Friday, 28 November 2014

Bizasia: Hum TV Europe set for Virgin Media launch.

Story from Bizasia:

Popular Pakistani channel, Hum TV Europe is expcted to launch on Virgin Media next month, BizAsia can confirm.

Motors TV now on M+ Package on Virgin Media.

Motors Sports fans on M+ or L packages can now view Motors TV on Virgin Channel 545.

Until November 27th Motors TV was only on XL Package

Virgin Media closes Smallworld Cable web site.

Virgin Media has close Smallworld cable web site.

When you try smallworldcable.com/ you will be Redirected to the Virgin Media web site.

BBC: 'Further cuts will affect programmes'.

Story from The BBC Web site:

The BBC is preparing to announce how it will save more money, having already clawed back more than £1bn a year through cost-cutting measures.

A new report will say the corporation needs to save an extra £400 million a year by 2017.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Digital Spy Forum: Hum Europe set to launch on Virgin Media.

Digital Spy poster Technix is reporting that the following is set to launch soon on Virgin Media:

  • Hum Europe - An Urdu language channel is set to launch soon on Virgin Channel 833.
  • Worldbox - Link to a TiVo app which will allow viewing of international programming/channels will also soon launch on Virgin Channel 834.

Info thanks to DS Forum/Technix.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

UPC Ireland now on Media Boy Blog.

We are happy to confirmed that news from UPC Ireland will now appear on Media Boy HQ.

Local TV on MB Blog: Kaleidoscope TV to launch in Birmingham.

Ofcom has given has agree to a transfer of the local TV licence from BLTV to Kaleidoscope TV Limited. Kaleidoscope TV need to launch by 28th February 2015.

ITVBe HD and ITVBe +1 launches only on Virgin Media.

ITV has launches both ITVBe HD and ITVBe +1 only on Virgin Media.

  • ITVBe +1 has launch on Virgin Channel 120.
  • ITVBe HD has launch on Virgin Channel 179.

Irish Times: UPC Ireland to ‘join forces’ with British company Virgin Media.

Story from "Irish Times":

UPC Ireland, the cable company with more than 500,000 customers, is to “join forces” with the British company Virgin Media, according to both companies’ parent, Liberty Global.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

BBC News: Premier League TV rights to be probed by Ofcom.

Story from BBC News online:

Ofcom has opened an investigation into how the Premier League sells live TV media rights for its football matches in the UK.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Sky Sports: Sky Sports 3 HD to become Sky Sports Darts HD from December 18th.

Sky Sports has confirmed that Sky Sports Darts will launch on December 18 until Sky Sports 3 Channels numbers until January 5th 2015.

  • Sky Sports 3 can be found on Virgin Channel 504 (Also in HD on Virgin Channel 514).

More ITVBe Channels set to launch on Wednesday.

Cable Forum poster "Superblade7" has found that both ITV Be +1 and ITV Be HD is set to launch on November 19th.

  • ITVBe HD will launch at 6am on Virgin Channel 179.
  • ITVBe +1 will launch at 7am on Virgin Channel 120.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Three new channels appear on Virgin Media.

ITV Be +1 (Channel 120) and ITV Be HD (Channel 179 has appeared on Virgin Media today.

Local broadcaster "Made in Tyne and Wear" will launch on Virgin Channel 159 tonight at 8pm in some Tyne and Wear areas.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Local TV on MB Blog: Local TV comes to Leeds.

Virgin and Freeview Viewers in the Leeds area can now view Made in Leeds on Virgin Channel 159 and Freeview Channel 8.

Sky Movies put Christmas lights on early.

Sky Movies has axe Sky Movies Drama and Romance as Sky Movies Christmas on Virgin Channel 410 - Also in HD on Channel 440.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Local TV on MB Blog: Bay TV Liverpool reveal December launch.

Local TV Broadcaster Bay TV has confirmed that Bay TV Liverpool will launch on December 4th on Freeview Channel 8 and Virgin Channel 159 in the Liverpool area.

This week Channels rebrand on Virgin Media.

Virgin Media has rebrand the following channels this week:

  • NBCUniversal has rebrand Movies 24 as Christmas 24 on Virgin Channel 419.
  • NBCUniversal has rebrand Movies 24+ as Christmas 24+ on Virgin Channel 420.
  • Sky Movies has rebrand Sky Movies Superheroes as Sky Movies Greats on Virgin Channel 404.
  • Sky Movies has rebrand Sky Movies Superheroes HD as Sky Movies Greats HD on Virgin Channel 434.
  • Viacom has rebrand Nick Jr. 2 as Nick Jr. Too on Virgin Channel 716.