Monday, 27 July 2015

UPDATE: Virgin Media new channel numbers

THIS POST WAS LAST UPDATED AT 02.08 ON JULY 28TH.
 
Here is the full list of channels that has moved and they new channel numbers:
 

Thursday, 23 July 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media to move about 20 channels next week

Media Boy Sources say tonight that BT Sport Europe may launch on Virgin channel 522 and BT Sport Europe HD may launch on Virgin channel 528.

We have been told that there are a lot of (around 20) EPG changes set to happen next week.

ALL INFO MAY CHANGE.

EXCLUSIVE: BT Sport Europe tests starts on Virgin Media

Media Boy HQ can now confrim that BT Sport Europe and BT Sport Europe HD tests has started on Virgin Media today.

Friday, 17 July 2015

Media Boy HQ talks about Do Not Post orders

We have two Do Not Post orders of July 17th.
 
  • One is from an Virgin Sources (To be removed within the next 14 months).
  • One is an unconfirmed rumour we have seen.

MB Views: New Channel numbers for Sports lineup on Virgin Media?

We think Virgin may move some channels about due to more BT Sports channels set to launch on Virgin Media (UPDATED July 17th at 9.28am):

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Sky Movies confirm Sky Movies Tom Cruise launch date

From July 25th Sky Movies Greats will be rebrand as Sky Movies Tom Cruise on Virgin Channel 404 until August 2nd.

Also in HD on Virgin Channel 434.
 
Sky Movies Tom Cruise will also be shown on UPC Ireland. 

Media Boy HQ talks about BT Sport on Virgin Media

We was given info late on Tuesday night about BT Sport Europe on Virgin Media.

But it was given under an DNP Order until Wednesday.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

BT Sport Europe to launch on XL Package

Info thanks to Virgin Media:

BT Sport Europe HD will join BT Sport channels - BT Sport 1 HD, BT Sport 2 HD and BT Sport ESPN HD - on the Virgin Media from launch on August 1st and will be available to all TV XL customers and TV customers taking BT Sport as a bolt on.

In addition to BT Sport Europe HD, we have added more HD channels including Nat Geo Wild HD and Lifetime HD.


Virgin Media has also confirmed that The BT Sport Pack and the XL Pack will go up by £3 on September 1st.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Virgin Media remove BBC Extra Red Button channels

Virgin Media has today remove the following channels:

  • BBC Red Button HD has been removed from Virgin Channel 990.
  • BBC Red Button 2 has been removed from Virgin Channel 992.
  • BBC Red Button 3 has been removed from Virgin Channel 993.
  • BBC Red Button 4 has been removed from Virgin Channel 994.
  • BBC Red Button 5 has been removed from Virgin Channel 995.
  • BBC Red Button 6 has been removed from Virgin Channel 996.

Friday, 10 July 2015

Local TV on MB Blog: Cambridge TV to launch next month

Cambridge Presents has confirmed that Cambridge TV will launch on Virgin Media channel 159 on August 18th.

Monday, 6 July 2015

BBC: BBC to fund over-75s' TV licences

Info from BBC online:

The BBC is to cover the cost of providing free television licences for over-75s, the government has confirmed.

Ministers said the move would be phased in from 2018-19.

RTE: UPC Ireland to acquire broadcaster TV3 in deal worth up to €87m (£80m)

Info from RTE Online:

UPC Ireland is to acquire broadcaster TV3 in a deal worth up to €87m (£80), the communications company has announced.

UPC, which is owned by Liberty Global, will pay an initial €80m for TV3 and its sister channel 3e, with an additional €7m set to be paid if the station hits certain performance targets.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Thursday, 2 July 2015

UCB Radio closes in UK on Digital TV

UCB has close it UK Channels on Digital TV.

All of them ever come to Virgin Media but we did have UCB Radio UK on Virgin Channel 914.

UCB Radio Ireland is still broadcasting on both Sky and UPC Ireland.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Monday updates: Channels rebrands

Sky Movies Greats Brit has now been rebrand back to Sky Movies Greats on Virgin Media and UPC Ireland.
Sky Movies Greats Brit HD has now been rebrand back to Sky Movies Greats HD on Virgin Media and UPC Ireland.
MTV CLASSIC has now been rebrand as MTV SUMMER on UPC Ireland.

Latest News from Media Boy HQ on new channels testing

Last updated June 29th at 21:53:

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

Confrimed: V0-- is for Virgin on Demand

Cable Forum poster spiderplant has tonight confirmed that V0-- is NOT for any new Channels on Virgin Media - just for Virgin on Demand.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Virgin Media: Virgin Media signs BT Sport Europe line-up

Info from Virgin Media:

Virgin Media today announces BT Sport Europe will join its existing sporting line-up, already the most comprehensive available for UK sports fans in one place.

The new channel will be available to Virgin Media customers from launch on 1 August.

Full details of how it will be incorporated into Virgin Media sports packages will be announced soon.

Media Boy HQ know and sit on info since Tuesday Afternoon that both Virgin Media and BT was in negotiations over BT Sport Europe.

We also seen info on how long this new deal for BT Sport Europe may last for. But as of June 25th no confirmed info has been given to us.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Virgin Media 8 new channels

Virgin Media has today launch the following channels:

  • PIN Protection Help has launch today on Virgin Channel 968.
  • PIN Protection Help has launch today on Virgin Channel 981.
  • BBC Red Button HD has launch today on Virgin Channel 990.
  • BBC Red Button 2 has launch today on Virgin Channel 992.
  • BBC Red Button 3 has launch today on Virgin Channel 993.
  • BBC Red Button 4 has launch today on Virgin Channel 994.
  • BBC Red Button 5 has launch today on Virgin Channel 995.
  • BBC Red Button 6 has launch today on Virgin Channel 996.
also BBC RB 1 has been rebrand as BBC Red Button 1 on Virgin Channel 991.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Rumour: Viacom to give Channel 5 new look this week

Digital Spy Forum is tonight reporting that Viacom are set to unveil an new look this week for Channel 5.