Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Latest News from Media Boy HQ on new channels testing 2022

Last updated January 19th 2022 at 00:20 (THIS POST WILL STAY AT TOP OF BLOG): 

Virgin Media UK rebranded Paramount Network UK as 5ACTION

Virgin Media UK has just rebranded Paramount Network as 5ACTION:

-5ACTION HD is on Channel 150. -5ACTION is on Channel 187.

Monday, 17 January 2022

Media Guardian: BBC funding ‘up for discussion’, says Nadine Dorries, as licence fee frozen

Story from Media Guardian: 

The culture secretary, Nadine Dorries, has confirmed that the BBC’s funding will be frozen for the next two years – but has softened her stance on the permanent abolition of the television licence fee.

Thursday, 13 January 2022

BT Sports Takeover EXCLUSIVE: Disney enter race to buy or part own BT Sport

Three Media Boy Sources has told me overnight that DAZN, Discovery and Disney are in talks with BT over buying or part owning BT Sports.

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Wednesday, 12 January 2022

City AM: DAZN close to finalising BT Sport takeover in $800m deal

Story from City AM: 

Sports streaming service DAZN is edging closer to finalising a deal to snap up BT Sport in an $800m deal.

Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Ideal Shopping Direct sell its Create & Craft business to The Craft Store owner

Story from Ideal Shopping Direct: 

Ideal Shopping Direct Limited ("ISD") has today agreed to sell its business trading as Create and Craft to Hochanda Global Limited, operating as “The Craft Store” ("Hochanda").

Local BBC England regions goes HD on Virgin Media - But local news to follow by July

Is Virgin Media UK has today BBC One England HD to make way for BBC One HD England regions to launch on Virgin UK Channel 108. 

Friday, 7 January 2022

Rumour: Is Virgin Media set to launch BBC One HD England regions next week?

Is Virgin Media set to axe BBC One England HD to make way for BBC One HD England regions to launch on Virgin Channel 108 from January 11th?

Wednesday, 5 January 2022

Virgin Media UK cut CBBC HD feed to make room for BBC THREE HD to launch

Virgin Media has now cut CBBC HD feed from 24 hours a day to 5.30am til 7pm ahead of the relaunch of BBC THREE next month.

Tuesday, 4 January 2022

Discovery-WarnerMedia merger - TVB Europe: European Commission gives Discovery-WarnerMedia merger greenlight

Story from TVB Europe: 

The European Commission has granted unconditional antitrust approval of Discovery’s proposed acquisition of AT&T’s WarnerMedia business.

Monday, 3 January 2022

MB Views: Has Media Boy HQ work out what may happen to Disney's Nat Geo UK channels feeds from next month?

Has Media Boy HQ work out channel feed from February 1st:

DS Forum: Virgin in "discussions with Disney over switching to a pan-European feed" for Nat Geo Channels from next month

Information from Dizagaox: 

Serious discussions are taking place between Virgin and Sky with Disney, including switching over to a pan-European feed (no catchup or streaming rights), but as of right now, Disney is closing down the National Geographic UK linear channel on 1st February 2022 at 5am. 

Sources: Digital Spy Forum and Dizagaox.


Saturday, 1 January 2022

Jewellery Maker stop making Jewellery on Virgin Media

 Jewellery Maker is no longer available on Virgin UK Channel 756.

Thursday, 30 December 2021

Best of 2021 - The winners and review of 2021

Here is the winners and review of 2021. 

01) The Biggest poster of the year on Cable Forum (NOT Media Boy HQ): 
Winner is - cheekyangus with 197 posts.

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

Confirm: 5Action replaces Paramount Network UK on January 19th

ViacomCBS will replaces both Paramount Network UK HD (Virgin UK Channel 150) and Paramount Network UK (Virgin UK Channel 187) with 5Action HD and 5Action on January 19th.

Tuesday, 21 December 2021

DS Forum - Rumour: Is ViacomCBS set to rebrand Paramount Network as 5Action???

A poster over on DS Forum has started a thread called 5Action, is it coming to Freeview? early today. But Media Boy HQ have been working to see if we can find anything on the web to back this rumour up with no luck.

A other poster think ViacomCBS are maybe thinking about axing the Paramount Network brand ahead of Paramount + launch in 2022.

Sources: Digital Spy Forum, Charnham and omnidirectional.

Friday, 17 December 2021

Virgin Media Forum: Virgin Media to offer Virgin Media UHD channel for free this Christmas

Story from Virgin Media Forum:

From Saturday 18th December until Friday 31st December, Virgin TV customers with a Virgin TV 360 or V6 box can enjoy our Virgin TV UHD channel (CH 228/999) at no extra cost.

Monday, 13 December 2021

RXTV: The BBC has confirmed that CBBC HD Channel will close at 7pm from January 5th ahead of the relaunch of BBC THREE on February 1st

RXTV is reporting that CBBC HD Channel will close at 7pm from January 5th ahead of the relaunch of BBC THREE on February 1st.

Sunday, 12 December 2021

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media did not launch Discovery + last month (UPDATE)

Media Boy HQ has been told in the last few days by two Media Boy Sources that Discovery + was set to launch on Virgin Media in November but for some reason Virgin Media did not flicked the switch.

Friday, 10 December 2021

Reports: National Geographic may close in February

Digital Spy Forum is reporting National Geographic is looking to close their linear channels in February.

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