Thursday, 28 March 2013

Disney Cinemagic closes, New look Sky Movies.

CHANNELS CLOSE:
  • Sky Movies Classics has close on Virgin Channel 411.
  • Sky Movies Indies has close on Virgin Channel 412.
  • Sky Movies Classics HD has close on Virgin Channel 441.
  • Sky Movies Indies HD has close on Virgin Channel 442.
  • Disney Cinemagic has close on Virgin Channel 728
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CHANNEL LAUNCHES:
  • Sky Movies Disney has launch on Virgin Channel 407.
  • Sky Movies Select has launch on Virgin Channel 412.
  • Sky Movies Disney HD has launch on Virgin Channel 437.
  • Sky Movies Select HD has launch on Virgin Channel 442.


 
CHANNELS REBRANDED:
  • Sky Movies Modern Greats has been rebranded as Sky Movies Greats on Virgin Channel 410.
  • Sky Movies Modern Greats HD has been rebranded as Sky Movies Greats HD on Virgin Channel 440.


 
CHANNELS ON THE MOVE:
  • Sky Movies Crime & Thriller has move from Virgin Channel 407 to Virgin Channel 411.
  • Sky Movies Crime & Thriller HD has move from Virgin Channel 437 to Virgin Channel 441.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

TLC and TLC HD to launch on April 30th on Virgin Media.

Discovery Networks International has announced that they will be launching a UK local version of TLC on April 30th 2013.

Reports say TLC will be available on Virgin Media (channel 167) as well as via Virgin On Demand.

TLC HD will also launch on Virgin Media on the same day.

So is S4C set to move to new channel number?

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

BBC HD Closes, BBC Two HD launches.

Virgin Media have just rebranded BBC HD as BBC Two HD on Virgin Channel 187.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Vintage TV 'May launch April 2nd' on Virgin Media.

An poster on Cable Forum is reporting that an worker from Vintage TV has confirmed via an email that Vintage TV will launch on April 2nd on Virgin Channel 343.
 
Media Boy HQ has still to get this rumour confirmed by Insiders.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Speed Auction runs out of Speed.

Bid Shopping has confirmed on speedauction.tv that Speed Auction is no longer broadcasting and the channel has become know as Bid Plus.

Speed Auction / Bid Plus is broadcasting on Virgin Channel 746 right now.

Two more channels set to launch on Virgin TV???

Info thanks to DS Forum poster Technix:

Here is the names and channels numbers for the two new channels - Still no launch date.

  • 343. Vintage TV
  • 748. Create & Craft

More news when we get it...

Thursday TV roundup.

Here is days news roundup:

  • QVC's Red Button - QVC Active - will close on Virgin Channel 740 on April 2nd.
  • Broadcast is reporting that UKTV are looking into launching an 'Best of' Channel for they new Freeview slot. Dave Ja Vu is broadcast on that new Freeview slot right now - No news on if this new channel will launch on other networks.
  • Film4 +1 has confrimed via Twitter that it will relaunch on Freeview 'this summer'.

Rumour: Vintage TV may 'possibly arrive next week'.

Just found this on Virgin Media Forum:


Someone at Vintage TV told me the channel should be made available to us soon on cable. Any truth to this?
It was via email. It says carriage has been agreed with Virgin and we could possibly see it arrive next week.

We at Media Boy HQ cant confirmed if this rumour is true or not.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

UPDATE: Radio Times reveal new Virgin EPG Channel number for some Sky Movies Channels from March 28th.

From March 28th.
 
  • Sky Movies Premiere will STAY on Virgin Channel 401.
  • Sky Movies Premiere +1 will STAY on Virgin Channel 402.
  • Sky Movies Showcase will STAY on Virgin Channel 403.
  • Sky Movies Comedy will STAY on Virgin Channel 404.
  • Sky Movies Action & Adventure will STAY on Virgin Channel 405.
  • Sky Movies Family will STAY on Virgin Channel 406.
  • Sky Movies Disney will launch on Virgin Channel 407.
  • Sky Movies Drama & Romance will STAY on Virgin Channel 408.
  • Sky Movies Sci-Fi & Horror will STAY on Virgin Channel 409.
  • Sky Movies Greats will launch on Virgin Channel 410 (Channel was called Sky Movies Modern Greats).
  • Sky Movies Crime & Thriller will move to Virgin Channel 411 (Channel was on Virgin Channel 407).
  • Sky Movies Select will launch on Virgin Channel 412.
  • Sky Movies Premiere HD will STAY on Virgin Channel 431.
  • Sky Movies Showcase HD will STAY on Virgin Channel 433.
  • Sky Movies Comedy HD will STAY on Virgin Channel 434.
  • Sky Movies Action & Adventure HD will STAY on Virgin Channel 435.
  • Sky Movies Family HD will STAY on Virgin Channel 436.
  • Sky Movies Disney HD will launch on Virgin Channel 437.
  • Sky Movies Drama & Romance HD will STAY on Virgin Channel 438.
  • Sky Movies Sci-Fi & Horror HD will STAY on Virgin Channel 439.
  • Sky Movies Greats HD will launch on Virgin Channel 440 (Channel was called Sky Movies Modern Greats HD).
  • Sky Movies Crime & Thriller HD will move to Virgin Channel 441 (Channel was on Virgin Channel 407).
  • Sky Movies Select HD will launch on Virgin Channel 442.
 
The Sky Movies brands of Sky Movies Classics and Sky Movies Indie will no longer broadcast from Today.
 
THIS POST WAS UPDATED WITH NO INFO ON MARCH 20TH AT 00.30AM.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Update on BT Sports HD on Virgin Media.

Found the following on the BT Sport web site:


Will BT Sport be available on Virgin Media?

We will offer BT Sport on Virgin Media if it makes commercial sense to do so. It's unlikely that BT will sell the channel directly to customers as this is not the way Virgin Media operates.

ITV HD Channels launches on Virgin Media.

After an week delay Virgin Media has today launch the rest of the ITV HD Channels to their lineup.

  • ITV2 HD is now on TV XLHD Pack on Virgin Channel 174.
  • ITV3 HD is now on TV XLHD Pack on Virgin Channel 175.
  • ITV4 HD is now on TV XLHD Pack on Virgin Channel 176.

The next rumours of Channels set to launch on Virgin Media soon are: Animal Planet HD, E! HD and Universal Channel HD.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Virgin Media remove ITV on Demand archive content.

Info thanks to Virgin Media Forums.


Hi all,

Over the past year or so, viewing to ITV's archive content has decreased significantly to only a fraction of what it was. 

As the majority of their catalogue has now been shown on Virgin Media's on demand service, it was felt that it no longer represented great value. 

With fantastic content from the likes of Sky, Warner TV and a catalogue of consistently updated programs from BBC Worldwide, we feel that the TV Boxset experience on Virgin Media has never been stronger.

Monday, 11 March 2013

ITV HD Channels Update.

As of March 11th no new date has been confirmed by my insiders.

Media Boy HQ thinks base on 'The Africa Channel' that was delay for 9 days in October 2012.

-The Africa Channel was delay from October 2nd to October 11th.
-So I am working with the retry date of March 16th but with that being an Saturday it may happen on March 18th, March 19th or March 21st.

RUMOUR: An Virgin Media viewer on Cable Forum says Virgin Media will launch them by Easter.

THIS POST WAS UPDATED WITH NEW INFOMATION ON MARCH 11TH AT 6PM.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Guardian: Global Radio offers to sell three stations to appease concerns over GMG Radio.

Full story from Guardian.


Global Radio has proposed selling-off three radio stations in a bid to appease the Competition Commission's concerns over its £70m acquisition of Smooth Radio operator GMG Radio.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

EXCLUSIVE: ITV HD Channels put on hold by Virgin Media.

An Insider has just told me that the launch of ITV2 HD, ITV3 HD and ITV4 HD has been put on hold - ALL channels was set to launch on March 7th.

No new date yet.

When launch:

  • ITV2 HD will be on Channel 176,
  • ITV3 HD will be on Channel 177,
  • ITV4 HD will be on Channel 178.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media to add some new Channels - should launch on Thursday.

I can now reveal that the following channels should launch on Thursday on Virgin Media:

Channels to launch:
-ITV2 HD to launch on Virgin Channel 176 on the XL Package.
-ITV3 HD to launch on Virgin Channel 177 on the XL Package.
-ITV4 HD to launch on Virgin Channel 178 on the XL Package.

-No word yet on when E! HD, Universal HD and Animal Planet HD will launch on Virgin Media.

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

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Sunday, 3 March 2013

Sunrise Radio closes on Virgin Media.

Asian Radio Channel Sunrise Radio has been remove by it owners from both Virgin Media and Sky.

Sunrise Radio was on Virgin Channel 974.

Local TV on MB Blog: Your TV set to go to seaside.

Ofcom has given the final Local TV rights to YourTV Blackpool & Preston.

Your TV hope to launch this channel on Freeview Channel 8 in the area by October 1st 2013.

Media Boy HQ will given out all the launch dates when we can.

For the latest news on Local TV go to

  • What Local TV Channel will Virgin Media broadcast???

  • Friday, 1 March 2013

    The Style Network to launch on Virgin on March 6th.

    The Style Network is set to launch on Virgin Channel 285 on March 6th.

    Rumour: More Channels may launch on Virgin Media.

    Digital Spy Poster Technix has posted the following information:
    Here is the full list of Channels that may launch on Virgin Media soon.

    • ITV2 HD may launch on Virgin Channel 176 soon.
    • ITV3 HD may launch on Virgin Channel 177 soon.
    • ITV4 HD may launch on Virgin Channel 178 soon.