Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Local TV news to be added to this blog from November 1st.

Media Boy Blog will start posting Local TV News from the 1st of November.

For all the latest Local TV news see the top of this blog for information.

Confirmed: Cinemoi to stop broadcasting next Month?

UPDATED November 2nd.

On November 12th Cinemoi will stop broadcasting in the UK and Ireland.

This story was 1st found by an Digital Spy Forum poster posted on Monday the following:

The Cinemoi channel will stop broadcasting on the 12th of November on Sky
Cinemoi is broadcasting right now on Virgin Channel 445.

UPDATE November 2nd: HD Boy has confirm that his 'TiVo EPG' is saying ''Channel off air' from November 12th.

Info thanks to DS Forum and HD Boy.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

BBC Alba and S4C goes national next week.

From next Tuesday, BBC Alba and S4C will be available nationally in the M pack.

  • S4C Will be found on Channel 167.
  • BBC Alba will be found on Channel 188.
Info thanks to BenMcr.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Channel 5 +1 launches on Virgin Media at last.

Virgin Media has launch Channel 5 +1 today on the M Package on Virgin Channel 155.

Channel 5 +1 was launch on other network in December 2011. 

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Virgin Media to launch Channel 5 +1 on Thursday.

Virgin Media will launch Channel 5 +1 on Virgin Channel 155 this coming Thursday (October 25th)*.

*Channel number was confirm by BenMcr on October 24th.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Virgin Media to launch BBC One HD Northern Ireland.

From Wednesday at 6am Viewers in Northern Ireland will stop getting the BBC One HD Channel as the BBC will launch BBC One HD Northern Ireland on Virgin Channel 108.

Confirmed: Virgin has "constant discussions" for Sky Atlantic.

The following is thanks to

''Eamonn O'Hare, chief financial officer at Virgin Media said that Virgin Media has so far "not seen any impact" from the rival YouView service.

"We don't want to be complacent about it, it is going to be a competitive threat," he said. "YouView is getting its act together right now".

He added that in one sense Virgin Media could capitalise on YouView's arrival as to get the best out of the service customers will need high-speed internet connections.

He would not be drawn on whether Virgin has entered discussions in to carrying BT's new pay-TV sports channel, which will carry Premier League football and rugby, but said that he expected BT would see value in doing a deal to reach the cable company's 4m TV households.

Virgin Media has still not struck a deal it feels is commercially viable to carry Sky Atlantic, O'Hare said there were "constant discussions".''

Monday, 22 October 2012

BBC One HD Northern Ireland to launch on Wednesday?

Other web sites are reporting that BBC One HD Northern Ireland is now testing on Astra and may launch as early as Wednesday so that Freeview HD viewers do not need to reture at an later date when BBC One HD Northern Ireland launch.

No news on when BBC One HD Wales and BBC One HD Scotland will launch.

NOTE TO ALL: Wednesday mark the end of analogue television in Northern Ireland and the UK.

More info as I get it....

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Virgin Media viewers can say goodbye to Analogue TV on Tuesday.

All Virgin viewers can watch the end of analogue television.

On Tuesday night at 10.35pm we can watch The Magic Box on BBC One Northern Ireland presented by Eamonn Holmes and guests will mark the end of analogue television in Northern Ireland and the UK.

BBC One Northern Ireland can be found UK-Wide on Virgin Channel 863.

In other news:

Digital Spy is reporting that the BBC is now running tests for the EPG for the BBC One HD Northern Ireland Channel.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

UPDATE: Movies 24 goes Christmas in November.

Movies 24 and Movies 24 + will both become Christmas 24 and Christmas 24 + from the 3rd of November.

The Movies 24 channels can be found on Virgin Channels 419 and 420.

UPDATED October 18th: The Channels will be rebranded back to Movies 24 on January 4th 2013.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Virgin Media to launch 'Quite a few channels' by 2013.

New info from that insider who give me that list I posted on September 11th.

Has PM me just to say:
''Quite a few channels will launch before the years out.''
Keep you updated when I get more...

Saturday, 13 October 2012

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media to launch Channel 5 +1 within the next two weeks.

I can now reveal that Virgin Media will launch Channel 5 +1 on ONE of the following dates:

-October 24th
-October 25th or
-October 26th

My Insider did not tell me an Channel number for Channel 5 +1.

NOTE: I do not work for Virgin Media so all the information on this Post is subject to change.

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Friday, 12 October 2012

Radio news on this blog.

The Competition Commission has said it expects to publish its final report by 27 March 2013 on the Global Radio and GMG Radio deal.

NOTE to all:Here is the channels numbers for Global and GMG Radio Channels in Virgin Media.

Global Radio owns:
-Heart FM on Virgin Channel 918.
-LBC News 1152 on Virgin Channel 919.
-Classic FM on Virgin Channel 922.
-Capital FM on Virgin Channel 958.
-Gold (Radio) on Virgin Channel 959.
-XFM on Virgin Channel 965.
-Choice FM on Virgin Channel 969,
-LBC 97.3 FM on Virgin Channel 973.

GMG Radio now called Real & Smooth Ltd own:
-Smooth Radio on Virgin Channel 916.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Update from Media Boy HQ.

We at Media Boy HQ have not seen any new information on ITV2 HD, ITV3 HD, ITV4 HD, Sony Movies, CBS Drama, Sky Atlantic SD, Sky News HD and Sky Sports News HD launching on Virgin Media since August 2012.

We will give out any more if we get it.

The Africa Channel to launch on Thursday.

Virgin Media will try again to launch The Africa Channel this coming Thursday (October 11th) at 6am on Virgin Channel 828.

Monday, 8 October 2012

TiVo News: BBC iPlayer adding Live Restart to Virgin next week.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

The Africa Channel update.

The following update is thanks to Forum poster Richardcoulter posted on October 2nd:

It has been delayed due to operational problems and should be available within the next 10 days.

So The Africa Channel may launch sometime before October 13th.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

UPDATE: BBC Changes from October.


The BBC has confirm that from October 15th 2012 the BBC will be reducing the number of BBC Red Button video streams on Virgin Media to one (On all non TiVo power boxes.)'

The following is from the BBC web site:

BBC One HD for the nations

We will be launching BBC One HD for Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland over the next few months. I’ll update you with exact dates when we have them confirmed. We are launching them across all of our broadcast platforms so the channels will be available subscription-free on Sky HD, Freeview HD, Virgin Media and Freesat HD at the same position in the EPG where BBC One HD is currently found.

BBC Two HD as a priority, and I’m pleased to confirm that plans announced earlier this year to convert BBC HD into BBC Two HD are progressing towards completion next year.

UPDATE: Virgin Media called off Africa.

For the first time ever that I know off Virgin Media has postphone and remove The Africa Channel from Virgin Channel 828.

No news yet on when Virgin plan to launch The Africa Channel but I did seen that the EPG on Channel 828 was saying on October 1st - 'Coming Soon' until Sunday night (October 8th) - so we may not see this channel reappear until early next week.

UPDATED at 12.50pm on October 2nd:

Virgin have just posted the following on their own forums:

"The launch of The Africa Channel has been postponed until further notice. This was scheduled to go live today (Tuesday 2nd October) on channel number 828 for M+, L and XL customers.

We will update once a new date has been confirmed."