This is a continuation of all the 'Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2016)' thread which you can find here:
VOL. 1 - http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/11...tv-2016-a.html
VOL. 2 - http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/sh...php?t=33702866
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.
December List update - December 26th update.
Keep up-to-date on the latest news on upcoming channel launches and other important events across all platforms of Virgin Media UK and Virgin Media Ireland.
NOTE: I DO NOT WORK FOR VIRGIN MEDIA UK OR VIRGIN MEDIA IRELAND SO ALL THE INFORMATION ON THIS LIST IS STILL SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Colours on my list are as followed:
= New Info just added.
= Virgin Media UK/Ireland News and links.
= Local TV news, other Media news/Things.
=== Coming up on Virgin's Digital TV ===
=== Freeviews on Virgin Media UK OR Ireland ===
(Put start date here). (Put channel name here) is having an freeview to all TBC Customers on Virgin UK/Ireland Channel TBC right now until (Put end date here.)
=== Before April ===
-Motorsport Network to will rebrand Motors TV as Motorsport.tv on Virgin UK Channel 545.
=== Sometime in 2017 (Testing or Confirm) ===
-STV will rebrand STV Edinburgh as STV2 [Edinburgh] on Virgin UK Channel 159 (Edinburgh areas only).
-STV will rebrand STV Glasgow as STV2 [Glasgow] on Virgin UK Channel 159 (Glasgow areas only).
-Virgin Media UK will launch Bay TV Swansea soon on Virgin UK Channel 159 (Swansea areas only).
-Virgin Media UK will launch Fox News Channel soon.
-Virgin Media UK will launch Viceland UK soon.
-Virgin Media Ireland will launch Cartoon Network HD soon.
=== January ===
1st. Sky Cinema will rebrand Sky Cinema Greats as Sky Cinema Superheroes on Virgin UK Channel 404 and Virgin Ireland Channel 307.
1st. Sky Cinema will rebrand Sky Cinema Greats HD as Sky Cinema Superheroes HD on Virgin UK Channel 434 and Virgin Ireland Channel 337.
2nd. Sky Cinema will rebrand Sky Cinema Christmas as Sky Cinema Drama and Romance on Virgin UK Channel 410 and Virgin Ireland Channel 308.
2nd. Sky Cinema will rebrand Sky Cinema Christmas HD as Sky Cinema Drama and Romance HD on Virgin UK Channel 440 and Virgin Ireland Channel 338.
3rd. UKTV will rebrand Christmas Gold as Gold on Virgin UK Channel 124 and Virgin Ireland Channel 120.
3rd. UKTV will rebrand Christmas Gold +1 as Gold +1 on Virgin UK Channel 190 and Virgin Ireland Channel 153.
3rd. Sky Cinema will rebrand Sky Cinema Pixar as Sky Cinema Disney on Virgin UK Channel 405 and Virgin Ireland Channel 305.
3rd. Sky Cinema will rebrand Sky Cinema Star Wars as Sky Cinema Sci-Fi and Horror on Virgin UK Channel 411 and Virgin Ireland Channel 304.
3rd. Sky Cinema will rebrand Sky Cinema Pixar HD as Sky Cinema Disney HD on Virgin UK Channel 435 and Virgin Ireland Channel 335.
3rd. Sky Cinema will rebrand Sky Cinema Star Wars HD as Sky Cinema Sci-Fi and Horror HD on Virgin UK Channel 441 and Virgin Ireland Channel 334.
5th. Sky Sports will rebrand Sky Sports Darts HD as Sky Sports 3 HD on Virgin UK Channel 503 and Virgin Ireland Channel 434.
5th. Sky Sports will rebrand Sky Sports Darts as Sky Sports 3 on Virgin UK Channel 513 and Virgin Ireland Channel 404.
7th. Comcast will rebrand Christmas 24 as Movies 24 on Virgin UK Channel 419.
7th. Comcast will rebrand Christmas 24+ as Movies 24+ on Virgin UK Channel 420
9th. Virgin Media Ireland will rebrand UTV Ireland as Be3 on Virgin Ireland Channel 110.
9th. Virgin Media Ireland will rebrand UTV Ireland HD as Be3 HD on Virgin Ireland Channel 138.
10th. Sony will rebrand Movie Mix as Sony Movie Channel today on Virgin UK Channel 425.
15th. Virgin Media UK to close Kix Power today on Virgin UK Channel 738.
-Sky Cinema will rebrand Sky Cinema Superheroes as Sky Cinema Greats on Virgin UK Channel 403 and Virgin Ireland Channel 307.
-Sony will rebrand True Christmas as True Movies on Virgin UK Channel 424 and Virgin Ireland Channel 329.
-Sky Cinema will rebrand Sky Cinema Superheroes HD as Sky Cinema Greats HD on Virgin UK Channel 433 and Virgin Ireland Channel 337.
=== February ===
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=== December ===
=== Sometime in 2017 (Still not confirmed) ===
-Virgin Media UK may move Box Upfront from Virgin UK Channel 338 to Virgin UK Channel 330.
-Virgin Media UK may move Box Hits from Virgin UK Channel 337 to Virgin UK Channel 336.
-Virgin Media UK may move 4Music from Virgin UK Channel 330 to Virgin UK Channel 337.
-Virgin Media UK may move Kiss from Virgin UK Channel 336 to Virgin UK Channel 338.
=== Local TV on Virgin Media ===
-All the following Local TV broadcasters may launch soon on Virgin UK Channel 159:
-Bay TV Swansea - CHANNEL TESTING ON VIRGIN MEDIA UK.
-YourTV Blackpool & Preston
-That's Solent - CHANNEL TESTING ON VIRGIN MEDIA UK.
=== Unknown dates ===
-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.
=== Channels ONLY in Virgin Media Ireland areas ===
List last updated on February 8th 2016.
ONLY TV CHANNELS THAT ONLY BROADCAST IN THE UK ON OTHER NETWORKS WILL APPEAR ON THIS PART OF THE LIST.
ALSO THE FOLLOWING LIST OF CHANNELS IS CURRENTLY BROADCASTING ON VIRGIN MEDIA IRELAND BUT NOT ON VIRGIN MEDIA UK:
-Crime + Investigation HD
-Disney Channel HD
Channels only in Virgin Media Ireland areas.
©copyright 2016 Media Boy 2006 - 2016. An ''Keep it real and free'' Production.
==== Virgin Media's Deals with broadcasters ===
Full list now at: http://mediaboyblog.blogspot.co.uk/p...adcasters.html
This part of list has now moved to my blog - follow link.
=== What is Media Boy on about??? ===
Here is what I mean when I post the following on Cable Forum:
- means just that.
'Do Not Post' order
- means an Virgin insider has given me some info on things that set to happen but has told me not to reveal it right now.
=== Media Boy Extra info: ===
Liberty Global - http://www.lgi.com/
Media Boy Blog - For all things Virgin UK and Ireland - http://mediaboyblog.blogspot.com/
Follow Virgin Media UK on ''twitter'' here - http://twitter.com/virginmedia
Follow Virgin Media Ireland on ''twitter'' here - https://twitter.com/VirginMediaIE
See Nialli's blog on Virgin Media High Definition & TiVo Services here - http://vmhd.blogspot.com/
=== Ask Media Boy ===
Last updated January 4th 2016.
Q: WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INFORMATION ABOUT VIRGIN MEDIA FROM?
A: Media Boy HQ
gets all info from Virgin Media viewers, some Virgin Media workers (I called them Virgin Sources) and Web Sites (NOTE: When I used web sites I will post an link to that web site).
Q: WHY HAVE YOU ADDED 'ONLY IN VIRGIN MEDIA IRELAND AREAS' AND INFORMATION ON VIRGIN MEDIA IRELAND ON THIS THREAD IS FOR VIRGIN MEDIA UK?
A: Virgin Media Ireland is now part of Virgin Media and are both owned by Liberty Global. And you voted for Media Boy HQ
to join both Virgin Media UK and Virgin Media Ireland threads up for 2016.
Q: WHY AM I NOT GETTING ''DISNEY CHANNEL HD'' FOR?
A: Disney Channel HD is only broadcasting in Virgin Media Ireland areas right now.
==== See you later ===
List last updated on December 26th 2016.
Next update: TBC.
A) If Virgin Media UK/Ireland are set to launch more than TWO channels (TV or Radio) in Virgin Media UK/Ireland areas.
B) If Virgin Media UK/Ireland are set to move more than TWO channels (TV or Radio) about in Virgin Media UK/Ireland areas.
C) If Virgin Media UK/Ireland are set to close or repackage more then TWO channels (TV or Radio) in Virgin Media UK/Ireland areas.
©copyright 2016 Media Boy 2006 - 2016. An ''Keep it real and free'' Production.