Thursday, 28 May 2015

Sky Movies to have month of Brit Greats next month

Sky Movies will have an month full of Brit Greats with an launch of Sky Movies Brit Great on June 1st on Virgin Media and UPC Ireland.

Sky Movies Brit Great can be found on Sky Movies Greats channel numbers on both Virgin Media and UPC Ireland.

a516 Digital: The BBC is preparing to launch six Red Button streams this summer

a516 Digital is reporting that "The BBC is preparing to launch six Red Button streams on satellite."
Media Boy HQ has not seen any news on channels numbers for Virgin Media but we say it will be around channel 990.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Rumour: Is Liberty Global set to merge with Vodafone?

Information from ISP Review:

Some of Vodafone’s most significant shareholders, each with stakes worth billions of pounds, are putting pressure on the mobile giant to enter into a massive £120 billion merger deal with Liberty Global, the world spanning cable operator behind Virgin Media in the United Kingdom.

Monday, 18 May 2015

advanced-television: Channels 24 to launch on Virgin Media in the near future

Advanced-television is reporting:

Channels 24 has officially launched its news and current affairs station, in the UK.

Viewers can find the new station on Sky Channel 575.

Airing on Virgin Media and Freesat will soon follow.

Info found by "OLD BOY" on Cable Forum.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media to try again to launch Nat Geo Wild HD in June

Virgin sources have today told Media Boy HQ that Virgin Media will now try to launch Nat Geo Wild HD on June 2nd.

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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

MB Views: Nat Geo WIld HD having "technical issues" ahead of launch

Media Boy HQ feel that Nat Geo Wild HD not launching yesterday was down to "technical issues".

The Africa Channel, ITV2 HD, ITV3 HD and ITV4 HD did have some "technical issues" before launching on Virgin Media in the past.

EXCLUSIVE: Sky to stop retailing the single movies packs 1 or 2 option from June 1st

An Sky source has today told Media Boy HQ that Sky will on June 1st stop retailing the single movies packs 1 or 2 option.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Local TV on MB Blog: Big Centre TV launches on Virgin Media

We have been told that Big Centre TV has today launch in Birmingham and Telford areas on Virgin Channel 159.

But at time of posting Media Boy HQ has seen no 100% confirm launch date for Nat Geo Wild HD.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

BT to launch more BT Sport Extra channels via Red Button

Ofcom has given out new licensed this month for BT to launch more Red Button Channels.

  • BT Sport Extra 2 (HD)
  • BT Sport Extra 3 (HD)
  • BT Sport Extra 4 (HD)
  • BT Sport Extra 5 (HD)
  • BT Sport Extra 6 (HD)
  • BT Sport Extra 7 (HD)
Also rumours on Digital Spy Forum say that BT Sport 3 and BT Sport 3 HD is also testing on Sky.

Friday, 1 May 2015

UCB UK Radio to close on Sky

Canis Media is selling the EPG slots on Sky for UCB UK TV and UCB UK Radio.

Bidders has until later this month to bid.

No news on if UBC UK Radio will also close on Virgin Media.

Or what will happen to UCB Radio Ireland on both Sky and UPC Ireland.