Friday, 27 May 2016

Viacom rebrand MTV Classic as MTV 90s on Virgin Media Ireland

Viacom has rebrand MTV Classic as MTV 90s on Virgin Ireland Channel 707.

Radio Times: BBC Breakfast to become Olympics highlights show for Rio 2016 as medals decided in the early hours

Story from Radio Times:

The BBC Breakfast sofa is going to look very different this summer, with Olympics highlights taking over the morning news programme throughout Rio 2016.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

The Box Plus Network rebrand some channels

The Box Plus Network has rebranded the following channels today on Virgin Media UK and Virgin Media Ireland:

  • The Box Plus Network has rebrand Smash Hits as Box Hits today on Virgin Media UK and Virgin Media Ireland.
  • The Box Plus Network has rebrand Heat as Box Upfront today on Virgin Media UK and Virgin Media Ireland.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Confirmed: Arabic Hafla and That's Solent still testing on Virgin Media UK

We can confirm that both Arabic Hafla and That's Solent are still testing on Virgin Media UK.
 
We have seen pictures taken today of them testing.
 

Monday, 23 May 2016

MTV goes back to the 90s on Virgin Media Ireland

Viacom has confirmed that MTV Classic will be rename as MTV 90s from Friday on Virgin Media Ireland Channel 707.

Friday, 20 May 2016

S4C HD: Great content in High Definition

Story from S4C:

The best drama, entertainment, news and sport in Wales are about to be upgraded as S4C announce the launch of a HD service.

Recombu: Virgin Media scrapping Sky Sports 1 and 2 solo this summer

Story from Recombu:

You won’t be able to buy Sky Sports 1 or 2 on their own with Virgin TV from June onwards.

The cable company is getting rid of the option to add individual Sky Sports channels to a Virgin TV package, forcing customers to opt for a bundle of channels instead.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

The Box Plus Network: The Box Plus Network announces the biggest refresh ever!

Story from The Box Plus Network:

The UK’s largest music television network, The Box Plus Network has today announced the biggest strategic move in its 24-year history with the introduction of two new linear TV channels; Box Hits and Box Upfront, and a new bespoke social-first digital channel, BeBox.

EXCLUSIVE: Two more channels starts tests on Virgin Media UK

Media Boy Sources has confirmed today (May 19th) that truTV and S4C HD are now testing on Virgin Media UK.

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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Two more channels starts tests on Virgin Media UK

Media Boy Sources has confirmed that NDTV Spice and NDTV India are now testing on Virgin Media UK.

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Thursday, 12 May 2016

Virgin Media UK rebrand BT Sport Freeview

Virgin Media UK has rebrand BT Sport Freeview as BT Sport Showcase on Virgin UK Channel 548.

Local TV on MB Blog: Local TV Channels Bristol, Leeds, Tyne & Wear and Cardiff rebrand as Telly McTellyface

Story from Made Television:

City TV broadcaster, Made Television has rebranded as Telly McTellyface as it extends congratulations to Boaty McBoatface on landing the gig as the new name for a high tech undersea vehicle.

All four of Made Television’s city channels, Made in Bristol, Made in Cardiff, Made in Leeds and Made in Tyne & Wear will be renamed Telly McTellyface, with the logo changed both online and on air.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Pocket-lint: Virgin Media TiVo 2 coming with 4K, new set-top-box to take on Sky Q

Story from pocket-lint:


Virgin Media is soon to replace its current TiVo box as the flagship set-top-box in its TV line-up.

There is a new device coming in the next few months that will also be powered by TiVo, but capable of 4K video output.

Guardian Media: Government drops full Channel 4 privatisation – but may sell off stake

Story from Guardian Media:

The government has backed off from a full privatisation of Channel 4, but is looking at other options including the sale of a minority stake.

Monday, 9 May 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media UK testing new broadcasting streams

Media Boy Sources has told us today:

Virgin Media UK have started to test new streams out.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Guardian Media: BT 'most likely' UK company to bid for a privatised Channel 4

Story from The Guardian:

BT is the most likely UK company to bid for Channel 4, according to a new report that estimates a sale protecting the broadcaster’s model might only raise about £500m for the government.