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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Five HD to launch on Sky

Five HD is scheduled to launch on Tuesday 13th July

It will be on Sky channel 171.

It will be free to view, and require a Sky viewing card to watch.

Five HD reception on the Costa Blanca and Spain should be OK - Five HD frequency is 12266 - Astra 2 south beam.

Programme information on the Five HD placeholder on Sky channel 171 now says "Programme no longer available" - an indicaation Five HD will be starting on Tuesday.


Following quoted from press FAQ section:

"Five will be launching its own High Definition channel on Sky+ HD on Tuesday 13th July 2010. The channel will be called Five HD and will be on channel number 171. It will be a simulcast of the current standard definition service and will broadcast HD versions of our most popular acquired American dramas as well as our Australian soaps Neighbours and Home And Away. A wider variety of our commissioned programmes are being produced in High Definition and we expect these to become available on the channel in future.

In order to receive Five HD viewers will require a Sky+ HD box, a Sky viewing card and a television set that is HD compatible. There will be no additional subscription charge for the channel.

Although Freeview is launching a High Definition service in the near future, Five HD will not initially be available on this platform. However, we are exploring options to launch Five HD on Freeview at some future date and are also considering other digital television platforms."

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