Thursday, 29 March 2012

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media to offer True Movies 1 free to all M+ Package customers in April.

From April 1st Virgin Media are set to offer True Movies 1 to all M+ Package customers absolutely free until May 1st 2012.

More information about True Movies 1:
-Right now True Movies 1 is only on L or XL Packages.
-True Movies 1 can be found on Virgin Channel 424.

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Friday, 16 March 2012

No Red Button non TiVo boxes for Sky Sports F1 until July.

Only viewers with TiVo can watch the Red Button on Sky Sports F1 on Virgin Channel 516.

The rest of us will get it in July 2012.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Current TV close but Sky Sports F1 launch on Virgin.

Over the weekend saw:

Sky Sports F1 launch on Virgin Media Channel 516 on Friday night. But Current was close on Sunday Night on Virgin Media Channel 155.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Guardian: Channel 4 to launch 4seven catchup channel in the summer.

Channel 4 has given the green light to a new TV channel, to be called 4seven, that will allow viewers to catch repeats of its most popular shows from this summer.

The new channel, which has been developed under the code name Project Shuffle, will allow viewers who missed the first live broadcast of Channel 4's most popular shows the opportunity to catch up with them over the next seven nights.

Channel 4 has secured a Freeview slot and distribution deals with Sky and Virgin Media, which had initially been wary of giving the channel the green light as it could provide competition to its own catch up services. No details on where 4seven will appear on electronic programming guides is currently being revealed by Channel 4.

The launch date for the new channel has not yet been confirmed. Channel 4 initially indicated to media agencies that it would like to have it running by 1 June, but it is now thought it will launch later in the summer.

David Abraham, the chief executive of Channel 4, revealed the thinking behind the 4seven as a bridge between the traditional way TV is watched and a truly converged digital experience when viewers will no longer be constrained by the linear schedule.

"With so much choice out there, viewers are increasingly saying they sometimes just miss the best stuff, despite their PVR and VOD," said Abraham, speaking at the FT Digital Media conference in London on Thursday. "4seven will give viewers more chances to catch the most popular and talked about Channel 4 shows from the last seven days."

He added: "It will schedule the main channel content that is creating noise – amongst social media, bloggers, commentators and of course via contact our viewers have directly with us – and incorporate this buzz into the look and feel of the channel."

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Digital Spy: BBC One regional changes around Brighton.

An DS Forum poster has posted the following:

VM customers to the west of Brighton & Hove (in particular Worthing and Littlehampton) may find they now receive South East Today instead of the correct South Today programme, this is due to the Brighton area receiving BBC South East Today from the local transmitter as of today as part of Digital Switchover.

Mid-Week update.

MTV Dance has gone widescreen on Virgin Channel 309.
MTV Rocks has gone widescreen on Virgin Channel 325.
Plus Virgin Media has remove Current TV from Virgin on Demand.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Virgin may launch Sky Sports F1 before next Friday.

I have seen that DS Forums is reporting that Sky Sports F1 is now broadcasting on Sky showing ''preview loop'' and have ask my insiders if Virgin have any to carry the ''preview loop'' or are we just getting the information screen until March 9th.

My Insiders today told me ''It's something that's beeing looked at.''

Finally, Sky Sports Red Button has launch on TiVo.

According to TiVo viewers Sky Sports Red Button has this morning launch their boxes.