Five HD to launch on Sky on July 13

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Sky has confirmed that Five HD will launch on the satellite platform on July 13.

The channel, which will be a simulcast of the main Five channel offering high definition versions of Neighbours, Home And Away and some US dramas, will be available at position 171 on Sky's EPG.

Five HD will become the 42nd channel to join Sky's HD lineup, with the satellite broadcaster aiming to have 50 HD channels available by Christmas.

Speaking when Five HD was first announced in March, Five's director of strategy Charles Constable described the launch as an "exciting opportunity" for the broadcaster.

He added: "Our programme schedule is more suited to HD than that any other major free-to-air commercial broadcaster given the wide range of high quality series we broadcast, such as our top-rated line-up of US dramas. We're delighted to begin our HD journey with Sky."

However, the launch of Five HD follows confirmation from Ofcom that the channel will not launch on Freeview before 2012, after the broadcaster failed to supply a launch date or programming schedule.

In a statement subsequently posted on the Five.tv website, Five said: "We are exploring options to launch Five HD on Freeview at some future date and are also considering other digital television platforms."
 

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Anybody got STV HD on Sky yet?
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Got it manualy tuned so no sky + features but it does have now/next in the banner.
It was supposed to be on for the start of the world cup
 

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Anyone know if it will output AC3? cant believe ITV are still feeding me the "we dont currently have this facility" bullshit that they have been using for a year. Will be ok for the films if they do have it.
 

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Did't know much about this really.
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I saw it at my sons last night not much actual hd content he has his epg set to highlight hd programs and most of it was normal definition

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