Monday, 23 April 2018

Latest News from Media Boy HQ on new channels testing 2018

Last updated April 23rd 2018 at 21:50 (THIS POST WILL STAY AT TOP OF BLOG FOR NOW):

Media Boy Blog will keep updating this post to give you all the latest information we can reveal on this post.

Friday, 20 April 2018

BBC News: New BBC Scotland TV channel given 'provisional' approval by Ofcom

Story from BBC News:

Broadcasting regulator Ofcom has given "provisional" approval to BBC plans for a new TV channel for Scotland.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Radio Times: Superheroes are flying onto Sky Cinema for SIX Weeks

Radio Times has confirmed that from April 21st Sky Cinema Greats will be known as Sky Cinema Superheroes for SIX WEEKS until June 2nd or June 4th.

Sky Cinema Superheroes will be shown on Virgin UK Channels 404/434 and Virgin Ireland Channels 307/337.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Virgin Media UK reveal Kix Power channel number and launch date

Virgin Media UK has reveal that Kix Power will be known as Pop Power and will broadcast on Virgin UK Channel 738 from April 30th.

Pop Power will close in early June.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Radio Times: Sky Cinema Family back on Monday

Radio Times has confirmed that Sky Cinema will rebrand Sky Cinema Animation will rebrand back to Sky Cinema Family on Monday (April 16th).

Sky Cinema Classics will be with us until sometime after April 20th.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

EXCLUSIVE: Sony to reset it Power next month

Media Boy Sources has confirm that Kix Power is set to return for the month of May, It’s due to launch at end of April and will end early June.

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Wednesday, 4 April 2018

UPDATED: Sky Cinema goes Monsters mad next week

From April 7th Sky Cinema Sci-Fi and Horror HD will be temporarily rename as Sky Cinema Monsters HD on Virgin UK Channel 411 and Virgin Ireland Channel 334.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

BBC Red Button HD launches for Commonwealth Games

Virgin Media UK has today added BBC Red Button HD to Virgin UK Channel 990.

Unlike Sky BBC Red Button HD are NOT sharing capacity with CBBC HD.

Monday, 2 April 2018

Media Boy views: Media Boy HQ talks about Freeview

  • Sewing Quarter will move to D3&4 Mux tomorrow (April 3rd) with new hours of 8am to 4pm.
  • An unknown channel will soon launch on D3&4 from 4pm to 8am.
  • ITVBe has launch on D3&4 in the Channel Island (ITV Channel Island do not have an ITV +1 Channel)

Media Boy Thinks:
  
  • True Movies will use Sewing Quarter old hours and go 24/7 (True Movies share with Sewing Quarter with now)
  •  But MB HQ have no idea what will happen to ITV3 old slot.

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Virgin Media UK offers Worldbox for FREE until April 8th

Have you got an V6 or TiVo?

If YES you can watch the following channels for FREE until April 8th. Just to go Channel 834 and PRESS RED then follow the on screen information.

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Virgin Media UK starts tests for BBC Red Button HD

JJ20X has confirmed that BBC Red Button HD has started to test on Virgin Media UK.

Sky tests say that BBC Red Button HD will share capacity with CBBC HD.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Digital Spy: Marvel's Avengers is getting its own dedicated TV channel in April

Digital Spy is reporting that Disney will rebrand Disney XD +1 as "The Avengers Channel" from April 1st and it will run until April 29th.

Monday, 19 March 2018

Ofcom: BBC to add HD Channel to BBC Scotland TV Channel

The BBC has confirmed to OFCOM that the BBC hope to launch an new HD Channel along beside the soon to launch BBC Scotland TV Channel.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Irish Times: TV3 halts move to rebrand channels

Story from Irish Times:

A plan to rebrand TV3 Group’s channels in the second quarter has been deferred by the broadcaster and its owner Virgin Media Ireland.

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media UK removed some Sky Sports HD Channels from V HD and V+ HD boxes EPG

We can reveal that 8 Sky Sports HD Channels was removed from the Virgin Media UK EPG on V HD and V+ HD boxes.

Next Week will be all Action on Sky Cinema

Sky Cinema Wonder Woman HD will be temporarily rename as Sky Cinema Action Men HD on Virgin UK Channel 407 and Virgin Ireland Channel 332.

Sky Cinema Wonder Woman will be temporarily rename as Sky Cinema Action Men on Virgin UK Channel 437 and Virgin Ireland Channel 302.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Broadband TV News: Mockridge says Murdoch selling the business he created with his own hands

Story from Broadband TV News:

The chief executive of Virgin Media says the sale of much of 21st Century Fox is a deal unique to Rupert Murdoch.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Broadband TV News: Discovery completes Scripps acquisition

Story from Broadband TV News:

Discovery Communications has successfully completed the acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive.

Monday, 5 March 2018

It Wonder Woman week on Sky Cinema

Sky Cinema Action HD has been temporarily rename as Sky Cinema Wonder Woman HD on Virgin UK Channel 407 and Virgin Ireland Channel 332.

Sky Cinema Action has been temporarily rename as Sky Cinema Wonder Woman on Virgin UK Channel 437 and Virgin Ireland Channel 302.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Media UK removed some Sky Sports HD Channels from V HD and V+ HD boxes

We have just found out that Sky Sports HD Channels - bar both Sky Sports News HD & Sky Sports Mix HD - are no longer broadcasting on V HD and V+ HD boxes.

We found info on Virgin Media Forum.

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Broadband TV News: Discovery announces new leadership ahead of Scripps merger

Story from Broadband TV News:


Discovery Communications is shaking up its executive ranks ahead of its merger with Scripps Network Interactive.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

BBC News: STV boss carrying out 'strategic review' of broadcaster

Story from BBC News:

The new boss of Scottish broadcaster STV is carrying out a strategic review of the business.

MTV OMG launches but Virgin remove Channel AKA

Today has saw the launch of MTV OMG on Virgin UK Channel 318 and Virgin Ireland Channel 709.

Also Virgin Media UK has removed Channel AKA from the Red Button via Virgin UK Channel 345 on TiVo or V6 Boxes.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Broadband TV News: Discovery receives DoJ approval for Scripps take-over

Story from Broadband TV News:

Discovery Communications has announced that the US Department of Justice (DoJ) has closed its investigation into the company’s proposed acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive.

BBC News: Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid challenged by Comcast

Story from BBC News:

US cable TV giant Comcast has made a £22.1bn bid for Sky, challenging an existing offer from 21st Century Fox.

Monday, 26 February 2018

Virgin Media rebrand an Adult channel

Virgin Media has today rebrand "Hook up PPN (Pay Per Night)" as Television X 2 on Virgin UK Channel 976.

The Telegraph: Vodafone chief hits back at Deutsche Telekom in row over German expansion

Story from The Telegraph:

Vodafone chief Vittorio Colao has launched a fierce counterattack on his biggest rival in the lucrative German telecoms market as he attempts to expand the operator’s cable empire on the continent.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

The Telegraph: ITV boss Dame Carolyn McCall seeks peace deal in fees war with Virgin Media

Story from The Telegraph:

New ITV chief executive Dame Carolyn McCall has ditched a long-running campaign by the broadcaster to force Virgin Media to pay tens of millions of pounds per year to carry its main channel.

EXCLUSIVE: New Russian channel added to Worldbox

Virgin Media has added "8 Channel" to Worldbox (Virgin UK Channel 835).