Thursday, 31 July 2014

Virgin Media: Reduced channel listings and schedule for V box customers.

As part of new channel launches for the Commonwealth Games and additional channel releases planned, we have made some changes to the information available in the channel guides for some of our existing channels. This change does not affect TiVo customers.

It means our channels below will have a reduced channel listing and schedule information.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Local TV on MB Blog: All 'That's TV' Channels to be shown on Virgin Media.

Local TV broadcaster 'That's TV' has confimed the following channels will also launch on Virgin Media.

  • That's Basingstoke (Only in 'ITV Meridian' areas using the Hannington Transmitter).
  • That's Surrey (Only in 'ITV Meridian' areas using the Hannington Transmitter).
  • That's Oxford (Only in some 'ITV Meridian' areas using the Oxford Beckley Transmitter).
  • That's Reading (Only in 'ITV Meridian' areas using the Hannington Transmitter).
  • That's Salisbury (Only in 'ITV Meridian' areas using the Salisbury Transmitter).
  • That's Solent (Only in some 'ITV Meridian' areas using the Rowridge VP Transmitter).

Local TV on MB Blog: Ofcom reveal winners for Basingstoke and Maidstone.

Ofcom has today confirmed that the following names will launch in Basingstoke and Maidstone;

  • Basingstoke: That’s Basingstoke
  • Maidstone: KMTV

Local TV on MB Blog: Brighton local TV Channel to launch on Virgin Media.

Local TV Broadcast "Latest Brighton" has confirmed that they will launch on Freeview and also on Virgin Channel 159 on August 28th.

The brightest and best of Brighton & Hove and Adur & Worthing are coming to your television screens next month with the launch of Latest TV on Freeview Channel 8 and Virgin Media 159.
From August 28, our city by the sea will have its very own local television channel bringing the best of news, views, sport, music, entertainment, property and much more into your homes. Expect seagulls aplenty!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

New name for Sky Sports News from August 12th.

Sky has today confirmed that Sky Sports News will be known as Sky Sports News HQ from August 12th on Virgin Channel 501.

Media Boy HQ has seen info that says Sky Sports News HD (Will soon be known as Sky Sports HQ HD) will launch on Virgin Channel 511 in early 2015 with Sky News HD also coming.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Sky Sports FREE on Virgin Media on August 16th.

All seven Sky Sports channels will be free to every Virgin Media and UPC household on Saturday August 16.

This means more than 15 million homes can enjoy a full day of unrivalled live sport from Sky Sports, including football from the Sky Bet Championship, Scottish Premiership and Eredivisie as well as England Test cricket, golf from Europe and the USA, rugby union and ATP tennis.

No confirm news on if all the Sky Sports HD Channels will also be free on August 16th.

Confirmed: ITV Be to launch on October 8th.

ITV has today reveal that "ITV Be" will launch on 8th October 2014 on Virgin Media, Freeview and Sky.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Sky Sports to launch Sky Sports Ryder Cup Channel.

Sky Sports has confirmed that Sky Sports 4 and Sky Sports 4 HD will become known as Sky Sports Ryder Cup and Sky Sports Ryder Cup HD on Virgin Channels 505 and 515 for two weeks from September 18th 2014.

New Sky Sports prices reveal.

Update from a Virgin Media source:

Sky Sports is increasing by £2 from 1st September, Movies and HD price not changing.

Those people with the season ticket offer or Big Kahuna and Big Daddy bundles are not affected by this increase.

Friday, 18 July 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media 'soft' launch of Sky Sports and Sky Movies app for Ios Devices only.

Update from a Virgin Media source:

There has been a soft launch of sky sports and movies ios devices only, download the app via itunes (sky sports and sky movies) and there is now an option to login as a vm customer.

Guardian Media: BSkyB sells ITV shares to Virgin Media owner Liberty Global.

Virgin Media owner Liberty Global has acquired BSkyB’s 6.4% stake in ITV for £481m.

ITV’s share price rose 7% to 196p in early trading as investors enthusiastically greeted the move as a signal that the UK’s largest free-to-air commercial broadcaster is likely to be snapped up.


Monday, 14 July 2014

Sky Sports price increase 'Less than last year'.

My Virgin insider told me this past weekend:

"I've also just been told the upcoming Sky Sports price increase, surprisingly its less than last year and doesn't affect every customer."

No price list was given.

Virgin Media big Sky Channels update - What may happen tonight.

Base on when Virgin moved the Viacom channels about last year the following may happen tonight:

-Will take up to two hours.

Update 1:
-Sky Living +1 and Sky Livingit may move to Virgin Channels 119 and 120.
-Some Sky Movies channels may move to Virgin Channels 445 or 451.

Update 2:
-Sky Living and Sky Living HD will move to Virgin Channels 111 and 112.
-Some Sky Movies channels will move to their new channels numbers.

Update 3:
-Sky1 and Sky1 HD will move to Virgin Channels 109 and 110.
-All Sky Sports SD channels will move to their new channels numbers.

Update 4:
-Sky2 and Sky Livingit and Pick will move to Virgin Channels 121, 122 and 123.
-Sky Sports 1 HD and Sky Sports 2 HD will move to their new channels numbers.

Update 5:
-Challenge +1 will move to Virgin Channel 180.
-Sky Sports 3 HD, Sky Sports 4 HD and Sky Sports F1 HD will launch on Virgin Media.

Update 6:
-Sky Living +1 will move to Virgin Channels 140.s.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

EXCLUSIVE: New Sky Sports HD Channels set to launch on July 15th UPDATED.

Media Boy HQ can now reveal that the following new channel launches and new channel numbers should happen on July 15th on Virgin Media:

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Virgin Media to axe Smallworld name by September?

Just found the following on Smallworld Twitter page:

@virginmedia bundles will be available this year! Expect a phone call from the @virginmedia team around July/ August!

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Rumour: Media Boy HQ reveal Sky Sports EPG new channels numbers from week starting July 14th.

The following list was seen by Media Boy HQ before June 2014 so maybe out of date due to Sky Sports 5 launching on August 12th.