5Star is a British TV channel owned by Viacom International Media Networks Europe and was launched in 2006 as a female orientated channel named Five Life.

Originally launched to broadcast lifestyle programs for the female audience with programmes including  The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Love My Way, Windfall, Angela’s Eyes, and a weekday double-bill of the chat show Trisha Goddard. A day after the launch, Five Life began to broadcast the Australian soap Home and Away.

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Five Life was relaunched in 2008 as Fiver.

In 2008 Five Life became Fiver to attract a younger audience using brighter, louder and faster concepts but with the female gender once again as the primary target audience.

Fiver became 5Star in 2011.

In 2011 the channel became 5* using the symbol * but pronounced 5 Star. The target audience also changed from lifestyle to more so reality TV with a blend of fictional TV shows, including, The Walking Dead and another Australian soap was added, Neighbours. Reality TV shows broadcast on 5Star include Big Brother: Live from the House, Bar Rescue, World’s Worst Tenants and Top 20 Funniest

In February 2016, the channel was acquired by Viacom and rebranded 5Star, removing the * symbol from the logo.

You can watch all 5Star programmes live on this page for free in most countries worldwide.

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