Channel 5 goes HD

Channel 5 has launched in HD. The UK’s third largest commercial network is now available in HD via Freeview, Freesat, YouView, BT and TalkTalk. Paul Dunthorne, chief operating officer at
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Channel 5 has launched in HD.

The UK’s third largest commercial network is now available in HD via Freeview, Freesat, YouView, BT and TalkTalk.

Paul Dunthorne, chief operating officer at Channel 5, said, “Channel 5 is on an exciting journey as we evolve our content and broaden the appeal of our channel to audiences through increased investment in new genres of programming.

“We’re delighted that viewers will have the opportunity to enjoy the raft of quality programming in high definition.”

Since being acquired by Viacom in 2014, Channel 5 has seen an increased investment in its programming.

It now attracts around 44 million viewers every month, producing an annual total of 1,000 hours of original content in the process.

Guy North said, Freeview managing director, added, “Freeview aims to provide the best in British TV to audiences free from subscription, and Channel 5 HD is a fantastic addition to our high definition line-up.

“Our HD offering continues to grow with the biggest channels and I’m sure Channel 5 HD will prove hugely popular with viewers.”

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