August 2013 update - August 6th updates.
Keep up-to-date on what broadcasters own and do not own.
NOTE: The post will be updated every time Virgin Media signs no deal with broadcasters or when an new channels is set to launch from that broadcaster.
==== Virgin Media's Deals with broadcasters ===
List last updated on August 1st 2013.
Welcome to the all new look of this part of the list.
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:
Also Radio channels are broadcasting on Digital Radio via Freesat, Freeview, Freesat from Sky, Sky or UPC Ireland.
NOTE: Shopping Channels NOW ADDED to this list and only Broadcasts who has got some Channels broadcasting on Virgin Media right now appeared on this list. To start broadcasting soon = That channel has still to start broadcasting on UPC Ireland, Sky, Freesat or Freeview.
=== TV and Radio Channels: ===
=== Own by A+E Networks UK (A+E Networks/British Sky Broadcasting) ===
-Bio. + 1 (Channel only broadcast from 5am to 7am -- holding channel for Lifetime HD?).
-CI HD (Broadcasts in UPC Ireland areas right now).
-HISTORY HD (Broadcasts in UPC Ireland areas right now).
-Lifetime (Set to launch in late 2013 - Bio set to close to make way.)
=== Own by Active Channel Limited ===
-The Active Channel
=== Own by Al Jazeera ===
=== Own by ARY Group ===
=== Own by BET International Inc (Viacom) ===
-BET: Black Ent Tv +1
=== Own by British Sky Broadcasting ===
-Pick TV +1
-Sky Atlantic (Rumour as set to launch on Virgin Media)
-Sky Atlantic +1
-Sky Atlantic HD (Rumour as set to launch on Virgin Media)
-Sky News HD (Broadcasts in UPC Ireland areas right now).
-Sky Sports F1 HD
-Sky Sports 3 HD
-Sky Sports 4 HD
-Sky Sports News HD (Broadcasts in UPC Ireland areas right now).
=== Own by British Sky Broadcasting/Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corporation ===
-Sky News Arabia
=== Own by British Telecommunications Plc ===
-BT Sports 1
-BT Sports 1 HD
-BT Sports 2
-BT Sports 2 HD
-ESPN [From BT]
-ESPN HD [From BT]
=== Own by CBS Chellozone UK Channels Partnership ===
-CBS Reality +1
=== Own by Channel Four Television Corporation ===
-More 4 HD
=== Own by CSC Media Group ===
-Chart Show TV
-Chart Show TV Dance
-Kix Power (Soon to start broadcasting)
-Pop Girl +1 (Soon to stop broadcasting)
-Tiny Pop +1
=== Own by Disney-ABC Television Group ===
-Disney Channel HD (Broadcasts in UPC Ireland areas right now).
-Disney Junior +
-Disney Junior HD
-Disney XD HD
=== Own by Entertainment Networks (UK) Limited (Sony Pictures Television) ===
-More Than Movies
-More Than Movies +1
-Movies 4 Men
-Movies 4 Men +1
=== Own by ESPN Inc. (until July 31st 2013) ===
-ESPN America HD (Channel will close on July 31st).
=== Own by Eternal Word Television Network ===
-EWTN (Broadcasts in UPC Ireland areas right now).
=== Own by Fox International Channels (News Corporation) ===
=== Own by Global Music Television (Global Radio) ===
-Capital FM TV
-Heart FM TV
=== Own by Ideal Shopping Direct plc ===
-The Deal Channel
=== Own by MGM Channel (UK) Limited (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/British Sky Broadcasting) ===
-MGM HD (Broadcasts in UPC Ireland areas right now).
=== Own by Michel Adam Lisowski ===
-Fashion TV (Broadcasts in UPC Ireland areas right now).
=== Own by Moving Movies Ltd. (CSC Media Group) ===
-True Movies 2
=== Own by MTV Networks Europe ===
-MTV CLASSIC (Broadcasts in UPC Ireland areas right now).
=== Own by NGC-UK Partnership (National Geographic Society/Fox International Channels) ===
-Nat Wild HD (Broadcasts in UPC Ireland areas right now).
=== Own by Nickelodeon UK (MTV Networks Europe/British Sky Broadcasting) ===
-Nick Jr. +1
=== Own by Paramount UK Partnership (Paramount British Pictures/British Sky Broadcasting) ===
-Comedy Central Extra +1
=== Own by Premier Media ===
=== Own by QVC (Liberty Media) ===
=== Own by Radio Caroline Ltd. ===
-Radio Caroline (Broadcasts in UPC Ireland areas right now).
=== Own by Raidió Teilifís Éireann ===
-RTÉ 2fm (Broadcasts in UPC Ireland areas right now).
-RTÉ lyric fm (Broadcasts in UPC Ireland areas right now).
-RTE Radio 1 (Broadcasts in Ex-Telewest and UPC Ireland areas right now).
-RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta (Broadcasts in UPC Ireland areas right now).
=== Own by Real & Smooth Ltd [Was GMG Radio] (Global Radio) ===
-Real Radio Wales
=== Own by Scripps Networks Interactive ===
-Food Network +1
=== Own by Sony Pictures Television ===
-Sony Entertainment Television +1
-Sony Movie Channel
-Sony Movie Channel +1
=== Own by STAR TV (News Corporation) ===
-STAR Plus HD
=== Own by TIML Radio Limited ===
=== Own by Travel Channel International Ltd. (Scripps Networks Interactive) ===
-Travel Channel + 1
=== Own by UKTV ===
-Drama (Virgin Media still in talks - now broadcasting on Freeview and Sky.)
=== Own by United Christian Broadcasters ===
-UCB Ireland (Broadcasts in UPC Ireland areas right now).
=== Own by Universal Networks International ===
-Universal Channel HD
=== Own by WRN Broadcast ===
-WRN Radio (Broadcasts in Ex-Telewest and UPC Ireland areas right now).
=== Own by Zee Entertainment Enterprises ===
NOTE TO ALL: Virgin Media and UPC Ireland are now both own by Liberty Global.
=== Media Boy Extra info: ===
Liberty Global - http://www.lgi.com/
Media Boy Blog - For all things Virgin TV - http://mediaboyblog.blogspot.com/
See Virgin Media on ''twitter'' here - http://twitter.com/virginmedia
See Nialli's blog on Virgin Media High Definition & TiVo Services here - http://vmhd.blogspot.com/
=== Ask Media Boy ===
Last updated July 17th 2013.
Q: WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INFORMATION ABOUT VIRGIN MEDIA FROM?
A: I get all my info from Virgin Media viewers, some Virgin Media workers (I called them Virgin Insiders) 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 UPC IRELAND AREAS' WHEN THIS THREAD IS FOR VIRGIN MEDIA?
A: Virgin Media and UPC Ireland are now both own by Liberty Global.
Q: WHY AM I NOT GETTING ''RTE RADIO'' FOR?
A: RTE Radio do not broadcast in Ex-ntl and Ex-Cable & Wireless areas - yet.
Q: WHY AM I NOT GETTING ''HISTORY HD'' OR ''DISNEY CHANNEL HD'' FOR?
A: HISTORY HD and Disney Channel HD is only broadcasting in UPC Ireland areas right now.
Q: WHAT HAPPENS TO RECORDINGS I'VE MADE FROM THE ESPN CHANNELS AFTER JULY 31ST?
A: Anything you’ve recorded from ESPN, ESPN HD, ESPN America and ESPN Classic will be there to enjoy until 1 November 2013. After that, they’ll disappear.
==== See you later ===
List last updated on August 1st 2013.
Next update: TBC.
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