Monday, 27 February 2012

EXCLUSIVE - UPDATE: Sky Anytime in HD to launch this week on Virgin Media.

This week see the launch of Sky Anytime HD via Virgin on Demand.

Viewers in Ex NTL areas will see Sky Anytime HD from overnight tonight and tomorrow, with Ex Telewest areas getting it on Wednesday night.

UPDATED at 4.40PM on Feb. 29th: Only viewers who have TiVo will get Sky Movies HD and Sky Sports HD but V+ Viewers will get Sky Arts HD, Sky1 HD and Sky Living HD on Virgin on Demand.

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Current TV confirmed closing down time and date.

Current UK has announced today that BSkyB has withdrawn support for the channel and, as a result, we will cease broadcasting at midnight on 11th March 2012.

The channel will come off the Virgin platform at the same time.

Virgin Media removes Red Button from Nat Geo Channels on legacy Boxes.

Nat Geo red button is no longer on the Virgin Media legacy boxes.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Sky Sports F1 appeared on Virgin Media.

As first told by me last week Sky Sports F1 has tonight appeared on Virgin Channel 516 ahead of launch on March 9th.

So I was the week out on when Virgin was going to add Sky Sports F1 - The date I was given was March 2nd.

I cant win all the time.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

New channels testing on Virgin TV?

ottoni has posted on Cable Forum:

Hi guys, on my box I have a channel called INTACC testing on my box, it says programmes resume again tomorrow at 00.00? any ideas. I also have 20 versions of bbc 1? 5 versions of channel 4 and 2 of channel 4 +1, 4 versions of channel 5, 17 versions of itv1 and the equivalent of itv+1.

Sky sports F1 is testing on my box on channel 336 and 7 unknown channels without any description next to them.


More news on the 7 unknown channels as I get it...

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Sunday update - News from insiders.

Sky Anytime in HD to launch on Virgin Media Soon.

My insiders has told me:

last prep has been done for Sky Anytime HD so should launch soon.


And I have also been told today that
VM are going to be changing some of the bundles
by my insiders.

No launch date was given on both.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

EXCLUSIVE: More info on Sky Sports F1.

My insiders has today told me that Sky Sports F1 will launch on the 2nd of March on Virgin Channel 516.

An on air slate will be up a week before full launch on March 9th.

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Wednesday, 15 February 2012

C21: Current TV to close March 11th in the UK and Ireland.

The Following is thanks to Media web site C21 Media:

Twenty-three staff at Al Gore’s Current TV have begun to search for new work after attempts to rescue the UK channel failed and it is now set to cease broadcasting on March 11.

Satcaster BSkyB informed Current in January that it would not continue to fund the channel beyond the existing deal, which runs until March this year.

It offered Current the chance to remain on its EPG as either an advertiser or subscription-funded channel, but Current TV MD Jane Mote has confirmed to C21 that a rescue plan has failed and the channel will now close on March 11.

The closure will result in the loss of 23 jobs in the UK, including those of MD Mote and director of content Lina Prestwood, as well as loss of commissions for regular freelance and production companies such as Bright Hands Pictures, which produced returning Current series What Did I Do Last Night?

Mote said: “We were very close to finding a sustainable model but had an impossibly short amount of time given the late call by Sky on our funding.

“We totally accept it is Sky’s right to stop funding Current but we don’t accept the way that it was done, using out-dated inaccurate audience figures, or that we were given no warning before a sudden cut-off in funding just before Christmas, making a rescue plan unachievable.”


Current TV is also on Virgin Channel 155 to viewers on the TV Size XL Package.

Virgin Media remove TiVo channel.

''PPV Live Events Help'' has today been remove from Virgin Channel 554.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Diva TV ends tonight.

Tonight we are saying goodbye to Diva TV on Virgin Channel 164.

Q: WILL NBC UNIVERSAL GIVE US UNIVERSAL HD OR STYLE NETWORK TO MAKE UP FOR DIVA TV CLOSING?
A: My Insiders has not told me of any new channel launching on Virgin Media from NBC Universal to make up the numbers for Diva TV being axe.

MTVN HD to be rebrand as MTV Live HD in April.

MTV are to rebrand MTVN HD as MTV Live HD on Virgin Channel 310 from April 23rd.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

ITV Red Button close on Virgin Media (Non TiVo).

If you go to your local ITV1 Channel and press Red an on-screen message will now say ''This ITV service has closed''.

ITV1 can be found on Virgin Channel 103.

Nat Geo is NOT free to all L package viewers this month.

As you may have seen on this blog I posted on Monday that Nat Geo was set to be free to all Virgin Media viewers on the L Package - This info was not right.

But the good news is Nat Geo Wild is FREE to all L Package viewers on Virgin Channel 228 to until March 1st.

Sorry again.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

EXCLUSIVE: Full list of TV Price rises from April 1st 2012.

Info thanks to Virgin Media insiders:

With effect from the start of April,

TV packages product prices:

TV M+ will increase by £0.50 to £7.00 per month (all bundles for existing customers.)
TV L will increase by £1.00 to £19.50 per month (existing customers with Solus bundles.)
TV L will increase by £2.00 to £14.50 per month (all bundles for existing customers.)
TV Size XL will increase by £2.00 to £26.50 pm (all bundles for existing customers.)

Paper bill charges:

From 1st April the monthly charge for customers who request a paper bill will increase by 25p to £1.75 (currently £1.50).