Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Latest News from Media Boy HQ on new channels testing 2017

Last updated July 19th 2017 at 17:45 (THIS POST WILL STAY AT TOP OF BLOG FOR NOW):

Media Boy Blog will keep updating this post to give you all the latest information we can reveal on this post.

Sky Cinema to launch Superheroes channel next week

Sky Cinema has confirm that Sky Cinema Greats will become Sky Cinema Superheroes from July 24th.

Sky Cinema Superheroes will be on for 4 weeks.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Virgin Media Ireland reveal new Sports Channels lineup

Virgin Media Ireland has move some channels about to give their viewers 9 Sky Sports Channels:

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Monday, 10 July 2017

New Local TV broadcaster KMTV launches on Virgin Media UK

KMTV has launch today on Virgin UK Channel 159 in or around Kent postcode areas only.

Virgin Media UK reveal channels numbers new look Sky Sports from July 18th

Virgin Media UK has confirmed the new look channel lineup for Sky Sports channels will be as followed from July 18th:

Daily Mail: Sky Sports devote new channels to Premier League, football, cricket and golf in major shake-up as they reveal new cost structure for fans

Story from Daily Mail:

Sky Sports are to devote an entire channel to the Premier League in a major shake-up of their programming.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Kent Online: KMTV: Kent's new TV channel set to launch

Story from Kent Online:

KMTV is a unique partnership between the University of Kent and KM Media Group, the publisher of this website.

Launching on Monday at 5.30pm, it will be the county’s first dedicated television channel, delivering quality news, sport and entertainment around the clock.

EXCLUSIVE: Sky Sources confirmed no name change for At The Races

Sky Sources has confirmed that At The Races will stay when Sky Sports is given new names by saying "There was zero mention of At The Races changing names"

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Last Local TV channels on Freeview launch dates revealed

The last numbers of launch TV Channels on Freeview has been confirmed as following

July 2017;
  • 10th - KMTV*
  • 12th - That's Carlisle
  • 19th - That's Salisbury
  • 26th - That's Surrey
  • 31st - That's Scarbrough

*KMTV is testing on Virgin Media UK for viewers in Maidstone and Tonbridge.

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Monday, 3 July 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Spider-man Channel to close on July 30th

Spider-Man Channel - Virgin UK Channel 708 will be rebrand as Disney XD +1 on July 30th.

EXCLUSIVE: Sky Cinema Tom Hanks to launch on July 10th

Sky Cinema has confirm that Sky Cinema Greats will become Sky Cinema Tom Hanks from July 10th.

MUTV free for two weeks on Virgin Media UK

MUTV is free to all Virgin Media UK customers from 1st July until 14th July, on Virgin UK Channel 526.

Information thanks to Cable Forum and "Richc1977".

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Is Sky Sports set to launch two new channels?

The Following information is thanks to Cable Forum poster "JJ20X":

The following channels are testing right now on Virgin Media UK:

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Virgin Media: Virgin TV brings vibrant Asian programming to its platform with the launch of Brit Asia TV

Story from Virgin Media web site:

Virgin TV is increasing its Asian channel line-up by launching Brit Asia TV on its platform today (Thursday 29 June).

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Confirmed: Disney XD +1 will be rebrand as Channel show Spider Man for month

Disney XD has confirm that Disney XD +1 will be axe for July.

Disney XD +1 will be showing Spider Man 24/7 for July from July 3rd on Virgin UK Channel 708.

Info from Virgin TV Kids and TiVo.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Media Guardian: Sky Sports to replace numbered channels and slash prices in revamp

Story from Media Guardian:

Sky is scrapping its numbered sports channels and replacing them with themed offerings focused on specific sports – led by football, golf and cricket – as it combats falling viewer numbers with a branding revamp and a cheaper viewing package.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Virgin Media adds new channel to WorldBox

Russian Channel "THT-Comedy" has been added to WorldBox.

WorldBox is on V6/TiVo Channel 834.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea TV is set to go HD only soon

Sky sources has confirm that Chelsea TV is set to go HD only soon. So Satellite Customers without a HD box will be unable to view the channel.

Satellite Customers with a HD box will continue to receive it in HD without needing any Sky HD subscriptions.

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Friday, 23 June 2017

BBC News: BBC launches second Welsh station Radio Cymru 2

Story from BBC Online:

BBC Cymru Wales is to launch a second Welsh language radio station.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media Ireland to give some Pride to their lineup

Viacom will rebrand MTV Classic as MTV Pride on Virgin Ireland Channel 707.

It will happen on July 3rd to July 10th.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

EXCLUSIVE: W broadcasting on two channels on Virgin Media Ireland

Base on information MB HQ has seen UKTV's W is broadcasting on Virgin Ireland Channels 160 and 512.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Media Guardian: Fox’s £11.7bn bid for Sky ‘should be referred to competition authorities’

Story from Media Guardian:

Labour’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, has called on the culture secretary to refer Rupert Murdoch’s proposed £11.7bn takeover of Sky to the competition authorities for further scrutiny.

Radio Times: Sky Cinema to launch "Brits" Channel from June 24

Radio Times has confirmed that Sky Cinema Greats will be rebrand as Sky Cinema Brits from June 24th to July 9th.

BBC launches temporary red botton channels on Virgin Media UK

Temporary BBC Red Button channels has been added until July 17th on the following channels numbers:

Monday, 19 June 2017

Confirmed: Virgin Media axes european versions of Euronews

Also has of May 29th - Euronews is just broadcasting in English on SIX channels on Virgin Media Ireland.

Bizasia: Virgin Media reacts to Sky Asia Pack changes

Info from BizAsia:

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Bizasia: Brit Asia TV to launch on Virgin Media UK - July 1st

Info from BizAsia:

Brit Asia TV is extending its reach by launching on Virgin Media.

New Numbers of channels tests start on Virgin Media UK

Cable Forum poster "jj20x" has found the following channels has started to test on Virgin Media UK: