Monday, 10 December 2018

Latest News from Media Boy HQ on new channels testing 2018

Last updated December 10th 2018 at 18:03 (THIS POST WILL STAY AT TOP OF BLOG FOR NOW):

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

Virgin Media UK offers some UKTV HD Channels for FREE this Christmas

The following channels will be free until 8th of January on Virgin Media UK:

  • W HD
  • Alibi HD
  • Eden HD
  • Christmas Food HD (Known as Good Food HD on December 26th). 

Some UKTV channels promoted on Virgin Media UK

Some UKTV Channels has moved today on Virgin Media UK.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

BBC HD channels promoted on Virgin Media UK

Some BBC Channels has moved today on Virgin Media UK. Media Boy Blog has put together an list of BBC channels in your area:

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Cable Forum: BBC HD is moving from the 4th of December on Virgin TV

BBC One HD and BBC Two HD will change in some parts of the UK and Northern Ireland from December 4th and is listed below:

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Virgin Media UK to axe BT Sport SD Channels next week

Virgin Media UK are set to removed the following Channels from December 4th:

CBS Action to become CBS Justice next week

CBS has confirmed that CBS Action will becomes CBS Justice on Virgin UK Channel 192 and Virgin Ireland Channel 138 from December 5th.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Adult Channel "Babes & Brazzers TV" launches on Virgin Media UK

Babes & Brazzers TV has launched on Virgin UK Channel 971.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Media Boy HQ news in brief

Look like MTV Xmas will be staying on MTV CLASSIC on Virgin Media Ireland this year. But from November 9th MTV ROCKS will become VH1 Christmas.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Advanced Television: Star Plus & Star Gold now in HD on Virgin TV

Story from Advanced Television:

Star Network has announced the launch of Star Plus HD and Star Gold HD on Virgin TV, available from November 1st.

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Media Boy HQ news in brief

Radio Times has confirmed that Sky Cinema Drama will now become Sky Cinema Christmas from November 3rd until January.

Also Sky Viewers are reporting that UKTV are testing Drama +1 on Astra UK.

Friday, 26 October 2018

Digital TV Europe: Sky’s Darroch to ‘stick around’, outlines post-Comcast priorities

Story from Digital TV Europe:

Sky will stay focused on growing “all segments of pay TV” as well as building on its investment in original content and forging partnerships, including with third-party app providers, according to CEO Jeremy Darroch.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Radio Times: Sky Cinema to rebrand an other channel next week

Radio Times has reveal that from Saturday:

  • Sky Cinema Hits will be known as Sky Cinema Spooky until November 1st.

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Sportcal: Eleven Sports poised for first UK carriage deal

Story from Sportcal:

Eleven Sports is poised to sign off on its first carriage deal for its channels in the UK in an agreement with Virgin Media, the digital television and telecoms provider.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

A516Digiital: BBC Scotland channel launch date revealed

A516Digital has seen information on the BBC Web site that revealed that BBC Scotland will launch on Sunday 24th February 2019.

MTV Christmas coming to Virgin Media UK this year

Viacom will rebrand MTV ROCKS as MTV Xmas from November 9th to late December.

Radio Times: Sky Cinema Animation to relaunch next week

Information from Radio Times:

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Digital TV Europe: GINX TV to leave Virgin Media in HD row

Story from Digital TV Europe:

Ginx TV is due to pull its channel from the Virgin Media platform in the UK over a row about picture quality and contract terms.

Racing UK goes HD on Virgin Media UK

Ahead of Sky Sports Racing launching in 2019 Virgin Media UK has now added Racing UK HD to channel 536.

The SD Channel of Racing UK has been removed.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Romour: Is BBC Northern Ireland and BBC Wales set to launch new HD Channel next month?

Media Boy Blog has seen rumours has says both BBC Northern Ireland and BBC Wales on November 29th.

Radio Times: Sky Cinema to rebrand an other channel next week

Radio Times has reveal that from Saturday:

  • Sky Cinema SciFi and Horror will be known as Sky Cinema Halloween until November 1st (Working date*)

Monday, 8 October 2018

Virgin Media UK has all been made 8 Kids Channels "available to all" until October 31st

Digital Spy Forum is reporting that Cartoon Network, Cartoonio, Nickelodean, Nick Junior, Nick Junior 2, Nicktoons, Boomerang and Zoo Moo HD has all been made available at no extra cost until October 31st to customers who don't normally receive them.

Sources: Digital Spy Forum and RichardCoulter.

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Radio Times: Sky Cinema update

Radio Times has confirm that Sky Cinema Superheroes relaunches next week for FOUR weeks:

  • Sky Cinema Greats will be rebrand as Sky Cinema Superheroes from October 6th to November 3rd on both Virgin Media UK and Virgin Media Ireland.

Advanced Television: ITV quashes Endemol Shine bid speculation

Story from Advanced Television:

In light of continued press speculation, UK commercial PSB ITV has issued a statement confirming that it has no current intention of making a bid for Endemol Shine Group.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Virgin Media UK launches three more Crime + Investigation channels

Virgin Media UK has added three more Crime + Investigation channels to lineup.

Red means channels was added today (September 27th):

  • 222. Crime + Investigation HD
  • 223. Crime + Investigation
  • 224. Crime + Investigation +1
  • 272. Crime + Investigation HD
  • 275. Crime + Investigation
  • 295. Crime + Investigation +1

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Media Guardian: Rupert Murdoch's Sky reign to end as Fox sells all shares to Comcast

Story from Media Guardian:

Rupert Murdoch’s three-decade reign at Sky TV is to end after his company 21st Century Fox announced it would sell all of its shares in the British broadcaster to the US media firm Comcast.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Advanced Television: Drama, Really now on Virgin Media Ireland

Story from Advanced Television:

UKTV and Virgin TV has announced an expansion of their partnership which will provide Virgin Media Ireland customers with two new channels.

Monday, 24 September 2018

Virgin Media UK to launch Freesports HD tomorrow

Virgin Media UK has confirmed that FreeSports will launch an HD Channel on Virgin Media UK from September 25th.