Sport 5

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Sport 5
Country Israel
yes (Satellite)
HOT digital (Cable)
5 Sport Channel 55
5 Plus Channel 56
5 GOLD Channel 57
5 LIVE or 5 LIVE HD Channel 58
5 Sport HD Channel 59
5 Sport Channel 55
Channel 5 Analog
5 Plus Channel 56
5 GOLD Channel 57
5 LIVE Channel 58
Sport 5i Channel 239
5 Sport HD Channel 555
5 LIVE HD Channel 558

Sport 5 (Hebrew: ספורט 5‎‎, Sport Hamesh), also known as the Sports Channel (Hebrew: ערוץ הספורט‎‎, Arutz HaSport) is an Israeli television company. Available on cable (via HOT) and satellite (via yes), the company has six channels which are devoted to sport.

Main and Subsidiary channels[edit]

5 Sport[edit]

In 1990, the channel first aired as the Sports Channel in channel 5, from whence its name is derived.

5 Plus[edit]

In 2001, the subscription fee based channel 5 Plus was created as Sport 5's first subsidiary channel with content such as (cut down international versions of) WWE Raw and WWE Friday Night SmackDown. Since then, Sport 5 has lost almost all of its notable content,[1] though it is still used to show UEFA Champions League matches in tandem with 5 Plus channel.

5 LIVE ,5 GOLD[edit]

In March 2007, the company launched two new channels, 5 LIVE (for live sport) and 5 GOLD (repeats of classic sports action). The new channels were met with great criticism from viewers complaining about even more loss of content in favor of pay channels.[citation needed]

Sport i5[edit]

In August 2010, the company launched another new pay channel Sport i5, which shows the tables, fixtures and scores in sport which you can control using the remote control.

5 Sport HD[edit]

On December 23, 2007, Sport 5 launched a sixth channel – Sport 5 HD. The channel, available then only to yes HD subscribers, aired UEFA Champions League, the NBA Playoff games and Wimbledon tournament.

In addition to current content, the channel also broadcast games from the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Olympics. Also, it was announced that starting next season the channel will introduce formula 1 racing.

As of August 2016 Sport 5 HD is available for both yes HD and HOT HD customers.

Sport 5 3D[edit]

On April 2011, Sport 5 launched their seventh channel – Sport 5 3D. The channel broadcast matches in 3D. In September 2011, the channel was shut down due to low demand and was defined as a channel that was ahead of its time.

Broadcasting rights[edit]

The company broadcast some games (only few in each)


  1. ^ "Multichannel tyranny". Haaretz. 10 January 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2007. 

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