Monday, 30 November 2015

Sky Movies Star Wars to reappear from December 11th

Sky Movies Star Wars is set to reappear from December 11th on the following Channels numbers:

Virgin Media UK:
  • Sky Movies SciFi and Horror will be rebrand as Sky Movies Star Wars on December 11th on Virgin UK Channel 411.
  • Sky Movies SciFi and Horror HD will be rebrand as Sky Movies Star Wars HD on December 11th on Virgin UK Channel 441.

Virgin Media Ireland:
  • Sky Movies SciFi and Horror will be rebrand as Sky Movies Star Wars on December 11th on Virgin Ireland Channel 304.
  • Sky Movies SciFi and Horror HD will be rebrand as Sky Movies Star Wars HD on December 11th on Virgin Ireland Channel 334.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Media Guardian: BBC3 TV channel to be switched off by February, BBC Trust confirms

Story from Media Gurdian:

The BBC3 TV channel will be switched off by February next year, the BBC Trust has confirmed, despite accepting that almost 1 million younger viewers could desert the corporation as a consequence.

Moving the 12-year-old, youth-oriented channel online will save the corporation about £30m a year, with some of those savings redirected into its drama budget for BBC1. The content budget for the new online-only service will be £30m, a 50% cut from the current level, about £6m of which will be spent on short-form content.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

EXCLUSIVE: ClublandAKAChilledNow will NOT launch this week on Virgin Media UK

ClublandAKAChilledNow that was set to launch this Thursday (November 26th) has been called off until later date (Date TBC).

But we have been told that an new TiVo app Channel called Vevo will launch in mid December on Virgin UK Channel 344.

An new Asian channel will be available on TVAnywhere from November 25th. (Channel Name was not given).

Monday, 23 November 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media UK starts H2 HD tests

Media Boy Sources has confirmed that H2 HD is now testing on Virgin Media UK ahead of it December 1st 2015 launch.

We was given this info on November 17th.

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Saturday, 21 November 2015

Confirmed: Virgin Media UK to axe Sky Movies HD and Sky Sports HD on some boxes

RichardCoulter has tonight reported that he heard that Sky Sports HD and Sky Movies HD will close in January 2016 to Virgin Media UK customers using a V+ or TV Drive.

Later Virgin Media UK worker spiderplant confirmed that Sky Sports HD and Sky Movies HD will only close for Virgin Media UK customers using the Scientific-Atlanta V+ model.

The channels will continue to be available on the Samsung model.

Monday, 16 November 2015

TBI Vision: UKTV goes for Gold Christmas makeover

Story from TBI Vision:

UKTV is giving its Gold and Good Food channels a Christmas makeover.

The Scripps and BBC Worldwide-owned channel operator will rebrand the channels Christmas Gold and Christmas Food throughout December to coincide with the seasonal festivities.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Christmas comes to Gold on December 1st

Media Boy HQ have just seen information Gold will start broadcasting Christmas Specials from December 1st.
 
Gold can be found on the following Virgin Media UK and Virgin Media Ireland Channels numbers:

  • Gold - Virgin UK Channel 126.
  • Gold +1 - Virgin UK Channel 127.
  • Gold - Virgin Ireland Channel 120.
  • Gold +1 - Virgin Ireland Channel 153.
 

Thursday, 12 November 2015

EXCLUSIVE: ClublandAkaChilledNow launch date confirmed

Virgin Media UK Sources has confirm to Media Boy HQ tonight that ClublandAkaChilledNow is set to launch only on TiVo on November 26th.

They also confirm that Box Nation HD is NOT on the list of channels set to launch.

Irish Times: TV3 blasts RTÉ aside to take Six Nations from 2018

Story from Irish Times:

The Six Nations Council has awarded the broadcast rights for the Six Nations Championship to TV3, starting with the 2018 tournament for a period of four years in a deal that is reputed to be worth in excess of €22 million.

It represents a significant coup for the station.

Irish Times: Sky Sports to broadcast live 3pm Premier League games in Ireland

Story from Irish Times:

For the first time ever Sky Sports will broadcast live coverage of 3pm Premier League kick-offs on Saturdays, beginning next season and available exclusively to Irish customers.

The deal comes at the same time as BT Sport has announced that, from next season, they will show live coverage of 5.30pm Saturday evening kick-offs.

These games will be available to Irish viewers through the Setanta Sports pack.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media UK to launch four new Music channels - only on TiVo boxes? (UPDATED)

Media Boy Sources has confirm today that an new channel called "ClublandAkaChilledNow" has started to test on Virgin Media UK.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Sky Sports to launch Darts channel next month

Sky Sports is set to rebrand Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports F1 HD as Sky Sports Darts and Sky Sports Darts HD on Virgin Media UK from December 14th till January 5th 2016.
 
  • You can find Sky Sports Darts on Virgin UK Channel 517.
  • You can find Sky Sports Darts HD on Virgin UK Channel 507.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Sky Movies launch Christmas Channel

Sky Movies has brand Sky Movies Drama and Sky Movies Drama HD as Sky Movies Christmas and Sky Movies Christmas HD on both Virgin Media UK and Virgin Media Ireland.

  • You can find Sky Movies Christmas on Virgin UK Channel 410.
  • You can find Sky Movies Christmas HD on Virgin UK Channel 440.
  • You can find Sky Movies Christmas on Virgin Ireland Channel 308.
  • You can find Sky Movies Christmas HD on Virgin Ireland Channel 338.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media UK to launch H2 HD in December

Virgin Media UK Sources has confirmed that H2 HD is set to launch on Virgin Media on December 1st 2015.

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Tuesday, 3 November 2015

VM Ireland on MB Blog: Sky Movies to launch Christmas channel from Saturday

Sky Movies Drama is set to be rebrand as Sky Movies Christmas on Virgin UK Channel 410 and also in HD on Virgin UK Channel 440.

Virgin Media Ireland will find Sky Movies Christmas on Virgin Ireland Channel 308 and also in HD on Virgin Ireland Channel 338.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Deadline: Liberty Global And A+E Networks Expand Pan-European Partnership

Story from Deadline:

John Malone’s Liberty Global has extended its distibution deal with A+E Networks and is also launching two new HD channels in the UK.

The long-term pan-European carriage deal covers A+E Networks’ UK channels on Liberty Global platforms in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Romania, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

November news update.

Last Night (November 1st) saw three channels being axe from Total Channels.

Also we have seen that Yooplay is set to close on Virgin Media UK on Demand from November 5th*.

*Info from our V+ and V Boxes.