Monday, 30 September 2013

Monday Round up.

Been confirmed by two insiders:
-More 4 HD to launch, and Yesterday will be moving to EPG 206 and Yesterday +1 moves to 207 from tomorrow.

Confirmed: Virgin Media to launch SIX Channels by Christmas.

I can now reveal that I have been told by an insider that SIX more channels will launch by Christmas.

Five of them has been posted online right now (As of September 29th):
http://mediaboyblog.blogspot.co.uk/2...l-rumours.html

The channel not being rumours on the web right now but is coming by Christmas is one of the following channels:
  • BEN
  • Propeller TV
  • Showcase
  • Open Heaven TV
  • Information TV
  • Vox Africa
  • AIT International
  • ABN TV
  • Horse & Country TV
  • Nollywood Movies
  • CCTV News
  • CNC World
  • eNCA Africa
  • BON TV
  • TVC News
  • News 18 India
  • TBN Europe
  • Daystar
  • UCB TV
  • JML Direct
  • High Street TV
  • QVC Beauty
  • PaversShoes.tv
  • Thane Direct
  • Rocks & Co 1
  • The Deal Channel

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Confirmed: Lifetime to launch on Virgin Media in November.

TV Wise is reporting that Lifetime will launch on Virgin Media in November.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media to add some new Channels and move some - should happen on October 1st.

I can now reveal that the following channels changes is set to happen on October 1st on Virgin Media:

Channels to launch:
  • FOX + to launch on Virgin Channel 199.
  • More4 HD to launch on Virgin Channel 203.

Channels on the move:
  • Yesterday to move from Virgin Channel 203 to Virgin Channel 206.
  • Yesterday +1 to move from Virgin Channel 204 to Virgin Channel 207.

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

 
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Thursday, 19 September 2013

Virgin Media TV round up.

Virgin Media has today launch their 58th new channel of 2013. With Virgin Media adding an 'Coming Soon' sign on Virgin Channel 700 for Tiddlers TV.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

RTE to launch UK Channel.

RTÉ have confirmed plans to launch an RTÉ branded linear television channel – working title RTÉ Ireland.

The channel will be made available free to air in the UK (England, Scotland and Wales) on Virgin Media.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

'Few technical glitches' holding back two more channel launches on Virgin.

An Virgin viewer has told me today there's a few technical glitches Virgin Media need to sort out before launching two new channels (Rumoured to be FOX + and Disney Channel HD*) but they are coming and could be here as early as Thursday.

*Still waiting to get channel confirmed by insiders.

Monday, 9 September 2013

UPDATED - Daily Mail: Virgin Media teams up with Netflix.

Story from Daily Mail:

The battle for digital subscribers has intensified as Virgin Media teamed up with rival Netflix to offer a raft of new television series and movies at a cost.

Existing Virgin Media customers will be able to subscribe to Netflix through their set top box for £5.99 a month and gain access to films and series such as House Of Cards, Breaking Bad and Arrested Development.

It will start as a trial for 40,000 existing Virgin Media customers with a view to being rolled out if successful.

Rivals BSkyB and BT have been racing to buy up rights to movies and sports in a race to attract more customers or poach them from each other.

Dana Strong, chief operating officer at Virgin Media, said: ‘Netflix will be rolled out to all Virgin Media TiVo customers following the successful completion of the pilot later this year.’
UPDATED: Virgin Media has confirmed that the Netflix trial for TiVo will be in the following areas:

  • Peterborough
  • Crawley
  • Andover
  • Londonderry
  • Swindon
 
Media Boy HQ has seen info that Virgin Media hope to launch Netflix in all areas by early November.

Local TV on MB Blog: Channel 7 Grimsby to rebrand as Estuary TV on November 26th.

Channel 7 Grimsby is the UK’s longest running local television station and reaches approximately 140,000 homes in North and North  East Lincolnshire on Virgin Media’s digital television network channel 879.

On 12 September 2012, Ofcom awarded Channel 7 the licence to operate a local TV channel for the Grimsby area. It will launch on November 26th 2013 under the name Estuary TV on Freeview channel 8.

Info thanks to  http://comux.co.uk

Friday, 6 September 2013

Virgin Media add three new channels plus RTE Radio and WRN Radio now in all areas.

The Following channel has now launch on Virgin Media:

  • 301. Virgin Media on Demand Takeover
  • 304. Virgin Media on Demand Pop
  • 306. Virgin Media on Demand Rocks

Plus also Virgin Media has finally ended all the Ex-Telewest or Ex-NTL after SIX years:

Now Broadcasting in old NTL areas.

  • 917. RTE Radio
  • 920. WRN Radio 

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Two more channels launches on Virgin Media.

CBS Reality +1 and Horror Channel +1 has today launch on Virgin Channel 201 and 202.

The next channel rumour to be launching is FOX + on Virgin Channel 199.

Monday, 2 September 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Media Boy confirmed launch dates of two channels - should launch on Tuesday.

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

Channels to launch:
  • CBS Reality +1 to launch on Virgin Channel 201 on the M+, L and XL Packages.
  • Horror Channel +1 to launch on Virgin Channel 202 on the M+, L and XL Packages.

No word yet on when FOX + 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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Weekend Round up.

CHANNEL CLOSE:
  • Bid Plus has close on Virgin Channel 746.

CHANNEL REPACKAGED:
  • COLORS has now joined the M+, L and XL packages on Virgin Channel 826.
CHANNELS RENAMES:
  • Sky Movies Superhero has been rebrand as Sky Movies Greats on Virgin Channel 410.
  • Sky Movies Superhero HD has been rebrand as Sky Movies Greats HD on Virgin Channel 440.
  • Sky Sports Ashes has been rebrand as Sky Sports 2 on Virgin Channel 512.
  • Sky Sports Ashes HD has been rebrand as Sky Sports 2 HD on Virgin Channel 518.