Home News Forum Articles
  Welcome back Join CF
You are here You are here: Home | Forum | ITV threaten to blackout on Virgin

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most of the discussions, articles and other free features. By joining our Virgin Media community you will have full access to all discussions, be able to view and post threads, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own images/photos, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please join our community today.


Welcome to Cable Forum
Go Back   Cable Forum > Virgin Media Services > Virgin Media TV Service

ITV threaten to blackout on Virgin
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 17-08-2017, 07:11   #46
denphone
Still alive and happy
 
denphone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: In the land of beyond and beyond.
Services: XL BB, 2 V6 boxes , XL TV.
Posts: 44,943
denphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver bling
denphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver bling
Re: ITV threaten to blackout on Virgin

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr K View Post
Ooh you are naughty Den, get them buses out !

I've got a part in mind for you too...
Nice on.
__________________
“The only lesson you can learn from history is that it repeats itself”
denphone is offline   Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Old 17-08-2017, 08:22   #47
Paul M
Dr Pepper Addict
Cable Forum Team
 
Paul M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Nottingham
Age: 55
Services: VM Phone : Sky TV : VM Cable (350 Mbps) : Sky BB (38 Mbps)
Posts: 21,300
Paul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny stars
Paul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny stars
Re: ITV threaten to blackout on Virgin

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr K View Post
Yes like 'On the Buses' and 'Celebrity Squares' nobody else could make this quality entertainment
Quote:
Originally Posted by muppetman11 View Post
I didn't actually say everything they touched was a hit.
Both those shows were big hits.
__________________

Baby, I was born this way.
Paul M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-08-2017, 08:32   #48
denphone
Still alive and happy
 
denphone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: In the land of beyond and beyond.
Services: XL BB, 2 V6 boxes , XL TV.
Posts: 44,943
denphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver bling
denphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver bling
Re: ITV threaten to blackout on Virgin

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul M View Post
Both those shows were big hits.
On the Buses was so big there were 3 spin off films as well.
__________________
“The only lesson you can learn from history is that it repeats itself”
denphone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-08-2017, 09:17   #49
muppetman11
cf.mega poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 10,902
muppetman11 has a pair of shiny starsmuppetman11 has a pair of shiny starsmuppetman11 has a pair of shiny starsmuppetman11 has a pair of shiny stars
muppetman11 has a pair of shiny starsmuppetman11 has a pair of shiny starsmuppetman11 has a pair of shiny starsmuppetman11 has a pair of shiny starsmuppetman11 has a pair of shiny starsmuppetman11 has a pair of shiny starsmuppetman11 has a pair of shiny starsmuppetman11 has a pair of shiny stars
Re: ITV threaten to blackout on Virgin

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul M View Post
Both those shows were big hits.
Yes perhaps I should have said a hit with everybody.

---------- Post added at 08:17 ---------- Previous post was at 08:15 ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by denphone View Post
l have a part just perfect for you in the new remake Mr K.
I would say Mr K is more of a Arthur Daley
muppetman11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-08-2017, 09:27   #50
denphone
Still alive and happy
 
denphone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: In the land of beyond and beyond.
Services: XL BB, 2 V6 boxes , XL TV.
Posts: 44,943
denphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver bling
denphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver bling
Re: ITV threaten to blackout on Virgin

Quote:
Originally Posted by muppetman11 View Post
Yes perhaps I should have said a hit with everybody.

---------- Post added at 08:17 ---------- Previous post was at 08:15 ----------


I would say Mr K is more of a Arthur Daley
Now the next question is who on this forum can we cast as his minder.
__________________
“The only lesson you can learn from history is that it repeats itself”
denphone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-08-2017, 12:10   #51
Mr K
Remoaning Traitor !
 
Mr K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Services: TV, Phone, BB, a goldfish
Posts: 2,680
Mr K has reached the bronze age
Mr K has reached the bronze ageMr K has reached the bronze ageMr K has reached the bronze ageMr K has reached the bronze ageMr K has reached the bronze ageMr K has reached the bronze ageMr K has reached the bronze ageMr K has reached the bronze ageMr K has reached the bronze age
Re: ITV threaten to blackout on Virgin

Quote:
Originally Posted by denphone View Post
Now the next question is who on this forum can we cast as his minder.
Oh it'd have to be Mick, he'd scare off any 'undesirables'

Actually I quite like On the Buses. It's in the category of 'so bad, it's good'.
Mr K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-08-2017, 13:13   #52
denphone
Still alive and happy
 
denphone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: In the land of beyond and beyond.
Services: XL BB, 2 V6 boxes , XL TV.
Posts: 44,943
denphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver bling
denphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver bling
Re: ITV threaten to blackout on Virgin

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr K View Post
Oh it'd have to be Mick, he'd scare off any 'undesirables'

Actually I quite like On the Buses. It's in the category of 'so bad, it's good'.
On the Buses was that classic British sitcom which is just as good as when it was shown then.

---------- Post added at 12:13 ---------- Previous post was at 12:12 ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr K View Post
Oh it'd have to be Mick, he'd scare off any 'undesirables'


Actually I quite like On the Buses. It's in the category of 'so bad, it's good'.
He will send out his dogs of war on the riff raff and malcontents.
__________________
“The only lesson you can learn from history is that it repeats itself”
denphone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2017, 19:48   #53
RichardCoulter
cf.mega poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 5,493
RichardCoulter has disabled reputation
Re: ITV threaten to blackout on Virgin

I don't think that ITV offer a live internet stream, so if they continue to demand retransmission fees perhaps VM could do a deal with tvPlayer by doing a BBC3 on channel 103?? They wouldn't be showing ITV without authorisation, but simply pointing viewers to a free and publically available internet stream!

Not that I'd want to encourage this as we wouldn't be able to record anything.
RichardCoulter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2017, 20:24   #54
Paul M
Dr Pepper Addict
Cable Forum Team
 
Paul M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Nottingham
Age: 55
Services: VM Phone : Sky TV : VM Cable (350 Mbps) : Sky BB (38 Mbps)
Posts: 21,300
Paul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny stars
Paul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny starsPaul M has a pair of shiny stars
Re: ITV threaten to blackout on Virgin

If ITV were to cut off several million of their viewers, their advertisers would be very unhappy, it makes no sense and I cannot see that they would actually do it.
__________________

Baby, I was born this way.
Paul M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2017, 22:08   #55
MrP
cf.member
 
MrP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: by the sea
Services: vm xl
Posts: 15
MrP is on a distinguished roadMrP is on a distinguished road
Re: ITV threaten to blackout on Virgin

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul M View Post
If ITV were to cut off several million of their viewers, their advertisers would be very unhappy, it makes no sense and I cannot see that they would actually do it.
But it might please lots of England fans if ITV cut them off now.....based on this game anyway!!
MrP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2017, 17:19   #56
ozsat
cf.geek
 
ozsat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Area 31
Services: VM V6 TiVo (MRS), VM Broadband 350/20mb, FreeviewHD, SkyQ UHD, FreesatHD, BT TV, DAB, Samsung 4k tv
Posts: 563
ozsat is a name known to allozsat is a name known to allozsat is a name known to allozsat is a name known to allozsat is a name known to allozsat is a name known to allozsat is a name known to allozsat is a name known to all
Re: ITV threaten to blackout on Virgin

ITV offer a live Internet stream at https://www.itv.com/hub/itv

Quote:
Originally Posted by RichardCoulter View Post
I don't think that ITV offer a live internet stream, so if they continue to demand retransmission fees perhaps VM could do a deal with tvPlayer by doing a BBC3 on channel 103?? They wouldn't be showing ITV without authorisation, but simply pointing viewers to a free and publically available internet stream!

Not that I'd want to encourage this as we wouldn't be able to record anything.
ozsat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2017, 00:09   #57
RichardCoulter
cf.mega poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 5,493
RichardCoulter has disabled reputation
Re: ITV threaten to blackout on Virgin

Thanks, maybe VM could put this behind a red button on Ch 103 in the (unlikely) even that ITV is removed.
RichardCoulter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2017, 00:55   #58
Inactive Digital
Coming soon
 
Inactive Digital's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Services: VM broadband
Posts: 153
Inactive Digital has a spectacular aura about themInactive Digital has a spectacular aura about themInactive Digital has a spectacular aura about themInactive Digital has a spectacular aura about them
Re: ITV threaten to blackout on Virgin

Surely the method of delivering the channel to the set top box is irrelevant - if VM are to make it available at all they would have to have an agreement in place (and pay any agreed fees).

I'd imagine it would be different if they added an app such as TV Player, which would have its own agreement with ITV, but I can't see that happening.
Inactive Digital is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2017, 08:44   #59
TheDaddy
cf.mega pornstar
 
TheDaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 15,623
TheDaddy has a lot of silver blingTheDaddy has a lot of silver blingTheDaddy has a lot of silver blingTheDaddy has a lot of silver blingTheDaddy has a lot of silver blingTheDaddy has a lot of silver blingTheDaddy has a lot of silver bling
TheDaddy has a lot of silver blingTheDaddy has a lot of silver blingTheDaddy has a lot of silver blingTheDaddy has a lot of silver bling
Re: ITV threaten to blackout on Virgin

Quote:
Originally Posted by OLD BOY View Post
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
And we'll still have to pay for a poxy tv licence

---------- Post added at 07:44 ---------- Previous post was at 07:39 ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by OLD BOY View Post
...And don't forget ITV Encore!
Forget it, why would you bother remembering it
__________________
Sports Babble
TheDaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2017, 09:50   #60
OLD BOY
Experience is everything
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wokingham
Services: 2 V6 boxes; Full House with Sky Cinema; Now TV, Amazon and Netflix; VM broadband and landline
Posts: 5,382
OLD BOY has a bronzed appealOLD BOY has a bronzed appeal
OLD BOY has a bronzed appealOLD BOY has a bronzed appealOLD BOY has a bronzed appealOLD BOY has a bronzed appealOLD BOY has a bronzed appealOLD BOY has a bronzed appealOLD BOY has a bronzed appealOLD BOY has a bronzed appealOLD BOY has a bronzed appealOLD BOY has a bronzed appealOLD BOY has a bronzed appealOLD BOY has a bronzed appealOLD BOY has a bronzed appeal
Re: ITV threaten to blackout on Virgin

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheDaddy View Post
And we'll still have to pay for a poxy tv licence

---------- Post added at 07:44 ---------- Previous post was at 07:39 ----------



Forget it, why would you bother remembering it
I'm afraid there are too many diehard politicians wedded to their traditional ways of doing things for anything to change on that front for the time being, although I'm still hoping this will change the next time the licence is up for review. The sooner the BBC is obliged to go to subscriptions so that people can choose whether or not that want to view and listen to BBC programmes, the better.

As for ITV Encore, it's only good for 'The Americans' in our house!
OLD BOY is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 15:05.


Server: xenon.zmnt.net
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.