Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Sky Cinema Star Trek back next week

From Monday Sky Cinema will rebrand Sky Cinema Sci-Fi and Horror as Sky Cinema Star Trek.

You will find it on the following channels numbers:

  • Sky Cinema Star Trek - Virgin UK Channel 411 and Virgin Ireland Channel 304.
  • Sky Cinema Star Trek HD - Virgin UK Channel 441 and Virgin Ireland Channel 334.

Virgin Media UK add new Viacom Channels

Virgin Media UK has today added the following channels:

  • 154. Spike*
  • 186. 5STAR +1

Channel on the move:

  • 5USA +1 has moved from Virgin UK Channel 154 to Virgin UK Channel 185.

Local TV on MB Blog - Liverpool Echo: Liverpool's Bay TV set to be bought days after going into administration

Story from Liverpool ECHO:

Struggling Liverpool broadcaster Bay TV is set to be bought out just days after it went into administration.

Made Television, the largest operator of City TV Stations in the UK, is to acquire the local television station, subject to approval by the regulator Ofcom.

Friday, 26 August 2016 Virgin Media closes in on Arqiva takeover is reporting that Virgin Media is closing in on a deal to bulk up in the WiFi industry after agreeing to take over an Arqiva unit in a deal worth tens of millions of dollars.

The Financial Times understands that the sale is likely to be completed next week and represents a further attempt by Virgin Media, which is owned by Liberty Global, to tackle the power of BT and Sky, which both have large WiFi divisions.

© The Financial Times Ltd 2016.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Virgin Media UK launches three more Sony Channels

The following Sony owned channels has now launch on Virgin Media UK:

  • 425. Movie Mix
  • 426. Movies 4 Men
  • 736. POP

Local TV on MB Blog - Cambridge News: Cambridge TV for sale

Story from Cambridge News Online:

Cambridge's local TV channel operator Cambridge Presents, is up for sale.

Millionaire owner, Dr Peter Dawe OBE has found that control of the local licence bars him from standing for election as Mayor of Cambridgeshire, a job he wants.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Sky Sports Mix launches on Virgin Media in UK and Ireland

Sky Sports Mix has today launch on the following Channels numbers on both Virgin Media Networks:

Virgin Media UK:
  • Sky Sports Mix has launch on Virgin UK Channel 517.
  • Sky Sports Mix HD has launch on Virgin UK Channel 507.

Virgin Media Ireland:
  • Sky Sports Mix has launch on Virgin Ireland Channel 105.
  • Sky Sports Mix has launch on Virgin Ireland Channel 400.
  • Sky Sports Mix HD has launch on Virgin Ireland Channel 430.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Sony Pictures Television Networks: Movie Mix launches on Virgin Media UK

Story from Sony Pictures Television Networks:
Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPT) and Virgin Media UK have today announced the arrival of Movie Mix for Virgin Media UK Customers on Channel 425.

The deal forms part of three new Sony channels for Virgin Media UK customers; MovieMix, Movies4Men (Ch 426) and kids channel POP (Ch 736), as part of a new long-term carriage agreement.

Local TV on MB Blog - Liverpool ECHO: Liverpool's Bay TV enters administration

Story from Liverpool Echo:

Liverpool’s Bay TV is expected to be sold after being placed into administration.

Two new channels launches on Virgin Media UK

The following channels has launch today on Virgin Media UK:

  • 836. NDTV India
  • 837. NDTV Spice

Monday, 22 August 2016

Virgin Media UK reveal channels numbers for Sky Sports Mix

Virgin Media UK has confirmed that Sky Sports Mix will be on the following channels from Wednesday.

  • Sky Sports Mix HD will be on Virgin UK Channel 507.
  • Sky Sports Mix will be on Virgin UK Channel 517.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Telegraph: Virgin Media 'furious' over £120m BT sport contract as EE gives channels away

Story from The Telegraph:

A bitter row has erupted between BT and Virgin Media over the more than £120m a year the cable operator pays its broadband rival for the BT Sport channels now being offered free to millions of EE mobile subscribers.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Babenation starts tests on Virgin Media UK

Media Boy sources has just confirmed to Media Boy HQ that Babenation has started to test today on Virgin Media UK.

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Sky Cinema to launch Star Wars Channel

From Monday Sky Cinema Greats will become know as Sky Cinema Star Wars.

Sky Cinema Star Wars will be found on Virgin UK 404 and Virgin Ireland 307.
Sky Cinema Star Wars HD will be found on Virgin UK 434 and Virgin Ireland 337.

Monday, 15 August 2016

VM Ireland on MB Blog - Irish Independent: TV3 submits application for new Ballymount TV studio

Story from Independent:

TV3 has submitted a planning application for a new broadcasting studio at its Ballymount campus in Dublin.

The group wants to convert 2,287sqm of existing logistics facilities into a television studio with an associated technical support facility and office.

The broadcaster declined to comment on the planning application submitted to South Dublin Co Council.

However the group is known to be planning a third studio to complement its original studio and the Virgin Media TV3 HD Studio.

The aim is to free up the HD studio - which is the country's largest - for the filming of big, showcase programmes and so it can be rented out to other broadcasters.

TV3 was bought by Liberty Global subsidiary Virgin Media last year for up to €87m.

Liberty is controlled by US billionaire John Malone.

Earlier this year, Virgin announced its intention to similarly buy UTV Ireland for a smaller €10m, uniting the two broadcasters in a deal that should create a stronger challenger to RTE.

The transaction is still subject to regulatory approval.

If it goes through it will add another television studio to Virgin's Irish portfolio - UTV's news operation in Dublin's Docklands district.

In other TV3 news, the group recently poached industry veteran Bill Malone as director of programming from his role as RTE2 channel controller.

Malone will have responsibility for all programme commissioning, acquisitions and scheduling for TV3.

News of his departure came shortly after RTE television managing director Glen Killane said he was leaving the broadcaster to head up Eir TV and Eir Sport.

© Irish Independent.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

EXCLUSIVE: 7 new Channels starts tests on Virgin Media UK (UPDATED)

Media Boy Sources confirmed to Media Boy HQ today that the following 7 Channels are now testing on Virgin Media UK.

  • 5* +1
  • Sky Sports Mix
  • Sky Sports Mix HD
  • Spike TV
  • POP
  • Movie Mix
  • Movies 4 Men 


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MB Views: Virgin Media UK set to move Film4 and Sky Movies HD Channels?

With Movie Mix and Movies 4 Men set to launch EXCLUSIVE: Six new Channels starts tests on Virgin Media UK  Media Boy HQ feels Virgin Media UK may move Sky Movies HD channels back by ten numbers and starting from Virgin UK Channels 441.

Film4 Channels may also move to make way for the two new confirmed Sony Movies Channels.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Channel 5 +24 has now become My5

Viacom has rebrand Channel 5 +24 as My5 on Virgin UK Channel 152.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Radio Times: Sky Cinema Fairy to launch on Monday - no Joke

Radio Times has confirmed new channels numbers from Monday for Sky Cinema Greats and Sky Cinema Family:

  • Sky Cinema Spies will be rebrand as Sky Cinema Greats on Virgin UK Channel 404 and Virgin Ireland Channel 307.
  • Sky Cinema Family will be rebrand as Sky Cinema Fairy Tales on Virgin UK Channel 406 and Virgin Ireland Channel 303.
  • Sky Cinema Spies HD will be rebrand as Sky Cinema Greats HD on Virgin UK Channel 434 Virgin Ireland Channel 337.
  • Sky Cinema Family HD will be rebrand as Sky Cinema Fairy Tales HD on Virgin UK Channel 436 and Virgin Ireland Channel 333.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Broadband TV: Eos 4K box spells revamp for Virgin Media TV offer

Story from Broadband TV News:

Virgin Media will relaunch its TV service under the name Virgin TV, CEO Tom Mockridge has confirmed.

Friday, 5 August 2016

VM Ireland on MB Blog - Irish Times: No going back for Virgin Media as it moves on from Eir Sports

Story from Irish Times:

Virgin Media customers hoping for a last-minute deal on BT Sports and Eir Sports channels will be left disappointed after its Irish head confirmed there would be no reprieve.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

BT Sport rebrand BT Sport Europe

BT has today rebrand BT Sport Europe and BT Sport Europe HD as BT Sport 3 and BT Sport 3 HD on Virgin Media UK.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Liberty Global: Liberty Global renew Discovery deal for Europe

Story from Liberty Global:

Liberty Global and Discovery Communications today announce a long-term, comprehensive renewal of their distribution agreement that guarantees delivery of Discovery’s full portfolio of fan-favorite networks, including flagships Discovery Channel, TLC, ID and Eurosport, to Liberty Global customers across its 12 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Romania, Netherlands, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Viacom to launch My5 next week

Radio Times is reporting that Channel 5 + 24 will close on Virgin UK Channel 152 but Viacom will launch My5 next Wednesday (August 10th) on Virgin UK Channel 152.

Radio Times: Sky Cinema Greats back on August 12th

Sky Cinema Greats will be back on both Virgin Media UK and Virgin Media Ireland from August 12th. 

Monday, 1 August 2016

It August!!! And all go at Virgin Media

Well it August so Virgin Media has launch new channels in the UK and removed channels from Ireland.