Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Rumour: TruTV to launch on Virgin Channel 245 on August 4th.

Technix is reporting over on DS Forum that:
"truTV will be available on VM channel 245 when it launches next month."

New name for Sky Sports News from August 12th.

Sky has today confirmed that Sky Sports News will be known as Sky Sports News HQ from August 12th on Virgin Channel 501.

Media Boy HQ has seen info that says Sky Sports News HD (Will soon be known as Sky Sports HQ HD) will launch on Virgin Channel 511 in early 2015 with Sky News HD also coming.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Sky Sports FREE on Virgin Media on August 16th.

All seven Sky Sports channels will be free to every Virgin Media and UPC household on Saturday August 16.

This means more than 15 million homes can enjoy a full day of unrivalled live sport from Sky Sports, including football from the Sky Bet Championship, Scottish Premiership and Eredivisie as well as England Test cricket, golf from Europe and the USA, rugby union and ATP tennis.

No confirm news on if all the Sky Sports HD Channels will also be free on August 16th.

Confirmed: ITV Be to launch on October 8th.

ITV has today reveal that "ITV Be" will launch on 8th October 2014 on Virgin Media, Freeview and Sky.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Sky Sports to launch Sky Sports Ryder Cup Channel.

Sky Sports has confirmed that Sky Sports 4 and Sky Sports 4 HD will become known as Sky Sports Ryder Cup and Sky Sports Ryder Cup HD on Virgin Channels 505 and 515 for two weeks from September 18th 2014.

New Sky Sports prices reveal.

Update from a Virgin Media source:

Sky Sports is increasing by £2 from 1st September, Movies and HD price not changing.

Those people with the season ticket offer or Big Kahuna and Big Daddy bundles are not affected by this increase.

Friday, 18 July 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media 'soft' launch of Sky Sports and Sky Movies app for Ios Devices only.

Update from a Virgin Media source:

There has been a soft launch of sky sports and movies ios devices only, download the app via itunes (sky sports and sky movies) and there is now an option to login as a vm customer.

Guardian Media: BSkyB sells ITV shares to Virgin Media owner Liberty Global.

Virgin Media owner Liberty Global has acquired BSkyB’s 6.4% stake in ITV for £481m.

ITV’s share price rose 7% to 196p in early trading as investors enthusiastically greeted the move as a signal that the UK’s largest free-to-air commercial broadcaster is likely to be snapped up.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Sky Sports price increase 'Less than last year'.

My Virgin insider told me this past weekend:

"I've also just been told the upcoming Sky Sports price increase, surprisingly its less than last year and doesn't affect every customer."

No price list was given.

Virgin Media big Sky Channels update - What may happen tonight.

Base on when Virgin moved the Viacom channels about last year the following may happen tonight:

-Will take up to two hours.

Update 1:
-Sky Living +1 and Sky Livingit may move to Virgin Channels 119 and 120.
-Some Sky Movies channels may move to Virgin Channels 445 or 451.

Update 2:
-Sky Living and Sky Living HD will move to Virgin Channels 111 and 112.
-Some Sky Movies channels will move to their new channels numbers.

Update 3:
-Sky1 and Sky1 HD will move to Virgin Channels 109 and 110.
-All Sky Sports SD channels will move to their new channels numbers.

Update 4:
-Sky2 and Sky Livingit and Pick will move to Virgin Channels 121, 122 and 123.
-Sky Sports 1 HD and Sky Sports 2 HD will move to their new channels numbers.

Update 5:
-Challenge +1 will move to Virgin Channel 180.
-Sky Sports 3 HD, Sky Sports 4 HD and Sky Sports F1 HD will launch on Virgin Media.

Update 6:
-Sky Living +1 will move to Virgin Channels 140.s.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Confirmed: MUTV HD to launch only on Sky.

MUTV has confirmed that MUTV HD will NOT be on Virgin Media OR UPC Ireland from launch later this month.

Information from
MUTV is £6 a month on Sky, Virgin Media or UPC. Upon HD launch, MUTV will be available in HD & SD on Sky for the same price of £6 a month. MUTV will not be available in HD on Virgin Media or UPC but will still be available in SD.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

EXCLUSIVE: New Sky Sports HD Channels set to launch on July 15th UPDATED.

Media Boy HQ can now reveal that the following new channel launches and new channel numbers should happen on July 15th on Virgin Media:

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Virgin Media to axe Smallworld name by September?

Just found the following on Smallworld Twitter page:

@virginmedia bundles will be available this year! Expect a phone call from the @virginmedia team around July/ August!

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Rumour: Media Boy HQ reveal Sky Sports EPG new channels numbers from week starting July 14th.

The following list was seen by Media Boy HQ before June 2014 so maybe out of date due to Sky Sports 5 launching on August 12th.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Rumour: Media Boy HQ given new Sky prices info.

Base on info I have seen Sky price rises are set to go up as following (Virgin Media prices not confirmed yet only seen price list for Sky viewers)
  • Movies +£0.50
  • Sports +£2.50
  • Movies and Sports +£3.00
I have been told that the rest of the Sky Prices will be reveal on July 1st.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Sony: Sony Pictures TV to acquire CSC Media.

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire CSC Media Group (CSC) in the UK.

Under the agreement, SPT will own and operate the 16 ad-supported channels in the company’s portfolio, pending regulatory approval.

MB Views: What may happen to CSC Media and Sony channels after takeover!

Here is what Media Boy HQ thinks SONY will do with all the CSC Media Channels:

What may rebrand?

Friday, 20 June 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Media Boy HQ give updates on when new Sky Sports HD Channels will launch by.

Base on information I have seen the Sky Sports HD Channels (Sky Sports 3 HD, Sky Sports 4 HD and Sky Sports F1 HD) will launch by July 20th on Virgin Media.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Local TV on MB Blog: Three more local TV Channels confirmed.

Ofcom has confirmed that Local TV licences awarded to 'That's TV' for Reading, Guildford and Salisbury.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Media Boy HQ remove Smallworld channel lineup.

Due to Media Boy HQ not seeing any new info on Smallworld areas since March 2014 we have remove the list of channels on Smallworld list on this blog.