Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Local TV on MB Blog: Ofcom deferred local TV multiplex licence until 2013.

a516digital.com is reporting that Ofcom had deferred the award of the local TV multiplex licence until January.

The award of the local TV multiplex licence was set to happen sometime this month.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Virgin launches three more channels.

The following channels has appeared today on the M+ pack so everyone can view them (If they want):

  • 622. Al Jazeera English
  • 830. UMP Movies
  • 836. Al Jazeera Arabic (Only on Virgin Media in UK and Ireland)

Thanks to BenMcr and Cable Forum.

Broadcast: Virgin Media strikes Al Jazeera deal.

Here more info on the Al Jazeera channels on Virgin Media deal from Media web site 'Broadcast':

''Virgin Media has struck its first carriage deal with Al Jazeera in a move which will see two of its channels launch on the service.

The agreement will see news channels Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera Arabic made available to subscribers of the pay TV operator’s M+ package.

The English-language news service will form part of Virgin’s News channel genre, while the Arabic channel, which is the first Arabic channel on the service, will be in its International line-up.

Al Jazeera has also granted Virgin Media digital rights to its content for Virgin’s TV Anywhere service, which will see the channels distributed via online, mobile and via tablets.

Peter Chapman, associate director of content acquisition at Virgin Media said: “We’re constantly looking to broaden our programming range with quality channels such as Al Jazeera’s and we’re pleased to announce the arrival of both to our TV service. Working in close partnership with Al Jazeera reaffirms our commitment to strengthen our line-up of international channels now and in the future.”

Monday, 17 December 2012

Best Of The Year 2012.

Here is the list of winners of Media Boy's 'Best Of The Year 2012'

01) Best Virgin Media worker who help viewers on Cable Forum:
Winner is - BenMcr

02) Best poster with Information:
Winner is - My insiders

03) The Biggest poster of the year on Cable Forum (NOT ME):
Winner is - denphone - with 1,055 posts

04) Best post of the year on Cable Forum :
Winner is - Rillington

05) Best new channel launch on Virgin TV:
Winner is - Sky Sports F1

06) Best new SD Channel launch of the year:
Winner is - Channel 5 +1

07) Best UK Channel of the year:
Winner is - HISTORY

08) Best non UK Channel of the year:
Winner is - Sony TV Asia

09) Best new HD Channel launch of the year:
Winner is - Alibi HD

10) Best Radio Channel of the year:
Winner is - Heart FM

11) Best new brand of the year:
Winner is - Heat (Was Q)

Well done to all the winners

So merry Christmas and a happy new year to everyone who viewed this blog.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

UPDATED: Virgin Media year in review (2012):

Channels launches:
  1. Sky Sports F1 (March 9th.)
  2. Eurosport 3D (May 21st.)
  3. Red Hot 18 (June 1st.)
  4. Ailbi HD (June 26th.)
  5. 4Seven (July 4th.)
  6. 24 BBC SD Olympics Channels (July 18th.)
  7. 24 BBC HD Olympics Channels (July 18th.)
  8. 3 Channel 4 SD Paralypics Channels (August 27th.)
  9. 3 Channel 4 HD Paralypics Channels (August 27th.)
  10. Virgin Movies (September 13th.)
  11. The Africa Channel (October 11th.)
  12. BBC One HD Northern Ireland (October 24th.)
  13. Channel 5 +1 (October 25th.)
  14. S4C [Outside Wales] (November 6th.)
  15. S4C AD [Outside Wales] (November 6th.)
  16. BBC ALBA [Outside Scotland] (November 6th.)
  17. Virgin Music on Demand Hits (November 29th.)
  18. Virgin Music on Demand Urban (November 29th.)
  19. Virgin Music on Demand Dance (November 29th.)
  20. Star Life OK (November 29th.)
  21. CBS Drama (December 13th.)
  22. Star Gold (December 13th.)
  23. Rishtey (December 13th.)
  24. NDTV Good Times (December 13th.)
  25. Al Jazeera Arabic (December 18th.)
  26. Al Jazeera English (December 18th.)
  27. UMP Movies (December 18th.)
We said goodbye to:

  1. TiVo Pay Per View info Channel (January 12th.)
  2. Diva TV (February 14th.)
  3. Sky Living Loves (February 21st.)
  4. Current TV (March 12th.)
  5. Red Hot Fetish (June 1st.)
  6. 24 BBC SD Olympics Channels (August 13th.)
  7. 24 BBC HD Olympics Channels (August 13th.)
  8. Eurosport 3D (August 13th.)
  9. 3 Channel 4 SD Paralypics Channels (September 10th.)
  10. 3 Channel 4 HD Paralypics Channels (September 10th.)
  11. Cinemoi (November 13th.)
  12. ABP News (November 29th.)

Channels rebrand:
  1. Sky Sports 1 HD [Was Sky Sports HD1] (March 1st.)
  2. Sky Sports 2 HD [Was Sky Sports HD2] (March 1st.)
  3. MTV Live HD [Was MTVN HD] (April 23rd.)
  4. ABP News [Was Star News] (June 1st.)
  5. Heat TV [Was Q] (July 3rd.)
  6. PBS America [Was PBS] (July 4th.)
  7. British Eurosport HD [Was Eurosport HD] (July 25th.)
  8. Nick +1 [Was Nick Replay] (October 2nd.)

Friday, 14 December 2012

Local TV on MB Blog: Who in the running to run local TV?

Here is the full list of Applicants to run the Local TV Multiplex for Ofcom.

Local TV Multiplex Applicants:
  • Avanti Local TV Services Ltd 
  • Comux UK Ltd
  • LMux Ltd
  • Local TV Multiplex Ltd

Ofcom may reveal the winner as early as next week.

This list is also on my list of channels in the running to launch an Local TV channel.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Two channels did not launch after all.

The Al Jazeera English launch date of December 13th 2012 was from rumours started by 'Asian Channel' over on Digital Spy Forum.

I think I miss read the email from an insider early this week with info on it about Al Jazeera Arabic & Al Jazeera English.

Again sorry for the mixup and Happy Holidays.

Virgin Media launches Four new channels.

The Following channels has launch on Virgin Media today:

  • CBS Drama has launch on Virgin Channel 196.
  • Star Gold has launch on Virgin Channel 801.
  • Rishtey has launch on Virgin Channel 827.
  • NDTV Good Times has launch on Virgin Channel 829.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Here is the latest confirmed or rumour channels news.

Here the latest on the Channels that may launch on Virgin TV from December 13th:

Confrimed:
  • CBS Drama to launch on the XL Package on Virgin Channel 197.
  • NDTV Good Times to launch on the Asian Pack on Virgin Channel 829.

 Unconfirmed:

  • Al Jazeera Arabic may launch on Virgin Media.
  • Al Jazeera English may launch on Virgin Channel 605.
  • Star Gold may launch on Virgin Channel 801. 
  • Rishtey may launch on Virgin Channel 827. 
  • UMP Movies may launch on Virgin Channel 830.

EXCLUSIVE: CBS Drama to launch on Virgin Media tomorrow.

I can now reveal that CBS Drama will launch on December 13th on Virgin Channel 197 on the XL Package.

NOTE: I do not work for Virgin Media so all the information on this Post is subject to change.

©copyright 2012 Media Boy 2006 - 2012. An ''Keep it real and free'' Production.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

EXCLUSIVE: Up to Three Channels may launch on Thursday.

I have been told the following by insiders (As of December 11th):
  • Al Jazeera Arabic
  • Al Jazeera English
  • CBS Drama (I can now post name - as of December 12th.)

NOTE: I do not work for Virgin Media so all the information on this Post is subject to change.
©copyright 2012 Media Boy 2006 - 2012. An ''Keep it real and free'' Production.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Two Channels set to launch on Virgin this week.

Info from my insiders.
 
This week:
  • Al Jazeera Arabic
  • Al Jazeera English
January 2013:
  • CBS Drama
Was given no info on others.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Rumour: Three more channels set to launch on Virgin TV (UPDATED).

Digital Spy poster 'Technix' is now reporting that the following may also launch now:
  • NDTV Good Times
  • Al Jazeera Arabic (Now confirmed by insiders)
  • CBS Drama (Now confirmed by insiders)

Here is all the rumoured channels that Virgin TV may launch:
  • Star Gold
  • Rishtey
  • UMP Movies
  • NDTV Good Times 

NOTE: All the rumours posted since Thursday has still to be confirmed as launching by Media Boy Insiders.

UPDATED December 10th: Now Been confirmed by my insiders:
  • Al Jazeera Arabic
  • Al Jazeera English
  • CBS Drama

*Some infomation was updated on December 10th 2012.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Rumour: Four channel set to launch on Virgin TV Soon.

DS Forum posters 'Technix' and 'Asian Channel' are rporting that the following channels are set to launch Virgin Media as early as Next Thursday (December 13th).
  • Al Jazeera set to launch on Virgin Channel 605,
  • Star Gold set to launch on Virgin Channel 801 (Only to Asian Mela package Viewers),
  • Rishtey set to launch on Virgin Channel 827 (Only to Asian Mela package Viewers),
  • UMP Movies set to launch on Virgin Channel 830 (Only to Asian Mela package Viewers).

Will Confirm soon when I can...

Info thanks to Technix, Asian Channel and DS Forum.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Local TV on MB Blog: Ofcom awards more local TV licences.

Ofcom has today awards the Tyne and Wear (Newcastle) local TV licence to 'Made in Tyne and Wear'.

Made in Tyne and Wear hope to launch in March 2013.

©copyright 2012 Ofcom.

New channel to launch Next Thursday.

BenMcr has also confirm that Virgin Media will launch an new channel next Thursday.

My insider has told me that this new channel will be an SD Channel.

More info as I get it...

UKTV Channels goes Free on Virgin Media.

 Virgin Worker BenMcr has confrim that all the UKTV channels (including HD ones) have gone free-to-view today until the 3rd of January.

How can I found the UKTV Channels? 

124. Watch
125. Watch HD
126. Gold
127. Gold +1
128. Dave
129. Dave HD
130. Alibi
131. Alibi HD
190. Watch +1
191. Dave ja vu
194. Alibi +1
203. Yesterday
204. Yesterday +1
206. Blighty
208. Eden
209. Eden HD
210. Eden +1
260. Good Food
261. Good Food HD
262. Good Food +1
265. Home
266. Home +1
267. Really

Info thanks to BenMcr and Cable Forum.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Rumour: BBC One Scotland HD and BBC One Wales HD may not launch until January 15th.

'Dansky+HD' has posted on DS Forum that:

  • Launching Tues 15th Jan 2013 according to my source. Not official so no links to this info yet.
  • UK wide (will be launch) BBC Two HD before next summer June/July.
Info thanks to DS Forums and Dansky+HD.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Virgin Media News.

I have been told today that my Virgin Media channel lineup list maybe out of date by Monday.

I can also confrim that TiVo users will get an 'early xmas pressie from VM' soon.

More Info as I get it.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Sky Movies goes Christmas.

Sky Movies Showcase (Also in HD) has been rebranded as Sky Movies Christmas (Also in HD) on Virgin Channels 403 (And also in HD on Virgin Channel 433) to January 1st 2013 when Sky Movies 007 relaunches.