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Old 06-03-2017, 15:16   #676
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I feel a price rise coming lol
that is a certainty prices only ever go up
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Old 06-03-2017, 15:25   #677
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Old 06-03-2017, 15:33   #678
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin Media TV (2017)

VM may have to pay for the ITV channel which it currently gets free.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/...-virgin-media/
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Old 06-03-2017, 17:56   #679
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VM may have to pay for the ITV channel which it currently gets free.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/...-virgin-media/
That puts the cat amongst the pigeons for sure. I wonder if ITV would really go so far as to black out Virgin Media's screens given VM's stance that they will not pay for the channel. Are they really going to risk audience share in that way, which would impact on advertising revenues?

I'm not sure how many VM viewers have a connection to a working aerial, but I suspect quite a few rely on the cable only for their TV.
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin Media TV (2017)

Why would that move no affect Sky as well? Are they not doing the same thing?
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Old 06-03-2017, 18:02   #681
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Why would that move no affect Sky as well? Are they not doing the same thing?
Yes l quite agree as it would affect Sky just as much.
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin Media TV (2017)

so the worst news happened. BT keep the champions league and for some bizarre reason PAID more even though the ratings have been disgusting.

So likelyhood of BT sport staying in the xl package? slim as BT will demand more money now. So its either removed or another huge price hike with vm

sky sports still will keep going up...

if only sky could have got the rights! probably would have bumped it up by two odd quid but since theyre going to do that anyway id rather it have gone to sky... bt would have less rights and probably stayed in xl...and we'd have no michael owen
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin Media TV (2017)

Sorry but don't agree with this , ITV as a PSB enjoys prominence on the first page of Virgins EPG and as such doesn't pay for its slot.
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Sorry but don't agree with this , ITV as a PSB enjoys prominence on the first page of Virgins EPG and as such doesn't pay for its slot.
This is ITV's argument. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/n...n-channel.html
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Sorry but don't agree with this , ITV as a PSB enjoys prominence on the first page of Virgins EPG and as such doesn't pay for its slot.
Absolutely agree as ITV is a PSB.

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Yes l quite agree as it would affect Sky just as much.
Yes Sky has to be effected as well.
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Graham McWilliam, group director of corporate affairs said: “ITV wants to keep the very significant benefits of its public service broadcaster status while cherry-picking from the fundamentally different US market.

“If additional charges were introduced, the reality is that millions of households would end up paying for public service channels that are supposed to be free."
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Tom Mockridge, Virgin Media’s chief executive officer, said: "The law requires public service broadcasters to make some channels available to cable and satellite companies and equally requires that we make them available to our subscribers. This system has worked well for decades. Viewers already pay one TV tax. ITV is asking for another.”
I fully agree with both of them.
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin Media TV (2017)

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Sorry but don't agree with this , ITV as a PSB enjoys prominence on the first page of Virgins EPG and as such doesn't pay for its slot.
AFAIK none of them pay for their EPG slot, it's included in the carriage deal.
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Why would that move no affect Sky as well? Are they not doing the same thing?
Not sure but i think SKY have shares in ITV.
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Not sure but i think SKY have shares in ITV.
Keep up. Sky sold its shares to LGI some time ago! https://www.wsj.com/articles/liberty...kyb-1405578714
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But that story is from September 2014.

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Keep up. Sky sold its shares to LGI some time ago! https://www.wsj.com/articles/liberty...kyb-1405578714
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