Friday, 31 March 2017

Local TV on MB Blog: Made in Teesside to launch on Virgin Media by May

Made in Teesside TV‏ has tweet that Made In Teesside TV did not launch on March 30th on Virgin Media after all.

But Made in Teesside did confirmed that they will be available on Virgin (Channel) 159 (in) mid-late April.

Advanced Television: Fast & Furious channel from Sky Cinema

Story from Advanced Television:

Sky Cinema is bringing together all seven Fast & Furious films in a collection for the very first time in the UK on dedicated channel Sky Cinema Fast & Furious.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Radio Times: Sky Cinema to end Sky Cinema Monsters on Friday

Radio Times has confirmed that Sky Cinema Sci-Fi and Horror brand will be back on Saturday on the Virgin Media EPG.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Media Guardian: Channel 4 to stay in public hands amid pressure to relocate

Story from Media Guardian:

The culture secretary has ruled out privatising Channel 4 following a protracted review of its long-term future, but in return wants the state-owned broadcaster to relocate some or all of its operations outside London.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Racing Post: ATR set to be renamed Sky Sports Racing after share sale

Story from Racing Post:

At The Races is set to be rebranded as Sky Sports Racing after Sky strengthened its involvement in the horseracing channel by becoming the majority shareholder.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

LFC TV free on Virgin Media UK for two weeks

Non Liverpool FC fans has until April 3rd to watch LFC TV on Virgin UK Channel 544.

Monday, 20 March 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media UK launches logos on some BBC Radio Channels

We have just found that Virgin Media UK are now broadcast logos on some BBC Radio Channels.

Sony to Power up Kix Power again from March 30th

Virgin UK Channel 738 has confirm that Kix Power will be power up by Sony on March 30th.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Digital TV Europe: Liberty Global reportedly back in talks with Vodafone

Story from Digital TV Europe:

Liberty Global and Vodafone have resumed talks about a possible corporate tie-up, according to a report by The Register.

Media Guardian: Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid to be investigated by UK regulator

Story from Media Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch’s £11.7bn takeover bid for Sky is to be investigated by the media regulator to see if it gives him too much control of news output in the UK and whether the Murdoch family are “fit and proper” owners following the phone-hacking scandal.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Quest Red launches on Virgin Media UK

Quest Red has today launch on Virgin UK Channel 215.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Global Radio rebrand Heart Extra as Heart 80s on Virgin Media UK

Global Radio has today rebrand Heart Extra as Heart 80s on Virgin UK Channel 921.

NOTE at time of posting Virgin Media UK has still to up the EPG banner.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Local TV on MB Blog: Made in Tesside to launch on Virgin Media UK on March 30th

Story from The Northern Echo:

A Regional TV network is launching a dedicated new channel for Teesside.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media UK starts tests for Quest Red (UPDATED)

Media Boy Sources has confirmed that Quest Red has started to test on Virgin Media UK - is now testing on Virgin Media UK but with no video and no audio.

Monday, 6 March 2017

The Telegraph: ITV's court victory over online broadcasts sets up showdown with Virgin Media

Story from The Telegraph:

ITV has scored a court victory over services that retransmit its broadcasts without permission, setting the scene for a battle this summer with its biggest shareholder, Liberty Global, the owner of Virgin Media.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Radio Times: Sky Cinema to launch Sky Cinema Monsters Monday

Radio Times has confirmed that Sky Cinema Sci-Fi and Horror will become known as Sky Cinema Monsters from Monday till the end of March.

Motors TV has become UK

New owners of Motors TV has axe the Motors TV brand and has rebrand as UK on Virgin UK Channel 545.