Five loses its Freeview HD Space

Channel Five has lost out on its chance to appear on Freeview HD for the time being because it failed to satisfy Ofcom that it was fully committed to the venture.

As yet the bandwidth isn’t allocated to anyone else, but it is likely to go to the BBC to allow them to expand their HighDef service on the Freeview platform.

The allocations will be reviewed again in 2012, so Five will be able to apply to take it back then.