Monday, 31 August 2015

UPC on MB Blog: UPC to be rebranded as Virgin Media in Republic of Ireland

Story from Belfast Telegraph:

UPC is to rebrand as ‘Virgin Media’ in the Republic of Ireland.

Friday, 28 August 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Lifetime HD set to launch on Virgin Media in October

Virgin Media Sources has tonight confirmed to Media Boy HQ that Lifetime HD is set to launch on Virgin Media in October.

All info is still subject to change.

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Thursday, 27 August 2015

New information from Virgin Sources

Media Boy HQ has been given the following by Virgin Sources.

  • The Africa Channel has been drop by Virgin Media.
  • More Sky Movies rebrand set to happen by end of year.
  • AMC will NOT launch on Virgin Media in 2015.

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Sky Movies goes back to 1980's

Radio Times has confirmed that Sky Movies Greats will be rebrand as Sky Movies 80's from September 1st until September 14th.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Free BT Sport channel launches on Virgin Media

Virgin Media has today launch part time Sport Channel "BT Sport Freeview" to Virgin Channel 548.

BT Sport Freeview will broadcast every time BT are showing live Sport on BT Sport Showcase (On Freeview).

Monday, 24 August 2015

ITV set to buy UTV

UTV Media has confirmed that it is in discussions regarding a potential sale of its television assets.

In a note to the market today, the Belfast-based company notes the recent media speculation and says discussions are ongoing and may or may not result in such a transaction being agreed.

UTV says a further announcement will be made when appropriate, but the Belfast Telegraph says the deal will be done this week.

EXCLUSIVE: New BT Sport test start on Virgin Media

Our Sources has confirmed that Virgin Media are now testing "BT SPORT FREEVIEW" and is curently broadcasting the same feed as "BT SPORT 1".

BT Sport Free will launch Virgin Channel 548 by mid September.

Also BT Sport Europe has now launch in UPC Ireland areas.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Rumour: The Craft Channel in talks to launch on Virgin Media

Here is info on rumours on the web about an new channel set to launch in September on Virgin Media:

  • The Craft Channel are currently in advanced negotiations to be carried on Virgin Media ahead of it September launch.

Info thanks to Richardcoulter/DS Forum.

Confirmed: BT Sport Freeview set to launch soon on Virgin Media

Virgin Media has today confirmed that BT Sport Freeview will soon launch on Virgin Channel 548.

Media Boy HQ feel BT Sport Freeview will launch on Virgin Channel 548 by September 15th.

UPC on MB Blog: Rumour - UPC Ireland name to be axe in October 2015?

The following is thanks to Cable Forum:

Cable Forum poster "Pierre" says that
"I've been advised the rebrand will be in October."
And "1andrew1" has found that Virgin Enterprises Ltd has registered way back in January.

Info thanks to Pierre/1andrew1/Cable Forum.

Some BT Sport channels on the more again on Virgin Media

In the wee bit of "housekeeping" Virgin Media has today move the following channels to new EPG homes.

  • BT Sport ESPN HD has moved from Virgin Channel 548 to Virgin Channel 530.
  • BT Sport 1 has moved from Virgin Channel 530 to Virgin Channel 531.
  • BT Sport 2 has moved from Virgin Channel 531 to Virgin Channel 532.
  • BT Sport Europe has moved from Virgin Channel 532 to Virgin Channel 533.
  • BT Sport ESPN has moved from Virgin Channel 549 to Virgin Channel 534.
  • At The Races has moved from Virgin Channel 534 to Virgin Channel 535.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Local TV on MB Blog: Cambridge TV launched on Virgin Media

Cable Forum poster has confirmed that Cambridge TV has launched today on Virgin Channel 159 in the local area.

New look Red Button channels launch on BT Sport channels

Five new red button channels has launch today on any BT Sport Channel.

Monday, 17 August 2015

(UPDATED) EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media to give BT Sport new channels numbers on Thursday

Just weeks after moving BT Sport channels to new channel numbers Virgin Media are set to rearranged them again on Thursday to bring them closer together. 
Our Sources say the channels will now start with BT Sport ESPN.

Friday, 14 August 2015

UPC Ireland on MB Blog: TV3 HD launches on UPC Ireland

TV3 HD did launch on UPC Ireland on August 11th.

UPC Ireland viewers can view TV3 HD on UPC channel 150.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Cambridge TV now testing on Virgin Media

Media Boy Sources has confirmed tonight that local TV Broadcaster CAMBRIDGE TV has started testing today on Virgin Media.

The following channels are also testing as of August 13th:
  • Arabic Hafla (No set launch date).
  • BT Sport Extra 1 (No set launch date).

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

BBC Three now set to close in March 2016

The BBC has announced that half of the advertising budget it spends on paid-for media this year will be spent solely on promoting the launch of an online-only TV service to replace the BBC3 TV channel.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Channel 5 goes UK Wide on Virgin?

Media Boy HQ thinks Viacom has remove regional advertising from Channel 5 (Virgin Channel 105) since last night - it was remove on Sky on August 3rd.

Virgin Media viewers in northern England, London, Scotland and Northern Ireland are affected.

Media Boy HQ V+ Box stop working for 5 mins about 1am last night when back our Total Channels want down by one. and listing for Channel 5 AD (Channel 855) was unavailable.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

EXCLUSIVE: More BT Sport Extra red button tests start on Virgin Media

Virgin Media has today started to test the following Red Button Channels from BT Sport:

Monday, 3 August 2015

Star Wars weekends on Sky Movies in August

From Sky Movies web site:

Every weekend from Saturday 8 August, Sky Movies Greats will become Sky Movies Star Wars, a channel dedicated to all things Star Wars including movie marathons, features and specials.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

BT Sport Europe launches on Virgin Media

Two new BT Sport channels has launch today on Virgin Media:

  • BT Sport Europe HD has launch today on Virgin Channel 529.
  • BT Sport Europe has launch today on Virgin Channel 532.