Monday, 25 May 2015

Latest News from Media Boy HQ on new channels testing

Last updated May 25th at 10:49 (THIS STORY WILL STAY AT TOP OF THIS BLOG FOR NOW):

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

Rumour: Is Liberty Global set to merge with Vodafone?

Information from ISP Review:

Some of Vodafone’s most significant shareholders, each with stakes worth billions of pounds, are putting pressure on the mobile giant to enter into a massive £120 billion merger deal with Liberty Global, the world spanning cable operator behind Virgin Media in the United Kingdom.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin now testing audio on six V0-- Channels (UPDATED)

Base on information we have seen over this past weekend:
  • Six V0-- channels have started to test with audio.
  • Some more V0-- channels are testing with no audio.
As of Thursday May 21st all the channels listed are no longer broadcasting.


Monday, 18 May 2015

advanced-television: Channels 24 to launch on Virgin Media in the near future

Advanced-television is reporting:

Channels 24 has officially launched its news and current affairs station, in the UK.

Viewers can find the new station on Sky Channel 575.

Airing on Virgin Media and Freesat will soon follow.

Info found by "OLD BOY" on Cable Forum.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media to try again to launch Nat Geo Wild HD in June

Virgin sources have today told Media Boy HQ that Virgin Media will now try to launch Nat Geo Wild HD on June 2nd.

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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

MB Views: Nat Geo WIld HD having "technical issues" ahead of launch

Media Boy HQ feel that Nat Geo Wild HD not launching yesterday was down to "technical issues".

The Africa Channel, ITV2 HD, ITV3 HD and ITV4 HD did have some "technical issues" before launching on Virgin Media in the past.

EXCLUSIVE: Sky to stop retailing the single movies packs 1 or 2 option from June 1st

An Sky source has today told Media Boy HQ that Sky will on June 1st stop retailing the single movies packs 1 or 2 option.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Local TV on MB Blog: Big Centre TV launches on Virgin Media

We have been told that Big Centre TV has today launch in Birmingham and Telford areas on Virgin Channel 159.

But at time of posting Media Boy HQ has seen no 100% confirm launch date for Nat Geo Wild HD.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

BT to launch more BT Sport Extra channels via Red Button

Ofcom has given out new licensed this month for BT to launch more Red Button Channels.
  • BT Sport Extra 2 (HD)
  • BT Sport Extra 3 (HD)
  • BT Sport Extra 4 (HD)
  • BT Sport Extra 5 (HD)
  • BT Sport Extra 6 (HD)
  • BT Sport Extra 7 (HD)
Also rumours on Digital Spy Forum say that BT Sport 3 and BT Sport 3 HD is also testing on Sky.

Friday, 1 May 2015

UCB UK Radio to close on Sky

Canis Media is selling the EPG slots on Sky for UCB UK TV and UCB UK Radio.

Bidders has until later this month to bid.

No news on if UBC UK Radio will also close on Virgin Media.

Or what will happen to UCB Radio Ireland on both Sky and UPC Ireland.

EXCLUSIVE: Media Boy HQ reveal more info on what testing (3)

My Virgin Sources has given Media Boy HQ the following in an update over the past weekend:
  • Some V0... channels are still testing but we have no clue what they are.
  • But one of the V0... channel was testing with "AUDIO ENGLISH DD" for the few days.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Sky to axe Sky Arts 2 channel in June

Sky has confirmed that Sky Arts 2 and Sky Arts 2 HD will close from June 9th on all networks.

As part of a shakeup of the broadcaster’s channels from 9 June that will also see the axing of Sky 3D on Sky Digital.

The two channels will be replaced by a single “super channel” in a bid to boost audiences and reduce repeats.

The new look Sky Arts channel will also move to the higher Sky EPG Channel number.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Two new channels set to launch in May on Virgin Media.

Virgin Media sources has told Media Boy HQ that Nat Geo Wild HD will not be launching on April 30th.

We have seen information on the launch date of May 12th.

We can also reveal that Birmingham local channel - Big Centre TV - will also launch when Nat Geo Wild HD launches.


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Monday, 27 April 2015

Sky pay off their superheroes

Sky Movies has rebrand Sky Movies Superheroes back to Sky Movies Greats.

Rumour: Sky to axe 3D Channel in June?

Rumours on some web sites says that Sky are to set to axe Sky 3D as an TV Channel in June 2015.

Friday, 24 April 2015

New Sky Atlantic rumour found by Media Boy HQ

Virgin Media are going an survey about TV side and found an Question on the survey point to conclusion that SKY ATLANTIC could be a add on channel.

New look for TiVo news on Media Boy Blog

From today (April 24th):

  • Media Boy HQ will no longer be posting any non TV news about TiVo (Apps).
  • For latest TiVo news to go:
  • Media Boy HQ will only be reporting on TiVo if any new channels appear on WorldBox or the soon to launch Arabic Hafla.
  • All the posted on this Blog about TiVo apps will be remove.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

a516: BBC Three will not move online until 2016

a516 is reporting that BBC Three will remain as a regular TV service this year, with any move online now deferred to early 2016.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Rumour: Nat Geo Wild HD to launch on April 30th on Virgin Media

Cable Forum member theone2k10 is reporting that an Virgin Source has told him that Nat Geo Wild HD will launch on Virgin Media on April 30th.

Media Boy HQ can not confirm this rumour at time of posting.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Local TV on MB Blog: That's Oxford launches on Freeview

That's Oxford has launch on Freeview Channel 8 in Oxfordshire.