Thursday, 23 August 2007

Three new Radio channels launches in Ex-NTL areas.

Three new Radio Channels has today launch on EX NTL areas:
 
  • 951. Virgin Xtreme
  • 952. Virgin Classic Rock
  • 953. Virgin Groove

Thursday, 16 August 2007

BBC: Gaelic channel value test begins

Final scrutiny of a plan to launch a dedicated digital television channel for Gaelic programmes has begun.

The Gaelic Digital Service is to be run as a partnership between BBC Scotland and Seirbheis nam Meadhanan Gàidhlig (Gaelic Media Service).

The BBC Trust has begun a public value test and independent regulator Ofcom has launched a market value assessment.

Trustee for Scotland, Jeremy Peat, said the service must prove it is value for money to licence fee payers.

The BBC's national governor for Scotland also said the public value test will be a full and open assessment of the proposal.

Mr Peat said: "Public value is a difficult concept to get down into black and white and in figures, but we look at the reach, we look at the quality of programming, we look at the impact this type of activity has."

It is hoped the service will be on air by March 2008.

Archie Maclean, chief executive of Comunn na Gaidhlig (Gaelic Development Agency), said the channel may start with two to three hours of programmes which could be extended later.

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

New Channel news.

It look like Virgin Media have signed an new deal with Global Radio UK to carry the following Radio channels:

Galaxy
Heart
The Arrow*
LBC*

* Starts Tomorrow.

Note: The Arrow is new to Ex-Telewest & LBC is new to Virgin Media.

Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Cable Forum: Virgin Media Channel news.

Info thanks to Ozsat:
Here in Oxford ParCom2 has moved to 134 so ParCom1+1 has slotted in on 133.

NickJr2 is now on 716 (although it has been reported on 614 elsewhere).

More4+1 is also reported as now blank on 143.

LBC is due on Thursday on VM.

Sunday, 12 August 2007

Digital Spy: New Viacom deal signed.

More new channels joining VM soon: They are

716. Nick Jr. 2
134. Paramount 1 +1

Both should be on XL and it will complete on cable the Viacom list of channels available in the UK.
Info from Technix over on DS Forums.

Wednesday, 8 August 2007

New Channel update.

I have been told the following tonight when FTN +1 starts on Virgin it WILL be on Virgin Channel number 130 under the banner 'ftn+1'.

ftn +1 will appear on Virgin on Thursday or Monday.

Monday, 6 August 2007

Virgin1 update.

Ftn+1 is currently testing in the engineers menu on channel 130.

Info from Digital Spy Forum [ Thanks to Ottoni ].
 
 Apparently on October 1st Virgin1 will launch with old screening of Brookside.

Info from JG.

Thursday, 2 August 2007

Channel 4 update.

From August 22nd
Channel 4 + 1 will appear on Virgin Media on channel number 143.

More4+1 will be no longer available to Ex-ntl: viewers.

Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Setanta Sports News to launch 'Very Soon'.

Setanta News channel is believed to be coming to Virgin Media within the next 9 Days.