NET 5 logo
Launched March 1, 1999
Owned by Sanoma(67%) and Talpa Holding (33%)
Picture format 576i (PAL) 16:9 1080i (HDTV)
Audience share 4.9% (2008, [1])
Country Netherlands
Headquarters Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sister channel(s) SBS 6, Veronica
Ziggo Channel 9
UPC Channel 8

NET 5 is a commercial TV channel in the Netherlands owned by Sanoma(67%) and Talpa Holding (33%). Other channels of the group in the Netherlands are SBS6 and Veronica.



Net 5 was started by the SBS Broadcasting Group as their second commercial channel in the Netherlands next to SBS6. The head of SBS was Fons van Westerloo who left the company to work until 31 January 2008 to head the main competitor RTL Nederland (part of the RTL Group). Van Westerloo announced the new broadcast on December 4, 1998. It was supposed to become a commercial version of the Netherlands Public Broadcasting. Net 5 was launched on March 1, 1999 and the first broadcast was the movie Braveheart. Currently Eric van Stade is the head of the operation.

Since there were not that many commercial channels at the time, the Net 5 brand was partly chosen to compete directly with the RTL 5 channel. The goal was for viewers to put Net 5 on position 5 of their remote control settings instead of the older channel RTL 5. But research showed that more people would place RTL 5 on five, and NET 5 on position nine.

From January 2000 to August 2002, Net 5 shared its channel with the children's channel Kindernet. Kindernet broadcasted from the early morning until 15.00.


NET 5 is a television station aimed at high-educated female viewers. The station broadcasts various series, reality shows and movies. All the shows of Net 5 are listed below.

Local Programming

  • Alleen nog een man
  • Astro TV
  • Born2cook
  • De Co-assistent
  • De Spaanse droom
  • Erik zoekt een huis
  • Erik & Sacha in Afrika
  • Evelien
  • Expedition Robinson
  • Hart tegen Hard
  • Het Blok
  • In het spoor van Peking Express
  • Junior Masterchef
  • Masterchef
  • Medisch Centrum
  • Model in 1 dag
  • Moordvrouwen
  • Next Hair Guru
  • Passion for Fashion
  • Peking Express
  • S1ngle
  • SamenWonen
  • Terra Incognita
  • Tussen de Oren
  • Vakantieliefdes
  • Verborgen Gebreken

Imported Programming


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