Final HD slot for Five

Ofcom has announced that it expects to licence the final HD slot on Multiplex B to “Five” subject to certain items in its application being resolved satisfactorily. These items must be resolved before the end of the year to allow Five to join the other three licence groupings, the BBC, Channel 4/S4C and ITV channels. The HD multiplex goes live in the North West region this autumn.
Ofcom is also in discussions with the BBC to enable temporary HD transmissions under temporary frequency assignments until the completion of ASO in 2012.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 15th June 2009