Five HD joins Virgin and Sky

Five HD, a simulcast of the standard definition channel, has launched on the Virgin Media and Sky platforms. Five HD will broadcast programmes such as Neighbours, Home & Away, Grey's Anatomy, Law & Order and sporting coverage including Cricket on Five and Europa League football.

Five HD will also show Five programmes made in HD such as new live entertainment series Don't Stop Believing.

Cindy Rose, Executive Director of Digital Entertainment at Virgin Media, said: "Five is delivering some really innovative schedules; picking some outstanding international series and pairing them with original home-grown shows. Our customers will now be able to enjoy the HD channels of every national terrestrial broadcaster as well as a rapidly growing roster from other broadcasters so we're delighted to give our customers Five, in HD."

Charles Constable, Five's Director of Strategy, said: "We broadcast so many high quality series shot in HD, such as Don't Stop Believing and our line-up of great US dramas, so our schedule is really suited to fantastic picture quality. Five HD is a great addition to our channel portfolio."

DTG Staff  |  13.07.2010

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