demand five re-launches

Demand Five, Five’s recently re-launched video on demand service has seen the number of visitors to the site more than double since it soft-launched three weeks ago it was announced today (THURS).

The 30-day catch-up service provides viewers with online access to a significant percentage of Five’s peaktime schedule including much of its hit acquired content such as CSI and Neighbours.

The offering is extended with a raft of originated programming including: Fifth Gear; The Hotel Inspector; Extraordinary People and Hidden Lives. A large number of programmes will also be available for much longer than 30 days, with the majority of content available free, streamed within the website (

Demand Five’s technical partners are BT Media and Broadcast working closely with Entriq and which has allowed for a full-screen viewing experience, just like watching the content on a TV.

Five’s Head of Digital Media, Jonathan Lewis, said: “The launch of Demand Five represents the first stage of our digital redevelopment programme. We plan to make a significant step change in the digital space over the coming months.”

Five was the first terrestrial broadcaster to offer a download service when it launched Five Download in September 2006.

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