Tuesday, 20 February 2007

Two new channels are coming soon to Virgin Media.

I have been told that Virgin Media are set to launch the following channels Discovery RealTime +1 (Channel 272) and Discovery RealTime Extra (Channel 274).

I think on the 1st of March when Wings rebrands to Turbo. We may also be getting Discovery HD by this date

Monday, 12 February 2007

Marketing Week: Discovery Turbo to launch on Virgin Media from March 1st.

Discovery Networks Europe is launching a new motoring entertainment channel aimed at adult men. Discovery Turbo will launch in the UK on Virgin Media on March 1.

The channel will target 18- to 54-year-old men and will "celebrate" all aspects of speed. Programmes will include Firepower, a series that looks at fighting machines such as warships and combat jets, and Head On, about American demolition derbies.

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We already know that 'Discovery Wings' Ofcom licence was recently renamed to 'Discovery Turbo'. Which means that Wings is being rebranded.....

It looks like the rebrand will happen on Thursday 1st March. listings show car/bike/planes programming on Discovery Wings from 11am on this date. It also looks like the channel will go 24 hours from this day (Wings is currently only 6pm - 6am).

Perhaps Discovery Kids will also extend its hours if the channels are no longer timesharing.
 
THIS POST WAS UPDATED ON FEBRUARY 12TH 2007 AT 8.03PM.
 

Thursday, 8 February 2007

Adventure One to be replaced with 'Wild'.

National Geographic is launching a new channel dedicated to the best in wildlife programming, which will replace their existing service Adventure One.

The upcoming channel will be known as National Geographic Wild and it will broadcast for 18 hours a day when it launches on 1st March 2007.

EXCLUSIVE: Current.TV set to launch on Virgin Media.

Richard Branson has just confirmed LIVE on Bravo 2 that 'Current.TV is COMING to Virgin Media on the 12th of March.'