This is a continuation of all the 'Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2011)' threads which you can find here:
VOL. I - http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/11...-2011-vol.html
VOL. II - http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/11...-2011-vol.html
VOL. III - http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/11...-2011-vol.html
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.
January list update.
Keep up-to-date on the latest news on upcoming channel launches and other important events across all platforms of Virgin TV network.
NOTE: I do not work for Virgin Media so all the information on this list is subject to change.
Colours on my list are as followed:
= New Info just added.
= Virgin Media News and links.
Media Boy EXCLUSIVE:
= It an Media Boy EXCLUSIVE and you can only see it on this thread.
= Other Media news/Things.
=== Coming up on Virgin's Digital TV ===
=== Freeviews on Virgin TV ===
Dec. 7th. Virgin Media customers on the M Package can watch all of these great channels â€“ Alibi, Alibi +1, Good Food, Good Food HD, Good Food +1, Watch, Watch HD, Watch +1, Blighty, Home and Home +1 absolutely free until January 4th.
Dec. 11th. Virgin Media customers on the M Package can watch GOLD and GOLD +1 absolutely free on Virgin Channels 128 and 129 until January 4th.
=== Before April ===
M+ Viewers to get Sky Anytime on their package.
Channel 5 + 1 will launch on Virgin Media someone before April.
=== January ===
3rd. Sky Movies Christmas and Sky Movies Christmas HD to be rebranded as Sky Movies Showcase and Sky Movies Showcase HD on Virgin Channels 403 and 433.
4th. Christmas 24 will be rebranded as Movies 24 on Virgin Channel 419.
4th. Christmas 24 + will be rebranded as Movies 24 + on Virgin Channel 420.
24th. BSkyB to close Sky Living Loves on Virgin Channel 159 today.
24th. BSkyB may close Sky Livingit +1 on Virgin Channel 160 today.
=== February ===
=== March ===
My insiders has confirmed to me that Virgin Media are in talks with BSkyB with an view to carry both Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports F1 HD from launch.
=== April ===
=== May ===
=== June ===
=== July ===
19th. BBC Three will broadcast all day long until August 13th on Virgin Media Channel 106.
UKTV says Alibi HD will launch this month - Plus I have been told that Virgin Media will put it on their XL Package.
=== August ===
13th. BBC Three will go back to its 7pm starting time from today on Virgin Media Channel 106.
=== September ===
=== October ===
24th. The UK and Ireland says goodbye to Analogue TV.
=== November ===
=== December ===
=== By 2013 ===
C21 Media web site has reported that Current TV may close on Virgin Channel 155.
The BBC may launch an BBC ONE HD Channel for viewers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on Virgin Channel 108.
The BBC to axe the BBC Red Button multi-screen on Virgin Media but one stream will carry on broadcasting (Like Freeview).
Also the BBC is to rebrand BBC HD as BBC TWO HD on Virgin Channel 187.
=== By 2015 ===
RTE Radio and WRN Radio will be axe in old Telewest areas or added to all areas of Virgin Media.
=== Unknown dates ===
-Local TV may launch on Virgin TV in some areas.
-The BBC to axe BBC Radio 4 LW on Virgin Channel 911 ''in the long term''.
-Discovery to replace Travel and Living with TLC on Virgin Channel 275.
-Discovery may launch an 3D Channels if audience numbers are high on Virgin on Demand.
-UKTV on Demand may also launch on Virgin on Demand.
-MTVN HD will be rebranded as MTV Live HD on Virgin Channel 310.
-TCM to be rebranded on Virgin Channel 415.
-Channel 4's ''4oD'' will offer HD content.
-Diva TV will be rebranded as Diva Universal on Virgin Channel 164.
-Virgin Media will launch the Sky Sports red button on TiVo.
=== The following channels are rumoured to be launching or in talks with Virgin Media ===
List last updated on December 15th 2011.
The following Channels are said to be testing on Virgin Media right now:
-No channels are testing on Virgin testers boxes right now.
Channel has been confirm as in talks with Virgin Media by my insiders:
The following Channels are rumoured to be set to launch on Virgin Media soon (but not yet confirm by my Virgin Media insiders):
-Premier Sports (But are said to be in talks with Virgin.)
=== Channels THAT still to appear in all areas ===
List was last updated on December 1st 2010.
NO. Channel Name
917. Radio: RTE Radio
920. Radio: WRN Europe
NOTE: Channels are only broadcasting in Ex-Telewest areas right now.
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=== Ask Media Boy ===
Last updated November 10th 2011.
Q: WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INFORMATION ABOUT VIRGIN MEDIA FROM?
A: I get all my info from Virgin Media viewers and Web Sites (NOTE: When I used web sites I will post an link to that web site).
Q: WHY AM I NOT GETTING ''RTE RADIO'' OR ''WRN RADIO'' FOR?
A: RTE Radio and WRN Radio do not broadcast in Ex-ntl and Ex-Cable & Wireless areas - yet.
Q: NOW THAT BSKYB HAS TOOK OVER VIRGIN MEDIA TELEVISION WILL ANY CHANNELS CLOSE ON VIRGIN TV?
A: Yes Sky has closed Bravo, Channel One and Challenge Jackpot down and is Closing Living Loves (Now know as Sky Living Loves) down in January 2012. But us Virgin Media viewers will see some channels moving about as we have now got Sky1 HD, Sky Arts 1 HD and Sky Arts 2 HD on our network.
Q: WHY DO YOU THINK DISCOVERY WILL AXE TRAVEL & LIVING FOR TLC TO LAUNCH IN THE UK AND IRELAND?
A: Since March 2010 Discovery has replace all the following versions of Discovery Travel & Living with TLC.
-Balkans (Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia and Bulgaria.)
-The Czech Republic
==== Deals with broadcasters ===
List last updated on December 27th 2011.
When deals with broadcasters run out Virgin Media need to sign new one to keep that Channel on Virgin TV.
Here is an list of channel that Virgin may get when they old deal runs out with that broadcaster:
NOTE: Only Broadcasts who has got some Channels broadcasting on Virgin Media right appeared on this list. To start broadcasting soon = That channel has still to start broadcasting on Sky, Freesat or Freeview.
=== TV and Radio Channels: ===
=== Own by A+E Networks UK (Was AETN UK) ===
Crime & Investigation Network HD
Crime & Investigation Network +1
=== Own by ABC Television Group ===
Disney Channel HD
Disney Cinemagic HD
Disney Cinemagic +1
Disney Junior +
Disney XD HD
=== Own by ARY Group ===
=== Own by BSkyB ===
Pick TV +1
Sky Atlantic HD
Sky News HD
Sky Sports F1 (Soon to start broadcasting.)
Sky Sports F1 HD (Soon to start broadcasting.)
Sky Sports HD3
Sky Sports HD4
Sky Sports News HD
=== Own by CBS International and Chello Zone ===
CBS Reality +1
Horror Channel +1
=== Own by Channel 4 Television Corporation ===
More 4 +1
=== Own by CSC Media Group ===
Chart Show TV
Chart Show TV +1 (Soon to start broadcasting.)
Dance Nation TV
NME TV (To close on January 5th 2012 on all networks.)
Pop Girl +1
Tiny Pop +1
True Movies 2
=== Own by Discovery Networks Europe ===
Animal Planet +1
Discovery 3D (May launch if audience viewing numbers are high via on Demand.)
Discovery Home & Health +1
Discovery Knowledge +1
Discovery Science +1
TLC (May replace Discovery Travel and Living.)
=== Own by E Entertainment UK Limited ===
Style (Soon to launch in the UK & Eire)
=== Own by ESPN Inc. (The Walt Disney Company/Hearst Corporation) ===
ESPN America HD
=== Own by GMG Radio ===
Real Radio XS
Smooth Radio 70s
=== Own by ITV Digital Channels Ltd ===
=== Own by NBC Universal Global Networks ===
Universal Channel HD
=== Own by NGC Europe Limited ===
Nat Wild HD
=== Own by Northern & Shell ===
Channel 5 +1
=== Own by Sony ===
NOTE: The following channels will become part of the ''ViewAsia'' package if Sony can sign an new deal Virgin Media:
^ = On Virgin Media right now.
=== Own by Sony Pictures Television ===
Sony Entertainment Television
Sony Entertainment Television +1
=== Own by STAR TV ===
Life OK (Was STAR One)
=== Own by TIML Radio Limited ===
=== Own by Turner Broadcasting System Europe ===
Cartoon Network HD
=== Own by Viacom ===
Comedy Central Extra +1
=== Own by Zee Entertainment Enterprises ===
Next update: In four weeks time - unless:
A) If Virgin are set to launch more than TWO channels (TV or Radio) on Virgin TV.
B) If Virgin are set to move more than TWO channels (TV or Radio) about on Virgin TV.
C) If Virgin are set to close or repackage more then TWO channels (TV or Radio ) on Virgin TV.
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