ntl are now admitting that they might have problems carrying Five Live in the future as a result of sports broadcasting rights restrictions which prevent the station broadcasting outside of the UK.
Five Live has been removed from analogue satellite and, as a consequence, from ntl.
The station is encrypted on the Sky Digital platform and available to UK listeners only.
Listeners in Ireland can now only tune in on medium wave.
Comment: Although ntl are not at fault it might be worth letting them know that you want Five Live as part of your cable service. Customer service: 1800 123123 or fill in the customer care form on their website.