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Merry Christmas from the BBC, ITV and Five.

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Last year it was the Doctor and his TARDIS, this year the BBC gets homely with some Christmas lights to celebrate the festive season. Meanwhile ITV1 and Five deliver some slightly less ambitious holiday idents.

- Big thanks to Craig for the videos.

We are Five.. four, three, two, one. Relaunch.

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For the first time in six years, Five is giving itself a rebrand. The new look network has dropped the lower case type, and replaced it with a logo that’s just a little reminiscent of way BBC One do things.

Coming on-air for the first time last night, the look isn’t the only thing to change, with a new approach to promotions and ad breaks also coming into effect.

While the new look is just as slick as any other UK network, it manages to lack some the unity of other network idents, and although I’ve only seen this selection, I’m pretty confused as to what its all meant to mean, if anything.

For me though, Channel Five are going to have a hard time topping this.

Hello, Fiver. The new look Five Life.

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UPDATE: Download high-def versions of the idents here (70mb) and here (54mb).

Two days ago UK broadcaster Five rebranded its multichannel Five Life as.. Fiver. The new look channel is an attempt by Five to jump start is fledgling digital expansion, which also includes the Five US network.

Fiver is being touted as a “younger, faster, louder re-invention of Five Life”, and an attempt to capture some of the male audience scared off by the Five Life brand.

And musically, the first of the two idents feature the track ‘The Message’ by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, not sure about the second video sorry the second video is ‘I Get Around’ by Dragonette.

The new look of the network revolves around the cursor motif, and were designed by the team at We Are Seventeen, London. Keep reading for a Fiver promo..

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Australia = Kangaroos and Neighbours.

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If it wasn’t for the fact that I actually see kangaroos on a daily basis I’d probably be lambasting these Neighbours promos on Channel Five for there overuse of our national icon, but I guess its hard to argue with a cliché when you’re living in one.

In summary, Neighbours is leaving the BBC and heading to Five.

- Thanks for the videos Craig.

Digitalism with Channel Five and ITV.

5gitial - Twango

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itvdigital - Twango

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In November last year Whitehaven, Cumbria became the first region in the United Kingdom to switch off its analogue televisions service. Even more sites are planning to switch this year, and by 2013 when the Channel Islands go digital its expected all of the UK will have ceased analogue transmissions.

All the channels are busily reminding its viewers to make the switch and above is Channel Five and ITV’s attempts to convert anyone left in the UK who hasn’t already ditched analogue.

For more UK digital switchover videos check out another one for Five with John Suchet, the Digit Al series and Penelope Keith on the benefits of Freeview. Australia has some similar spots promoting digital from the ABC and a cool animation from SBS.

Christmas, Candles and Channel Five.

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Earlier this year Channel Five celebrated ten years of existence with some special “Five is Ten” idents, now though its time for that Christmas cheer.

Check out last years Christmas ident from Channel Five here, or what I think is one of the coolest things on this site, a shark eating a meat version of the Five logo.

- Thanks again for the video Andy.

Five is Ten: 3,500 days of soft porn and Hitler.

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Five is ten! You’ll have to forgive me for the title of this post, it refers to a Dead Ringers bit (video after the jump). The graphics and execution on these special anniversary idents are fantastic, and I love the route they’ve taken of the network literally being ten years old like a child.

Above Kirsty Young, Matthew Wright, Naomi Wilkinson reflect on their time at Channel Five, which for a network I know nothing about is certainly growing on me. And below some cross promotion with Five Life and that Dead Ringers bit, so keep reading…

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If you wanna be my Five.

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Channel Five celebrated its 10th birthday yesterday, the above is the start of the channel, and the Spice Girls guaranteeing it will be the new sensation (how did that pan out?.. i’m not being facetious I really don’t know what people think of it).

The adventures of Augie March.


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Never has a song I voted for in Triple J’s hottest 100 come in at number one. The highest was number four. So you can imagine my excitement when Friday morning last week, listening to a stream of the countdown from Paris I heard that the phenomenal One Crowded Hour by Augie March took out the top position in the most voted public song poll in the world. Enjoy!

Five gets festive (and asks you get generous)

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Its nice to see an ident being used to push a cause, and Five nicely work the ‘give’ message into their latest offering.

And in the spirit of the ident, don’t forget to chuck some coin the way of your favorite non-profit this Christmas day, be it Amnesty, Oxfam, or.. Wikipedia.