Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Virgin Media complains to regulator over TV rights.

Story from Eurosport.com

Cable operator Virgin Media has complained to Britain's broadcast regulator over the way that rights to Premier League soccer matches are sold, saying that consumers are being forced to pay too high a price to watch games.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Local TV on MB Blog: Made in Tyne and Wear to launch on Virgin Media.

a516 is reporting that "Made in Tyne and Wear" will be on Virgin Channel 159 from launch.

Local TV on MB Blog: Local TV launches in Belfast.

Local TV returns to Northern Ireland today when at 6pm, NVTV takes to the airwaves of the Greater Belfast area on Virgin Channel 159.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Local TV on MB Blog: Grimsby's Estuary TV moves to Virgin Channel 159.

Grimsby's Estuary TV has confirmed on Twitter that have move from Virgin Channel 879 to Virgin Channel 159 in the Grimsby & Scunthorpe area.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Confirmed: BT Sport Extra launches on TiVo.

TiVo viewers on Cable Forum has confirmed that an Red Button logo has appeared on the BT Sport Channels for BT Sport Extra.

All other viewers will get it on October 3rd.

Local TV on MB Blog: YourTV confirmed channels will be on Virgin Media from launch.

YourTV says both YourTV Manchester and YourTV Blackpool & Preston will be on Virgin Channel 159 from launch.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Broadcast: Farah Ramzan Golant exits as All3Media sale finalised.

Story from Broadcast now:

Discovery and Liberty Global have completed their acquisition of All3Media in a move that will result in the departure of chief executive Farah Ramzan Golant.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Local TV on MB Blog: Local TV launches in Sheffield.

Sheffield Live TV has become the latest Local TV to launch in some areas of Sheffield on Virgin Channel 159.

Monday, 22 September 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media reveal launch dates for BT Sport Extra via Red Button.

Virgin Media sources has told Media Boy HQ over the past weekend that Virgin Media will launch BT Sport Extra via the Red Button on the following dates:
  • BT Sport Extra will launch on TiVo boxes on September 25th.
  • BT Sport Extra will launch on other boxes (V, V+ V+ HD) on October 3rd.
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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Viacom relaunch 5* +1 on Freesat.

Just over an week after Viacom International Media Networks Europe took over Channel 5. Viacom has relaunch 5* +1 on Freesat.

Over on Cable Forum "RichardCoulter" did report on Sunday night that:
"Just been informed that Viacom have approached VM (Virgin Media) to say that they want to reverse the previous owners decision and put 5*+1 back onto the network; they are also considering closing down (Channel) 5+24."

Ryder Cup comes to Sky Sports 4.

  • Sky Sports has today rebrand Sky Sports 4 as Sky Sports Ryder Cup on Virgin Channel 505.
  • Sky Sports has also rebrand Sky Sports 4 HD as Sky Sports Ryder Cup HD on Virgin Channel 515.

Sky Sports 4 will reappear on October 2nd.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

EXCLUSIVE: New Virgin Media update will be available for the IOS TV Anywhere app starting tomorrow.

Virgin Media sources has told Media Boy HQ today that from tomorrow an update will be available for the IOS TV Anywhere app to reflect the new colour scheme.

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Africa find new home on Virgin Media.

Virgin Media has moved The Africa Channel from Virgin Channel 828 to Virgin Channel 289.

Virgin Media has also moved The Africa Channel from "International" to "Lifestyle" on Virgin TV Guide.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Local TV on MB Blog: Sheffield Live TV tests appear on Freeview in Sheffield.

Freeview viewers in Sheffield can now pick up tests for Sheffield Live TV on Freeview Channel 8 ahead of the launch of Sheffield Live TV on September 23rd.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Digital Spy: RTÉ TWO Rebrands Back to RTÉ 2.

On 22nd September, RTÉ TWO will go back to being called RTÉ 2 and get a complete new look.

RTÉ Two is on Virgin Channel 876 in Northern Ireland.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media to 'soft' launch new firmware update starting on Tuesday.

Virgin Media sources has told Media Boy HQ today that Virgin will begin installing a soft launch of a new firmware update to the TiVo boxes.

The update will change the look of the user interface, improve the start up time and offer other small changes/improvements.

To get an idea of the new look if you go to virginmedia.com the colour scheme is the same with the purple background, white text and the new red Virgin Media logo.

A few regions will get it on Tuesday with the majority of the boxes to be updated by October 28th.

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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Viacom: Viacom Closes Acquisition of Channel 5.

The following is from Viacom:

Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc., today announced the completion of its £450M acquisition of Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited from Northern & Shell Media Group.

The deal, which was announced on 1st May this year, was closed this morning after receiving unconditional clearance from the European Commission.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Local TV on MB Blog: Made in Cardiff reveal launch date.

Local TV broadcaster "Made TV" has just reveal that Made in Cardiff will launch on October 15th on Sky, Freeview and Virgin Channel 159.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Confirmed: Smallworld customers started to move over to Virgin Media.

Virgin Media sources has told Media Boy HQ that Smallworld customers started being brought over to Virgin on August 26th.

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Digital Spy: Two new red button channels plus Tru TV testing on Virgn Media?

Digital Spy Forum poster "Sirius C" says Virgin Media are testing TruTV and two red button channels out.

They are;

  • TruTV,
  • A hidden BBC Alba stream
  • BT Sport Extra