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Channel Five now on YouTube

Channel Five now on YouTube

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Channel Five has followed Channel 4 in signing a deal with YouTube to stream content to the video sharing site for free for UK customers. YouTube watchers in Blighty will be able to catch up on some of Five's Australian content such as Home and Away... >>

Five threatens quarter of workforce

Five threatens quarter of workforce

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Further to existing "stringent" cost management exercises, Five has issued a statement warning of likely job cuts. Following the news from ITV this week that it is to shed 600 jobs, Five says 87 positions out of a total workforce of 354 could be "impacted".... >>

Microsoft to headline Royal Institution's Christmas Lectures

Microsoft to headline Royal Institution's Christmas Lectures

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The Christmas Lectures have come a long way since Michael Faraday first started performing live experiments to young audiences at the Royal Institution in the 19th century. This year's Royal Institution Christmas Lectures are presented by Chris Bishop,... >>

Five launches on Freesat

Five launches on Freesat

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Freesat, the free-to-air digital satellite TV service, has announced that Five will launch onto the platform on Tuesday 18 November. The channel’s Autumn schedule includes: Paul Merton in India, 1968 Unseen, Dangerous Adventures for Boys, Unbreakable... >>

Five drops red button services

Five drops red button services

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Five has axed its interactive TV (iTV) service, meaning that viewers will no longer be able to access additional content for programmes or ads by using the red button on their remote controls. Its iTV facility was previously available to digital, satellite... >>

MySpace signs deal with Five

MySpace signs deal with Five

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Five News, headed by Natasha Kaplinsky, is now going to be available on MySpace. The deal is claimed to be the first of its kind and will enable the social networking site and a national news channel to exchange content. A MySpace spokeswoman told Marketing... >>

Five Download service to get major overhaul

Five Download service to get major overhaul

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Five is set to "radically revamp" its video-on-demand service, Five Download, early in the new year, a "senior" source reports. Five Download currently offers a small selection of popular Five shows up to 7 days before they are broadcast, but is said... >>

Broadcasters claim UK HDTV trial a success

Broadcasters claim UK HDTV trial a success

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The BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Five are reporting the successful first trial of high definition services on digital terrestrial platform has revealed that HD ready households expect HD on Freeview in the future. The trial, which has been running since June... >>

Five to launch Five US and Five life

Five to launch Five US and Five life

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Five is launching two new channels to go across all digital platforms. The channels, Five US and Five life, will go on air this Autumn. Five US will provide drama, comedy, films, sports and youth programming from America, whereas Five life will feature... >>

Channel 5 to offer television downloads

Channel 5 to offer television downloads

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UK television channel, Channel 5 will be the first UK broadcaster to offer parts of its shows for sale as legal downloads. From Monday, viewers of Fifth Gear, its motoring magazine program will be able to download “DVD quality” reviews of selected... >>