Tele 5

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This article is about the German television channel. For the Spanish television channel, see Telecinco.
For other uses, see Tele 5 (disambiguation).
Tele 5
Tele 5 2010 Logo Rot.svg
Tele 5 logo
Launched 11 January 1988 (original)
28 April 2002 (revival)
Closed 31 December 1992 (original)
Owned by Tele München Gruppe
Picture format 16:9
Country Germany
Broadcast area Germany
Headquarters Grünwald, Germany
Replaced musicbox (1985-1988)
Astra 1H 12,480 V, SR 27500, FEC 3/4
Astra 1KR
(Austrian version)
11,243.75 H, SR 22000 FEC 5/6
Astra 1L
HD (DE and AT)
12,574.25 H, SR 22000, FEC 2/3 (DVB-S2)
Cablecom Channel 038 (digital CH-D)

Tele 5 is a commercial television channel in Germany. The channel is largely known for showing classic American films and series and Japanese anime.

Tele 5 broadcasts from the Astra 1H, 1KR and 1L satellites and is uplinked by SES Platform Services.

The original Tele 5[edit]

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[edit]

"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[edit]

In April 2002, the company Tele München Gruppe relaunched the channel.





Tele 5 Austria[edit]

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.[1]

Tele 5 in High Definition[edit]

Tele 5 HD

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.[2] Customers of Vodafone and Telekom Entertain can receive Tele 5 HD, too.


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