Channel 5 takes Freeview DTT HD slot

Channel 5 has won the fifth high definition channel slot on Freeview DTT HD subject to approval by communications regulator Ofcom.
“We recognise HD’s potential role in driving penetration of new improved transmission equipment and standards for the platform and thereby allowing a still wider choice of channels and services in the future. Therefore, adding Channel 5 HD to Freeview will help both to continue the work to future-proof the UK’s largest digital platform and to drive more efficient use of DTT spectrum and more viewer choice,” Channel 5 said in its application.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 6th November 2011