Thursday, 30 June 2016

More QVC Channel launches on Virgin Media UK

Virgin Media UK has today launch QVC Beauty and QVC Style on the following channel numbers:

  • QVC Beauty has launch on Virgin UK Channel 741.
  • QVC Style has launch on Virgin UK Channel 742.

Media Guardian: Rupert Murdoch's News Corp buys TalkSport owner in £220m deal

Story from Media Guardian:

News Corporation, the parent company of the Sun and Times, has struck a £220m deal to buy Wireless Group, the owner of TalkSport.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Viacom axe MTV Live HD on Astra UK

Viacom has today axe MTV Live HD on Sky but Virgin Media UK has move to the international version as Cable Forum is reporting that there are no UK commercials anymore on Virgin UK Channel 311.

Sky Movies to axe "Showcase" name next month

What on TV says when Sky Movies rebrand as Sky Cinema on July 8th Sky Movies Showcase will be known as Sky Cinema Hits.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Virgin Media to launch "W" on Virgin Media Ireland

Virgin Media has confirmed that W will launch on Virgin Media Ireland by 2017.

No confirmed news on if W +1 and W HD will also launch.

More Red Button channels launches on Virgin Media UK

Virgin Media UK has added the following channels today:
  • BBC Red Button HD (Virgin UK Channel 990),
  • BBC Red Button 2 (Virgin UK Channel 992),
  • BBC Red Button 3 (Virgin UK Channel 993),
  • BBC Red Button 4 (Virgin UK Channel 994),
  • BBC Red Button 5 (Virgin UK Channel 995) and
  • BBC Red Button 6 (Virgin UK Channel 996).

Advanced Television: UKTV strikes Virgin Media deal

Story from Advanced Television:

Multichannel broadcaster UKTV has agreed what it describes as a “landmark” deal with quad-play operator Virgin Media, giving Virgin Media customers access to more UKTV shows than on any other pay-TV platform in the UK or Ireland.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Guardian Media: Sky to air UK's first 24-hour eSports TV channel

Story from Guardian Media:

The UK is set to get its first 24-hour eSports TV channel as the world of competitive computer game playing takes its next step towards mainstream popularity.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Media Guardian: Sky Movies rebrand to feature one premiere a day

Story from Media Guardian:


Sky will premiere a new film every day, including the latest Star Wars film this summer, as part of a rebrand of Sky Movies as Sky Cinema.

The move will see a 75% increase in the number of films debuting on Sky from 8 July.

VM Ireland on MB Blog: Viacom to launch MTV Pride for three days

On June 24th MTV 90s will rebrand be temporarily as MTV Pride on Virgin Media Ireland then on June 27th MTV Pride will revert back to MTV Classic.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

MB Views: Virgin Media now "partnership" with Southampton Football Club - but not local TV Channel

Virgin Media has today announced a three-year partnership with Southampton Football Club. But Virgin Media UK has still to launch Southampton's Local TV Channel That's Solent on their network.

Virgin Media: Virgin Media and Southampton Football Club announce three-year partnership

Story from Virgin Media:

Virgin Media has today announced a three-year partnership with Southampton Football Club.

Monday, 6 June 2016

Sky Movies relaunches Sky Movies Superheroes Channel

Sky Movies relaunches Sky Movies Superheroes Channel
Sky Movies Superheroes Wars can be found on the following Virgin Media Channel numbers until June 26th:
 
  • Sky Movies Greats has been rebrand as Sky Movies Superheroes on Virgin UK Channel 404 and Virgin Ireland Channel 307.
  • Sky Movies Greats HD has been rebrand as Sky Movies Superheroes HD on Virgin UK Channel 434 and Virgin Ireland Channel 337. 

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

MB Views: Virgin Media UK to move Sky Sports channels on July 11th?

Sky Sports has also confirmed that from July 11th Sky Sports are set to renumber they channels numbers on Sky,
 
Virgin Media UK may follow.
 

Sky Sports: Opening tee shot of The Open to be shown live on Sky Sports

Story from Sky Sports:


The opening tee shot of The Open will be shown live for the first time as part of Sky Sports round-the-clock coverage of golf's pre-eminent Major.