Thursday, 22 January 2009

EXCLUSIVE: Media Boy HQ given launch dates for new channels names by UKTV.

I have been given the launch dates for Blighty & Yesterday by UKTV in an email:

  • Blighty will replace UKTV People on February 17th and will be available on cable and satellite. Channel numbers are Sky 566 and Virgin TV 206.
  • Yesterday will replace UKTV History on March 2nd and will be available on Freeview and cable and satellite. The channel numbers are Sky 537 (+1 538), Virgin TV 203 and Freevew 12.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media to launch Magic and Kiss Radio on Virgin Media in all areas.

As well as adding the Missing BBC Branded channels to Ex-Telewest I have today been told that Virgin Media are also added Magic 105.4 (Channel 928) and Kiss 100 (Channel 963). 

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Radio Times: UKTV reveal new channel names.

UKTV People is to be rebranded as ''Blighty'' in February. With UKTV History being rebranded as ''Yesterday'' in March.

Info from Next weeks Radio Times.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

DS Forum: Five on Demand may launch on Virgin Media.

Five claim that Virgin Media will launch their Five on Demand service this year.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

ITV and Virgin Media signed new deal.

The ITV and Virgin Media deal signed today we may get:

  • ITV2 +1
  • ITV3 +1
  • ITV4 +1
  • ITV1 HD. 

New Channel coming next Month.

Living2 +1 will launch on the 5th of February 2009 on Virgin and Sky.

Monday, 5 January 2009

Mediaweek: Disney has took over Jetix.

Disney has struck a deal to move to full ownership of children's TV broadcaster Jetix Europe.

Previously, Disney owned 74% of Jetix Europe. Following last month deal, for an undisclosed sum, it will own 96% of the company.

The transaction was completed before the end of 2008. Disney said it intends to obtain ownership of 100% of the shares in Jetix Europe.

Disney acquired its original interest in Jetix Europe (formerly Fox Kids Europe), which reached 24 million subscribers, when it purchased Fox Family Worldwide from News Corp in 2001.