Thursday, 28 April 2016

Irish independent: 'Irish TV in talks with Virgin Media over launch'

Story from Irish independent:

Irish TV is on the brink of completing a deal with the US telecoms giant Verizon that will see the channel reach 1.2 million American homes in the Boston region.

The channel is also close to completing a deal to get on Saorview and Virgin Media's television platform, chief executive Pierce O'Reilly told the Sunday Independent. "Hopefully we will prove that there are value and interest and engagement levels that will enable us to roll it out on other platforms as well,"

Monday, 25 April 2016

The Telegraph: Virgin Media turns up the television volume to transform its neglected pay-TV business

Story from The Telegraph:

For a company calling itself Virgin Media, it has been a long time since Britain’s number two pay-TV operator had much to say about television.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Virgin Media UK: Prices increased for Sky Movies and Sky Sports customers

Virgin Media UK has confirmed the following:
Sky has increased the cost for Sky Movies and Sky Sports to their customers including us, and unfortunately this means we’re having to pass on the increase to our customers too, from June 1st 2016.
This post will be updated when we have confirmed news on the new prices for Sky Movies and Sky Sports.

TheJournal.ie: Around 10,000 Irish homes had their TV connection shut off today

Story from TheJournal.ie (This story was posted on April 19th found by Media Boy HQ on April 20th):

Close to 10,000 households in Ireland will have lost their television signal today, after a transmission network was switched off last night.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Virgin Media UK axe Ukraine Today from Worldbox

Virgin Media UK has axe Ukraine News channel "Ukraine Today" from WorldBox on Virgin UK Channel 834.

Guardian Media: John Whittingdale could force BBC to sell off UKTV stake

Story from Guardian Media:


The government is considering forcing the BBC to sell off its 50% stake in UKTV, which owns 10 channels including Dave and Gold, which is valued at about £500m.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Monday, 11 April 2016

UPDATED: Virgin Media UK starts TiVo software update

Digital Spy Forum poster "Andyland" say the following tonight:

It looks as though VM are rolling out a software update for Tivo. I just had a promo appear in the discovery bar.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Virgin Media UK: Virgin Media TV customers say ‘hayu’ to SVOD all-reality extravaganza

Story from Virgin Media UK:

NBCUniversal International (NBCUI) and Virgin Media today announce a ground-breaking partnership with the launch of hayu to Virgin Media customers.

hayu is the new subscription on-demand service from NBCUniversal for reality TV fans, launched in March in the UK for a monthly fee of £3.99.

Next week on Sky Movies

Here is the list of things set to happen next week on Sky Movies:

Saturday:

 
  • Sky Movies Showcase will be rebrand as Sky Movies Jurassic on Virgin UK Channel 403 and Virgin Ireland Channel 318.
  • Sky Movies Showcase HD will be rebrand as Sky Movies Jurassic HD on Virgin UK Channel 433 and Virgin Ireland Channel 340.
 
Monday:
 
  • Sky Movies Jurassic will be rebrand as Sky Movies Showcase on Virgin UK Channel 403 and Virgin Ireland Channel 318.
  • Sky Movies Jurassic HD will be rebrand as Sky Movies Showcase HD on Virgin UK Channel 433 and Virgin Ireland Channel 340.
  • Sky Movies Harry Potter will be rebrand as Sky Movies Star Wars on Virgin UK Channel 404 and Virgin Ireland Channel 307.
  • Sky Movies Harry Potter HD will be rebrand as Sky Movies Star Wars HD on Virgin  UK Channel 434 and Virgin Ireland Channel 337.
 
Friday:
 
  • Sky Movies Star Wars will be rebrand as Sky Movies Greats on Virgin UK Channel 404 and Virgin Ireland Channel 307.
  • Sky Movies Star Wars HD will be rebrand as Sky Movies Greats HD on Virgin UK Channel 434 and Virgin Ireland Channel 337.

Monday, 4 April 2016

MB Views: Will Virgin Media UK launch two new channels this week?

QVC's Red Button - QVC Active - was axe on April 2nd 2013 we feel that QVC Beauty and QVC Style may launch this week on Virgin UK Channels 741 and 742.

Sky Movies to launch Sky Movies Jurassic channel

The following things is set to happen on Saturday:

  • Sky Movies Showcase will be rename Sky Movies Jurassic on Virgin UK Channel 403 and Virgin Ireland Channel 318.
  • Sky Movies Showcase HD will be rename Sky Movies Jurassic HD on Virgin UK Channel 433 and Virgin Ireland Channel 340.