Friday, 7 August 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Is Columbia Pictures Corporation set to bring back Sony Crime?

Ofcom web site has revealed that Columbia Pictures Corporation Limited has been given an new broadcasting License for "Sony Crime" by OFCOM.

Friday, 31 July 2020

Sony Channel +1 closes on Virgin Media UK

Virgin Media UK has today close Sony Channel +1 on Virgin UK Channel 220.

Friday, 24 July 2020

New Movie Channel appeared but SIX Channels axed

Here is the round up on what has happened this week on Virgin Media UK:

Reports: Some Christmas channels dates confirmed

Reports say that Sony Movies Classics will become Sony Movies Christmas from September 24th 2020 to January 4th 2021 on Virgin UK Channel 424.

Also NOW 80s will become NOW Christmas from November 20th to December 26th on Virgin UK Channel 346.

EXCLUSIVE: Another TV Channel Closing Down next week

TiVo has reveal that Sony Channel +1 will close on Virgin UK Channel 220 on July 31st at 6am.

Friday, 17 July 2020

Radio Times: New Sky Cinema HD Channel to launch on Virgin Media UK next week

Radio Times has confirmed that Sky Cinema Animation HD will launch on Virgin Media on Thursday but have got the channel numbers mix up.

Saturday to Wednesday Radio Times says Sky Cinema Animation HD will be on Channel 412. But From Thursday Radio Times have got Sky Cinema Sci-Fi and Horror HD listed as being on Channel 412.

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

ViacomCBS to close three MTV Channels on Virgin Media UK next week

TiVo has confirmed that the following MTV Channels will be axe from July 20th. They are:


  • 314. Club MTV
  • 315. MTV Rocks
  • 318. MTV OMG

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Sky Forum: Is Virgin Media UK set to move some Sky Cinema Channels to new homes?

Sky Forum has revealed that some Sky Cinema Channels are set to move to new channels numbers on Sky from July 23rd so Virgin Media UK may follow:

TiVo: Sky Cinema Premiere +1 to close day early

TiVo EPG listings has revealed that Sky Cinema Premiere +1 will close on July 22nd at 6am on Virgin UK Channel 412.

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

TiVo: Virgin Media UK to axe two channels on July 20th

TiVo has revealed that both Vice on Virgin UK Channel 219 and Horse & Country on Virgin UK Channel 293 will both close on Virgin Media UK on July 20th.

EXCLUSIVE: Get Moving gets Moving more in HD

Get Moving has gone HD today on Virgin Media Channel 997 making it the last UK Wide broadcasting channel to go MPEG4.

Friday, 3 July 2020

Forum Box: Virgin Media axe non PSB Channels from V Boxes

Virgin Media UK has today removed all PSB channels from V Boxes and is only on V6 or TiVo boxes.

Here is the list of channels still broadcasting on V Boxes as of July 3rd.

Friday, 26 June 2020

Reports: Sky to launch new Cinema channel for non customers

Reports say that Sky are set to close Sky Cinema Premiere +1 on July 23rd.

Reports also say that Sky will launch Sky Cinema Animation on July 23rd and reports say will be available at no extra cost to all non Sky Cinema customers.

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Radio Times: Disney branded channels to close in UK on October 1st

Media Boy Blog has seen on the Radio Times web site that Disney has confirmed that Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior will leave Virgin Media UK by the end of September. 

Thursday, 11 June 2020

Is 4Seven HD set to close on Virgin Media?

Freeview HD are set to close an Multiplex (COM 8) from June 22nd with numbers of channels being axe on Freeview from that date.

But 4Seven HD is only broadcasting right now on Virgin Media UK and Freeview HD so Media Boy HQ feel that Channel 4 may also axe 4Seven HD on Virgin Media UK from June 22nd.

Sky Racing goes HD on Virgin Media UK

Virgin Media UK has replace Sky Racing with Sky Racing HD on Virgin UK Channel 535.

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Sony axe Crime Channel

Sony has today axe Sony Crime Channel in the UK and N. Ireland.

Channel was broadcasting on Virgin UK Channel 193.

Monday, 1 June 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media UK pull the plug early on pull Challenge +1

Just after midnight (00.02am BST) last night Media Boy HQ saw Virgin Media cutting Challenge +1 from it network.

1.10pm UPDATE: Sky has just removed it from Sky Digital.

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Sunday, 31 May 2020

MB Views: Is Pick +1 and Sky One +1 set to launch on Virgin Media?

Forum Box UK has been reporting that two channels are 'testing' called "Channel A SD" and "Channel B SD".

Thursday, 28 May 2020

TiVo: Sony Crime Channel to close next month

TiVo has confirmed that Sony Crime Channel will be no longer available from 6am on June 10th.

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Sky Documentaries HD and Sky Nature HD launches on Virgin Media UK

Virgin Media UK has launch Sky Documentaries HD and Sky Nature HD today.

277. Sky Documentaries HD
279. Sky Nature HD

Sunday, 24 May 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Is Sky set to axe Challenge +1 next month?

TiVo is reporting that Challenge +1 (Channel 230) is set to close on June 1st at 6am.

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

BBC News: BBC Three could return as an on-air channel

Story from BBC News:


The BBC is considering the case for bringing back BBC Three as a regular TV channel, four years after it was taken off air and moved online. 

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Confirmed: HUM MASALA to close on Virgin Media UK next month

Virgin Media UK has confirmed that HUM MASALA will stop broadcasting via the Red Button on Virgin UK Channel 833 from June 6th.

EXCLUSIVE: Are Virgin Media UK set to move some channels by June?

On the back of Media Boy HQ thinking that SOME Sky Channels (May 3rd) moving to new home from May 27th. We feel the following channels will move on Virgin Media UK by the end of May:

Reports: Virgin Media set to move Factual channel channels

Reports are coming in on the internet that Virgin Media UK will move their "Factual Channels" later this month.

Sunday, 3 May 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Has Media Boy HQ work out channels numbers for Sky new channels?

TV Channel Lists is reporting that time of posting (May 3rd at 7pm GMT) on their "forthcoming changes to digital platforms (UK & Ireland)" thread that Sky UK look set to move SYFY, E!, Challenge and Pick from May 27th.

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

TiVo: Virgin Media remove SIX unkown channels from network

Media Boy HQ has found that Virgin Media UK has removed SIX unknown channels from the network since sometime on Friday to Monday Night.

We feel they will be axe Discovery and A&E SD Channels.

Source: Total Services via TiVo.

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Confirm: Sky to launch factual channel line-up next month

Sky UK has confirmed that Sky Documentaries, Sky Nature and an the new look Sky History (HISTORY) will all go live on May 27th.

But Sky UK has still to confirmed if  Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature will also be on Virgin Media UK on launch day. 

But Media Boy HQ has seen reports of them testing right now on Virgin Media UK.