Five puts in a bid for Freeview HD slot

Media website Digital Spy is reporting Five have put in a bid for one of the Freeview HD slots. They say “the proposed service would offer an HD simulcast of Five between 5pm and 1am each day, followed by five hours of other services, such as VOD, for use by Five and other broadcasters… the 6am-5pm window would be licensed out to a third-party HD broadcaster”.

If the bid is successful, the HD service from Five is expected to launch in late 2010. Click here for more details at Digital Spy.