Saturday, 19 June 2021

Media Boy UK Blog launches Virgin Media Ireland's listings for TV360 and Horizon boxes

The owners of Media Boy UK Blog are happy to announce a launch of Virgin Media Ireland listing for users of TV360 or Horizon.

NOTE: If you live in Northern Ireland your Channel listing will be under Virgin Media UK.

Thursday, 17 June 2021

UPDATE: Virgin Media UK rebrand FIVE Channels today

The following channels has been rebranded today on Virgin Media UK:

CONFIRM: Al Jazeera English SD to close on Sky but to 'carry on broadcasting' on Virgin Media UK

 Al Jazeera has confirmed on their web site that Al Jazeera English SD Channel is close over on Sky on June 30th.

Disney confirm FOX UK Channels axe times

TiVo has confirm that Disney will axe FOX and FOX HD at 6am with FOX +1 to follow at 7am on July 1st.

Sunday, 13 June 2021

GB News HD launches on Virgin Media UK

 Virgin Media UK has launch GB News HD on Virgin UK Channel 626.

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Colors Gujarati launches on Virgin Media UK

 Only an week late but Colors Gujarati has today launch on Virgin Media UK Channel 825.

Sunday, 6 June 2021

UPDATE: Colors Gujurati will launch on Virgin Media UK soon

COLORS says that Colors Gujurati will launch on Virgin UK Channel 825 on June 8th. 

But as June 6th Media Boy HQ has still to see info that tell us at Virgin Media UK has started to test Colors Gujurati so we have moved the channel launch to "soon".

THIS POST WAS FIRST LAUNCH ON JUNE 4TH THEN UPDATED ON JUNE 6TH.

Saturday, 5 June 2021

Virgin Media resigns Premier Sports

Virgin Media customers with Premier Sports pack can now add BoxNation to their package for only £12.99 per month.

Friday, 4 June 2021

Confirmed: Disney to axe Nat Geo & Nat Geo Wild by 2022

Media Boy Sources has tonight confirmed that Disney is set to axe both National Geographic & National Geographic Wild in the coming months.

BBC to launch more Red Button Channels for Wimbledon later this month on Virgin Media UK

The following Channels will broadcast on Virgin Media UK from June 27th to July 13th.

  • BBC Red Button HD will launch on Virgin UK Channel 990*.

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

TiVo: Colors Gujurati to launch on Virgin Media in June

TiVo has confirmed that Colors Gujurati will be on Virgin Media from launch on Virgin Channel 825.

Colors Gujurati is set to launch sometime in June 2021.

Source: TiVo home page.

Monday, 17 May 2021

Broadcast: Disney to close FOX Channels next month in UK and Ireland

Another one bites the dust as Broadcast is reporting that Disney will close the FOX linear channel in the UK and programmes will move to Star on Disney Plus.

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

EXCLUSIVE: Has Sony sold their TV Channels???

Ofcom has revealed the following "Licence transfers"

The following Columbia Pictures Corporation Limited has become Crown 11 Limited
  • POP
  • Sony Movies Action
  • Sony Movies Classic
  • Sony Movies
  • Sony Channel
  • POP Max
  • Tiny POP
Also Discovery has transfers all channels on Lifestyle Newco Limited (HGTV and Really) to Discovery Corporate Services Limited.

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Wednesday, 28 April 2021

TiVo: Virgin Media to axe Get Moving on May 1st

From May 1st Get Moving will be Get Stopping as Get Moving will close on Virgin Channel 997. 

But Media Boy HQ notes that fitness shows is set to move to Virgin Media UHD channels from 6am everyday on Virgin V6 or V360 boxes (Channels 228/999) only.

Thursday, 8 April 2021

ViacomCBS close BET UK

BET is no longer broadcast on Virgin UK Channel 184.

Thursday, 1 April 2021

ViacomCBS to close BET UK next week

 From April 8th BET will no longer broadcast on Virgin UK Channel 184.

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

YouTube closes on Virgin Media UK as TV Channel

Virgin Media UK has removed YouTube from Virgin UK Channel 198. YouTube is only Virgin Media UK via the app section now.

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

BBC News: BBC Three will return to TV screens after six-year break

Story from BBC News: 

BBC Three will return as a fully-fledged TV channel in January 2022, six years after it moved online. 

Monday, 1 March 2021

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Cable Forum: Lifetime HD set to close on March 1st

 Cable Forum is reporting that Lifetime HD is set to close on March 1st on Virgin Media Channel 208.

Friday, 22 January 2021

Disney axe Star brand in UK and Ireland

Disney has today rebrand the following channels:

  • 801. Star Gold HD will be renamed Utsav Gold
  • 802. Star Bharat will be renamed Utsav Bharat
  • 803. Star Plus will be renamed Utsav Plus HD

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Latest News from Media Boy HQ on new channels testing 2021

Last updated January 21st 2021 at 13:10 (THIS POST WILL STAY AT TOP OF BLOG):


Media Boy Blog will keep updating this post to give you all the latest information we can reveal on this post.

Disney to axe Star brand in UK and Ireland from January 22nd

From January 22nd the following channels will be rebrand:

  • 801. Star Gold HD will be renamed Utsav Gold
  • 802. Star Bharat will be renamed Utsav Bharat
  • 803. Star Plus will be renamed Utsav Plus HD

Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature SD Channels launches on Virgin Media UK

Virgin Media UK has launches both Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature in SD today:

  • 278. Sky Documentaries 
  • 280. Sky Nature

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Sky and Discovery closes channels on Virgin Media UK

The following channels has closed today on Virgin Media UK:

  • 405. Sky Cinema 5* Movies HD
  • 287. Discovery Home & Health
  • 288. Discovery Shed
  • 291. Discovery Home & Health +1

Monday, 4 January 2021

Virgin Media Wales moves Channel 4 and S4C HD

 Virgin Media (Wales) has move the following channels today:

  • Channel 4 (Wales) has moved from Virgin Wales Channel 104 to Virgin Wales Channel 108.
  • S4C HD has moved from Virgin Wales Channel 166 to Virgin Wales Channel 104. 

Virgin Media Scotland moves BBC ALBA and ITVBe +1

Virgin Media (Scotland) has move the following channels today:

  • ITVBe +1 has moved from Virgin Scotland Channel 120 to Virgin UK Channel 162.
  • BBC ALBA has moved from Virgin Scotland Channel 161 to Virgin UK Channel 120. 

Sunday, 27 December 2020

Media Boy Blog add list of channels for Virgin Media TV360

Media Boy HQ is happy to report that we have added the full list of channels for Virgin Media's new Virgin Media TV360 box - but we have any got the right info for Scotland.

Anyone with news for areas outside Scotland you can give me your list for TV360 via Cable Forum.