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Old Yesterday, 16:53   #1906
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin Media TV (2017)

Media Boy sources has give us an new DNP order within the last 24 hours.
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin Media TV (2017)

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Media Boy sources has give us an new DNP order within the last 24 hours.
Just what we need, it's getting very quiet around here.

I may have some news for later, when the data has been sorted.
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin Media TV (2017)

Sources are telling me that vm may bid for scripps, didn't vm once sell their share?
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Sources are telling me that vm may bid for scripps, didn't vm once sell their share?
What do Scripps currently own
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Sources are telling me that vm may bid for scripps, didn't vm once sell their share?
IIRC VM originally sold their 50% stake to Scripps.

This was after they had decided to pull out of owning content themselves and this stake was sold before selling their wholly owned channels off to Sky.

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IIRC VM originally sold their 50% stake to Scripps.

This was after they had decided to pull out of owning content themselves and this stake was sold before selling their wholly owned channels off to Sky.

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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin Media TV (2017)

Recent changes on the Virgin Media network:

I could list multiple service name and EPG name changes associated with the changes to Sky Sports channels but won't bother as we all know what happened there. Initially, Sky Sports Main Event took the Sky Sports 1 pack codes and Sky Sports Cricket took the Sky Sports 2 pack codes. Shortly afterwards all of the Sky Sports channels were rolled over into a single pack (all packs have separate codes for SD and HD channels).

Multiple pack structures remain in place for Sky Movies.

The extra BBC Red Button channels were removed from the network and parked on dormant SID numbers in the Service Description Table. For anyone interested, SID 3904 BBC Red Button HD was parked at SID 3954. BBC Red Button 2-6, SIDs 4408-4412 were parked at 4458-4462 respectively.

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=== Local TV on Virgin Media ===

All the following Local TV broadcasters may launch soon on Virgin UK Channel 159:

-STV2 Ayrshire
-STV2 Dundee
STV2 on TS 101 SID 10151 (the former STV Edinburgh) has been removed from the Edinburgh and Falkirk networks and replaced with STV2 TS 101 SID 10140 (the former STV Glasgow), which was already carried on the Glasgow & Uddingston networks. SID 10140 has also been added to Virgin Media's Dundee & Perth networks. A single feed of STV2 is now carried across the whole of the VM network in Scotland. So much for "local" television, A criticism of the state of local tv and not of Virgin Media.

Other changes involve the download services supporting VM equipment and are beyond the scope of this thread.

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Media Boy sources has give us an new DNP order within the last 24 hours.
Pretty sure some grumpy gits will faint at that news on here.
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STV2 on TS 101 SID 10151 (the former STV Edinburgh) has been removed from the Edinburgh and Falkirk networks and replaced with STV2 TS 101 SID 10140 (the former STV Glasgow), which was already carried on the Glasgow & Uddingston networks. SID 10140 has also been added to Virgin Media's Dundee & Perth networks. A single feed of STV2 is now carried across the whole of the VM network in Scotland. So much for "local" television, A criticism of the state of local tv and not of Virgin Media.

Other changes involve the download services supporting VM equipment and are beyond the scope of this thread.
To be honest, I don't think that small local channels will work. STV should be financially viable as it will take in a larger area, and this should be the model for local TV around the country.
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To be honest, I don't think that small local channels will work. STV should be financially viable as it will take in a larger area, and this should be the model for local TV around the country.
The whole project has been a total waste of money, it was badly planned from the start. These channels are now reducing their commitment to local content, with many using content from other channels as a sustaining service.

STV has added additional extra local franchises but taken that as an opportunity to kill off one of their 2 initial services, replacing it with a networked service serving the "city" of Scotland.

Not quite local any longer. STV's ITV Network franchise has 4 regional opt-outs but the, supposedly, local STV2 channels are networked across the whole of Scotland.

It would probably have been better to set up a network of regional channels using existing infrastructure, such as the BBC's terrestrial network. Planning for city multiplexes, attempting to match local channels to relatively small areas where a spare frequency happened to be available wasn't the best method.
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The whole project has been a total waste of money, it was badly planned from the start. These channels are now reducing their commitment to local content, with many using content from other channels as a sustaining service.

STV has added additional extra local franchises but taken that as an opportunity to kill off one of their 2 initial services, replacing it with a networked service serving the "city" of Scotland.

Not quite local any longer. STV's ITV Network franchise has 4 regional opt-outs but the, supposedly, local STV2 channels are networked across the whole of Scotland.

It would probably have been better to set up a network of regional channels using existing infrastructure, such as the BBC's terrestrial network. Planning for city multiplexes, attempting to match local channels to relatively small areas where a spare frequency happened to be available wasn't the best method.
Have to agree with you. Made In Teesside shows so little local programs they should be sued under the trades description act. Made In Tyne & Wear which I get on Sky is just as bad. Last night for example it was showing America's Got Talent,not even a British program! They didn't even remove the Tru TV logo from the screen!
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