Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Latest News from Media Boy HQ on new channels testing 2016

Last updated October 19th 2016 at 12:52 (THIS POST WILL STAY AT TOP OF BLOG FOR NOW):

Media Boy Blog will keep updating this post to give you all the latest information we can reveal on this post.

Local TV on MB Blog: Made in Liverpool launches tonight

A516Digital has confirmed that Made TV will launch Made in Liverpool tonight at 6pm on Virgin UK Channel 159 (Some Liverpool areas only).

Radio Times: Sky Cinema to launch Sky Cinema Pixar on Monday

Radio Times has confirmed that Sky Cinema Family will become know as Sky Cinema Pixar for two weeks from Monday.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Digital Spy Forum: Sky Cinema to launch Christmas Channel next month

First posted on Digital Spy Forum by omnidirectional:

Sky Cinema Drama and Romance changes to Sky Cinema Christmas on Saturday 5th November.

VM Ireland on MB Blog - Irish Times: Mobile provider Virgin Media to sponsor comedy on RTÉ2

Story from Irish Times:

Mobile phone provider Virgin Media has been announced as the sponsor of comedy on RTÉ2 and RTÉ 2fm’s Breakfast Republic show.

Friday, 14 October 2016

VM Ireland on MB Blog - Belfast Telegraph: Virgin Media says UTV Ireland deal may be done by end of year

Story from Belfast Telegraph:

Virgin Media hopes to complete its takeover of UTV Ireland by the end of the year, its boss has said.

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, Tony Hanway, chief executive of Virgin Media Ireland, refused to rule out cutbacks at the broadcaster.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Exeter Express and ECHO: Christmas 24 to launch on October 29th

News from Exeter Express and ECHO:

TV channel Movies 24 will transform in to channel Christmas 24 on October 29, and will show Christmas films for 24 hours a day up until January 3.

Thursday's Media News round-up from Media Boy HQ

Wee news bits from Media Boy HQ:

Monday, 10 October 2016

Sony reveals new channels names for some CSC Media Channels

We just found this information confirming the axe of True Movies 2.

UPDATE: Virgin Media UK axe BBC Three from EPG - for one day

Virgin Media UK has today axe BBC Three from Virgin UK Channel 106.

Virgin Media UK did re-add BBC Three (Red Button Channel) to Virgin UK Channel 106 on October 6th. 


Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Virgin Media UK confirmed Channels temporarily available to all packages

According to the latest Virgin Media UK Channel Guide...

These channels will be temporarily available to all packages:

Sky Cinema to launch Tom Hanks Channel

From Monday Sky Cinema Greats will become know as Sky Cinema Tom Hanks for an week.

Sky Cinema Tom Hanks will be found on Virgin UK 404 and Virgin Ireland 307.
Sky Cinema Tom Hanks HD will be found on Virgin UK 434 and Virgin Ireland 337.

FT: Viceland UK may launch on Virgin Media UK 'in the coming months'

FT is reporting that Vice Media may launch it UK Channel "Viceland UK" on Virgin Media UK 'in the coming months.'

Sky Sports 4 back after Europe's Ryder Cup loss

Sky Sports has today rebranded Sky Sports Ryder Cup back to Sky Sports 4 on both Virgin Media UK and Virgin Media Ireland.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Local TV on MB Blog: New names for local TV Channels in Birmingham and Liverpool

  • Birmingham's local TV service Big Centre TV is set to be relaunched on November 1st as Made in Birmingham.
  • Also Bay TV Liverpool will close on October 6th and relaunch as Made in Liverpool on October 12th.

Both channels can be found on Virgin UK Channels 159 in the local areas.


True Movies 1 has become True Christmas

Sony has today rebrand True Moves 1 as True Christmas on Virgin UK Channel 424 and Virgin Ireland Channel 329.

Local TV on MB Blog: Local TV Channels update

A516 Digital is reporting the following:

  • From Midnight on Thursday Liverpool's local channel Bay TV Liverpool is to go off-air ahead of a relaunch soon under new name of Made in Liverpool, which will be available on Freeview channel 7 and Virgin Media channel 159 for viewers in the Merseyside area in the near future.
  • Also Hello York is now under the control of That's TV, bringing its tally of local TV licences to 10. Still no launch date for That's TV York.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Irish Independent: Saorview concerns flagged over TV3/UTV merger

Story from Irish Independent:

An unnamed third party alleged that the deal could reduce the availability of channels in the TV3 stable on RTE's free-to-air service.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Viacom has rebrand Nick Jr. Too as Nick Jr. Peppa

Viacom has today rebrand Nick Jr. Too as Nick Jr. Peppa on Virgin UK Channel 716.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

BizAisa: UMP Movies shuts down operations in UK

News from BizAisa:

UMP Movies has closed down in the UK, ending its broadcasting operations in this territory completely.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Digital Spy Forum: Sony to launch True Christmas from Friday

DS Forum is reporting that True Movies will become True Christmas from Friday.

True Christmas will be on Virgin Media UK Channel 424 and Virgin Media Ireland Channel 329.

Story from DS Forum and JDF.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Virgin Media axe Home for W on Virgin Media Ireland

We have just found that Virgin Media has axe Home for W on Virgin Media Ireland.

It happen sometime in August so you can find W on Virgin Ireland Channel 512.

Bizasia: Rishtey Cineplex to launch on Freeview - but not Virgin Media UK for now

Bizasia is reporting that Rishtey Cineplex will be available on Sky and Freeview (Hope to be on Freeview by 2017).

It will not be available on Virgin Media UK but may be added in the future.

UMP Movies is not broadcasting any listing from Friday. 

Friday, 23 September 2016

Movies 24 to become Christmas 24 on November 1st

Movies 24 will become Christmas 24 from November 1st.

With Movies 24 broadcasting two Christmas movies per day every weekend in October.

VM Ireland on MB Blog - Irish Times: TV3 sales team takes on wider Virgin Media role

Story from The Irish Times:

TV3 Group will relaunch its advertising sales team as Virgin Media Solutions on Monday in a move that will see the broadcaster take responsibility for growing Virgin Media’s advertising business across the UK and Ireland.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

VM Ireland on MB Blog - The Irish World: RTE says ‘NO’ to TV3 call for Diaspora Channel

Story from The Irish World:

The head of the Irish broadcaster TV3 has called on its State-owned, TV license-funded, rival RTÉ to join with it in creating a joint overseas channel for the diaspora.

Local TV on MB Blog: Local TV Channels in Scotland to become STV2 in 2017

Story from STV:

STV News Tonight, a landmark new service for Scotland, will bring together for the first time all the news coverage relevant to Scottish viewers in a single weeknight programme.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Babenation launches on Virgin Media UK

Babenation has today appeared on Virgin UK Channel 981*.

*Viewers need to use their PIN number to watch at all times.

But XXX Mums has been removed from Virgin UK Channel 977.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Irish Times: TV3 proposes joint diaspora channel with RTÉ

Story from Irish Times:

TV3 Group has proposed a partnership with RTÉ to develop a television channel aimed at the Irish diaspora.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Irish Times: Netflix to be added to Liberty Global’s set-top boxes

Story from Irish Times:

Liberty Global, the cable and broadband giant, has agreed a multi-year partnership with Netflix that will see the internet television company’s app added to Liberty’s set-top boxes.