Great Belize Television

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Channel 5
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Owned byGreat Belize Productions
SloganIt's Hot... It's Live... It's Only on Five!
CountryBelize (main)

Great Belize Television, or as it is locally known, Channel 5, is a Belize City-based local television station established in December 1991. Channel 5 airs mostly American and Caribbean programs, as well as a variety of locally produced programs. It is a subsidiary of Great Belize Productions, a local production company established in 1982.

Channel 5 is affiliated with the Caribbean Broadcasting Union and its subsidiary the Caribbean Media Corporation.

Channel 5 has produced such popular programs as "Lauren Da Mawnin", "The Andy Palacio Show" and most recently Karaoke Television.

Channel 5's general manager following its parent company's sale to Belize Telemedia is Amalia Mai, a veteran journalist She succeeds Stewart Krohn, also a veteran journalist.


Great Belize Productions, the parent company of Channel 5, received its broadcast license from the Government of Belize in 1991[1] and began broadcasting on December 9 of that year.[2] Beginning in 1992, Channel 5 advertised a weekly schedule of programming in the Amandala (later shifted to The Belize Times before being discontinued after 2003). In January 1998, Channel 5 launched its website, which featured text transcripts for News 5 and video streaming of the newscast. Channel 5, as the Belize representative of the CBU, has won numerous journalism awards at home and abroad.

News 5

Channel 5's News Department produces News 5 Live for broadcast every weeknight (there are no weekend newscasts). The program has been the flagship of Channel Five since it premiered on December 9, 1991 and is now Belize's longest running television program. The program runs for 90 minutes including commercials (during election season it may be slightly longer). The show usually closes with the line "And that's the news!", followed by a plug for the station's website.

Local Programs broadcast by Channel 5: Past and Present

Note: Channel 5 sells tapes of in-house produced programs at its office.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-06-21. Retrieved 2007-06-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) About Channel 5
  2. ^ Channel5Belize.COM Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine