bim Bam Bino
"Bim Bam Bino" was the name of a show for children, with TV shows for children and teens. A plush mouse called Bino served as "announcer" between the different TV series.
At the time, most of the other channels had a few weekly or daily series for children. Some channels had "double features" with two shorter shows running "back to back". With its "Bim Bam Bino" Tele 5 was the only channel that had a big program block for children and teens. Only a few hours at first, later the entire afternoons and early evenings. At the time the channel went off air, "Bim Bam Bino" made up the biggest part of Tele 5's program and ran from about 9am to 6 or 7pm.
The new Tele 5
In April 2002, the company "Tele München Gruppe" recontinued the channel. When it was announced that "Tele 5 comes back" a few months prior to the relaunch of the channel, many fans of the original Tele 5 hoped to see their beloved TV shows again. Most of the cult shows of the original Tele 5 hadn't been seen on German TV since the original channel closed in 1992. However, most of those hopes were dashed.
- Guilty Crown
- Black Lagoon
- Captain Tsubasa (Die tollen Superstars)
- Crush Gear Turbo
- Dragon Ball Z
- One Piece
- Attack No. 1 (Mila Superstar)
- Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
- Sailor Moon
- Walker, Texas Ranger'
- Stargate SG-1
- Earth: Final Conflict
- Babylon 5
- Akte X (The X-Files)
- Nip/Tuck Schönheit hat ihren Preis (Nip/Tuck)
- Eine himmlische Familie (7th Heaven)
Tele 5 Austria
Since 1 May 2012 Tele 5 Austria goes on air. It broadcasts the same program as Tele 5 Germany, only the advertisements are adjusted for the Austrian viewers. After the advertisements Tele 5 broadcasts program notes of the Austrian channel ATV. The marketing of the ads are in a cooperation with ATV, too.
Tele 5 in High Definition
Since 19 October 2011 Tele 5 broadcasts in HD via the SES-Astra service HD+. Like the other channels, which are broadcast in HD, the normal SD-program is upscaled for Tele 5 HD. Customers of Vodafone and Telekom Entertain can receive Tele 5 HD, too.