Monday, 30 January 2017

WorldBox relaunches on Virgin Media UK

Media Boy HQ has been given an price list for new WORLDBOX International channels Packages. Prices are as followed:

Sky Cinema now showing "Greats Movies"

Sky Cinema has rebrand Sky Cinema Superheroes as Sky Cinema Greats on the following channels numbers.

You watch Sky Cinema Greats on:
  • Sky Cinema Greats on Virgin UK Channel 434.
  • Sky Cinema Greats HD on Virgin UK Channel 404.
  • Sky Cinema Greats on Virgin Ireland Channel 307.
  • Sky Cinema Greats HD on Virgin Ireland Channel 337.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

MB Views: Has Discovery Acquires TruTV slots on Sky and Freeview from Turner Broadcasting System Europe?

Digital Spy Forum is reporting that Discovery Shed +1 and Discovery Home & Health +2 are now testing on Sky.
Media Boy HQ feels the EPG Slots maybe coming from:
  1. Sky PLC has sold two Sky Cinema Box Office Slots to Discovery.
  2. Turner Broadcasting System Europe has sold TruTV slots to Discovery. 
If it number two then TruTV will close in the coming months.


Confirmed: Sky Cinema Greats back on Monday

Radio Times has confirmed that Sky Cinema Greats will be back from Monday.

You watch Sky Cinema Greats on:
  • Sky Cinema Greats on Virgin UK Channel 434.
  • Sky Cinema Greats HD on Virgin UK Channel 404.
  • Sky Cinema Greats on Virgin Ireland Channel 307.
  • Sky Cinema Greats HD on Virgin Ireland Channel 337.

F1 Takeover - The Guardian: F1’s Chase Carey: races should be Super Bowls, events that capture a whole city

Story from The Guardian:

The new chief executive of Formula One, Chase Carey, wants to turn each of the sport’s 21 races into a “Super Bowl” and has reiterated the importance of a British Grand Prix to the calendar.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

F1 Takeover - BBC: Bernie Ecclestone removed as Liberty Media completes $8bn takeover

Story from The BBC:

Bernie Ecclestone has been removed from his position running Formula 1 as US giant Liberty Media completed its $8bn (£6.4bn) takeover of the sport.

Sunday, 22 January 2017

F1 Takeover - Sky News: New F1 owner Liberty Media to unveil boardroom shake-up

Story from Sky News:

The new owner of Formula One (F1) motor racing will unveil a boardroom shake-up next week that will include the departures of two of Europe's leading businessmen.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

F1 Takeover - The Guardian: Formula One pulled a fast one on the US taxman – and it's all perfectly legal

Story from The Guardian:

When Liberty Media finalized the takeover of Formula One auto racing’s parent company Delta Topco last week, it should have been music to the ears of America’s taxman.

Irish Times: Irish-American billionaire has Lion’s share of film success

Story from The Irish Times:

The romantic comedy La La Land is expected to scoop up Oscars at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles on February 26th when Hollywood stars and powerful figures in the film industry gather in the Dolby Theatre.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

F1 Takeover - Sky Sports: Liberty Media's F1 takeover unanimously approved by FIA

Story from Sky Sports:

The takeover of Formula 1 is nearing completion after the FIA approved Liberty Media's purchase of the sport.

F1 Takeover - Reuters: Shareholders approve Liberty Media F1 takeover-related proposals

Story from Reuters:

Liberty Media has said its shareholders have voted to approve funding and changes related to the takeover of Formula One (F1) racing car series.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Rumour: Is True Crime set to launch on Virgin Media?

Rumours on Cable Forum and Digital Spy Forum says that True Crime has added the Virgin Media logo on to their web site.

More news as we get it...

Irish Times: Virgin Media leaves Horizon behind in television platform rebrand

Story from Irish Times:

Virgin Media Ireland is ditching the Horizon name for its most advanced set-top box and rebranding its television platform as Virgin TV in a new push for customers.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Kix Power ran out of power an week early but POP Max to launch next month

Kix Power has now close on Virgin UK Channel 738.

But POP Max will launch instead from February 9th till March 30th.

Virgin Media UK moves channels about

Virgin Media UK has today move the following channels:

Monday, 9 January 2017

Virgin Media Ireland launches Be3 HD only on Virgin Media

Reports on DS Forum says that Virgin Media Ireland has not launch Be3 HD today on Sky Ireland.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

UPDATED: Virgin Media UK set to move some Music Channels on January 10th

Virgin Media UK has also confirmed that the following channels will also move on Tuesday:

  • Virgin Media UK will move Box Upfront from Virgin UK Channel 338 to Virgin UK Channel 330.
  • Virgin Media UK will move Box Hits from Virgin UK Channel 337 to Virgin UK Channel 336.
  • Virgin Media UK will move 4Music from Virgin UK Channel 330 to Virgin UK Channel 337.
  • Virgin Media UK will move Kiss from Virgin UK Channel 336 to Virgin UK Channel 338.

Confirmed: All Sky Cinema Channels to switch places next week on Virgin Media UK

Virgin Media UK has confirmed that Sky Cinema is set to move channels numbers from January 10th.