|Original author(s)||Channel 5|
|Developer(s)||Channel 5 (UK)|
As Five Download, the service offered downloads in Windows Media Video format of the US imports CSI, House and Grey's Anatomy. Individual episodes of them could be 'rented', with some episodes available 7 days before they appeared on TV.
More varied content from Channel 5's programming has become available since June 2008, with a wider prevalence of free content offered for 30 days after broadcast. In January 2009, Demand 5 began to offer content in the Flash Video format, allowing users with Apple Macintosh computers to access their content.
Demand 5 had been available on SeeSaw since the launch of the service, with access to Demand 5's archive of shows such as Cowboy Builders, Fifth Gear, Home and Away, Neighbours and many more. In September 2011, all Demand 5 content was removed from SeeSaw.
In February 2010, Demand 5 launched on TV.com with around 250 hours of archive content as well as catch-up. This represented the first major deal for long-form content in Europe for TV.com. As part of the deal, advertising is sold by Channel 5's now-relative company CBS Interactive.
Demand 5 is also partly available on YouTube, launching in the United Kingdom on 4 December 2009. Demand 5's catch-up content reaches YouTube shortly after TV transmission and users are able to browse 250 hours of the broadcaster's archive content.
Demand 5 launched on BT Vision on 7 October 2008. Demand 5 was removed from BT Vision on 6 October 2010, although the two companies continued discussions in a bid to reinstate the service, having previously stalled during contract renegotiations. The service returned to BT Vision in May 2011.
Demand 5 is available as part of Freesat's second generation Free Time guide, having been added on 6 August 2013, offering the last seven days of programming integrated to the TV guide.
On 26 July 2013, Now TV released a Now TV-branded Roku streaming box, including a Demand 5 app. Three days after the release of the Now TV Box, Roku added Demand 5 to its own range of streaming devices.
On 26 July 2012, it was announced that Demand 5 would be added to On Demand later in the year. The service was made available on 26 September 2012.
Televisions and Blu-ray players
On 13 May 2011, it was announced that Demand 5 would also be available on Samsung's Smart TVs through their Samsung Smart TV service. On 16 January 2013 a Demand 5 app was launched and is available to download on Samsung Apps.
Demand 5 is available on Virgin Media's cable television service, offering programmes for 7 days after broadcast since November 2010.
Demand 5 was one of four services available at the launch of YouView in July 2012. At launch the Demand 5 app contained options to resume watching recent programmes, access favourites, browse featured programmes or a full list of shows, find similar programmes or more episodes and an integrated search bar.
A Big Brother Demand 5 app for the iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone launched on 19 August 2011, the app offered a 30-day catch-up service for Big Brother content. The app has been extended to incorporate catch-up content from Channel 5, 5* and 5USA, creating an overall Demand 5 app. The app is compatible with iOS 4.2 or later. Reviews of the app have been very poor due to, among other issues, that Demand 5 can only be used on Wifi networks, rather than 3G or 4G
On 16 May 2013, Demand5 was launched on a range of Samsung Galaxy Android devices including smartphone and tablets
On 25 November 2013, Demand5 was launched for mobile phone handsets running the Windows Phone 8 platform.
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