After losing its slot on Freeview, Five's high-definition channel debuts on satellite and cable TV today

Having lost its slot on Freeview, Five HD debuts on satellite and cable TV today.

The new channel will be available on Sky HD and Virgin Media, and will broadcast a simulcast of Five's standard-definition schedule, including "a wide array of programmes made in high definition" (which suggests that not all of them are).

Five's brand-new live entertainment series Don't Stop Believing premieres in HD on Sunday, July 18th.

Other programmes to be shown in HD include popular Aussie soaps Neighbours and Home & Away; US dramas The Mentalist, Grey's Anatomy, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, as well  as sports coverage from Cricket on Five and Europa League football.

As well as Five HD, Virgin is also adding two new time-shifted channels for Fiver and Five USA, to be dubbed Fiver +1 and Fiver USA +1.

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