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Tele 5
The current logo of Tele 5
Launched January 11, 1988;
April 28, 2002
Owned by Tele München Gruppe
Picture format 4:3/16:9
Country Germany
Broadcast area Germany
Headquarters Grünwald
Replaced musicbox (1985-1988)
Astra 1L 11553 H (PAL)
Astra 1H 12480 V, SR 27500, FEC 3/4
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, Japanese Anime and Shows.

Tele 5 broadcasts from the Astra 1H, 1M, and 3A satellites and is uplinked by ASTRA Platform Services.


The original Tele 5

The first Tele 5 was a direct successor to Germany's first music channel called "Musicbox". It broadcasted 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 ran on Tele 5. (Older Anime (Saber Rider, Queen Millennia, Captain Future, Anne of Green Gables, etc) 80s and 90s US Sitcoms, Animation and Movies).


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 9 am 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 month 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.





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