Friday, 19 December 2014

Ofcom to review Pay TV.

The review will determine whether regulation requiring Sky to offer its Sky Sports 1 and 2 channels to other pay TV providers to ensure fair and effective competition in the UK’s pay TV sector remains appropriate.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Sky Sports News HQ HD Testing on Virgin Media.

An new Virgin Tester has told Media Boy HQ that both Sky News HD and Sky Sports News HQ HD are now testing on Virgin Media.

Recombu: More channels set to launch on WorldBox next month.

Recombu is reporting that the following Channels will launch on WorldBox in January only on TiVo:

  • France: EuroChannel
  • France: BFM TV
  • Ukraine: Ukraine Today
  • Russia: CTC 

Sky Sports Darts launch on Virgin Media.

Sky Sports has today rebrand Sky Sports 3 as Sky Sports Darts on Virgin Channel 504. Also in HD on Virgin Channel 514.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Virgin Media add some Nollywood.

Virgin Media has today added Nollywood Movies to Virgin Channel 835.

Nollywood Movies will cost £6.99 per month.

UPDATED: Best Of The Year 2014.

Here is the list of winners of Media Boy's 'Best Of The Year 2014'
 

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Some Global Radio Channels on the move on Virgin Media.

Virgin Media has moved the following Global Radio Channels to new channel numbers:

  • LBC Radio has moved from Virgin Channel 973 to Virgin Channel 919.
  • LBC News has moved from Virgin Channel 919 to Virgin Channel 921.
  • Gold Radio has moved from Virgin Channel 959 to Virgin Channel 923.
  • Capital Xtra has moved from Virgin Channel 969 to Virgin Channel 959.
  • XFM has moved from Virgin Channel 965 to Virgin Channel 960.

Liverpool FC TV relaunches on Virgin Media.

Virgin Media in the past 24 hours has signed the new broadcasting deal with Liverpool FC.

But Liverpool FC TV has been removed from the XL Package and viewers will need to pay £7 per month to get LFCTV.

LFC TV has relaunch on Virgin Channel 544 today.

Media Boy HQ has seen no info on LFC TV HD coming to Virgin Media any time soon.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Confrimed: Virgin Media axe Smallworld Fibre brand.

Information from Virgin Media web site:

Virgin Media's services have become available to 44,000 new homes in North West England and South West Scotland for the first time, providing internet access at speeds up to 152Mb or eleven times faster than Sky or BT’s typical services.

Rumour: Up to 10 channels may launch in 2015 on Virgin Media.

Cable Forum poster theone2k10 is reported that the following channels may launch in 2015 on Virgin Media:

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Worldbox launches on TiVo.

Virgin Media has launch Worldbox on TiVo boxes. Tivo viewers can press Red on Virgin Channel 834 to get the following channels (List right as of December 11th at 12pm Info thanks to Cable Forum).

  • Canal 24 Horas (Spain)
  • Sic International (Portugal)
  • 1+1 (Ukraine)
  • Nessma (Tunisia/North Africa)

BBC News: BBC Three proposals are unveiled.

Story from BBC News online:

Plans for the future of BBC Three have been announced, including a move to online broadcasting 24 hours a day and an emphasis on long form content.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

UKTV: Get all UKTV channels for free on Virgin Media this Christmas.

This winter Virgin Media are giving their customers on their freeview only packages the chance to watch all UKTV's pay TV channels for no extra fee.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Local TV on MB Blog: Two more local TV channels launches on Virgin Media.

Virgin Media has added two more channels to their family of Local TV Channels on Virgin Media:

  • Bay TV Liverpool has launch in some Liverpool areas on Virgin Channel 159.
  • Mustard TV has launch in some Norwich areas on Virgin Media channel 159.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Hum Europe launches on Virgin Media.

Hum Europe has launch today on the M+ Package on Virgin Channel 833.

Five unknown channels appeared on "Total Channels".

Six new "Total Channels" appeared last night but only HUM TV appeared on the EPG Listings. The other FIVE Streams is unknown to Media Boy HQ that time of posting.

LFC TV old channel number is still broadcasting.

UTV Ireland to launch on UPC Ireland next month.

UTV has confirmed that UTV Ireland will launch on UPC Channel 110 in early January.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Bizasia: Hum TV Europe confirms Virgin Media launch.

Hum TV Europe has confirmed to Asian Web site Bizasia that Hum TV Europe will officially launch on Virgin Media on Tuesday 2nd December.

Hum TV will be available on Virgin Media channel 833 in the M+ bundle from Tuesday 2nd December.

Virgin Media cut more listings from V+ Boxes.

Virgin Media has cut the listing on V+ Boxes to FIVE days.

Cable forum poster "nodrogd" ask:
"Is my mind playing tricks, or has another days worth of data just dissapeared from the V+ EPG?

Surely VM can't be making space for more channels !!!!"

Virgin Media worker reply:
"Yes and yes. Cue anger / excitement (delete as appropriate)"
Keep it with Media Boy Blog for any news update on this story...

Friday, 28 November 2014

Bizasia: Hum TV Europe set for Virgin Media launch.

Story from Bizasia:

Popular Pakistani channel, Hum TV Europe is expcted to launch on Virgin Media next month, BizAsia can confirm.