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.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Sky Movies news.

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

Also we at Media Boy HQ has seen information on something that is set to launch later this year.

We have put it on DNP Order until we see more information.

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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. 

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Local TV on MB Blog: STV Edinburgh launches on Virgin Media.

STV Edinburgh has launched on Virgin Channel 159 in Edinburgh, Falkirk and Glenrothes.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Sky Sports: Sky Sports 2 to be rebrand as Sky Sports World Cup Next month.

Sky Sports has confirmed that Sky Sports 2 will be rebrand as Sky Sports World Cup on Friday 13 February for SIX Weeks for ICC Cricket World Cup.

Sky Sports 2 is on Virgin Channel 503 also in HD on Virgin Channel 513.

Media Boy HQ 1, Virgin Media 0: Virgin moves Adult channels.

After years of campaign Virgin Media has today move all Adult channels to new EPG Channel numbers.

  • New EPG - Channel name - Old EPG:
  • 969. Adult previews (Was 470) 
  • 970. Television X Nightly (Was 473)
  • 971. Playboy TV Nightly (Was 475)
  • 072. Adult Channel Nightly (Was 477)
  • 973. My Ex-Girlfriends Nightly (Was 478)
  • 974. Red Hot 18s Nightly (Was 480)
  • 975. Red Hot Mums Nightly (Was 481)
  • 976. Red Hot Amateur Nightly (Was 482)
  • 977. XXX Mums (Was 484)
  • 978. Television X (Was 490)
  • 979. Playboy TV (Was 495)
  • 980. The Adult Channel (Was 497)
What left for Virgin Media HQ to campaign for?

Monday, 12 January 2015

Reuters: Liberty Global reorganising European businesses.

Liberty Global is reorganising its UK and Ireland businesses, merging UPC Ireland with Virgin Media, according to sources close to the matter. Virgin Media meanwhile is raising £300m of secured bonds and £625m-equivalent of unsecured bonds to back its acquisition of UPC Ireland.

BizAsia: Geo Network to launch on Virgin Media?

Info thanks to BizAsia:

The three Geo Network channels currently broadcasting on Sky Digital are expected to launch on Virgin Media in the coming days.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

a516: Local TV for Birmingham set to launch next month on Virgin Media.

a516digital is reporting that Big Centre TV will launch on Virgin Channel 159 from February 14th 2015 in some Birmingham areas.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Sky Movies Superheroes update.

Sky Movies has confirmed that Sky Movies Superheroes is with us until Sunday 18 January on Virgin Channel 404.

Also in HD on Virgin Channel 434.

Local TV on MB Blog: STV Edinburgh to launch on January 12th.

Local TV Broadcaster STV Edinburgh has confirmed that they will launch on January 12th on Virgin Channel 159 in some Edinburgh areas only.

Sky Sports put their Darts away.

Sky Sports has today rebrand Sky Sports Darts as Sky Sports 3 on Virgin Channels 504 and 514*.

*Sky Sports Darts HD as also gone back to Sky Sports 3 HD.

Monday, 5 January 2015

One New Year, Two new channels.

New Years Day saw the launch of two new HD Channels on Virgin Media from Sky.

Movies Channels put away their Christmas Decorations.

The following channels has today put away their Christmas Decorations and rebrand as:

  • Sky Movies Christmas has rebrand as Sky Movies Drama on Virgin Channel 410.
  • Christmas 24 has rebrand as Movies 24 on Virgin Channel 419.
  • Christmas 24 + has rebrand as Movies 24 + on Virgin Channel 420.
  • True Christmas has rebrand as True Movies 1 on Virgin Channel 424.
  • Sky Movies Christmas HD has rebrand as Sky Movies Drama HD on Virgin Channel 440.

UTV Ireland launches on UPC Ireland.

UTV Ireland did launched on UPC Ireland Channel 110 on new Year day.

Monday, 29 December 2014

Sky Movies: Sky Movies to rebrand FOUR Channels for an month in 2015.

The following will happen in 2015:

  • Sky Movies to rebrand Sky Movies tbc as Sky Movies Aliens.
  • Sky Movies to rebrand Sky Movies tbc as Sky Movies Gangsters.
  • Sky Movies to rebrand Sky Movies tbc as Sky Movies Valentine.
  • Sky Movies to rebrand Sky Movies tbc as Sky Movies Oscars.

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