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Channel 5 HD will launch on Freeview

Reports tonight say that Ofcom have agreed that the high definition version of Channel 5 will appear on Freeview HD.

Reports tonight say that Ofcom have agreed that the high defini
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Channel 5 takes Freeview HD slot - Broadband TV News

"Channel 5 has been granted permission by Ofcom to launch its high definition channel on Freeview HD."

Channel 5 was the sole bidder for the fifth space on the "Freeview HD", BBCB multiplex, with a proposal to provide a full-time simulcast of the Channel 5 service in high definition.

Channel 5 will join BBC One HD, ITV1 HD (STV HD in Scotland, UTV HD in Northern Ireland in 2012), Channel 4 HD (or S4C HD in Wales) and BBC HD on the Freeview HD service.

Shortly BBC HD will be replaced by BBC TWO (England) HD.

It is not clear at this point if Channel 5 HD will also go on Freesat at the same time.

More soon.

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Monday, 7 November 2011
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Iain Davies
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2:49 PM

I can but dream!!!

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Briantist
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6:45 PM

Iain Davies: I can't help thinking that UKTV could really do with launching a 70s channel, that would be a great idea. They could call it "Ziggy" perhaps?

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Tuesday, 8 November 2011
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Iain Davies
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12:43 PM

Well let's start with getting rid of the trash on BBC3, and already we have a channel available for BBC Arcive!!! I only mentioned "Z Cars" & Softly Softly" off the top of my head, the BBC has so much it could show. One thing I would love to see again is It's a knockout etc. Also for Children programmes like The Changes, which was a kind of childrens vertion of Survivors. Perhaps I am getting old and returning to my second childhood!

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Iain Davies
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12:45 PM

I know I've spelled Archive wrong, I've been on nights and have been up a long time!!!

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Jeff Eastmond
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12:53 PM
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Iain, I can think of at least two reasons why the shows you mention (and others) haven't had repeat showings - (i) getting the rights to show them again (an often-used excuse) and (ii) do the shows still survive in the BBC Archives at all or if they do, are they in a fit state to be shown?

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2:56 PM

Iain Davies: BBC3 serves the audience that it is desgined for, and as a group that have to pay their TV Licence like everyone else, that is fair enough. Just because you don't want to watch it doesn't render the channel "trash".

The BBC has a joint-venture UKTV which puts out archive programmes on pay and free-to-air television.

Here is a list of Z-Cars episodes that survice: missing episodes .

And for Softly, Softly: BBC Online - Cult - Treasure Hunt - The Missing Episodes - Softly, Softly .

The Changes can be got on DVD - The Changes (TV Series 1975) - IMDb .

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3:00 PM

Jeff Eastmond: Another problem is that channels that show programmes in black and white just don't get watched.

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Saturday, 12 November 2011
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KEVIN GARDINER
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12:12 PM

Briantist: i re-tuned my freeview set-top box today amid reports that channel 5 will be broadcasting across all platforms in early December. After doing a re-tune, i have noticed that their is going to be a new channel broadcast on channel 42 Freeview, on multiplex ARQB COM 6. The new channel will be called " THE ZONE". It's a shopping and play channel.
The ARQB Multiplex has recently had it's peramitters altered recently giving the mutliplex an extra 3MB of extra capacity, enough to broadcast another SD channel. It seems too me that channel 5 + 1 will be sharing the new capacity with the " THE ZONE " channel, so from this, we can assume that CH 5 + 1 will not be broadcasting 24/7.

Kevin Gardiner. (52.4471,-2.1045) 

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Iain Davies
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9:00 PM

Thanks for the info!!

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Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Briantist
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7:36 AM

KEVIN GARDINER: The changes to capacity are listed on Diary of changes to capacity of ArqB, ArqA and SDN multiplexes | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice .

The provision of channel names for services within multiplexes does not function as you describe. Channel 5+1 will be a full-time service and will not appear "within" another channel.

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