Monday, 31 January 2011

Timeline: What going to happen tonight starting at midnight.

The following things will happen at the following times.

2am:
BSkyB will close the following channels for two hours:
 
  • LIVING
  • LIVING HD
  • LIVINGit
  • Challenge
  • LIVING Loves

About 2am - 6am:

  • LIVING will be rebranded as Sky Living on Virgin Channel 109.
  • LIVING HD will be rebranded as Sky Living HD Virgin Channel 110.
  • LIVING +1 will be rebranded as Sky Living +1 on Virgin Channel 111.
  • LIVINGit will be rebranded as Sky LIVINGit on Virgin Channel 112.
  • LIVING Loves will be rebranded as Sky Living Loves on Virgin Channel 159.
  • LIVINGit +1 will be rebranded as Sky LIVINGit +1 on Virgin Channel 160.
  • Cinemoi freeview will end on Virgin Media Channel 445 and will go to an £5.99pm Channel.

6am:
  • Channel One and Channel One +1 will close at 6am Virgin Channels 119 and 120.
  • Virgin Media will move Challenge and Challenge +1 to the M Package.
  • Channel One Player will be remove from Virgin on Demand.

Blue = Will happen on Sky and Virgin Media.
Red = Will only happen on Virgin Media.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Confirmed: Disney Junior to launch in May.

Playhouse Disney to re-brand as Disney Junior on MAY 7th.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

BSkyB to rebrand Sky3 as Pick TV next month.

Sky 3 will relaunch as Pick TV on 28 February across its current homes on Freeview, Sky and cable.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Insider Confirm Channel One closing date.

  • Channel One is available on channel 119 in the M pack until 6am on February 1st 2011.
  • Channel One +1 is available on channel 120 in the M pack until 6am on February 1st 2011.
  • Channel One Player will also be removed from Virgin On Demand from 6am on 1st February 2011.

There will be customer information TV slates played out for 14 days from February 1st advising customers that the channels are no longer available.

That time of posting Virgin Media are not able to offer a direct replacement for this channel.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Virgin Media to add Challenge +1 to M Package.

Ahead of BSkyB adding Challenge to Freeview.

From January 31st ALL Virgin Media Viewers will get Challenge +1 due to Virgin Media moving it to the M Package.

NOTE: Challenge +1 is broadcasting to XL Viewers right now.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

STV +1 and UTV +1 launches on Virgin Media and Freeview only.

STV +1 and UTV +1 is only set to launch on Virgin Media Channel 114 and Freeview from Today.

Monday, 10 January 2011

EXCLUSIVE: Five to be rebrand next month.

I have been told today by an Virgin insider that Five will be rebranded as Channel 5 on February 14th.

  • Five will become Channel 5
  • Five HD will become Channel 5 HD

Then later in February Demand Five will be rebranded.

Digital Channels Fiver and Five USA will follow in March.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

ITV give out channels numbers for ITV1, STV and UTV +1 Channels from next week.

The following EPG information is from TV & Satellite Week.

Virgin Channel 114:
  • ITV1+1
  • STV +1
  • UTV +1

All this will happen on January 11th. 

Sunday, 2 January 2011

BBC Radio 4 to launch Extra station.

The BBC is preparing to forge ahead with plans to rebrand digital station Radio 7 as a spinoff network to Radio 4, but the move is expected to face opposition from the industry.

According to the Daily Telegraph, the new station will launch (in) spring (2011) and broadcast a schedule more closely aligned to Radio 4.