Thursday, 29 October 2015

Rumour: Is Box Nation HD set to launch in November on Virgin Media UK?

Originally Posted by RichardCoulter on Cable Forum:
There's a ***possibility*** that Box Nation HD may be coming to VM around 23/11/15.

Media Boy HQ has not seen any info on Box Nation HD launching any time soon on Virgin Media UK.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Broadband TV News: Liberty Global in Cable & Wireless takeover talks

Broadband TV News is reporting that Liberty Global is poised to make a $5 billion bid for Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC), in a move that would extend its influence to the Caribbean.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Guardian Media: James Murdoch reveals Fox planning new bid for full control of Sky

Story from Guardian Media:

James Murdoch has said that 21st Century Fox plans to make a renewed bid to take full control of pan-European pay-TV broadcaster Sky.

Murdoch, who was promoted to chief executive of Fox in June, said not having complete control of Sky is “not an end state that is natural for us”.

Monday, 19 October 2015

UTV: UTV Television channels sold to ITV in £100m deal

News from UTV:

ITV is to acquire regional broadcaster UTV and its sister channel UTV Ireland in a takeover deal worth £100m, it has been announced.

Richard Huntingford, Chairman of UTV Media, said the £100m price tag “reflects the inherent value within the UTV Television business”.

As part of the deal ITV is acquiring the UTV brand.

Friday, 16 October 2015

VM Ireland on MB Blog - Virgin Media: Virgin Media appoints Tony Hanway CEO of Ireland operations

News from Virgin

Virgin Media today announces the appointment of Tony Hanway as CEO of its operations in Ireland.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

BBC Radio Foyle launches on Virgin Media UK

BBC Radio Foyle has launch today on Virgin UK Channel 933.

Monday, 12 October 2015

VM Ireland on MB Blog - RTÉ News: Virgin Media Ireland CEO to take up Hungary role with UPC

Story from RTÉ NEWS:

Virgin Media has announced that Magnus Ternsjö, CEO of its operations in Ireland, has been appointed as CEO of UPC Hungary – a sister company within Liberty Global.

BT Sport: Three Aviva Premiership Rugby games to be shown LIVE on BT Sport Freeview by December

BT Sport has confirmed that three Aviva Premiership Rugby games will be shown on BT Sport Freeview on Virgin UK Channel 548.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

The Sunday Times: ITV set to snap up Ulster broadcaster

ITV is poised to capture UTV this week in a deal expected to value the Northern Ireland broadcaster at about £100m.

The channel is part of UTV Media, the London-listed company that owns TalkSport and a number of radio stations in the UK and Ireland.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

VM Ireland on MB Blog - Digital Spy: Sky Movies to launch Harry Potter Channel

Digital Spy is reporting that from Saturday 24 October until Monday 2 November, Sky Movies Greats will be renamed Sky Movies Harry Potter.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

EXCLUSIVE: New Radio Channel testing on Virgin Media UK

Media Boy Sources has confirmed that BBC Radio Foyle tests has appeared on Virgin Media.

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Monday, 5 October 2015

True Christmas to launch on October 9th

Sony has confirmed that True Movies 1 will become True Christmas on 9th October on Virgin Ireland Channel 329 and Virgin UK Channel 419.

VM Ireland on MB Blog: Virgin Media Ireland launches

UPC Ireland has become known as Virgin Media Ireland today.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Lifetime HD launches on Virgin Media UK

Today has saw the launch on Virgin Media UK of Lifetime HD.

Also FOX and FOX + is now on the M+ Package.

New channel numbers:

  • 208. Lifetime (Moved from Channel 274.)
  • 209. Lifetime HD

VM Ireland on MB Blog - UTV Ireland: Richard Branson rebrands UPC Ireland as Virgin Media

Story thanks to UTV Ireland:

All of UPC Ireland’s current operations, products and services will become Virgin Media from Monday 5 October.