Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Virgin Media moves channels and launches one in some areas.

Virgin has today move the following channels to new homes:

  • 136. Bravo (Was 137.)
  • 137. Bravo +1 (Was 138.)
  • 138. Bravo 2 (Was 139.)
  • 139. Challenge (Was 152.)
  • 140. Challenge +1 (Was 153.)
  • 141. Challenge Jackpot (Was 154.)
  • 142. Channel 4 +1 (Was 143.)
  • 143. E4 (Was 144.)
  • 144. E4 +1 (Was 145.)
  • 145. More4 (Was 142.)
  • 159. Trouble (Was 140.)
  • 160. Trouble +1 (Was 141.)

New to Ex-Telewest areas:
  • 231. National Geographic +1

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Broadcast: UKTV History becomes Yesterday.

UKTV History will be named Yesterday in the next phase of UKTV's global rebranding strategy.

The broadcaster, which achieved huge success when it rebranded UKTV G2 to Dave last year – and recently rebranded UKTV People as Blighty and UKTV Documentary as Eden – will relaunch the channel early next year.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Exclusive: BSkyB and Virgin Media in talks over HD Channels.

I have been told that Virgin Media and Sky are still in talks over Sky's HD Channels.

Virgin hope to have the deal signed by Christmas 2008 and Virgin Media may get the rights to carry up to 15 HD Channels.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Sky Basic Channel numbers revealed.

The new channel numbers for Sky channels from 13th November are as follows:

  • Sky1 will be on Virgin Channel 121.
  • Sky2 will be on Virgin Channel 122.
  • Sky3 will be on Virgin Channel 123.
  • Sky News will be on Virgin Channel 602.
  • Sky Sports News will be on Virgin Channel 517.
  • Sky Real Lives will be on Virgin Channel 281.
  • Sky Real Lives 2 will be on Virgin Channel 282.
  • Sky Arts will be on Virgin Channel 284.
  • Sky Arts 2 will be on Virgin Channel 285.
This will also result in the renumbering of some channels on 13th November:
  • Virgin Central will move to Virgin Channel 118.
  • Virgin1 will move to Virgin Channel 119.
  • Virgin1 +1 will move to Virgin Channel 120.
And also one change on 11th November:
  • Men and Motors will move to Virgin Channel 280
 

Digital Spy: Sky1, Sky News back on Virgin cable.

Story thanks to Digital Spy:
Sky's bouquet of basic TV channels including Sky1 and Sky News are to return to Virgin Media's digital cable service on November 13.

The broadcasters have reached two separate agreements for the carriage of the Sky basics package on Virgin and Virgin Media Television's Living, Bravo, Trouble and Virgin1 bouquet on the Sky electronic programme guide.