Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Latest News from Media Boy HQ on new channels testing 2017

Last updated May 24th 2017 at 17:05 (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.

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media UK to axe Scientific Atlanta V+ boxes next week

Virgin Media Sources has confirmed on Cable Forum that Virgin Media will axe Scientific Atlanta V+ boxes by the end of May 2017.

Confirmed: Sky Cinema Greats back on Tuesday

Radio Times has confirmed that Sky Cinema Star Wars will go to the stars on Tuesday at 7.15am when Sky Cinema comes home with their Greats.

Monday, 22 May 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media UK launches FOUR new channels on Worldbox

Virgin Media UK has launched the following channels on TiVo and V6 via WorldBox (Virgin UK Channel 835):

  • NTV Series, NTV Style and NTV Mir has been added to the Russian Package.
  • And also free to view channel called "Al Araby" has been added to Arabic channels.

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Saturday, 20 May 2017

The Telegraph: Virgin Media to auction off the best slots on its TV guide

Story from The Telegraph:

The cable operator Virgin Media is plotting a shake-up of the pay-TV industry by auctioning off rights to some of the best slots in its channel menu to the highest bidder.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Rumour: Virgin Media UK start Talking Pictures TV tests

Reports are coming in that Talking Pictures TV has started to test on Virgin Media UK.

More on this breaking story when we get it...

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Friday, 12 May 2017

Business Insider UK: ITV could disappear from Virgin Media unless a £40 million disagreement is resolved

Story from Business Insider UK:

There's a danger ITV could disappear from Virgin Media unless the cable TV company pays it tens of millions of pounds.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

The Irish Times - John Malone: Irish-American ‘cable cowboy’ eyes new landscapes

Story from The Irish Times:

A statue of an eagle, wings spread as if in flight, greets visitors to Liberty Media’s headquarters at the edge of a business park in the Denver suburb of Englewood.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

The Irish Times: Virgin Media warns it will not pay for access to RTÉ channels

Story from The Irish Times:

Virgin Media Ireland has insisted it will not pay for access to RTÉ channels and that RTÉ benefits commercially from occupying the top channel positions on the Virgin platform.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Radio Times: Sky Cinema to launch Sky Cinema Star Wars on May 19th

Radio Times has confirmed that Sky Cinema Greats will become known as Sky Cinema Star Wars from May 19th until an later date (This post will be updated when we have an end date).

Friday, 5 May 2017

Daily Post: Rugby fans can watch highlights of Lions tour of New Zealand for FREE after S4C deal with Sky

Story from Daily Post:

The British and Irish Lions face the ultimate test this June and July when they travel to New Zealand to take on the All Blacks.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Friday, 28 April 2017

Sky Sports: Sky Sports creates dedicated Players Championship channel for 2017

Story from Sky Sports:

Sky Sports is creating a brand new channel for one of the biggest events in the golf calendar as the Players Championship is set for dedicated shows and 45 hours of live coverage for the first time.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

STV "in discussion with Virgin" over STV2 in Aberdeen, Ayr and Dundee

STV has posted the following on their STV2 website:

Some Virgin customers are experiencing difficulties in getting the channel (STV2).

We are in discussion with Virgin to resolve these issues as quickly as possible but you should keep in touch with your local Virgin representative.

Monday, 24 April 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Sky Sports Box Office HD set to launch on Virgin Media UK

Virgin Media's Live Events Channels (Virgin UK Channel 0) has confirmed that this coming Saturday night's Joshua VS Klitschko fight will be shown LIVE in HD for the first time ever on Virgin Media UK to viewers using TiVo or V6 Boxes at the cost of £20.95.

All other customers can watch in SD for just £19.95.

STV axe STV Local for STV2

STV has today rebrand both STV Edinburgh and STV Glasgow as STV2 on Virgin UK Channel 159.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Made in Teesside launches on Virgin Media UK

Cable Forum poster "telegramsam" has confirmed that Made in Teesside has now launch on Virgin Channel 159 in some areas around Middlesbrough.

Made in Teesside twitter page says it did launch on Virgin Media on April 18th.

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media UK starts tests for Made in Teesside

Media Boy Sources has confirmed Made in Teesside has started to test on Virgin Media UK

When launch Made in Teesside will be on Virgin Channel 159 in the areas around Middlesbrough.

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Kix Power only got power for FIVE weeks

Base on Information from Virgin Kids TV (Virgin UK Channel 700) we think Kix Power is set to close on May 4th on Virgin UK Channel 738.

Kix Power has been broadcasting since March 30th.

TV3: TV3 celebrates the official opening of new HD Studio in Ballymount

Story from TV3:

Today, Wednesday 12th April, the Minister for Communications (of Ireland) Denis Naughten TD has officially opened a state-of-the-art studio at TV3 headquarters in Ballymount, Dublin.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Radio Times: Sky Cinema to launch Sky Cinema Star Trek on April 21st

Radio Times has confirmed that Sky Cinema Greats will become known as Sky Cinema Star Trek from April 21st until April 30th.

Sky Cinema to have an "Star Wars Day" on Easter Monday

Sky Cinema will be having an "Star Wars Day" on Sky Cinema Sci-Fi and Horror on Easter Monday.

Monday, 10 April 2017

STV: STV announces launch date for new channel, STV2

Story from STV:

STV announces that new channel, STV2, will launch at 1700 on Monday 24 April to viewers across Scotland.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Irish Independent: TV3's rebrand 'a work in progress'

Story from Irish Independent:

One of the country's largest ad agencies has described TV3's rebranding of its three stations, including the channel formerly known as UTV Ireland, as "disappointing".

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Heart Extra becomes Heart 80s on Virgin Media UK

Heart Extra has becomes Heart 80s on Virgin UK Channel 921.

Virgin Media UK launches Virgin TV Kids Channel

Tiddlers TV on Virgin UK Channel 700 has become Virgin TV Kids as of today.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Sky News: EU clears 21st Century Fox takeover of Sky

Story from Sky News:

Competition authorities in Brussels have given the go ahead for 21st Century Fox to acquire full control of Sky plc, the owner of Sky News.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Virgin Media UK rebrand some Adult Channels

The following channels has today been rebrand on Virgin Media UK:

  • Xtreme Filth Nightly has become Xrated 40+ on Virgin UK Channel 974.
  • Red Hot Nightly has become Xrated Couples on Virgin UK Channel 975.
  • Viewers Wives Nightly has become Xrated HookUps on Virgin UK Channel 976.  

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Virgin Media UK offers CBS/AMC channels for free until New Years Eve

The Following CBS Studios International/AMC Networks International Zone channels are now Free to all Customers on Virgin Media UK until December 31st 2017: