Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Brand Republic: BSkyB planning for a return of channels to Virgin Media.

BSkyB looks set to regain carriage for its five basic-tier TV channels, such as Sky One, on Virgin Media, from the start of 2009.

During the first three months of 2008, Sky's earnings from customers watching its channels on rival pay-TV platforms (wholesale subscription revenue) fell by £26m compared with the same period in 2007, to £136m.

Monday, 29 September 2008

UKTV reveal broadcasting hours from October 7th.

Here is the broadcasting hours for Watch, GOLD and Alibi from the 7th of October.

Watch will broadcast from 6am - 3am on Virgin TV Channel 124.
Watch +1 will broadcast from 7am - 4am on Virgin TV Channel 125.
GOLD will broadcast from 6am - 3am on Virgin TV Channel 126.
GOLD +1 will broadcast from 7am - 4am on Virgin TV Channel 127.
Alibi will broadcast from 7am - sometime after 3am on Virgin TV Channel 130.
Alibi +1 will broadcast from 8am - sometime after 4am on Virgin TV Channel 131.

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

GCap has today sold Fun Radio to Folder Media.

GCap has today sold Fun Radio to Folder Media,

EXCLUSIVE: UKTV confirmed new channels numbers from October 7th.

I got this from UKTV in an email today:

  • G.O.L.D +1 will be on Virgin Channel 127.
  • Watch +1 will be on Virgin Channel 125.
  • Dave will move to Virgin Channel 128.
  • Dave +1 will move to Virgin Channel 129.
  • Alibi +1 will be on Virgin TV Channel 131.
The new Channels numbers is from October 7th.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

UKTV reveal new channel numbers.

UKTV has tonight confirmed that Watch, GOLD and Alibi will launch on the following Virgin Media Channels:

  • Watch will launch on Virgin TV Channel 124 on the 7th of October.
  • GOLD will launch on Virgin TV Channel 126 on the 7th of October.
  • Alibi will launch on Virgin TV Channel 130 on the 7th of October.
 
 

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Radio Today: Global Radio's plan to re-brand most of the One Network to Heart.

Here some Ex-Telewest local Radio news:

Details of Global Radio's plan to re-brand most of the One Network to Heart are emerging. Big heritage stations names such as Invicta, Fox, GWR and Essex FM will all be consigned to radio history.

Stations surviving the re-brand include Mercury, Red Dragon, Ram, Ten-17, Trent, Leicester Sound and Capital 95.8, which become the Hit Music network.

According to Global, the decision over whether to keep these stations was made based on whether they were in a major urban area (Capital, Red Dragon) or completely fall under an existing Heart TSA.

The Heart Network currently comprises the three Heart stations in London, West Midlands and East Midlands. All of the other One Network stations that are not to become part of the Hit Music or Galaxy networks, will be re-branded as Heart over the next 12 to 18 months

Monday, 15 September 2008

BBC: Virign Media signed an deal with The BBC.

BBC has sign an deal with Virgin Media to carry BBC Alba but Virgin have still to give out an launch date and an channel number to BBC for BBC Alba.

Info is due the following being posted by the BBC:

Cable: ''Cable: Virgin Media (the channel will be available in due course and this information will be advised when the start date and channel number are confirmed)''

Monday, 1 September 2008

Virgin Radio rebrands as Absolute Radio in October.

Virgin Radio will be rebranded Absolute Radio, the name of part of the consortium that bought the station from SMG earlier this year.

Virgin Radio was sold for £53m to TIML, part of the Times of India Group, and the radio consultancy Absolute Radio, which also owns two radio stations in Oxford, in May this year.

Sir Richard Branson, who licensed the Virgin name to SMG, invoked a clause allowing him to retake control of the Virgin Radio brand, so the new owners had to rename it.