Friday, 29 June 2012

Sky Sports prices to go up on October 1st?

Sky has confrim that Sky Sports will be going up by £1 in September.

Virgin Media always put their prices up the following month.

Virgin confrim BBC Olympics channels numbers.

The following is thanks to ''chunkymonkey'' on Cable Forum:

Got the Virgin Media mag this morning in the post. They've confirmed in it that the BBC Olympic Channels will run from 550 to 573 in HD and from 574 to 597 in SD.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Sky Movies Summer to launch on July 1st on Virgin Media.

Sky Movies has confrim that Sky Movies Showcase will become Sky Movies Summer from July 1st 2012 to August 26th 2012 on Virgin Channel 403 and also in HD on Virgin Channel 433.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Guardian Media: GMG Radio sold to Global for £50m.

The following is thanks to the Guardian Media web site:

Guardian Media Group (GMG) has sold its radio business, which includes the Real Radio and Smooth Radio networks, to Global Radio for an estimated price of £50m.

GMG, which has built up the UK's third-largest radio group over the past 13 years, signed the deal with Global Radio after receiving a number of offers for the GMG Radio unit.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

BBC close BBC News Multiscreen.

The BBC has today close their BBC News Multiscreen via the Red Button on all non TiVo boxes.

EXCLUSIVE: Media Boy given channel numbers for new channels coming in July.

Here is the channels numbers for 4seven and Ailbi HD confirmed by an Virgin Insider:

131. Ailbi HD
194. Ailbi +1 (Moving from Channel 131).
195. 4seven

NOTE: Ailbi HD will launch on July 3rd with heat replacing Q on Channel 338 also on that day.
4seven will launch on July 4th.

Virgin Media may move Ailibi +1 to channel 194 sometime before July 3rd.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Ailbi HD to launch on July 3rd.

UKTV Cops Channel Alibi has confirmed via Twitter that Ailbi HD will launch on 3rd July.

I think Virgin will give it Channel 131 with Ailbi +1 moving to Channel 194 (Still to be Confirmed).

Friday, 15 June 2012

BBC to Close BBC News Multiscreen next week.

The BBC has confirmed that from June 21st the BBC News Multiscreen via the Red Button on all non TiVo boxes will close.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

BT to offer footy to other digital platforms?

BT has confirmed that they are hoping to distribute the EPL Football games from August 2013 via their own TV channel onto other platforms. No doubt Virgin Media and others will be eager to offer the channel to their subscribers.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Overnights.tv confirm 48 BBC Olynpics channels and 4Seven launch dates.

Overnights.tv, Kantar Media and BARB are reporting that:

-BBC Olympics 1 - 24 SD Channels and BBC Olympics 1 - 24 HD Channels will begin BARB reporting on 25th of July 2012.
-4seven will begin BARB reporting on 4th of July 2012.

Guardian Media: 4Seven to let viewers pick two hours of broadcasting per day.

Guardian Media reported last week at 4Seven will let viewers pick their lineup for two hours per day but still no info has been given yet on 4Seven channel number for Virgin TV.

I think Virgin will give it channel 143.

From July 4th?

141. Channel 4 HD
142. Channel 4 +1
143. 4 Seven

Friday, 1 June 2012

Virgin Media move date of Box TV Channels moving packages.

The story I told you about Box TVs Channels moving packages on Virgin Media:

On the 1st June, some music channels are moving packages:

Magic (340) going from L Pack to M+ Pack
Kiss (336) - L Pack to M+ Pack
The Box (335) - XL Pack to M+ Pack
Kerrang! (342) - XL Pack to L Pack
Smash Hits (337) - XL Pack to L Pack

This will now happen on June 15th 2012.

Also Q will close on July 3rd to make way for Box TV to launch Heat TV.