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Stuart7,247 posts since 13 Oct 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
I agree. If you're broadcasting an HD channel, everyone watching must be able to see a 16:9 screen (even if in letterbox format). I fail to see the reason for putting a 5HD DOG in the 4:3 safe area.

ISTR that C5's on demand service seems to put the DOGs in the right place.
dvboy9,843 posts since 11 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
I agree. If you're broadcasting an HD channel, everyone watching must be able to see a 16:9 screen (even if in letterbox format). I fail to see the reason for putting a 5HD DOG in the 4:3 safe area.

ISTR that C5's on demand service seems to put the DOGs in the right place.


Still the old logo on the Now TV app. The DOG is generated by the app rather than burned into the video.
Watch it and find out.
PFMC841,552 posts since 28 Feb 2013
UTV Newsline
Their catch-up service is just called "Channel 5" on Sky and the description of it still refers to "5*", the logo is just the new Channel 5 logo. Did no-one tell Sky it is called My5 now and has its own dedicated logo? They're usually very quick at updating these things.

On Samsung smart TV's it's still called Demand 5 with the old logo and the DOG is the really old one C5 had when Desmond took over and it's way in the 4:3 safe zone. I wonder if these will ever be updated. Probably not.
Jake531 posts since 10 Jan 2006
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Their catch-up service is just called "Channel 5" on Sky and the description of it still refers to "5*", the logo is just the new Channel 5 logo. Did no-one tell Sky it is called My5 now and has its own dedicated logo? They're usually very quick at updating these things.

On Samsung smart TV's it's still called Demand 5 with the old logo and the DOG is the really old one C5 had when Desmond took over and it's way in the 4:3 safe zone. I wonder if these will ever be updated. Probably not.

I think they only announced the mobile apps and website as being 'My5', I don't know the reasoning behind that though.
tmf947 posts since 22 Jan 2016
London London
Their catch-up service is just called "Channel 5" on Sky and the description of it still refers to "5*", the logo is just the new Channel 5 logo. Did no-one tell Sky it is called My5 now and has its own dedicated logo? They're usually very quick at updating these things.


The 'My5' brand is not going to be used on Sky or Virgin Media.
PFMC841,552 posts since 28 Feb 2013
UTV Newsline
That's mad. Why would they not want an overall name for the service? It looks stupid on Sky now not having a name when it used to be called "Demand 5". Why not even keep it as Demand 5 for Sky then? What a baffling decision!
noggin14,442 posts since 26 Jun 2001
That's mad. Why would they not want an overall name for the service? It looks stupid on Sky now not having a name when it used to be called "Demand 5". Why not even keep it as Demand 5 for Sky then? What a baffling decision!


Not baffling if the My5 web and app service has personalisation and the Virgin and Sky services don't. With a name like My5 I suspect they have some degree of that.