Freeview to get fifth HD channel
Gentlemen, start your bids
Britain is to get a fifth HD channel on Freeview, regulator Ofcom confirmed today, you lucky, lucky people.
The watchdog said it has invited the UK's commercial free-to-air channels - the likes of ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and, apparently, "the Welsh Authority" - to tell it what they would do with the extra slot if they had it.
The BBC isn't in the running having already got two channels - BBC HD and BBC One HD, the latter having been made possible by Ofcom's release of the space originally earmarked for Channel 5.
Five is clearly getting another go, and may well pitch to bring its Five HD channel, currently on Virgin, to Freeview.
Freeview HD is being rolled out in line with the existing digital switchover schedule and will eventually be available to 98.5 per cent of UK households by the end of 2012, Ofcom claimed. More than half of UK households can pick up Freeview HD now. ®
5th channel any with no logo
One without a moron logo please?
Am I the only person to stopo watching C5 since they reintroduced their moron logo?
what about freesat
There are quite a few HD channels on there already.
If you want to talk wastage
Try ANY of the shopping channels or the 'Rabbit' Chat systems. I cannot think of a better waste of bandwidth than these systems, but as long as they make money why bother having 'useful' channels broadcast...
These channels are the FIRST I delete from my guide on a retune, just to save my sanity (along with all the Topuptv pay per view crap I can no longer get anyway as they stopped selling the cards for boxes and went all 'set-top- box downloads').
what about the compression on freeview which currently does my nut in? it looks like a dodgy jpeg.....
Ah that would be the one you have to pay for then...