Monday, 18 September 2017

Latest News from Media Boy HQ on new channels testing 2017

Last updated September 18th 2017 at 22:15 (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.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Bike TV no longer broadcasting on Virgin Media UK

Bike TV is no broadcasting any Pictures on Virgin Channel 552.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

New Adult channel launches on Virgin Media UK

 "Xrated Couples" has been replaced by "TVXPornstars" on Virgin UK Channel 975.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Disney Channels goes 24/7

Disney Channel and Disney Channel +1 is now both broadcasting all day.

Movies 24 to put up Christmas lights next month

Comcast has confirmed that Movies 24 and Movies 24 + will both become known as Christmas 24 and Christmas 24 + from October 21st via Movies 24 channels numbers on Virgin Media UK.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Cycling Industry News: Bike Channel to close, assets for sale

Story from Cycling Industry News:

The Bike Channel’s UK arm is to be wound up following failure to find a buyer, according to sources close to the business CI.N has spoken to.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Sky Cinema to rebrand Sky Cinema Sci-Fi & Horror as Sky-Fi from Saturday

Sky Cinema is set to launch Sci-Fi movie channel from Saturday - using Sky Cinema Sci-Fi & Horror EPG Channel numbers.

Sky-Fi will run from September 9th to October 8th. 

UPDATE: Virgin Media UK to become friends with Mickey and Pals in September

JJ20X has confirmed that Disney XD +1's latest transition, this time it is morphing into "Mickey and Pals", scheduled to launch on Monday. "Mickey and Pals" will be found on Virgin UK Channel 708.

Rumour: Christmas movies in September

Reports are coming in that True Movies will be rebrand temporarily as True Christmas from September 28th.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Order Canelo v Golovkin on BoxNation Box Office via your remote control for £16.95

Story from Boxnation:

Boxing’s most anticipated fight in a decade when middleweight superstars Canelo Alvarez and Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin collide later this month will be shown exclusively live in the UK and Ireland on BoxNation Box Office from just £16.95.

Friday, 1 September 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media UK starts tests for Rishtey Cineplex

Cable Forum poster "JJ20X" has confirmed that Asia Channel Rishtey Cineplex has started to test on Virgin Media UK.

When launch Media Boy HQ feel Rishtey Cineplex will be on Virgin UK Channels 828 or 842.

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Thursday, 31 August 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Bike TV fell off it Bike.

Media Boy HQ has found out Bike TV has been put up for sale by Bike Media UK Ltd. A sale will be executed at the earliest opportunity.

A516Digital: Norwich's Mustard TV is to close on August 31st

Norwich's Mustard TV is to close on Thursday 31st August, with a special programme to mark the occasion.

Mustard TV is on Virgin UK Channel 159 in some Norwich areas.

Advanced Television: FreeSports channel launches in UK

Story from Advanced Television:

A new free-to-air TV channel, FreeSports, has launched in the UK showing up to 10 live football games every week.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Irish Times: TV3 bets on ‘Ireland’s Got Talent’ in new season of shows

Story from Irish Times:

Has Ireland got talent? TV3 will be hoping there’s some lingering somewhere as it confirmed that Ireland’s Got Talent, its version of the UK television contest, will be its big Saturday night entertainment show in 2018, the year that marks the 20th anniversary of the channel.

Monday, 28 August 2017

BizAsia: Star Bharat launches; Life OK replaced

Story from Bizasia:

Star TV Network has launched new entertainment channel, Star Bharat, replacing Life OK.

Bizasia: Rishtey Cineplex & MTV Beats prepare for Virgin Media launch

Story from Bizasia:

Viacom18 is extending the reach of its channels by launching Rishtey Cineplex and MTV Beats on the platform.

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Irish Times: TV3’s Pat Kiely: ‘We have something up our sleeve’

Story from Irish Times:

Pat Kiely, TV3 Group’s managing director, has a printout of an RTÉ press release beside him. “It really wound me up,” he admits.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Virgin Media UK to axe PPV Adult station

Look like Virgin UK Channel 975 is set to close.

The Channel has been renamed on Sky but Virgin Media UK says "Oops We are Currently experiencing technical difficulties and cannot bring you this channel at the present time".

Also the Red Button has been removed.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Rumour: FreeSports to launch on Virgin Media UK

FreeSports has so far confirmed the following:

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media UK starts tests for MTV Beats

Cable Forum poster "JJ20X" has confirmed that Asia Channel MTV Beats has started to test on Virgin Media UK.

When launch Media Boy HQ feel MTV Beats will be on Virgin UK Channel 841.

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EXCLUSIVE: Made in Spian no longer Broadcasting in UK

Media Boy HQ has found the following has happened on WorldBox over this past weekend:

Spanish Pack:
  • MIS - Is no longer broadcasting in the UK.
  • Star TVE HD (Coming soon)

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Virgin Media UK remove BBC Three old channel number

We see Virgin UK Channel 106 (BBC Three) has been removed from the EPG.

TiVo or V6 Customers can now view BBC Three via BBC iPlayer. 

Thursday, 17 August 2017

BBC News: Norfolk local TV station Mustard to be sold to That's TV

Story from BBC Online:

The owners of Norfolk's local TV station are proposing its sale, which could lead to job losses.

Virgin Media UK close BBC3 Red Button Channel

Media Boy HQ has found that the Red Button has now been removed from BBC Three (Virgin UK Channel 106) on TiVo and V6 Boxes.

EXCLUSIVE: Sky Cinema to rebrand Sky Cinema Superheroes as Sky Cinema Star Wars from August 21st (UPDATED)

TiVo has confirm that Sky Cinema will rebrand Sky Cinema Superheroes as Sky Cinema Star Wars from August 21st.

UPDATED: Radio Times confirmed on August 15th that Sky Cinema Star Wars will be with us until September 4th.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Five new Channels launches on Virgin Media Ireland

Media Boy HQ has just found out that the following channels has launch on Virgin Media Ireland (Info was posted on August 2nd)
  • CH. - Channel name
  • 159. Quest Red
  • 162. E4 HD
  • 168. More4 HD
  • 173. Universal HD
  • 343. Film4 HD

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Irish Independent: Virgin Media Ireland posts 2pc increase in revenue following UTV Ireland acquisition

Story from Irish Independent:

Virgin Media Ireland has posted a 2pc increase in revenue in the three months to 30 June, reflecting the company’s acquisition of UTV Ireland, which is now part of TV3 Group revenues.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Virgin Media UK to close BBC3 Red Button Channel next week

Virgin Media Channel 106 (BBC Three) EPG is now saying "Red Button will be taken off on 14th August".

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Media Guardian: John Malone, the ‘swamp alligator’ chewing up the UK’s media market

Story from Media Guardian:

When the American billionaire John Malone failed in his first attempt to become a major player in the British pay-TV market a decade ago he questioned Rupert Murdoch’s power by dubbing Sky the Death Star.