Monday, 23 April 2012

MTVN HD rebranded.

MTV has today rebrand MTVN HD as MTV Live HD on Virgin Channel 310.

But the MTV Live (SD) Channel did not launch on Virgin Media.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Virgin BBC and Eurosport bring 2012 Olympics to Virgin Media customers.

•24 live channels in SD and HD from the BBC
•BBC and Eurosport 3D to bring first ever Games in 3D
•Advanced TiVo Red Button services for the best ‘interactive’ Olympics

With the 2012 London Olympics just one hundred days away, Virgin Media today revealed a wide range of exciting Olympics content its customers will be able to enjoy throughout the Summer of Sport on Virgin Media TV, all at no extra cost. Featuring live broadcasts in both standard- and high-definition, interactive apps and even a wide range of events in 3D, Virgin Media’s unbeatable coverage of the Olympics, courtesy of the BBC and Eurosport, will provide fans the perfect destination for all their Olympic viewing.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Finally, BBC Red Button has launch on TiVo.

Weeks after Virgin Media launch Sky Sports Red Button on TiVo.

Virgin Media has today launch the BBC News and BBC Sports apps on the red button this morning!

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Broadcast: BBC to launch 24 Olympics channels.

The BBC is launching 24 free-to-air temporary channels on cable and satellite platforms, running live streams of every sport taking place at the London Olympic Games.

The channels are being made available on a non-exclusive basis throughout this summer’s Olympics, with Sky the first to announce it is part of the agreement.

Sky is creating 48 temporary channels – 24 HD and 24 standard – to carry the footage, running simultaneously at peak times during the games. The BBC-branded channels will launch into the first available slots in Sky’s sports category on the EPG on 24 July. The HD channels are available on any Sky+HD box and do not require a subscription, but do require an HD-ready TV.

Freesat is also creating 24 HD channels for the streams. But although conversations are taking place with other providers, it is understood that other parties such as Virgin are yet to ink a deal.

The move comes as part of the BBC’s aim to ensure viewers have access to all events, even when at its peak 24 different sports will be taking place - previously the corporation had discussed putting the streams online or behind the Red Button. The total coverage, including BBC-specific reports, is expected to equate to around 2,500 hours of content.