Letter: Channel 5 deal

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The Independent Online
Sir: The headline over Cathy Newman's report "Channel 5 may sell digital capacity" (30 September) was misleading. All that Channel 5 is doing is discussing with a number of potential broadcast partners the most cost-effective way of using our allocated capacity when digital terrestrial television launches.

It is, of course, our analogue service which is most crucial to our viewers, and we do not wish to divert scarce resources to solo digital ventures if there are well-funded partners willing to join us in putting our digital capacity to optimum use.


Chief Executive

Channel 5 Broadcasting

London WC2