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Channel 5 HD on Freeview cancelled ... again

Ofcom have notified today that Channel 5 have withdrawn from Freeview HD.

Ofcom have notified today that Channel 5 have withdrawn from Fr
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Email from Ofcom today says today:

Ofcom has been notified by Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited that it does not wish to proceed with its application for the fifth HD capacity slot on Digital Terrestrial TV at the present time.

Subject to any future Ofcom decision to re-advertise the slot, the capacity will remain with the Multiplex operator BBC Free-to-View Limited and can be used by it for BBC services or services provided by a third party via a commercial arrangement.

See also Channel 5 again ditches plans to launch HD channel on Freeview - Media - .

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Tuesday, 28 February 2012

6:51 AM

Conor: Why? I primary source everything...

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
ian from notts

9:13 AM

regardless of 5hd, just how much hdtv is shown on hd channels ? other than bbc/hd which i believe is 100% the rest can only show what is filmed in hd or upscaled (another chat !!) and,
if its filmed in hd does that affect the standard viewing on the sd channel thus giving a better picture anyway ?

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ian from notts's 253 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
3:01 PM

"I know its not a PSB but I think the viewers choice would be for Film 4 HD to take the slot." - No it wouldn't. Film 4 is atrocious, constant repeats of the same old dumb Holywood movies (shame really, it was excellent when it was a pay channel).
If they're going to give the extra slot to one of the myriad 'repeat' channels then they'd be better served giving it to BBC4, which in spite of it's repeats and short service time still provides content worth more than that of all the ad-supported channels put together.

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Clive's 1 post GB flag

11:53 PM

Amid all the chat over CH 5 not taking up slot on free view and some saying about the image quality being questionable these attributes will depend on the quality of the interconnects & display device used & so if there not up to scratch images may seem little better. Please remember to that the audio component plays a part in the overall presentation and is to often still a Cinderella area and I wonder how many of the critical comments authors are able to hear the HD audio channels in 5:1 or better with speakers that have cones performing as woffers in the encloses little bigger than many tweeters fitted within true Hi-fi speakers no I'm not taking about the 1 box products sold in super market I mean top end sized kit that when it has to be moved you have to be careful else pull a muscle or worse.

Because if as I do then you would realize the full benefit of any HD channel, With it all modern films just take of as they do in a cinema or as Ian Flemings Bond says "Shaken not stirred" Even at very low volume settings just above mute you feel it as well as hear it! Switching to the standard definition version of the same content the audio is gutless but seems fine on the lowest common dominator built into the TV. But TV speakers have never been much more than crude offerings have they.

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