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  • Freesat adds Demand 5: Calls full house on UK catch-up TV services
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    Freesat adds Demand 5: Calls full house on UK catch-up TV services

    By 6 August 2013

    Freesat has added Demand 5 to its selection of catch-up TV services, meaning it offers the full selection of the UK's main catch-up TV apps, joining BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and 4oD. You'll need to have a Freesat box that's compatible with Free Time from...

  • Samsung Smart TVs bulging with Gameloft and Five on Demand apps
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    Samsung Smart TVs bulging with Gameloft and Five on Demand apps

    By 13 May 2011

    Gameloft has revealed the line-up of games it's bringing to Samsung Smart TVs this year. And the Korean consumer electronics giant has also announced a partnership with UK TV channel Five to add its Five on demand service to the company's television platform...

  • Demand 5 lands on Virgin Media
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    Demand 5 lands on Virgin Media

    By 11 November 2010

    Virgin Media has added Demand 5 to its video-on-demand repertoire, bringing with it all the goodies (and all the rubbish too) from Channel 5. So that means all the CSI: Miami, The Mentalist and Push that you can handle. But it also means Neighbours and...

  • Five plays Hokey Cokey with Project Canvas
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    Five plays Hokey Cokey with Project Canvas

    By 24 August 2010

    Channel Five is back on board the good ship Project Canvas following its £104 million takeover by Richard Desmond's Northern & Shell Group. The broadcaster had pulled out of the project back in July because of problems with the "fundamental strategic...

  • Five HD on Virgin: Ready for launch
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    Five HD on Virgin: Ready for launch

    By 13 July 2010

    Money might be a bit too tight at Five for a Freeview HD launch anytime this year, but Five HD is now available on Virgin Media. We already knew the channel was on its way to Sky, but the news will come as a nice surprise for Virgin Media HD customers...

  • Channel Five leaves Project Canvas
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    Channel Five leaves Project Canvas

    By 9 July 2010

    Channel Five, one of the seven partners in Project Canvas, has left the venture "pending a review of its digital investment strategy". The TV broadcaster, which has been put up for sale by its owner, RTL, is thought to have struggled to find its share...

  • Project Canvas given all-clear by OFT?
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    Project Canvas given all-clear by OFT?

    By 19 May 2010

    Project Canvas, the video-on-demand service backed by seven partners including the BBC, ITV and BT, will not be investigated by the Office of Fair Trading over competition issues; potentially given it the green light to go ahead. Speaking today, Sheldon...

  • Sky grabs Five HD to complete UK terrestrial HD line-up
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    Sky grabs Five HD to complete UK terrestrial HD line-up

    By 17 March 2010

    Five HD might not be coming to Freeview for some time, but that hasn't stopped Satellite broadcaster Sky jumping in and grabbing the channel for its HD customers when it goes live in July. The news means that fans of CSI, FlashForward, Neighbours and...

  • Online TV streaming service Seesaw goes live for all
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    Online TV streaming service Seesaw goes live for all

    By 17 February 2010

    The Seesaw online TV service has now launched into open beta after a successful closed beta has seen testing with around 20,000 users. Like an ad-funded version of the BBC's iPlayer service, Seesaw offers programming from the Beeb, Channel 4 and Five...

  • First Look: SeeSaw review
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    First Look: SeeSaw review

    By 27 January 2010

    You know iPlayer? It's good isn't it? The trouble is  that you can only get BBC programmes on it, which is okay if you like BBC programmes, but what if you don't? What if you want to watch Channel 4 or Five shows? In steps SeeSaw. SeeSaw has been born...

  • Sony reveals next-gen 3D-ready Blu-ray player
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    Sony reveals next-gen 3D-ready Blu-ray player

    By 7 January 2010

    It's not only Sony's tellies that are getting Monolithic on your ass, but their new range of Blu-ray players too. "The new 2010 Blu-ray Disc Players from Sony will redefine home entertainment in your living room, even before you switch them on", says...

  • Five offers iPhone app for live UEFA Europa League matches
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    Five offers iPhone app for live UEFA Europa League matches

    By 1 October 2009

    iPhone owners will be able to watch an season of live football matches for a one-off fee of less than a fiver. The deal is thanks to a new app from Channel Five, that has the broadcast rights to the UEFA Europa League, formerly the UEFA Cup. The app will...

  • FlashForward proves a hit on BitTorrent
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    FlashForward proves a hit on BitTorrent

    By 25 September 2009

    FlashForward, a television show just launched in the US from the creators of Lost and based on the book by Robert J Sawyer, has proved a surprise hit on filesharing websites. At the time of writing, Mininova and the Pirate Bay are both displaying nearly...

  • Nintendo, Five announce auditions for "Britain's best brain"
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    Nintendo, Five announce auditions for "Britain's best brain"

    By 3 July 2009

    Nintendo and Five have announced auditions for a television show that will see a nationwide quest to find the "best brains in Britain". The two companies are putting prospective contestants through a series of challenges in a nationwide road show which...