Wednesday, 30 November 2011

UKTV Channels goes FREE on Virgin TV over Christmas.

Virgin Media have confirmed that from December 7th Virgin Media customers on the M Package can watch all of these great channels – Alibi, Alibi +1, Good Food, Good Food HD, Good Food +1, Watch, Watch HD, Watch +1, Blighty, Home and Home +1 absolutely free until 4th January 2012.

Where to find your UKTV channels:

130 Alibi
131 Alibi +1
260 Good Food
261 Good Food HD (Not on V Boxes)
262 Good Food +1
124 Watch
125 Watch HD (Not on V Boxes)
190 Watch +1
206 Blighty
265 Home
266 Home +1

The info in this post was found by HD Boy.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin are in talks with BSkyB for the Sky Sports F1 HD Channel.

My insider has confirmed to me today that Virgin Media are in talks with BSkyB for both Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports F1 HD to launch on Virgin TV from March 2012.

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Sky Sports F1 talks ongoing with BSkyB and Virgin.

Now we know why BSkyB are axing Sky Living Loves for to launch Sky Sports F1 SD Channel in March 2012 (Also in HD)

Virgin has posted the following on their web site:

Sky announces new Formula 1 channel

Sky announced today that it will be creating a new channel devoted to Formula 1, after Sky Sports and the BBC were awarded the rights to broadcast Formula 1 in the UK from 2012 to 2018, back in July.

We always want to give you the best TV line up, so we’re talking to Sky about acquiring this channel.

The new Formula 1 season doesn’t kick off until March next year, so there’s a while before the action starts up. We’ll be updating this page as soon as we have more information for you, so check back here for the latest news.

© 2011 Virgin Media. All rights reserved

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Virgin Media confrim more info on how to order BoxNation to Media Boy.

Virgin Viewers can now order BoxNation via www.virginmedia.com/boxnation

or if you can wait until December 1st you can give Customer Services an call and they will add BoxNation to your package.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Breaking News: BoxNation to launch December 1st on Virgin TV

Virgin Media has confirmed today that BoxNation will launch on December 1st on Virgin Channel 546.

Note Boxing Fans will need to pay £10 per month to view BoxNation.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

BoxNation to launch on Virgin TV ''Within the next two week''?

It look like BoxNation is set to launch on Virgin Media within the next two weeks.

Cable Forum Boxing reporter ''Chad'' has today found the following on the BoxNation web site.

while Virgin Media customers should contact Virgin directly (we expect to be live on Virgin Media cable within two weeks).


Channel number to follow...

Monday, 14 November 2011

UPDATE: Virgin Media to kick Current TV off Virgin TV in 2012?

Media Web site ''C21'' is reporting the following (Full info thanks to HD Boy):

UPDATED November 15th:

Virgin Media will kick Current TV off its cable TV platform next year, as part of a comprehensive review of its content and services.

The UK pay-TV platform has already served notice to the documentary broadcaster, which launched on Virgin in early 2007, C21 has learned. It is currently part of Virgin’s M+, L and XL channel packages.

The move will mean that from the first quarter of 2012 the channel will no longer be available to Virgin Media subscribers, leaving it only on Sky, where it is part of the satellite TV provider’s style and culture pack.

The decision to drop the channel is part of an ongoing evaluation by Virgin of its channel line-up, following the launch of its Virgin TiVo service at the end of 2010.

The cable TV provider is understood to be focusing on securing multi-screen rights rather than hosting only linear channels, in a bid to get the most value from the content on its platform.

Virgin is aiming to provide customers with content “anywhere and everywhere” and is now evaluating all of its content provider relationships with a view to securing multi-screen rights, a source told C21.

The move is part of a shift in the way Virgin delivers content, with the TiVo service already acting as a programme recorder and an on-demand service, as well as giving access to web content such as YouTube. that Virgin Media will kick Current TV off its cable TV platform next year, as part of a comprehensive review of its content and services.

Story thanks to HD Boy and C21 Media web site.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Movies 24 goes Christmas.

NBC has rebranded their Movies Channels as followed:

-Movies 24 has become Christmas 24 on Virgin Channel 419.
-Movies 24 +(an +1 channel) has become Christmas 24 + on Virgin Channel 420.

Both Channels will be rebranded back to Movies 24 on January 4th 2012.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Recordings of Sky channels to be tied to subscription.

Openviews has post a Comment On ''Virgin Media High Definition & TiVo Services'' saying:

Starting from the 15th November anything recorded from the Sky owned channels (eg, Movies, Sports, Sky 1) onto a V+ or TIVO will not be available to view if you decide to take these channels off afterwards.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

BSkyB to axe Sky Living Loves in January.

Broadcastnow web site is saying that Sky Living Loves will close on January 24th 2012 on Sky and Virgin Media.

Sky Living Loves is broadcasting right now on Virgin Channel 159.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

BoxNation to launch on Virgin this month.

It looks like Boxing Channel ''BoxNation'' is set to launch later this month on Virgin TV.

BoxNation will be free to all for the month or two then BoxNation will cost £10 per month.

I have no news on BoxNation Channel number or even when will it launch on Virgin.

Info thanks to BoxNation web site.

When is BoxNation Launching on Virgin?
Watch this space - we expect to be on Virgin Media cable within a few weeks.

Movies 24 goes Christmas on November 12th.

NBC are to rebrand their Movie Channel - Movies 24 - as Christmas 24 on November 12th on Virgin Channel 419 until January 4th 2012.