Friday, 31 October 2014

Local TV on MB Blog: Ofcom reveal winners in next round of Local TV.

Ofcom has reveal the list of broadcasters hoping to launch local TV in the following areas.

EXCLUSIVE: Viacom to rebrand Nick Jr. 2 next week.

Base on information given to me by Virgin Media Source:

Viacom are set to rebrand Nick Jr. 2 as Nick Jr. Too from November 3rd.

My Virgin Media Source has also reconfirmed the following will happen in November:

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Rumours: Sky Movies to go Christmas early this year?

Rumours on Digital Spy Forum say that Sky Movies Drama/Romance will become Sky Christmas from Friday 7 November.

UPDATED: Liverpool FC axe LFC TV on Virgin Media and sold out to Sky.

Here is the latest Media Boy HQ has on LFC TV (As of October 28th).
Info thanks to Virgin Media Forum:

We have been informed that the sports channel Liverpool FC TV (544) will no longer be a free channel, nor will it be included in our packages.
The decision to remove the channel from our free listings today has been made by the channel provider.
From Tuesday 4th November, it will become a subscription-based channel, and will not be available on our TV services.
However, you will be able to use your superfast Virgin Media broadband to access the LFC TV GO service (although please note, a subscription is required through the football club website to access it).
Sorry about this sudden change, and I hope you continue to enjoy the rest of the wide range of football coverage that is available through Virgin Media.

The following information is all the info we have at time of posting.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Local TV on MB Blog: STV bids for local TV licences in Aberdeen, Ayr and Dundee.

Info thanks to STV:

STV has today confirmed it has submitted applications to Ofcom to deliver local TV in Aberdeen, Ayr and Dundee.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Local TV on MB Blog: Virgin Media goes local in Bristol and Cardiff.

Virgin Media has launch Made in Bristol on Virgin Channel 159 in some Bristol areas.
Virgin Media has also launch Made in Cardiff on Virgin Channel 159 in some Cardiff areas.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Local TV on MB Blog: Made TV Channels launch put back on Virgin Media.

Made in Bristol TV and Made TV Cardiff has both confirmed this past week that they will launch on Virgin Media on Tuesday.

Made in Bristol TV and Made TV Cardiff will be on Virgin Channel 159.

  • Made in Bristol TV did launch on Freeview on October 8th.
  • Made TV Cardiff will launch on Freeview tonight (October 15th) at 8pm.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Media Boy campaign: For Virgin Media to add an HD area.

With Entertainment channels numbers being right up to Virgin Channel 204 right now. And Factual channels numbers starting from Virgin Channel 206.

We at Media Boy HQ think Virgin Media need to make room for more Entertainment channels.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

UPDATED: ITVBe HD to launch in November?

Media Boy HQ has not been given confirmed name of that channel set to launch in November on Virgin Media. but we are working with ITVBe HD base on info we have seen online over the last few days.

EXCLUSIVE: Three new HD channels is set to launch on Virgin Media by February 2015.

Base on information given to me on Tuesday by Virgin Media Source the follow is set to happen on Virgin Media:

November 2014:
-An HD Channel is set to launch on Virgin Media this month.

January 2015:
-Sky News HD and Sky Sports News HD are both set to launch on Virgin Media this month.

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

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Viacom to launch Spike TV in UK, hoping to secure distribution on Virgin Media.

Viacom is to launch male-skewing US channel Spike TV, home to shows such as Bar Rescue, on Freeview.

The broadcaster, which acquired Channel 5 for £450m in May, will replace entertainment channel Viva with Spike TV in the first quarter of 2015, although its channel slot is yet to be decided. Viva will continue to air on pay-TV platforms Sky and Virgin Media.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Nick Jr. 2 goes "Peppa" mad in October.

Nick Jr. 2 has been rebrand as Nick Jr. Peppa until November 1st on Virgin Channel 716.

Virgin Media add ITVBe an day early.

Virgin Media has added ITVBe to Virgin Channel 119.

Friday, 3 October 2014

BT Sport Extra Red Button now on all boxes.

Virgin Media has today launch BT Sport Extra via the Red Button today on all non TiVo boxes on Virgin Channel 547.

Local TV on MB Blog: Made TV reveal launch dates for Made in Leeds and Made in Tyne Wear.

Made TV has confirmed that Made in Leeds will launch on November 5th with Made in Tyne Wear launching on November 12th.

Exclusive: TV5 free on Virgin for October, FOX to go Anywhere.

Virgin Media sources has told Media Boy HQ tonight that TV5 is only on the M and M+ packages for the month of October.

Also FOX will be added to TV Anywhere from October 10th.

Christmas comes early on Movies 24.

Movies 24 has confirmed on Facebook via they Christmas 24 page that they will launch Christmas 24 on November 2nd 2014 to until January 3rd 2015 on Virgin Channels 419 and 420.

Sky Movies: Sky Movies Superheroes to launch on Monday.

Sky Movies has confirmed that Sky Movies Greats will be rebranded as Sky Movies Superheroes on Virgin Media from Monday until November 2nd on Virgin Channel 404 (Also in HD on Virgin Channel 434).

Confirmed: ITV Be to launch on Virgin Channel 119.

ITV has confirmed that ITVBe will be on Virgin Channel 119 from Wednesday.