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Old 15-03-2017, 15:08   #796
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Yes, channel 921 is now carrying Heart 80s but the channel names haven't been updated. Presumably VM take the feed from Astra / Sky.
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Why did Virgin don't also carry Quest Red +1
You got my head spinning with that sentence, MB lol
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Good to see no channels has been drop to carry Quest Red from launch.

Why did Virgin don't also carry Quest Red +1
They have red hot
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Good to see no channels has been drop to carry Quest Red from launch.

Why did Virgin don't also carry Quest Red +1
Cost probably, although it could be added at a later date. Discovery has dropped the Quest +1 slot on Freeview, replacing it with a 3 hour placeholder channel, so maybe the time shift channels aren't a priority at the moment.
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin Media TV (2017)

On BBC Parliament right now is the debate about the Fox/Sky merger.

Edit: debate now over. The Sky takeover is being referred to Ofcom.
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On BBC Parliament right now is the debate about the Fox/Sky merger.

Edit: debate now over. The Sky takeover is being referred to Ofcom.
I know it prob isn't the same but funny how there was none of this when LG took over VM.
Nope SKY and BT are the bad guys i hope Fox do buy sky tbh.
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I know it prob isn't the same but funny how there was none of this when LG took over VM.
Nope SKY and BT are the bad guys i hope Fox do buy sky tbh.
Yep, there are huge differences between the UK assets controlled by John Malone at the time of the LG/VM takeover and what Murdoch stands to control assuming this deal goes through - which it seems all but certain to do.

Fox News will be on Virgin one way or another in the coming years.
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I know it prob isn't the same but funny how there was none of this when LG took over VM.
Nope SKY and BT are the bad guys i hope Fox do buy sky tbh.
LG don't operate newspapers or a network of radio stations and didn't acquire control of a major TV news channel in their take over of VM. There is genuine concern over the Murdoch empire's control of the media.

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Fox News will be on Virgin one way or another in the coming years.
After several more years of limited "testing" on VM's internal networks.
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Yep, there are huge differences between the UK assets controlled by John Malone at the time of the LG/VM takeover and what Murdoch stands to control assuming this deal goes through - which it seems all but certain to do.

Fox News will be on Virgin one way or another in the coming years.
You're meaning, I think, that you reckon Sky News will be converted into "fair and balanced" "news".

I hope NOT.

By all means have Fox News on VM, I'd welcome that, but Sky News shouldn't be changed into Fox News UK.
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LG don't operate newspapers or a network of radio stations and didn't acquire control of a major TV news channel in their take over of VM. There is genuine concern over the Murdoch empire's control of the media.

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After several more years of limited "testing" on VM's internal networks.
But still they have the monopoly over cable.
But yeah i can see what you mean given what pies Murdoch has his fingers in there is indeed a concern over his monopoly in media.
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The 4k on demand programming will be included in subs of xl or whatever it's called now and above.
4k ppv movies will range from 3.50 - 9.99 we presume the 9.99 will be movies still on cinema similar to what BT and SKY do occasionally.
Eurosport 4k when launched will be included in the XL pack.
Do you have any information about VM getting Wurl TV, theone?

https://www.rapidtvnews.com/20170316...#axzz4bV7NXj8Q
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Do you have any information about VM getting Wurl TV, theone?

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But still they have the monopoly over cable.
They have a monopoly over their own infrastructure which has been funded by VM and its predecessors rather than by the taxpayer. A monopoly which is becoming less significant as other companies build their own fibre optic infrastructure.
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They have a monopoly over their own infrastructure which has been funded by VM and its predecessors rather than by the taxpayer. A monopoly which is becoming less significant as other companies build their own fibre optic infrastructure.
So SKY was funded by taxpayers then?
I know BTs network was i remember back when the big players were Mercury telecoms, BT and cable and wireless.
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So SKY was funded by taxpayers then?
Not at all, Sky doesn't even own the satellites, they use space on the SES Astra fleet. BT, however, is another matter, originally being publicly owned as a part of the GPO.

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Indeed.

As mentioned previously, the concern with the Sky takeover is the Murdoch empire's control of and influence over the media. Bearing in mind the reasons for the fate of the Murdoch controlled newspaper "News of The World", the concerns are well founded.
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