Thursday, 5 March 2015

Local TV on MB Blog: That’s TV buys controlling stake in YourTV

Story from Prolific North:

That’s TV, a Portsmouth-based local TV operator, has taken a controlling stake in the local TV licences for Manchester and Blackpool & Preston.

The move will see YourTV Manchester and YourTV Blackpool & Preston rebranded as That’s Manchester and That’s Lancashire.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

UPDATE: FOX + and FOX HD on the move on Virgin Media

Just days after of parent company 21st Century Fox rumours of being in talking with Discovery Communications, Inc about an takeover.

Virgin Media has signed an new broadcasting deal with FOX International Channels (FIC).

EXCLUSIVE: New Channel to launch for one day only

Virgin Sources has confirmed that on Saturday the Bradford v Reading FA Cup match will be free to view for non BT Sports customers on Channel 555.

Its will be called BT Sport 1 Free and will only show this event.

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Monday, 2 March 2015

Sky Movies put Oscars away ahead of Monsters coming

Here some Sky Movies news for you:

  • Sky Movies has rebrand Sky Movies SciFi as Sky Movies Monsters from today on Virgin Media and UPC Ireland.
  • Sky Movies has rebrand Sky Movies Oscars back to Sky Movies Greats from today on Virgin Media and UPC Ireland.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

UPC on MB Blog: TV3 confirms ALL 48 Rugby World Cup games

News thanks to TV3.

TV3 has today announced that it will be the Exclusive home of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Sky Movies news (UPDATED)

Virgin Media sources has told Media Boy HQ that the following Sky Movies Channels will be rebrand on the following dates:

  • Sky Movies Drama will be known as Sky Movies Valentines from Feb. 2nd to Feb. 16th.
  • Sky Movies Greats will be known as Sky Movies Oscars from Feb. 16th to March 2nd.
  • Sky Movies SciFi will be known as Sky Movies Monsters from March 2nd to March 16th.
  • Sky Sports 2 will be known as Sky Sports World Cup from Feb. 13th to March 31st (End date still to be confirmed).

 NOTE: This post was first posted on January 28th then updated on February 24th.

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Monday, 23 February 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media to axe Picturebox from April

Virgin Sources have told Media Boy HQ that Picturebox will be removed from Virgin Media on April 1st.

We are told this is due to its small customer base and to make room for more services in the future.

We have also seen info on an new channel testing on Virgin Media right now called "ARABIC HAFLA".

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Thursday, 19 February 2015

BBC News: STV plans revamp of STV Glasgow and STV Edinburgh

Story thanks to BBC Scotland:
STV is to revamp its local television stations for Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The stations' broadcasting hours are being extended significantly but many programmes will be shown at the same time on both stations.

The duration of their flagship local magazine shows will be cut but there will be extended local news coverage.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Sky Movies Drama back as Sky Movies goes Oscars mad

Sky Movies has rebrand Sky Movies Valentine back to Sky Movies Drama. Plus Sky Movies Greats has become Sky Movies Oscars.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Media Boy HQ add UPC Ireland channel listing to blog

Media Boy HQ has today added Channel listings for UPC Ireland.

UPC Ireland lineup (February 2015 update).

Cricket World Cup comes to Sky Sports 2

Cricket World Cup starts tonight so Sky Sports has branded Sky Sports 2 as Sky Sports World Cup on Virgin Channel 503 and also in HD on Virgin Channel 513.

UK Highlights can be found on ITV HD, STV HD, UTV HD and ITV4 HD from tomorrow.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Virgin Media move Virgin on Demand Rocks and axe Virgin on Demand Pop from EPG

Virgin Media has axe "Virgin on Demand Pop" from Virgin Channel 304 plus "Virgin on Demand Rocks" has move from Virgin Channel 306 to Virgin Channel 304 in the last 24 hours.

Media Boy HQ thinks maybe Virgin Media has signed an new deal with Viacom so maybe the following is set to happen due to Virgin on Demand Pop channel being axe from Virgin Channel 304 last night.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Media Boy HQ add Bauer Radio

Media Boy HQ has now added Bauer Radio to the list of channels that may launch on Virgin Media.

What is Virgin Media viewers missing  (But is broadcasting on other Digital TV networks)?

  • Absolute 70s*
  • Absolute 90s*
  • Kisstory**
  • KissFresh**
  • Heat Radio**
  • The Hits**
  • Kerrang Radio**

*Channels only on Astra UK (Sky Digital)
**Channels only on Freeview

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Happy 8th Birthday to Virgin Media

Virgin Media is 8 years old today.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Rapid TV News: Ofcom kicks outs Virgin Premier League rights complaint

Rapid TV News is reporting that UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has thrown out an action by cableco Virgin Media which attempted to halt the next bidding process for the TV rights to the English Premier League (EPL).

Virgin's complaint prompted Ofcom to initiate an investigation under section 25 of the UK Competition Act, and the regulator opened a consultation as part of its review of the UK's pay-TV 'wholesale must-offer' services pertaining to the joint selling arrangements by the Premier League for live, UK audiovisual media rights for Premier League football matches.

It noted that there would be a 'significant' gap, of around 17 months, between the auction and the start of the 2016/2017 seasons when broadcasting of the relevant matches will commence.

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Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Sky Movies add some loving to Sky Movies Drama.

Sky Movies has rebranded Sky Movies Drama as Sky Movies Valentine to until February 16th on Virgin Channel 410 (Also in HD on Virgin Channel 440.)

Saturday, 31 January 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media to launch new app for TiVo.

Virgin Media sources has told Media Boy HQ that Virgin Media have developed a cloud based mobile app for TiVo set to launch later this year.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

BBC News: Premier League TV sale should be halted, says Virgin Media.

Story thanks to BBC News.
Virgin Media has asked watchdog Ofcom to suspend the auction of Premier League football TV rights until a probe into the process is completed.

The broadcasting regulator launched an investigation in November, following a complaint by the firm.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Sky to add some loving to Sky Movies from Monday.

Sky Movies has confirmed that Sky Movies Drama will be rebranded as Sky Movies Valentine from 6am on Monday on Virgin Channel 410 (Also in HD on Virgin Channel 440).

Friday, 23 January 2015

The BBC reveal more information on BBC One +1 and CBBC if BBC Three is axe.

The BBC has reveal more information this past week on what may happen if BBC Three is axe as an TV Channel and move online.

What may happen later this year?

  • BBC One +1 (London?) will launch on Sky, Freesat, Virgin Media and Freeview HD as an new 24 hour channel.
  • NOTE: Freeview SD Viewers will NOT get BBC One +1 (If you cant get Film4 +1 on Freeview Channel 45 you are on Freeview SD)
  • CBBC and CBBC HD will have extra 14 hours per week added to it broadcasting hours - broadcasting to until 9pm everynight.
  • Nothing will broadcast on BBC Three's old stream from 9pm to 7am everyday.