Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Latest News from Media Boy HQ on new channels testing 2016

Last updated July 26th 2016 at 13:29 (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.

Radio Times: Sky Cinema to go undercover from Monday

Sky Cinema will launch an Sky Cinema Spies channel from Monday on Virgin Media UK Channel 404 and Virgin Media Ireland Channel 307.

Sky Cinema Spies HD will also launch on Virgin UK Channel 434 and Virgin Ireland Channel 337.

Information on how long Sky Cinema will go undercover for is on the need to know basis.

Virgin Media UK move some channels to new homes

Virgin Media UK has today moved the following channels:

Monday, 25 July 2016

a516: BBC Olympics channel numbers reveal

The BBC has confirmed the channel numbers for the Olympics games on the BBC: 

Sky Cinema launches Harry Potter Channel

Sky Cinema has today rebrand Sky Cinema Star Trek as Sky Cinema Harry Potter on Virgin UK Channel 404 and Virgin Ireland Channel 307.


Also Sky Cinema Star Trek HD has been rebrand as Sky Cinema Harry Potter HD on Virgin UK Channel 434 and Virgin Ireland Channel 337.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Viacom to replace Channel 5+24 with My5 linear channel

A516 Digital is reporting that Viacom will replace Channel 5+24 with My5 channel in August on Virgin Media UK Channel 152.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Sky Cinema to launch Harry Potter Channel

Sky Cinema is to launch an Sky Cinema Harry Potter Channel from Monday on Virgin UK Channel 304 and in HD on Virgin UK Channel 334.

Also on Virgin Ireland Channel 307 and in HD on Virgin Ireland Channel 337.

Confirm: Virgin Media UK starts tests for BBC Olympics Red Button Chnannels

Media Boy Sources has sent us photos of the BBC Olympics Red channels testing on Virgin Media UK. They will be know as:

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Virgin Media Ireland: Sky Sports Mix to launch on August 24th

Virgin Media Ireland has tonight reveal that Sky Sports Mix will launch on both Virgin Media UK and Virgin Media Ireland on August 24th.

Irish Times: Virgin Media Ireland to drop Eir Sport and BT from cable offering

Story from Irish Times:

Virgin Media Ireland is set to drop Eir Sports from its cable TV platform at the end of this month after failing to agree commercial terms on a new wholesale arrangement for the pack of six channels, which includes BT Sport.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Cable Forum: Virgin Media UK to reshuffle UKTV, BBC 4 HD and Sky Sports Channels on July 26th

Virgin Media are set to reshuffle some Channels on July 26th:

Sky Cinema launches Star Trek Channel

Sky Cinema has today rebrand Sky Cinema Tom Cruise as Sky Cinema Star Trek on Virgin UK Channel 404 and Virgin Ireland Channel 307.

Also Sky Cinema Tom Cruise HD has been rebrand as Sky Cinema Star Trek HD on Virgin UK Channel 434 and Virgin Ireland Channel 337.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Local TV on MB Blog: Liverpool Echo: Liverpool 's Bay TV seeks deal with creditor over debts of £450,000

Story from Liverpool Echo:

Liverpool's Bay TV is seeking a deal with creditors to enable it to continue despite owing almost half a million pounds.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Sky Cinema to launch Star Trek Channel next week

Sky Cinema will rebrand Sky Cinema Tom Cruise on Monday as Sky Cinema Star Trek.

EXCLUSIVE: Sky Sports Mix to launch on Virgin Media UK

Virgin Media UK Sources has confirmed to Media Boy HQ that Sky Sports Mix and Sky Sports Mix HD will launch later this summer on Virgin Media UK.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

BT Sport Europe to renamed BT Sport 3 on 4th August

Cable Forum is reporting that BT Sport will rebrand BT Sport Europe as BT Sport 3 on 4th August.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Virgin Media: Virgin Media Ireland to Acquire UTV Ireland

Story from Virgin Media UK:

Virgin Media, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Global, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with ITV plc to acquire UTV Ireland, the nation’s newest free-to-air commercial broadcaster, for a purchase price of €10 million.

Sky Sports launches "The Open" Channel

Sky Sports has today rebrand Sky Sports 1 as Sky Sports The Open on Virgin UK Channel 512 and Virgin Ireland Channel 402.

Also Sky Sports 1 HD has been rebrand as Sky Sports The Open HD on Virgin UK Channel 502 and Virgin Ireland Channel 432.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Sky Cinema launches Tom Cruise Channel

Sky Cinema has today rebrand Sky Cinema Greats as Sky Cinema Tom Cruise on Virgin UK Channel 404 and Virgin Ireland Channel 307.

Also Sky Cinema Greats HD has been rebrand as Sky Cinema Tom Cruise HD on Virgin UK Channel 434 and Virgin Ireland Channel 337.

Sky Movies becomes Sky Cinema

Sky has rebrand their Movies Channels - Sky Movies has become Sky Cinema:

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Rumour: Is more channels set to launch soon on Virgin Media UK?

We have got the list of channels that may launch soon on Virgin Media UK. This unconfirmed list is from the number of Sources.
 

VM Ireland on MB Blog: Setanta Sports in Ireland rebranded as Eir Sport

Setanta Sports in Ireland has now rebranded to Eir Sport. Setanta Sports Ireland is now Eir Sport 1 whilst Setanta Sports 1 is now Eir Sport 2.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

TruTV launchers on Virgin Media UK

TruTV has launch today on Virgin UK Channel 212.

Monday, 4 July 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Fox News Channel starts tests on Virgin Media UK

Media Boy Sources confirmed to Media Boy HQ on July 1st that Fox News Channel is now testing on Virgin Media UK.

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Irish Independent: Malone's Liberty Global eyes move for UTV Ireland

Story from Irish Independent:

A deal would raise the prospect of the two Irish television stations being merged, and expand the reach of US cable and telecoms billionaire John Malone in this country.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

The Telegraph: Business Virgin plans lavish new dramas in challenge to Sky

Story from The Telegraph:

Virgin Media is to expand into programme making five years after it sold off its television channels, as it seeks to shore up its pay-TV business and mount a stronger challenge to Sky.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

More QVC Channel launches on Virgin Media UK

Virgin Media UK has today launch QVC Beauty and QVC Style on the following channel numbers:

  • QVC Beauty has launch on Virgin UK Channel 741.
  • QVC Style has launch on Virgin UK Channel 742.

Media Guardian: Rupert Murdoch's News Corp buys TalkSport owner in £220m deal

Story from Media Guardian:

News Corporation, the parent company of the Sun and Times, has struck a £220m deal to buy Wireless Group, the owner of TalkSport.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Viacom axe MTV Live HD on Astra UK

Viacom has today axe MTV Live HD on Sky but Virgin Media UK has move to the international version as Cable Forum is reporting that there are no UK commercials anymore on Virgin UK Channel 311.

Sky Movies to axe "Showcase" name next month

What on TV says when Sky Movies rebrand as Sky Cinema on July 8th Sky Movies Showcase will be known as Sky Cinema Hits.