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Old 22-09-2011, 12:34   #1
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BoxNation on Virgin Media?

Frank Warren will announce today that his stable of fighters are moving from their long-time Sky Sports home to a channel which quietly popped up on SKY in July – BoxNation.

What is both interesting and unexpected is that the channel will not be a vehicle for PPV fights but will instead be run on a subscription model, pitched around the £10 a month mark.

Warren has apparently said that he will honour the rest of his contract with Sky – a handful of dates running into next summer. Again, that’s hard to square with the birth of BoxNation but given the size of the promoter’s stable, perhaps not impossible to fulfill.

So, what should potential subscribers expect for their money? There is some attractive fare claimed to be on offer. Obviously Warren’s future bills will be on it (other than any used to fulfill his Sky obligations); there’s a supposed three-year deal with Sauerland; Hopkins v Dawson is in the offing plus the potential for some other US fights.

Steve Bunce’s Boxing Hour is set to make a return and there are rumors of a talking heads programme, similar to Sky Sports’ Sunday Supplement offering.
Apparently, there is a commitment to showing action twice a week, without running against other networks’ boxing output.

Less exciting for the boxing purist – but probably good news for the increasing amount of cross-over fans - is that MMA will get an airing.
Fight fans might hope that forum stirrings concerning Sky’s supposed lack of interest in boxing are pessimistic. A Sky source put a positive spin on these developments, saying Warren’s move “will obviously free up money and options for other things”.

The above information was made available today on Boxrec. As some will have noticed from my previous posts boxing is my favorite sport and makes up a large part of my weekly viewing. Essentially BoxNation appears to be a dedicated boxing channel that all fans of the sport simply can't miss. Are there any plans for this channel to be made available to Virgin customers? If not then sadly I will have to join SKY. I've held tight awaiting Premier Sports for over 12 months now and I'm already expecting the same for this new channel.

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I've just heard that Talksport have been covering this this morning and apparently Tony Bellew Vs. Nathan Cleverly will be on Box Nation and it will be on Virgin free of charge! Frank Warren is going to be a guest on Talksport tomorrow.

Maybe Box Nation is the channel that has been testing recently?
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Old 22-09-2011, 17:18   #2
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re: BoxNation on Virgin Media?

I have ask my insider about BoxNation launching on Virgin Media and I got the following back:

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re: BoxNation on Virgin Media?

I can't see this channel being top priority to be honest Chad however I hope for you I'm wrong. I've just checked and it's on Sky channel 456 and says programmes start at 8pm.
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Old 22-09-2011, 22:22   #4
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re: BoxNation on Virgin Media?

I wouldn't hold your breath on any new channels joining VM, its always 'we are holding talks with various companies'.

With Sky, they give you every channel going, and yes l am with Sky, With VM you cannot gurrantee channels, you can +1, but they are a waste of time.
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Old 22-09-2011, 22:46   #5
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I wouldn't hold your breath on any new channels joining VM, its always 'we are holding talks with various companies'.

With Sky, they give you every channel going, and yes l am with Sky, With VM you cannot guarantee channels, you can +1, but they are a waste of time.
That's what I thought too from previous experience however the Box Nation website does include the Virgin Media icon on their webpage:



An article in The Sun newspaper suggests the channel will be on Virgin:

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...to-launch.html

And footage from the press conference for the launch of the channel confirms a distribution deal will be announced for other providers, including Virgin. Watch between 1:50 and 2:15:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mlh2Vs_JVgc

Whilst we do often hear a lot of rumours about channels coming soon, it's not often a new channel makes it so blatant that they either have a carriage deal with Virgin or one is clearly in the pipeline.
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re: BoxNation on Virgin Media?

Just heard about this on the radio I hope it comes to Virgin.

Just looking through BoxNation twitter if you scroll down someone does ask the question and is answered.

"hi we are working on the virgin channel and will announce shortly"
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Old 23-09-2011, 22:33   #7
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Just heard about this on the radio I hope it comes to Virgin.

Just looking through BoxNation twitter if you scroll down someone does ask the question and is answered.

"hi we are working on the virgin channel and will announce shortly"
Yeah just checked it out myself, looks very promising. Whilst this will become a subscription channel 3 months after launch, some of the live action between now and then that we will get for free on the channel is tremendous.

I just hope my chums on the other thread get SKY Anytime plus some new HD channels. It's about time Virgin delivered some new channels.
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re: BoxNation on Virgin Media?

I'm 100% convinced the channel will be with us real soon.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...n-the-Box.html

"It is now all systems go for the channel that can be found on Sky platform channel 456 and very soon on Virgin."

Plus if you can be bothered check this out from yesterday morning on Talksport:

http://www.talksport.co.uk/radio/lis.../episode/50951

If you click on 11:00am to 11:30am part of the show and skip through to 27:00 minutes you'll heard Frank Warren confirm to Keys & Gray that this channel will be on Virgin soon.

Sorry to keep going on but I get excited when a channel is coming soon, especially a dedicated channel for boxing.

Can any Virgin staff members confirm if this channel is being mentioned within your office? Frank Warren clearly doesn't have any issues using your logo or dropping your name in the press and on radio. Potentially a done deal or can't you say just now?
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re: BoxNation on Virgin Media?

The rumour l have heard is that Boxnation is starting on Sky on 30th Sept FTA for a couple of months before been a pay channel.

VM are still in talks on this channel
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The rumour l have heard is that Boxnation is starting on Sky on 30th Sept FTA for a couple of months before been a pay channel.

VM are still in talks on this channel
It's already on Sky , only broadcasting 2hrs at the moment though.
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RICHARD KEYS APPOINTED AS BOXNATION PRESENTER

Former Sky Sports frontman Richard Keys makes a dramatic return to British television screens on Friday (30th September) when he presents the launch night of the new BoxNation channel.

http://www.boxingrepublic.com/2011/0...ion-presenter/
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I am so angry that VM could not sort somthing out to get this channel from launch this evening
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I am so angry that VM could not sort somthing out to get this channel from launch this evening
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Re: BoxNation on Virgin Media?

I thought as it is FTA for the first 3 months VM could have done a deal for it...
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I thought as it is FTA for the first 3 months VM could have done a deal for it...
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