Freeview News: The Zone, Channel 5 HD and Channel 5 +1

November 8th, 2011 in Freeview, Freeview Channels, High Definition

Some Freeview channel news to report: Channel 5 HD to launch on Freeview In the recent bidding for the fifth HD channel on the Freeview platform, only one channel submitted a bid, and that was Channel 5. It appears that regulator OfCom has granted Channel 5 the licence, and we can expect Channel 5 HD […]


ITV1 HD Now on Sky and Virgin

April 2nd, 2010 in FreeSat, Freeview, High Definition, Sky Digital, Virgin Media

ITV’s HD channel, ITV 1 HD, is finally available on Sky Digital and Virgin Media. ITV HD launched in June 2008 as an exclusive to Freesat, but now is available to a wider audience. The ITV 1 HD  channel has recently become available on Freeview HD, and as of the 2nd of April 2010, ITV […]


Men and Motors Closes

April 1st, 2010 in FreeSat, Sky Digital, Virgin Media

Manly channel Men and Motors has closed today. The channel which originally launched in 1996, has closed to make way for ITV1 HD on Sky and Virgin. The station was on Freeview for a while, but was pulled in April 2006. At the time, this site, and our podcast FrequencyCast, were inundated with complaints about […]


SeeSaw Internet TV launches today

February 17th, 2010 in Catch-up TV, Internet TV

SeeSaw, a new Internet-based TV service, has gone live today. SeeSaw offers TV content from the BBC, Channel 4, Five, and a small selection of ITV content. SeeSaw was created after Project Kangaroo was outlawed by the Competition Commission in 2009. SeeSaw is currently offering over 3,000 hours of TV content including Green Wing, The […]


Teletext to close in December

October 5th, 2009 in Digital TV

We’ve previously reported that ITV’s text service Teletext was to close in 2010. It seems that the plan to shut down Teletext has been advanced, and ITV’s Teletext service is set to cease in two months. Teletext Page 139 on analogue and digital is reporting the following: “Teletext’s news and information service is switching off […]


ITV may move from Freeview

June 3rd, 2009 in Digital TV, Freeview, Freeview Channels, Sky Digital

ITV is in talks with Sky over moving their digital channels ITV2, ITV3 and ITV4 from the Freeview platform over to Sky’s pay platform. ITV’s in a bad way at the moment – it’s suffering heavily from the decline in ad revenue, and has had to lay off a number of staff, sell off assets […]


ITV to go subscription only?

March 24th, 2009 in Digital TV

Another month – another media service in trouble – this time, ITV. In early March, we saw ITV’s pre-tax profits drop by 41% and plans to cut another 600 jobs, scale down regional operations, as well as sell off Friends Reunited. According to a story in the Express, ITV’s only salvation may be a shift […]