Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Virgin Media update.

The following is from my Insider [ Ex-Telewest News. ] The only TV change planned for the next few weeks is The Performance Channel is to be removed middle of June.

Monday, 14 May 2007

Digital Spy: Capital Disney to close next month.

Kids' radio station Capital Disney will cease broadcasting on June 29.

A joint venture between GCap Media and the Walt Disney Company, the station has been on DAB radio for five years, and also on Virgin TV.

A statement from GCap said that: "The companies' individual goals have evolved over the last 5 years and both companies have now agreed to pursue their interests separately."

Breakfast presenter Matt James read the statement out on air before 8am this morning. The last day of live broadcasting will be Friday June 1, with non-stop music playing out for the remainder of the time.

As for what will happen to the vacant spectrum, GCap has said the situation is under review.

Aimed at eight to 14 year olds, the station has a weekly reach of 175,000 listeners aged four and above.

You can hear Capital Disney on Virgin TV Channel 960.

Sunday, 13 May 2007

Digital Spy: Sky Movies to extended some of their transmission hours.

Sky Movies are extended some of their transmission hours for the following channels effective from Saturday 2 June:

  • Sky Movies Premiere will be extended by 6 hours - 10.00 to 02.00;
  • Sky Movies Premiere +1 will be extended by 6 hours - 11.00 to 03.00;
  • Sky Movies Indie will be extended by 2 hours - 10.00 to 04.00;
  • And Sky Movies Sci-Fi & Horror will also be extended by 2 hours - 10.00 to 04.00.

Info from Digital Spy.

Virgin Media update.

I got this info from my insider over the weekend: On the 24th May, Toonami will be renamed Cartoon Network Too and it WILL be on Virgin TV Channel 732.

Thursday, 3 May 2007

ITV on Demand update.

The latest I have been told by my Insider is:

Virgin are still in talks with ITV over this and IF they can do an deal ITV on Demand will start on the 30th of May. [ Also on the Internet. ]

C21 Media: Turner Broadcasting to launch new preschool channel.

Turner Broadcasting in the UK is launching a preschool channel based on its existing Cartoonito block, and is also folding Toonami into Cartoon Network Too.