12 June 2009

Ofcom 'reserves' 4th HD slot for Five

Ofcom have awarded rights to broadcast in the fourth high definition Freeview channel slot to Five, it has been revealed. Five's bid beat a joint submission from Channel 4 and S4C, who have already been allocated a slot. HD services will start to be introduced on a regional basis later this year; the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 should be available from launch, with Five set to follow later.