Monday, 8 February 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Sky "look certain" to rebrand Sky2 soon

On the back of tonight's story on DS Forum that Sky Bravo may soon launch. Media Boy HQ has got the following info from our Sky Sources:

Sky Movies to re-launch Sky Movies Harry Potter channel

The following things is set to happen on Saturday:

  • Sky Movies Greats will be rename Sky Movies Harry Potter on Virgin UK Channel 404 and Virgin Ireland Channel 307.
  • Sky Movies Greats HD will be rename Sky Movies Harry Potter HD on Virgin UK Channel 434 and Virgin Ireland Channel 337.

Viacom set to rebrand 5* on Thursday

Media Boy HQ has been told tonight that the following is set to happen on Thursday:

  • Channel 5 HD will be rename Channel 5HD on Virgin UK Channel 150.
  • 5* will be rename 5STAR on Virgin UK Channel 151.

CBS Channels free on Virgin Media UK until May 1st

Media Boy HQ has seen information sent in to us by Virgin Media UK Viewers that CBS Reality, Horror Channel, CBS Action, CBS Drama, CBS Reality +1 and Horror Channel +1 are available to all Virgin Media UK TV packages until May 1st.
 

Monday, 1 February 2016

Sky Movies launches Valentine Channel

Sky Movies HD has today launch the Sky Movies Valentine Channel on the following channel numbers:

  • Sky Movies Drama + Romance has been rebrand as Sky Movies Valentine on Virgin UK Channel 410 and Virgin Ireland Channel 308.
  • Sky Movies Drama + Romance HD has been rebrand as Sky Movies Valentine HD on Virgin UK Channel 440 and Virgin Ireland Channel 338.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Sky Movies info

The following thing will happen on February 1st:
 
Sky Movies SD Channels:
  • Sky Movies Superheroes will be rebrand as Sky Movies Greats on Virgin UK Channel 404 and Virgin Ireland Channel 307.
  • Sky Movies Drama + Romance will be rebrand as Sky Movies Valentine on Virgin UK Channel 410 and Virgin Ireland Channel 308.
  • Sky Movies Aliens will be rebrand as Sky Movies Sci-Fi + Horror on Virgin UK Channel 411 and Virgin Ireland Channel 304.
 
Sky Movies HD Channels:
  • Sky Movies Superheroes HD will be rebrand as Sky Movies Greats HD on Virgin UK Channel 434 and Virgin Ireland Channel 337.
  • Sky Movies Drama + Romance HD will be rebrand as Sky Movies Valentine HD on Virgin UK Channel 440 and Virgin Ireland Channel 338.
  • Sky Movies Aliens HD will be rebrand as Sky Movies Sci-Fi + Horror HD on Virgin UK Channel 441 and Virgin Ireland Channel 334.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Sporting Life: Racing UK to broadcast in HD from March 7th

Story from Sporting Life:

Racing UK is the first dedicated horseracing channel to offer HD in the UK and will broadcast over 600 race meetings per year in native HD, including all the action from the major festivals, starting with Jump racing's flagship fixture, the Cheltenham Festival, which gets underway on March 15.

Rumour: BT Sport may launch Channels in Republic of Ireland for advertisers

Digital Spy Forum is reporting that BT Sports new channel tests for the Republic of Ireland.

Media Boy HQ think the new BT Sport Channels tests for just advertisers to be shown from Republic of Ireland.

Sky Movies Aliens comes to Virgin Media

Sky Movies has today replace Sky Movies Sci-Fi as Sky Movies Aliens over the next few weeks.

You can find Sky Movies Aliens on the following Channels numbers:

Virgin Media UK:
  • Sky Movies Aliens is on Virgin UK Channel 411.
  • Sky Movies Aliens HD is on Virgin UK Channel 441.

Virgin Media Ireland:
  • Sky Movies Aliens is on Virgin Ireland Channel 304.
  • Sky Movies Aliens HD is on Virgin Ireland Channel 334.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

EXCLUSIVE: The Sky Premiums HD closure for the SA V+ HD box inot set to happen before March 2016

We have seen unconfirmed reports that The Sky Premiums HD closure for the SA V+ HD will not happen before March 2016.

When it do happen Virgin Media UK customers using the Scientific-Atlanta V+ model will lose the following channels:

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Sky Movies HD to rename Sky Movies Sci-Fi HD from Monday

Sky Movies HD are to rename Sky Movies Sci-Fi HD as Sky Movies Aliens HD from Monday.

You can find Sky Movies Sci Fi on the following Channels:

Virgin Media UK:
  • Sky Movies Sci-Fi is on Virgin UK Channel 411.
  • Sky Movies Sci-Fi HD is on Virgin UK Channel 441.

Virgin Media Ireland:
  • Sky Movies Sci-Fi is on Virgin Ireland Channel 304.
  • Sky Movies Sci-Fi HD is on Virgin Ireland Channel 334.

Friday, 15 January 2016

Guardian Media: UKTV snaps up EastEnders re-runs from BBC3 as part of Watch relaunch

Story from Guardian Media:

UKTV has struck a deal to air same-day repeats of EastEnders and bring back the popular weekend omnibus of the BBC1 soap, as part of a revamp of Watch into a more female-focused channel under the new brand W.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

The Sky Premiums HD closure for the SA V+ HD box isn't this month

Virgin Media UK Worker "BenMcr" has confirmed today on Cable Forum that The Sky Premiums HD closure for the SA V+ HD box isn't this month.

Media Boy HQ has not been given info on when the Sky Premiums HD closure for the SA V+ HD boxes will happen.

Bike TV launches on Virgin Media UK

Bike TV has today launch on Virgin UK Channel 552.

Also Extreme Sports has been removed from Virgin UK Channel 525.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Guardian Media: BBC to launch online TV channel for Scotland

Story from Guardian Media:

Tony Hall, the director general of the BBC, has indicated the corporation will set up a new online TV channel for Scotland as part of a UK-wide shakeup of its spending and programme-making.

Busy day for Virgin Media UK

Virgin Media UK has done the following things today (January 12th):

Monday, 11 January 2016

New ClublandAkaChilledNow launch date confirmed

Virgin Media UK has confirm that ClublandAkaChilledNow is set to launch only on TiVo tomorrow (January 12th) on Virgin UK Channel 345.

When TiVo viewers go to ClublandAkaChilledNow that can watch the following channels from All Around the World Productions:

  • Clubland TV
  • Channel AKA
  • Chilled TV
  • Now Music

Rumour: Up to SEVEN Channels may launch this year on Cable

TV Channel Lists.com says up to SEVEN new channels may launch on Virgin Media UK and Virgin Media Ireland by 2017:
 

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Virgin Media UK: Music On Demand news for non TiVo customers

Info from 'Customer News':

From January 12th Music on Demand will no longer be available to Virgin TV customers with TV M+ and TV L packages.


TV XL package customers will still be able to access Music on Demand from their Red Button on Channel 300 or via on Demand.

Alternatively, all Virgin Media customers with TiVo service can access our new and improved Music on Demand service Vevo from January 12th.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media UK starts BIKE tests

News just in from our Media Boy Sources "BIKE" is now testing on Vedia Media UK as of Today. 

We have also been told by our Media Boy Sources that "BIKE" is not using EXTREME SPORTS capacity as EXTREME SPORTS is still off the EPG.

They are broadcasting on two different frequencies.

©copyright 2016 Media Boy 2006 - 2016. An "Keep it real and free" Production.

Monday, 4 January 2016

True Movies back on Thursday

Sony to rebrand True Christmas as True Movies on Thursday.

True Movies 1 is on the following channels:

  • Virgin UK Channel 424.
  • Virgin Ireland Channel 329.

BBC Three to go online only ON February 16th

The BBC has confirmed that BBC Three will move online on February 16th.

In November the BBC Trust approved proposals to move BBC Three online as part of cost-cutting moves at the corporation.

Friday, 1 January 2016

Rumour: Virgin Media UK to axe two Music on Demand channels

Digital Spy Forum is reporting that Virgin Music on Demand Takeover (Virgin UK Channel 301) and Virgin Music on Demand Playlist (Virgin UK Channel 309) is set to close on January 12th at 12pm.

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Media Boy HQ reveal "Best of 2015" UPDATED

THIS POST WAS LAST UPDATED ON DECEMBER 31ST 2015.

Here is the winners of the best of 2015:

Extreme Sports closes in UK and Ireland

AMC has close Extreme Sports in the UK and Ireland today.

Extreme Sports was broadcasting on Virgin UK Channel 525 and Virgin Ireland Channel 422.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Some names Changes set to happen in Early January 2016

Temporary name changes from January 5th 2016
  • Sky Movies Greats jumps into a phone booth, dons a cape and becomes Sky Superhero and Sky Superhero HD 
 
Name change from January 12th 2016
  • Sony Entertainment Television - channel 193 - will be changing its name to Sony Channel 

Extreme Sports to close on December 31st

AMC has confirmed that Extreme Sports will close in the UK on December 31st.

Extreme Sports is on Virgin UK Channel 525 and Virgin Ireland Channel 422.

RT added only to Virgin Media Ireland

We have just seen that Virgin Media Ireland did launch Channel 4 HD, Comedy Central HD, H2, RT and Nickelodeon HD on 11 November 2015.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Bike Channel set to launch on Virgin Media UK in 2016

Virgin Media UK Sources has tonight confirm to Media Boy HQ that "Bike channel" is set to launch in the new year on Virgin Media UK.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media UK starts VEVO tests

Media Boy Sources has confirm that VEVO is now testing on Virgin Media UK. VEVO will only launch soon on TiVo via an app or Virgin UK Channel 344.

©copyright 2015 Media Boy 2006 - 2015. An ''Keep it real and free'' Production.