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Old 27-07-2017, 10:20   #1
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ITV threaten to blackout on Virgin

Looked for an old thread on this subject, but couldn't see one.

Telegraph today reports

"ITV is poised to hit Virgin with a hefty bill for carrying it's main channel backed with a tacit threat of a blackout if it refuses to pay up"

Not good news, although I suspect/hope a compromise will be reached.

Are they taking the same stance with other carriers such as Sky, Freesat, Freeview?
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Old 27-07-2017, 10:29   #2
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Old 27-07-2017, 12:31   #3
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Re: ITV threaten to blackout on Virgin

Good, no more pathetic soaps clogging prime time :P
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Old 27-07-2017, 13:47   #4
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Re: ITV threaten to blackout on Virgin

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Looked for an old thread on this subject, but couldn't see one.
Hmm, I thought I saw a thread on this yesterday as well.

It reminds me of the time when they dropped sky (2007). That lasted for about 20 months.
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Old 27-07-2017, 14:01   #5
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Re: ITV threaten to blackout on Virgin

AS the article says Liberty Global are major shareholders of ITV if thats the case surely they would not want to upset their shareholders by forcing Virgins hand or would it not be take the money out of one hand and give it to the other??
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Re: ITV threaten to blackout on Virgin

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Hmm, I thought I saw a thread on this yesterday as well.

It reminds me of the time when they dropped sky (2007). That lasted for about 20 months.
It was mentioned in the Coming Soon thread by MB, maybe that was it.

Apparently, with this, Sky are re-evaluating what they pay ITV for ITV Encore exclusivity and VM what they pay for ITVBe exclusivity. This could mean VM customers getting ITV Encore and Sky customers getting ITVBe in HD.

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Re: ITV threaten to blackout on Virgin

Does ITV still transmit programmes?
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Re: ITV threaten to blackout on Virgin

Hope they do blackout Virgin, no more emmerdale or coronation street. Yassssssssss!!!!
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Hope they do blackout Virgin, no more emmerdale or coronation street. Yassssssssss!!!!
That won't please your other half though.
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That won't please your other half though.
Seems to be on endlessly Den. Pretty sure she records them and plays them on a loop to keep me out the room
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Re: ITV threaten to blackout on Virgin

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It was mentioned in the Coming Soon thread by MB, maybe that was it.

Apparently, with this, Sky are re-evaluating what they pay ITV for ITV Encore exclusivity and VM what they pay for ITVBe exclusivity. This could mean VM customers getting ITV Encore and Sky customers getting ITVBe in HD.
Not sure why something potentially on would be in a thread entitled coming soon ?

Perhaps, the lack of logic was the reason I couldn't find it again.
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Not sure why something potentially on would be in a thread entitled coming soon ?

Perhaps, the lack of logic was the reason I couldn't find it again.
Speculation that an ITV blackout may be coming soon?

Sounds ok to me. No difference from speculation on new channels that never arrive...
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Re: ITV threaten to blackout on Virgin

More junk on the way , does anyone actually watch half of these channels.
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More junk on the way , does anyone actually watch half of these channels.
Well, those of us who remember the days of 5 or fewer channels being available will think that we have less choice these days despite having hundreds of channels to choose from.

The truth is, the choice of good programmes is better than in those days, but spread amongst all of those hundreds of channels in between tons and tons of dross. So they are much harder to find. So hard, in fact, that many don't even bother looking for them any more.

That is why the huge concentration of good quality stuff on Amazon and Netflix is proving so popular, and in time, this method of viewing will be the norm.
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