Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Latest News from Media Boy HQ on new channels testing 2017

Last updated October 18th 2017 at 22:22 (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.

Cable Forum: Is Virgin Media UK set to launch 16 new channels?

JJ20X has posted the following on Cable Forum:

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media to showcase Sky One next week

Sky One is also being rebroadcast on Virgin Media Preview - Channel 100.

It will happen on October 25th from 9pm to 2am.

Christmas 24 will close on January 6th

Wikipedia is reporting that Christmas 24 Channels will be with us from October 21st to January 6th 2018. Sky Cinema to celebrate Halloween with a week of scary movies

Fans of horror films are in for a treat (or trick) this Halloween as Sky Cinema is set to launch a channel dedicated to scary movies.

EXCLUSIVE: QVC Style given new Sky Channel number

Sky Sources has confirmed the following is set to happen on Thursday on Sky:

  • Channel Removal: GR SHOP (Sky EPG 653)
  • QVC Style will move from (Sky EPG 678) to (Sky EPG 653)
  • New Channel Launch: iON TV (Sky EPG 862)

Virgin Media UK removes Kix Power from EPG

Kix Power has been removed today from Virgin Channel 738.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Media Boy HQ given updates on Do Not Post orders and Rumours

We now have over 8 DNP orders.
Here is some rumours we have been told. (Some may not like this)
  1. BT Sports to be removed from the old XL Pack (When old deal is up).
  2. But both AMC and BoxNation may launch on the BT Sport package.
  3. An well known broadcaster is up for sale.

Friday, 13 October 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media UK given viewers 11 Asain Channels for TEN days

The following channels has been seen on the old XL pack since about 1am last night until October 22nd.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Sky to give new on-screen look to Sky News and Sky Cinema

Sources says that following on from the new look Sky basic channels,

Sky News will be the next to be given an new on screen look followed by Sky Cinema.

Sky Sources: BBC Radio Cymru 2 now testing ahead of November launch

Sky Sources say that BBC Radio Cymru 2 is now testing on Sky ahead of it rumour November launch date.

Sky Cinema to launch Animation Channel

Sky Cinema will launch Sky Cinema Animation using Sky Cinema Family channels numbers for three weeks from October 14th:

Monday, 9 October 2017

Virgin Media UK moves E4 to Channel 106

Virgin Media UK has today move E4 to Virgin UK Channel 106.

Also Sky1, Sky1 HD and Sky2 has been given an rebrand by Sky and is now known as Sky One, Sky One HD and Sky Two (EPG Numbers stay the same).

Thursday, 5 October 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Sky set to rebrand Sky1

Sky sources has confirmed that Sky One is getting a big relaunch soon. Sky One will be getting new Idents. That's all we've been told so far.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Broadband TV News: Sky and Virgin threaten to drop RTE

Story from Broadband TV News:

Sky and Virgin Media have told a Irish parliamentary committee that they would risk losing channels from RTE rather than pay for their carriage.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Virgin Media UK make some channels available to all viewers

Virgin Media UK has added the following channels to everyone packages until October 31st.

The channels currently available to all viewers are:

  • Cartoon Network,
  • Cartoonito,
  • Nickelodeon,
  • Boomerang,
  • Pop,
  • Tiny Pop.
  • TV5.

Monday, 2 October 2017

Christmas comes early to Virgin Media

True Movies has now morphed into True Christmas and Nick Jr Too has morphed into Nick Jr Peppa.

Sky: Sky to launch a dedicated Ocean Rescue HD ‘Pop-Up’ Channel

Story from Sky web site:

Sky will continue its support of ocean health this week, launching a dedicated Sky Ocean Rescue ‘pop-up’ channel, giving viewers an exclusive opportunity to watch live events and panels from the EU Our Ocean Conference in Malta on the 5th and 6th October.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Mustard TV rebrand as That's Norfolk

Norwich's Mustard TV has been rebrand as That's Norfolk in the local area on Virgin UK Channel 159.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Virgin Media UK pulls Bike TV off it Bike but launches two new channels

Bike TV now removed from Virgin UK Channel 552.

Rishtey Cineplex has launched on Virgin UK Channel 828. MTV Beats has also launched on Virgin UK Channel 841.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Is an new Sky Basic Channel set to launch on Virgin Media UK?

Cable Forum poster "JJ20X" has been informed that "Sky Ocean Rescue HD" has been added to Virgin Media UK off the EPG.

We will update this post when we have more information.

Viacom to rebrand Nick Jr. Too as Nick Jr. Peppa next month

Viacom has confirmed that Nick Jr. Too will be rebrand as Nick Jr. Peppa from October 2nd.

Nick Jr. Too will be back on November 1st.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Bike TV no longer broadcasting on Virgin Media UK

Bike TV is no broadcasting any Pictures on Virgin Channel 552.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

New Adult channel launches on Virgin Media UK

 "Xrated Couples" has been replaced by "TVXPornstars" on Virgin UK Channel 975.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Disney Channels goes 24/7

Disney Channel and Disney Channel +1 is now both broadcasting all day.

Movies 24 to put up Christmas lights next month

Comcast has confirmed that Movies 24 and Movies 24 + will both become known as Christmas 24 and Christmas 24 + from October 21st via Movies 24 channels numbers on Virgin Media UK.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Cycling Industry News: Bike Channel to close, assets for sale

Story from Cycling Industry News:

The Bike Channel’s UK arm is to be wound up following failure to find a buyer, according to sources close to the business CI.N has spoken to.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Sky Cinema to rebrand Sky Cinema Sci-Fi & Horror as Sky-Fi from Saturday

Sky Cinema is set to launch Sci-Fi movie channel from Saturday - using Sky Cinema Sci-Fi & Horror EPG Channel numbers.

Sky-Fi will run from September 9th to October 8th. 

UPDATE: Virgin Media UK to become friends with Mickey and Pals in September

JJ20X has confirmed that Disney XD +1's latest transition, this time it is morphing into "Mickey and Pals", scheduled to launch on Monday. "Mickey and Pals" will be found on Virgin UK Channel 708.