August 15th Update info.
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 and links.
= Other Media news/Things.
=== Coming up on Virgin's Digital TV ===
=== Freeviews on Virgin TV ===
Aug 1st. Virgin Media customers on M+, L and XL packages can watch PictureBox absolutely free on Virgin on Demand until 6am on September 1st 2012.
=== By November 2012 ===
I have been told that more than 5 new channels will launch on Virgin Media. (Hope to have got confirmed channels names by October)
=== By August 25th ===
Virgin Media to launch reminders on TiVo in all areas.
=== August ===
26th. Sky Movies Summer will be rebranded as Sky Movies Showcase on Virgin Channel 403.
26th. Sky Movies Summer HD will be rebranded as Sky Movies Showcase HD on Virgin Channel 433.
29th. Channel 4 HD Paralympic 1 will launch on Virgin Channel 550.
29th. Channel 4 HD Paralympic 2 will launch on Virgin Channel 551.
29th. Channel 4 HD Paralympic 3 will launch on Virgin Channel 552.
29th. Channel 4 SD Paralympic 1 will launch on Virgin Channel 553.
29th. Channel 4 SD Paralympic 2 will launch on Virgin Channel 554.
29th. Channel 4 SD Paralympic 3 will launch on Virgin Channel 555.
=== September ===
10th. Channel 4 HD Paralympic 1 will close on Virgin Channel 550.
10th. Channel 4 HD Paralympic 2 will close on Virgin Channel 551.
10th. Channel 4 HD Paralympic 3 will close on Virgin Channel 552.
10th. Channel 4 SD Paralympic 1 will close on Virgin Channel 553.
10th. Channel 4 SD Paralympic 2 will close on Virgin Channel 554.
10th. Channel 4 SD Paralympic 3 will close on Virgin Channel 555.
Virgin Media Tivo iPad app launch in September (Info from reghardware.com.)
=== October ===
5th. Sky Movies Showcase and Sky Movies Showcase HD will be rebranded as Sky Movies 007 and Sky Movies 007 HD on Virgin Channels 403 and 433.
24th. The UK and Ireland says goodbye to Analogue TV.
=== November ===
Sky Movies 007 and Sky Movies 007 HD will be rebranded as Sky Movies Showcase and Sky Movies Showcase HD.
=== December ===
=== By 2013 ===
MAX to be rebranded as SONY MAX on Virgin Channel 806.
Channel 5 + 1 will launch on Virgin Media.
The BBC to axe the BBC Red Button multi-screen on Virgin Media on all non TiVo boxes to one stream.
The BBC to launch an BBC One HD channel for viewers outside England on Virgin Channel 108.
Also the BBC is to rebrand BBC HD as BBC TWO HD on Virgin Channel 187.
=== January 2013 ===
=== February 2013 ===
=== March 2013 ===
=== April 2013 ===
=== May 2013 ===
=== June 2013 ===
=== July 2013 ===
=== August 2013 ===
BT hope to launch an new Football Channel on Virgin Media.
=== September 2013 ===
=== October 2013 ===
=== November 2013 ===
=== December 2013 ===
=== By 2015 ===
RTE Radio and WRN Radio will be axe in old Telewest areas or added to all areas of Virgin Media.
=== Unknown dates ===
-Local TV may launch on Virgin TV in some areas in Virgin Channels 600 mark (Starting July 2013) - Broadcasts hoping to broadcast names given out by Ofcom info @ http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012...-lyons-johnson.
-The BBC to axe BBC Radio 4 LW on Virgin Channel 911 ''in the long term''.
-Discovery to replace Travel and Living with TLC on Virgin Channel 275.
-UKTV on Demand may also launch on Virgin on Demand.
-TCM to be rebranded on Virgin Channel 415.
-Channel 4's ''4oD'' will offer HD content.
-Smooth fm (Smooth Radio) may get close or rebranded on Virgin Channel 916.
=== The following channels are rumoured to be in talks with Virgin Media ===
List last updated on March 28th 2012.
The following Channels are said to be in talks with Virgin Media by my insiders:
-Channel 5 +1
The following Channels are rumoured to be set to launch on Virgin Media soon (but not yet confirm by my Virgin Media insiders or no new info in months):
-ESPN America HD (No news in months)
=== 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.
=== Media Boy Extra info: ===
Media Boy Blog - For all things Virgin TV - http://mediaboyblog.blogspot.com/
See Virgin Media on ''twitter'' here - http://twitter.com/virginmedia
See Nialli's blog on Virgin Media High Definition & TiVo Services here - http://vmhd.blogspot.com/
Latest news on Freeview - http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/10...l#post35353580
=== Ask Media Boy ===
Last updated March 9th 2012.
Q: WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INFORMATION ABOUT VIRGIN MEDIA FROM?
A: I get all my info from Virgin Media viewers and Web Sites (NOTE: When I used web sites I will post an link to that web site).
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.
==== Virgin Media's Deals with broadcasters ===
List last updated on August 14th 2012.
Welcome to the all new look of this part of the list.
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:
Also Radio channels are broadcasting on Digital Radio via Freesat, Freeview, Freesat from Sky or Sky.
NOTE: Shopping Channels are not on this list and only Broadcasts who has got some Channels broadcasting on Virgin Media right now appeared on this list. To start broadcasting soon = That channel has still to start broadcasting on Sky, Freesat or Freeview.
=== TV and Radio Channels: ===
=== Own by A+E Networks UK (A&E Television Networks/British Sky Broadcasting) ===
Crime & Investigation Network HD
Crime & Investigation Network +1
=== Own by ARY Group ===
=== Own by British Sky Broadcasting ===
Pick TV +1
Sky Atlantic HD
Sky News HD
Sky Sports F1 HD
Sky Sports 3 HD
Sky Sports 4 HD
Sky Sports News HD
=== Own by CBS Chellozone UK Channels Partnership ===
CBS Reality +1
Horror Channel +1
=== Own by Channel Four Television Corporation ===
More 4 +1
=== Own by CSC Media Group ===
Chart Show TV
Dance Nation TV
Pop Girl +1
Tiny Pop +1
=== Own by Discovery Networks Western Europe ===
Animal Planet HD
Animal Planet +1
Discovery 3D (May launch if audience viewing numbers are high via on Demand.)
Discovery Home & Health +1
Discovery Knowledge +1
Discovery Science +1
TLC (May replace Discovery Travel and Living.)
=== Own by Disney-ABC Television Group ===
Disney Channel HD
Disney Cinemagic HD
Disney Cinemagic +1
Disney Junior +
Disney XD HD
=== Own by Entertainment Networks (UK) Limited (Sony Pictures Television) ===
Men & Movies
Men & Movies +1
Movies 4 Men
Movies 4 Men +1
=== Own by ESPN Inc. (The Walt Disney Company/Hearst Corporation) ===
ESPN America HD
=== Own by Fox International Channels (News Corporation) ===
=== Own by Global Radio ===
Capital FM TV
Heart FM TV
=== Own by ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) ===
=== Own by Moving Movies Ltd. (CSC Media Group) ===
True Movies 2
=== Own by MTV Networks Europe ===
=== Own by Multi Screen Media (Sony Pictures Television) ===
SAB (Soon to be SONY SAB)
SONY SAB (Set to be rebranded from SAB)
=== Own by NGC-UK Partnership (National Geographic Society/Fox International Channels) ===
Nat Wild HD
=== Own by Nickelodeon UK (MTV Networks Europe/British Sky Broadcasting) ===
=== Own by Northern & Shell ===
Channel 5 +1
=== Own by Paramount UK Partnership (Paramount British Pictures/British Sky Broadcasting) ===
Comedy Central Extra +1
=== Own by Premier Media ===
Premier Sports Xtra
=== Own by Radio TelefĂ*s Ă‰ireann ===
RTĂ‰ lyric fm
RTĂ‰ Radio 1 (Broadcasts in Ex-Telewest areas right now).
RTĂ‰ Radio 1 Extra
RTĂ‰ RaidiĂł na Gaeltachta
=== Own by Real & Smooth Ltd [Was GMG Radio] (Global Radio) ===
Real Radio Wales
=== Own by Scripps Networks Interactive ===
Food Network +1
Travel Channel +1
=== Own by Sony Pictures Television ===
Sony Entertainment Television +1
Sony Movie Channel
Sony Movie Channel +1
=== Own by STAR TV (News Corporation) ===
STAR Life OK (Was STAR One)
STAR Plus HD
=== Own by Sunrise Radio Group ===
=== Own by TF1 Group ===
British Eurosport 2 HD
=== Own by TIML Radio Limited ===
=== Own by Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) ===
Cartoon Network HD
=== Own by United Christian Broadcasters ===
=== Own by Universal Networks International ===
The Style Network
Universal Channel HD
=== Own by UTV Software Communications Ltd. (The Walt Disney Company) ===
=== Own by Viacom ===
=== Own by Zee Entertainment Enterprises ===
==== See you later ===
List last updated on August 15th 2012.
Next update: Around September 3rd - unless:
A) If Virgin are set to launch more than TWO channels (TV or Radio) on Virgin TV.
B) If Virgin are set to move more than TWO channels (TV or Radio) about on Virgin TV.
C) If Virgin are set to close or repackage more then TWO channels (TV or Radio ) on Virgin TV.
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