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Channel 5 +1 to launch early December on Freeview and Freesat

The one-hour timeshift of Channel 5 will start shortly on Freeview, Freesat and Sky and via VMedia next year.

The one-hour timeshift of Channel 5 will start shortly on Freev
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According to Richard Desmond to launch Channel 5+1 - Media - and Channel 5+1 to launch next month - News - Broadcast, Channel 5 +1 will launch within weeks.

"We are extremely proud of where Channel 5 currently sits in terms of its viewers, its commercial opportunities and the spread of its content across a variety of platforms," says Jeff Ford, director of programming for C5.

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Friday, 4 November 2011
Mark A.

4:28 PM
Haywards Heath

Channel 5+1 = Channel 6
5* = 5 x 0 = Channel zero
5*+1 = 5 x +1 = 5x1 = Channel 5

5 USA = 5 US + A

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Mark A.'s 373 posts GB flag
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9:50 PM

Mark A.: ITV1+1=ITV2
Channel 4+1=Channel 5

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Briantist's 38,899 posts GB flag

10:15 PM

Mike Dimmick: Good point about the multiplex.

It is of note that the BBC and Arqvia went to a lot of trouble to get permission to sell the MuxB-ArqA/B combined offer, and yet there has been space on MuxB going spare all this time.

I understand that Arqiva/BBC were still making this offer available to people in the last few months.

At some point in the dim and distant past, the fourth multiplex was 50% allocated to S4C and 50% to Channel 5, so I guess it is possible that TUTV's lease for G.O.L.D and Home will expire and Channel 5 will have access.

Channel 5 has less regulatory problems with it's regions (which are "Scotland", "Northern England", "London" and "Everywhere else") and they never bothered about them on Freeview when Channel 5 was on Multiplex A. Given that A/SDN is split into Wales and non-Wales version they could do it of course, but seems a lot of trouble for a +1 and everyone on Freesat gets Channel 5 (London) anyway.

Channel 5 was going to move to the BBCA multiplex at switchover, but when BBCB was allocated to Freeview HD, as part of this deal, Channel 5 got a D3&4 slot, and ITV got compensated for their loss by getting a BBCB slot for ITV1 HD.

Teletext's services cannot be removed from D3&4 by Ofcom. The provision for the "national teletext provider" getting 5% of the multiplex is in primary legislation. Mr Hunt would have to change this, and if the 5% was taken away then Mr Hunt would decide who it was allocated to. It was never the Channel 3 licence holders in the first place, it cannot "revert" to them.

Broadcasting Act 1996

I note that it also says the teletext service should ensure "that the service includes a sufficient amount of news items which are of high quality and deal with both national and international matters" and "that (taken as whole) the service includes a sufficient amount of information (other than news) which is calculated to appeal to a wide variety of tastes and interests".

Not sure if Rabbit counts, really...

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Briantist's 38,899 posts GB flag
Monday, 7 November 2011
1:38 PM

how do i retune my panasonic dmre/s195 dvd recorder/player;i have lost appreciated.brian

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brian's 3 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
10:29 PM

Can I receive H&C tv over the internet or on freeview

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Sue's 1 post GB flag
Thursday, 10 November 2011
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
Paul Stokes
1:32 PM

I wonder what channel we will lose,in order to get channel 5+1? After they shut down Channel 1 & replaced it with 24hr repeats of rubbish games shows on Challenge,it seems the changes only make it worse!

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Paul Stokes's 2 posts GB flag
Thursday, 1 December 2011

1:13 PM

Regional channels (five),5,5+1, 5 usa and 5usa+1 have now broadcasting free to air.

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U's 98 posts IE flag

3:52 PM

Also 5* and 5*+ 1 are free to air on freesat.Channel 5+1 may be free to air,I will keep searching.

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