Thursday, 31 January 2013

Sky Movies to launch Sky Movies Oscars next month.

Sky Movies are to launch an 'Sky Movies Oscars' Channel on Virgin Channel 403 and also in HD on Virgin Channel 433.

From February 11th to February 25th.

Info from Virgin Media Magazine.

Disney Cinemagic to close in March.

Pay TV broadcaster BSkyB has confrimed that Disney Cinemagic will close on March 28th.
 
Disney Cinemagic is broadcasting on Virgin Channel 728.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Rumour: Virgin Media signs new deal with Discovery.

Rumour from Technix over on DS Forum:


Only rumours until confirmed by Virgin, but I've been told VM has renewed its carriage agreement with Discovery and we should see more of its other +1, Investigation Discovery and Animal Planet HD channels being added soon. Also another Hindi channel (Sony SAB) too.

If the Discovery news is true we may get some/all of the following channels:

The following channels are own by Discovery Networks Western Europe.

  • Animal Planet HD
  • Animal Planet +1
  • Discovery Home & Health +1
  • Discovery Knowledge +1
  • Discovery Science +1
  • DMAX +1
  • DMAX +2
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Quest +1

The BBC goes HD in Wales on Virgin Media.

The BBC has today launch an BBC One HD Channels for Virgin Media viewers in Wales on Virgin Channel 108.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Local TV on MB Blog: Comux to operate local TV ‘multiplex’ on Freeview.

The multiplex operator will be responsible for building and maintaining the technical infrastructure required to broadcast the 19 local TV services currently being licensed by Ofcom. The award follows legislation enabling Ofcom to issue local TV licences.

The multiplex licence is awarded to:
Comux

As well as broadcasting the local TV channels, the multiplex operator can broadcast two additional video streams, which can be leased to other organisations on a quasi-national commercial basis.

Friday, 25 January 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media to renumber some NBC Universal Channels on Thursday.

I can now reveal that the following channel renumbering are set to happen on Thursday:

Channels on the move:
SyFy +1 from Virgin Channel 166 to Virgin Channel 136.
Universal Channel from Virgin Channel 162 to Virgin Channel 137.
Universal Channel +1 from Virgin Channel 163 to Virgin Channel 138.

-SyFy HD will stay on Virgin Channel 165.

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

PictureBox to be free for the month of February on Virgin TV.

Virgin Media has confirmed that Picture Box will be free to all Virgin Media Viewers on the M+, L and XL Packages February via Virgin on Demand.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Sky kills off James Bond.... again.

Sky Movies has today rebranded Sky Movies 007 and Sky Movies 007 HD as Sky Movies Showcase and Sky Movies Showcase HD on Virgin Channels 403 and 433.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Three Channels launches on Virgin Media.

Virgin Media has launch the following channels today on Virgin TV:

  • -TCM HD has launch on the XL Package on Virgin Channel 416.
  • -TCM2 has launch on the M+, L and XL Packages on Virgin Channel 417.
  • -Cartoon Network HD has launch on the XL Package on Virgin Channel 732.

Five channels move on Virgin TV.

Virgin Media has today move the following channels to new packages:
  • TCM has move to the M+ Package on Virgin Channel 415.
  • Film 4+1 has move to the M+ Package on Virgin Channel 430.
  • Cartoon Network has move to the M+ Package on Virgin Channel 704.
  • Boomerang has move to the M+ Package on Virgin Channel 730.
  • Cartoon Network Too has move to the L Package on Virgin Channel 705.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Confirmed: Five Channels to move to lower packages soon.

I can now reveal that Virgin Media are set to move the following channels to the M+ Package:
  • TCM
  • Cartoon Network
  • Boomerang
  • Film4 +1

The following will also move to the L Package:
  • Cartoon Network Too
My insider told me they will move 'soon' but on the same day TCM HD, TCM2 and Cartoon Network HD  launches on Virgin TV.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

EXCLUSIVE: More changes set for 'Later this week'.

An Virgin Insider has reveal to me today that the following things are set to happen later this week.

-Cartoon Network HD, TCM HD (Both on XL Pack) and TCM 2 (on the M+ Pack) will launch.
-Some more Channels set to move to lower Packages.


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

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Virgin Media move NBC Universal channels to M+ Pack.

Virgin Media have today moves SyFy (Channel 135), SyFy +1 (Channel 166), Universal +1 (Channel 163) and Movies24+ (Channel 420) to the M+ Package.

More4 +1 relaunches on Virgin Media.

More4 +1 has relaunch today on Virgin Channel 196.

NOTE: More4 +1 was on Virgin Media before but only in old NTL areas and was drop to make way for Channel 4 +1 to launch in August 2009.

Monday, 14 January 2013

BBC One Scotland HD launches plus ITV1 rebrand.

The BBC has launch BBC One Scotland HD in the Scottish areas of Virgin TV on Virgin Channel 108.

ITV has drop the '1' and rebrand as just ITV on Virgin Media - see Virgin lineup for channel numbers.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

BBC One Wales HD to launch January 29th.

The BBC has confirmed that BBC One Wales HD will launch on Virgin Channel 108 on January 29th (Only in Wales).

Rumours: More4 +1 to also launch plus SyFy moving to M+ Pack.

Here is the latest rumours from Digital Spy:

  • More4 +1 will launch on Virgin Channel 196,
  • TCM HD will launch on Virgin Channel 416,
  • TCM2, will launch on Virgin Channel 417,
  • Cartoon Network HD will launch on Virgin Channel 732.

Also:

Virgin Media CS told someone on DS Forum that SyFy is moving to the M+ Pack as early as Monday.  

Info thinks to Digital Spy Forum, Technix and seanfitzy.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Rumours: TCM2, TCM HD and Cartoon Network HD may launch on Virgin TV this month.

DS Forum is reporting that TCM2, TCM HD and Cartoon Network HD may launch on Virgin TV this month.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media to have busy January.

An Virgin Insider has reveal to me today that the following things are set to happen by the end of January - as early as next week.
 
  • New channels to launch.
  • Some channel to be repackages.
  • Virgin Media to renumber some channels.

NOTE: I do not work for Virgin Media so all the information on this post is subject to change.
 
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UPDATED: BBC One Scotland HD to launch on Monday.

The BBC will launch an HD for BBC One Scotland on Monday January 14th on Virgin Channel 108 (In Scotland).

Media Boy HQ thinks BBC One Wales HD will also launch on that date - but still not confrim.

UPDATED at 12.50pm: I have ask an Insider if BBC One Wales HD will also launch and I got the following back:


''Only Scotland is confirmed.''

Monday, 7 January 2013

BBC Two to go HD in April.

The BBC confrimed on Friday at BBC Two HD will replace BBC HD sometime in April 2013.

BBC Two HD launch date has not been confrim but Media Boy HQ thinks it will be April 20th - 49 years after BBC Two started broadcasting.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Rumour: BBC News.

The rumour on the web is:

  • BBC HD to be rebrand as BBC Two HD in April.
  • BBC One Scotland HD and BBC One Wales HD to launch by January 15th.

ITV to get new look on January 14th.

ITV has tonight confrim that ITV will be given an new onscreen look with ITV1 being rebrand back to ITV from January 14th.