Five for Facebook

Channel Five is likely to make Facebook history as it plans to be the first television station to show full TV programmes on the social networking site.

 

Reports suggest the two companies have teamed up to include the Demand Five player embedded into Facebook pages. Demand Five allows viewers to watch content from the Five network of channels including shows such as The Wright Stuff, pictured left.

 

Sources behind the venture say the player will be active within the next two weeks and will see Channel Five content open to the 26 million Facebook users in the United Kingdom.

 

The latest development is just one of a number by Channel Five to increase its profile and status in the UK broadcasting market.