This is a continuation of all the 'Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2010)' threads which you can find here:
VOL. I - http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/11...-2010-vol.html
VOL. II - http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/11...-2010-vol.html
VOL. III - http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/11...-2010-vol.html
VOL. IV - http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/11...-2010-vol.html
1. The old thread has been closed, but will remain for information purposes;
2. I will collate all the information from my various sources and provide it to me once a week, indicating any changed items in bold text;
In addition to that I will be on hand to answer any questions that arise and to provide links to other sources of information as they come up.
Keep up-to-date on the latest news on upcoming channel launches and other important events across all platforms of Virgin TV network.
NOTE: I do not work for Virgin Media so all the information on this list is subject to change.
Colours on my list are as followed:
= New Info just added.
= Virgin Media News.
Media Boy EXCLUSIVE:
= It an Media Boy EXCLUSIVE and you can only see it on my Blog or on this thread.
= Other Media news.
=== Coming up on Virgin's Digital TV ===
=== 1st Quarter 2011 ===
LIVINGit and LIVINGit +1 will be rebranded as Sky Livingit and Sky Livingit +1 on Virgin Channels 112 and 160.
LIVING Loves will be rebranded as Sky Living Loves on Virgin Channel 159.
Ginx TV may launch on Virgin Media.
=== January ===
Nov 15th. True Movies 1 will be available for free to all customers on Virgin Channel 424 until January 5th.
Dec. 1st. GOLD will be available for free to all customers on Virgin Channels 126 and 127 until January 5th.
Dec. 1st. Cinemoi will be available for free to all customers on Virgin Channel 445 until January 31st.
5th. Sky Movies Christmas and Sky Movies Christmas HD will be rebrand as Sky Movies Showcase and Sky Movies Showcase HD on Virgin Channels 403 and 433.
5th. FX HD will start broadcasting from 8am today on Virgin Channel 158.
11th. ITV1 +1 will launch on Virgin Media (In England and Wales).
11th. STV +1 and UTV +1 may also launch on Virgin Media (In Scotland and Ireland).
31st. BSkyB are to close Channel One and Channel One +1.
=== February ===
LIVING, LIVING +1 and LIVING HD will be rebranded as Sky Living, Sky Living +1 and Sky Living HD on Virgin Channels 109, 111 and 110.
=== March ===
Virgin Media will introduce TiVo co-branded set-top boxes (In all areas).
=== April ===
=== May ===
=== June ===
=== July ===
=== August ===
=== September ===
=== October ===
=== November ===
=== December ===
=== Before 2012 ===
-Northern & Shell may rebrand Fiver and Five USA.
-Disney/ABC Television Group is to rebrand Playhouse Disney as Disney Junior on Virgin Channel 727.
-The BBC will close BBC Asian Network.
-The BBC will rebrand BBC Radio 7 as BBC Radio 4 Extra.
-Sky Sports red button interactive service.
=== Unknown dates ===
-BBC to add 21 hours per week to their HD Channel on Virgin Channel 187.
-Diva TV will be rebranded as Diva Universal on Virgin Channel 164.
-Virgin Media will cease all analogue television transmissions.
-UKTV on demand will launch.
-BBC iPlayer will offer subtitled content.
-Channel 4's ''4oD'' will offer HD content.
-Sky Arts 1 HD and Sky Arts 2 HD will become available on Virgin Media.
-Virgin Media will introduce an enhanced TV interface
=== The following channels are rumoured to be launching or in talks with Virgin Media (But still not confirm by Insiders) ===
-Comedy Central Extra +1.
-Good Food HD.
-Disney Cinemagic HD.
-Disney XD HD.
-Crime & Investigation Network HD.
-Nat Geo Wild HD.
-Universal Channel HD
-Luxury Life HD.
-Sky Atlantic HD.
-ESPN2 (May launch in 2011).
-ESPN America HD.
-ESPN News (May launch in 2011).
=== Channels THAT still to appear in all areas ===
List was last updated on December 1st 2010.
NO. Channel Name
917. Radio: RTE Radio
920. Radio: WRN Europe
NOTE: Channels are only broadcasting in Ex-Telewest areas right now.
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=== Ask Media Boy ===
Q: WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INFORMATION ABOUT VIRGIN MEDIA FROM?
A: I get all my info from Virgin Media workers (NOTE: I called them ''An Insider''), Virgin Media viewers, my blogs and Web Sites (NOTE: When I used web sites I will post an link to that web site).
Q: I HAVE GOT NEWS BUT I WORK FOR VIRGIN MEDIA AND I DON'T WANT ANYONE TO SEE MY USER NAME?
A: All you need to do is pm me right now and tell me and I will post your news on ''Coming soon to Virgin TV'' for you.
Q: WHY AM I NOT GETTING ''RTE RADIO'' OR ''WRN RADIO'' FOR?
A: RTE Radio and WRN Radio do not broadcast in Ex-ntl and Ex-Cable & Wireless areas - yet.
Q: NOW THAT BSKYB HAS TOOK OVER VIRGIN MEDIA TELEVISION WILL ANY CHANNELS CLOSE ON VIRGIN TV?
A: Yes Sky has closed Bravo and Challenge Jackpot down and Channel One will soon follow. But us Virgin Media viewers will see some channels moving about as we have now got Sky1 HD and maybe getting Sky Arts 1 HD and Sky Arts 2 HD soon.
==== Deals with broadcasters ===
When deals with broadcasters run out Virgin Media need to sign new one to keep that Channel on Virgin TV.
Here is an list of channel that Virgin may get when they old deal runs out with that broadcaster:
NOTE: To start broadcasting soon = That channel has still to start broadcasting on Sky, Freesat or Freeview.
=== TV and Radio Channels: ===
=== Own by AETN UK ===
Crime & Investigation Network HD
Crime & Investigation Network +1
=== Own by ABC Television Group ===
Disney Cinemagic HD
Disney Cinemagic +1
Disney Junior + (Soon to start broadcasting).
Disney XD HD
Playhouse Disney + (Soon to be rebranded as Disney Junior +)
=== Own by ARY Group ===
=== Own by BSkyB ===
Sky 3 +1
Sky Arts 1 HD
Sky Arts 2 HD
Sky Atlantic (Soon to start broadcasting.)
Sky Atlantic HD (Soon to start broadcasting.)
Sky Movies Classic HD
Sky News HD
Sky Sports HD3
Sky Sports HD4
Sky Sports News HD
=== Own by CBS International and Chello Zone ===
CBS Reality +1
Horror Channel +1
=== Own by Channel 4 Television Corporation ===
More 4 +1
=== Own by CSC Media Group ===
Chart Show TV
Dance Nation TV
Pop Girl +1
Tiny Pop +1
True Movies 2
=== Own by Discovery Networks Europe ===
Animal Planet +1
Discovery Home & Health +1
Discovery Knowledge +1
Discovery Science +1
TLC (To start broadcast in the UK in 2011.)
=== Own by ESPN Inc. (The Walt Disney Company/Hearst Corporation) ===
ESPN2 (May launch in 2011)
ESPN America HD
ESPN News (May launch in 2011)
=== Own by GMG Radio ===
=== Own by Independent Media Corporation ===
=== Own by ITV Digital Channels Ltd ===
ITV1 +1 (Soon to start broadcasting in England and Wales areas only.)
=== Own by MGM Channel (UK) Limited (BSkyB and MGM) ===
=== Own by NBC Universal Global Networks ===
Diva TV +1
Universal Channel HD
=== Own by NBC Universal, Corus Entertainment, Cookie Jar Group ===
Kids Co (Soon to start broadcasting.)
=== Own by NGC Europe Limited ===
Nat Wild HD
=== Own by Rainbow Media ===
Sundance Channel HD
=== Own by Scripps Networks Interactive (Run by Chello Zone) ===
Food Network HD (Soon to start broadcasting).
Food Network +1
=== Own by Sony ===
NOTE: The following channels will become part of the ''ViewAsia'' package if Sony can sign an new deal Virgin Media:
^ = On Virgin Media right now.
=== Own by STAR TV ===
=== Own by STV Group ===
STV +1 (Soon to start Broadcasting).
=== Own by TIML Radio Limited ===
=== Own by Turner Broadcasting System Europe ===
=== Own by Twenty Four 7 Ltd. ===
Luxury Life HD
=== Own by UKTV ===
Good Food HD
=== Own by UTV Media ===
UTV +1 (Soon to start Broadcasting).
=== Own by Viacom ===
Comedy Central Extra +1
=== Own by Zee Entertainment Enterprises ===
NOTE: I cant give out any new info until after Tuesday (January 4th) due to the New Year Bank Holiday.