Thursday, 18 April 2019

MPEG4 News: Channels moved over to MPEG4 this week (April 15th) [ UPDATED ]

The following channels has move by Virgin Media UK from MPEG2 to MPEG4 this week:


Information will appear here when Media Boy HQ have seen any (Last updated on April 18th): 

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

EXCLUSIVE: More Channels DID move over to MPEG4 last week

Media Boy HQ has tonight (April 9th) found out the following DID move over to MPEG4 on April 1st or April 2nd:

Sunday, 7 April 2019

Latest News from Media Boy HQ on new channels testing 2019

Last updated April 7th 2019 at 22:37 (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.

Thursday, 4 April 2019

MPEG4 News: Channels moved over to MPEG4 this week (UPDATED)

The following channels has move by Virgin Media UK from MPEG2 to MPEG4 this week: 

Monday, 1 April 2019

BBC News: BBC and Discovery sign £300m natural history streaming deal

Story from BBC News: 

The BBC has signed the biggest ever deal to sell its programmes, agreeing to provide its landmark natural history shows to a new global streaming service run by the Discovery Channel for £300m.  

Sunday, 31 March 2019

Virgin Media UK to remove BBC on Demand from NON TiVo or V6 Boxes

Virgin Media UK has reveal that from April 1st BBC on Demand will start to be removed from V+, V+ HD boxes.
  • BBC on Demand (Will be removed on April 1st)
  • BBC IPlayer and BBC Catch Up (Will be removed by April 8th)

Thursday, 21 March 2019

New owners for FOX UK, Baby TV UK and Your TV

Fox Channels in the UK and Ireland are now own by Disney Channels Worldwide (The Walt Disney Company)

The new Disney Channels Worldwide will own the following channels on Virgin Media UK:

Sunday, 10 March 2019

UPDATED: Viacom18 to rebrand Rishtey channels soon

UPDATED: March 10th:

We have seen information online that Rishtey will rebrand the following Channels on March 17th on Virgin Media UK:

Cable Forum: Channel 4 HD set to move this Thursday on Virgin Media UK

Cable Forum Poster StevenNT has revealed the following tonight: 

 Just tuned into Channel 4 on 104 and saw a notification that Channel 4 HD is moving to 104 from Thursday. So I guess the extra Channel 4 HD streams* that came on line are a prelude to Channel 4 becoming HD only. 

 *Two new Channel 4 HD Channels has been testing for about an week.

Friday, 8 March 2019

Premier Sports 2 goes HD on Virgin Media UK

Premier Sports 2 has now gone HD on Virgin UK Channel 552.

Virgin Media UK launches Two new Music channels

All Around the World Productions Channels NOW 90s and Total Country has today launch on Virgin Media UK:

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Lifetime +1 runs out of time

A+E have axe Lifetime +1 from Virgin UK Channel 225 - The Channel only launch on Virgin Media on July 21st 2018.

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Virgin Media UK to offer some Comedy to get away from Brexit

Comedy Central, Comedy Central HD and Comedy Central +1 are being made available to all Virgin TV customers from 3rd March to 2nd April.

UPDATED: Lifetime +1 to be removed from Virgin Media UK next week

More Channels changes will happen on Virgin Media UK on the following dates:

Monday, 25 February 2019

BBC Scotland launches on Virgin Media UK

Last night saw the launch of BBC Scotland HD channel on the following EPG Numbers:


  • BBC Scotland HD on Virgin UK Channel 108 in Scotland.
  • BBC Scotland HD on Virgin UK Channel 162 Outside Scotland.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Virgin Media: More BBC HD Channels on the move next week

From February 19th the following channels will move to new channel numbers:

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Virgin Media UK moves STV HD and launches Smithsonian Channel HD

Virgin Media has today axe STV SD Channel. But STV HD has been moved from Virgin UK Channel 113 to Virgin UK Channel 103.

Virgin Media UK has also launch Smithsonian HD on Virgin UK Channel 295.

Monday, 11 February 2019

TruTV closes in UK but True Crime launches on Virgin Media UK

Today has seen Sony axing the TruTV brand from the UK and Ireland. But Sony has relaunch True Crime just over an year since they axe it.

True Crime has appear for the first time on Virgin Media UK on Virgin Channel 212.

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Radio Times: Smithsonian HD to launch on Virgin Media UK next week

Radio Times has confirmed that Smithsonian HD will launch on Virgin UK Channel 295 from February 12th. 

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

From Saturday Sky Cinema Drama will be called Sky Cinema Valentine until February 18th.

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

TVXPornstars Nightly no longer on Virgin Media UK

TVXPornstars Nightly is no longer on Virgin Media UK.

Friday, 1 February 2019

BBC Scotland to close BBC Two Scotland an week early

BBC Scotland has today confirm what will happen to BBC Two Scotland later this month plus where Virgin Media UK customers can find BBC Scotland HD Channel from later this month:

Virgin Media UK axes WorldBox

With just weeks go to before Brexit today Virgin Media UK has axe it WorldBox network:

Thursday, 31 January 2019

S4C HD launches on Virgin Media UK

Virgin Media UK has launch S4C's HD channel on Virgin UK Channel 166.

Fans of SD Channels (like Media Boy HQ) can still view S4C in SD on Virgin UK Channel 856.

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media UK reveal move date for STV HD

Virgin Media UK has confirmed that STV HD will move to Virgin UK Channel 103 next Tuesday - February 5th.

Sky Cinema to rebrand TWO Channels next week

On Saturday and Sunday Sky Cinema Greats will be rebrand as Sky Cinema Animation on Virgin UK Channels 404 and 434.

Also from Friday Sky Cinema Family will be rebrand as Sky Cinema Lego on Virgin UK Channels 406 and 436 for 10 days (Feb. 8th - Feb 18th).

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

BBC Radio Cymru 2 launches on Virgin Media UK

BBC Radio Cymru 2 has today launch on Virgin UK Channel 913.

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Virgin Media UK to close WorldBox this week

WorldBox (Channel 834) will close on Friday on Virgin Media UK.


Monday, 14 January 2019

A516Digital: TV5 to brexit Virgin Media UK

A516Digital is reporting that TV5MONDE will be removed from Virgin Media on the 18th January 2019.

And Virgin Media will also remove all channels broadcasting right now via WorldBox on February 1st.