Five and Sky today announced the launch this summer of Five HD, a high definition version (HD) of Five which will show programming that has been made in HD. Five HD will start broadcasting to more than 2 million Sky HD homes in July.It's not been announced as exclusive to Sky though, so it's likely to appear on Virgin Media too. Interesting that Sky are offering it without requiring customers to subscribe to the monthly £10 HD supplement - I can see that disappearing (or maybe just remaining for the Sports and Movies channels) soon, especially as Virgin have upped the stakes on what's available for nowt.
March 17, 2010
Five HD launching on Sky in July
Just days after Freeview said that Five HD wasn't coming soon to the platform, Sky and Five have announced it will be on Sky this summer: