How long are shows available for?

On channel5.com, Smart TVs, most games consoles, smartphones and tablets, each show is made available for the maximum licence duration. The PlayStation 3 is an exception, as it has content scheduled for 30 days.

Virgin Media, Sky Catch Up and BT Vision each have a VOD window of 7, 7-30 and 7 days respectively.

Shows which are commissioned (owned) by Channel 5 will be available for a year or more.

Acquired programmes (such as US dramas, feature films and documentaries) will be available for 7 to 30 days depending on the show. 

To check a show's availability, look at the description on the right-hand side of the video player.

About Milkshake!

Milkshake! content is available for the maximum number of days we can provide it.

On some devices, including the PlayStation 3 and BT Vision, we make a pre-agreed schedule of Milkshake! content available. This schedule is refreshed periodically. On Sky and Virgin Media, we don't offer a separate Milkshake! schedule.