Monday, 26 June 2017

Latest News from Media Boy HQ on new channels testing 2017

Last updated June 26th 2017 at 18:10 (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.

Virgin Media adds new channel to WorldBox

Russian Channel "THT-Comedy" has been added to WorldBox.

WorldBox is on V6/TiVo Channel 834.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea TV is set to go HD only soon

Sky sources has confirm that Chelsea TV is set to go HD only soon. So Satellite Customers without a HD box will be unable to view the channel.

Satellite Customers with a HD box will continue to receive it in HD without needing any Sky HD subscriptions.


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Friday, 23 June 2017

BBC News: BBC launches second Welsh station Radio Cymru 2

Story from BBC Online:

BBC Cymru Wales is to launch a second Welsh language radio station.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media Ireland to give some Pride to their lineup

Viacom will rebrand MTV Classic as MTV Pride on Virgin Ireland Channel 707.

It will happen on July 3rd to July 10th.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

EXCLUSIVE: W broadcasting on two channels on Virgin Media Ireland

Base on information MB HQ has seen UKTV's W is broadcasting on Virgin Ireland Channels 160 and 512.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Media Guardian: Fox’s £11.7bn bid for Sky ‘should be referred to competition authorities’

Story from Media Guardian:

Labour’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, has called on the culture secretary to refer Rupert Murdoch’s proposed £11.7bn takeover of Sky to the competition authorities for further scrutiny.

Radio Times: Sky Cinema to launch "Brits" Channel from June 24

Radio Times has confirmed that Sky Cinema Greats will be rebrand as Sky Cinema Brits from June 24th to July 9th.

BBC launches temporary red botton channels on Virgin Media UK

Temporary BBC Red Button channels has been added until July 17th on the following channels numbers:

Monday, 19 June 2017

Confirmed: Virgin Media axes european versions of Euronews

Also has of May 29th - Euronews is just broadcasting in English on SIX channels on Virgin Media Ireland.

Bizasia: Virgin Media reacts to Sky Asia Pack changes

Info from BizAsia:

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Bizasia: Brit Asia TV to launch on Virgin Media UK - July 1st

Info from BizAsia:

Brit Asia TV is extending its reach by launching on Virgin Media.

New Numbers of channels tests start on Virgin Media UK

Cable Forum poster "jj20x" has found the following channels has started to test on Virgin Media UK:

Virgin Media UK launches Blaze

Virgin Media UK has launch Blaze on Virgin UK Channel 216 today.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Confirm: Virgin Media UK to launch Blaze on June 15th

Virgin Media UK has confirm that Blaze will launch on Virgin UK Channel CH 216 on June 15th.

Virgin Media UK to go sporting mad this summer

a516Digital is reporting that TiVo and V6 viewers will get 15 live HD Streams during the Wimbledon fortnight.
 

Friday, 9 June 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Sky Sports changes confirmed

A Sky Source has confirm to MB HQ that "Looks like the Daily Mail rumour was almost correct, about 2 months before Sky staff were told... Look out for more info on or after 13th July."

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Two new channels launches on Virgin Media UK

The following channels has launch today on Virgin Media UK:

  • Islam Channel English has launched on Virgin UK Channel 838.
  • Islam Channel Urdu has launched on Virgin UK Channel 839.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Numbers of channels tests start on Virgin Media UK but FOX News no longer testing

Cable Forum poster "jj20x" has found the following over this past weekend:

EXCLUSIVE: Sky Cinema Tom Cruise to close on June 19th

Media Boy Blog has found that Sky Cinema will close Sky Cinema Tom Cruise on June 19th.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Virgin Media Ireland drop ITV2 for new HD Channels

The following is from the Virgin Media Ireland web site:

With so much of the ITV2 content now available in glorious HD across the TV3 channels (TV3 HD, 3e HD and be3 HD) we’re freeing up space for even more HD content.

Talking Pictures TV launched on Virgin Media UK

Talking Pictures TV has launched today on Virgin UK Channel 445.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

TV Times: Sky Cinema to launch Sky Cinema Tom Cruise on June 3rd

TV Times has confirmed that Sky Cinema Greats will become known as Sky Cinema Tom Cruise from June 3rd until an later date (This post will be updated when we have an end date).

Monday, 29 May 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media UK launch ONE more channel to Worldbox

Virgin Media UK has today launched the following channel to TiVo and V6 via WorldBox (Virgin UK Channel 835):

Two new channels added to Virgin Media Ireland (Just confirmed today)

Two new channels has been added since January 2017 on Virgin Media Ireland.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Confirmed: Talking Pictures reveal more information

Talking Pictures TV has confirmed today that they will launch on Virgin Media UK on June 1st on Virgin UK Channel 445.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media UK to axe Scientific Atlanta V+ boxes next week

Virgin Media Sources has confirmed on Cable Forum that Virgin Media will axe Scientific Atlanta V+ boxes by the end of May 2017.

Confirmed: Sky Cinema Greats back on Tuesday

Radio Times has confirmed that Sky Cinema Star Wars will go to the stars on Tuesday at 7.15am when Sky Cinema comes home with their Greats.

Monday, 22 May 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media UK launches FOUR new channels on Worldbox

Virgin Media UK has launched the following channels on TiVo and V6 via WorldBox (Virgin UK Channel 835):

  • NTV Series, NTV Style and NTV Mir has been added to the Russian Package.
  • And also free to view channel called "Al Araby" has been added to Arabic channels.

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Saturday, 20 May 2017

The Telegraph: Virgin Media to auction off the best slots on its TV guide

Story from The Telegraph:

The cable operator Virgin Media is plotting a shake-up of the pay-TV industry by auctioning off rights to some of the best slots in its channel menu to the highest bidder.