Five extends reach with BBC
October 21, 2008
Channel Five has struck a deal with the BBC to extend the availability of its main network on DTT service Freeview to rural households. Five’s main network will now be broadcast on the BBC’s Freeview Multiplex B when switchover begins in the Border region – covering Cumbria and the Scottish borders – next month.
This means that Five shows will be available as widely in rural areas around the country on Freeview as the other four public service networks.