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Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2013) Vol. 4.

This is a continuation of all the 'Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2013) Vol. 1, 2 and 3' thread which you can find here:

VOL. 1 - http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/11...-2013-vol.html
VOL. 2 - http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/11...-2013-vol.html
VOL. 3 - http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/11...-2013-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 post an list update every month, 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.

Thank you

August List update - August 6th update.


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:

Media Boy = New Info just added.
Media Boy = Been added in the last month.
Media Boy = Virgin Media News and links.
Media Boy = Other Media news/Things.

=== Coming up on Virgin's Digital TV ===
=== Rumour to be Launching very soon ===
The following channels may launch soon on Virgin Media:
-The Active Channel (Confirmed by Virgin on Facebook).
-BT Sports 1 (Rumour started 06/07/13).
-BT Sports 1 HD (Rumour started 06/07/13).
-BT Sports 2 (Rumour started 06/07/13).
-BT Sports 2 HD (Rumour started 06/07/13).
-E! HD (Rumour started 21/02/13).
-Sky Atlantic (Rumour started 06/07/13).
-Universal Channel HD (Rumour started 21/02/13).


=== August ===
17th. Sky Sports 1 is to rebroadcast on Sky2 and Pick TV today on Virgin Channels 123 and 180.
17th. Sky Movies 007 will be rebranded as Sky Movies Superhero on Virgin Channel 410.
17th. Sky Movies 007 HD will be rebranded as Sky Movies Superhero HD on Virgin Channel 440.
18th. Sky Movies Superhero will be rebranded as Sky Movies Greats on Virgin Channel 410.
18th. Sky Movies Superhero HD will be rebranded as Sky Movies Greats HD on Virgin Channel 440.

=== Autumn ===
Lifetime to replace Bio on Virgin Channel 242.
'Seven' will be rebranded as Lincolnshire Living on Virgin Channel 879 (Grimsby & Scunthorpe only) in late Autumn.

=== September ===
1st. Sky Sports are to rebrand Sky Sports Ashes as Sky Sports 2 on Virgin Channel 512.
1st. Sky Sports are to rebrand Sky Sports Ashes HD as Sky Sports 2 HD on Virgin Channel 518.

=== October ===
1st. Virgin Media to put the cost of Sky Sports up.

=== November ===
-Made in Leeds will launch on Virgin Media sometime this month on Virgin Channel 159.

=== December ===
No News...

=== By Early 2014 ===
The BBC to launch BBC News HD, BBC Three HD, BBC Four HD, CBeebies HD and CBBC HD on Virgin Media.

=== January 2014 ===
No News...

=== February 2014 ===
No News...

=== March 2014 ===
6th. Local TV broadcaster London Live hope to launch on Virgin Channel 159 today.

=== April 2014 ===
No News...

=== May 2014 ===
No News...

=== June 2014 ===
No News...

=== July 2014 ===
No News...

=== August 2014 ===
No News...

=== September 2014 ===
No News...

=== October 2014 ===
No News...

=== November 2014 ===
No News...

=== December 2014 ===
No News...

=== By 2015 ===
-RTE Radio and WRN Radio will be axe in old Telewest areas or added to all areas of Virgin Media.

=== Not Confirmed as coming ===
-BT and Virgin Media has confirmed that Virgin Media are in talks with BT over the BT Sports Channels.
(UPDATED July 9th) Broadcastnow is reporting that Virgin Media are in new talks with Sky to carry 'Sky Atlantic SD', 'Sky News HD' and 'Sky Sports News HD'.
-Drama, MTV CLASSIC, HISTORY HD, CI +1 and CI HD all may launch soon on Virgin Media.

-Fashion One 'In talks with Virgin Media' - no updates in months.
-Sony Movies may launch soon on Virgin Media - no updates since August 2012.

=== Unknown dates ===
-Local TV may launch on Virgin TV in some areas on Virgin Channel 159 (Starting in Late 2013).
-The BBC to axe BBC Radio 4 LW on Virgin Channel 911 ''in the long term''.
-The BBC hope to launch English regional variants of its existing BBC One HD service as well as Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland editions of BBC Two HD - but still need to be approved by the BBC Trust.

-Smooth fm (Smooth Radio) may get close or rebranded on Virgin Channel 916.

=== Channels THAT still to appear in all areas ===
List was last updated on July 12th 2013.

NO. Channel Name
917. Radio: RTE Radio
920. Radio: WRN Europe (Also in UPC Ireland areas)

NOTE: Channels are only broadcasting in Ex-Telewest areas right now.

=== Media Boy Extra info: ===
Liberty Global - http://www.lgi.com/
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/

==== Virgin Media's Deals with broadcasters ===
This part has now move to link called 'Own by'.

==== See you later ===
List last updated on August 1st 2013.

Next update: Later in August - 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.


Did I miss anything??? If I did tell me and it will appear on the next update.

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