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Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2018)

This is a continuation of the 'Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2017)' thread which you can find here:

http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/sh...php?t=33704203

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.

Thank you

December List update - December 26th update.

Keep up-to-date on the latest news on upcoming channel launches and other important events across all platforms of Virgin Media UK and Virgin Media Ireland.

NOTE: I DO NOT WORK FOR VIRGIN MEDIA UK OR VIRGIN MEDIA IRELAND SO ALL THE INFORMATION ON THIS LIST IS STILL SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Colours on my list are as followed:

Media Boy = New Info just added.
Media Boy = Virgin Media UK/Ireland News and links.
Media Boy = Local TV news, other Media news/Things.

=== Coming up on Virgin's Digital TV ===
=== Freeviews on Virgin Media UK OR Ireland ===
(Put start date here). (Put channel name here) is having an freeview to all TBC Customers on Virgin UK/Ireland Channel TBC right now until (Put end date here.)

=== To Be Confirmed ===
-Raidió Teilifís Éireann may close RTÉ News Now in 2018 on Virgin Ireland Channel 200.
-Virgin Media Ireland will rebrand TV3 as "Virgin A" on Virgin Ireland Channel 103.
-Virgin Media Ireland will rebrand 3e as "Virgin B" on Virgin Ireland Channel 105.
-Virgin Media Ireland will rebrand be3 as "Virgin C" on Virgin Ireland Channel 106.
-Virgin Media Ireland will rebrand TV3 +1 as "Virgin A +1" on Virgin Ireland Channel 110.
-Virgin Media Ireland will rebrand be3 HD as "Virgin C HD" on Virgin Ireland Channel 148.
-Virgin Media Ireland will rebrand 3e HD as "Virgin B HD" on Virgin Ireland Channel 149.
-Virgin Media Ireland will rebrand TV3 HD as "Virgin A HD" on Virgin Ireland Channel 150.

Virgin A, Virgin B and Virgin C are only working names.

-STV to launch STV AD soon on Virgin UK Channel 853 (Scotland Only).
-Virgin Media Ireland will launch Cartoon Network HD soon on Virgin Ireland Channel TBC.


=== December 2017 ===
27th. Sony will rebrand NOW Christmas as NOW 90s on Virgin UK Channel 345 (Only on TiVo or V6 Boxes).
28th. UKTV will rebrand Christmas Food as Good Food on Virgin UK Channel 278.
28th. UKTV will rebrand Christmas Food +1 as Good Food +1 on Virgin UK Channel 279.
28th. UKTV will rebrand Christmas Food HD as Good Food HD on Virgin UK Channel 280.


=== January ===
3rd. Sky Cinema will rebrand Sky Cinema Christmas HD as Sky Cinema Drama & Romance HD on Virgin UK Channel 410 and Virgin Ireland Channel 338.
3rd. Sky Cinema will rebrand Sky Cinema Musicals HD as Sky Cinema Select HD on Virgin UK Channel 412 and Virgin Ireland Channel 306.
3rd. Sony will rebrand True Christmas as True Movies on Virgin UK Channel 424 and Virgin Ireland Channel 329.
3rd. Sky Cinema will rebrand Sky Cinema Christmas as Sky Cinema Drama & Romance on Virgin UK Channel 440 and Virgin Ireland Channel 308.
3rd. Sky Cinema will rebrand Sky Cinema Musicals as Sky Cinema Select on Virgin UK Channel 442 and Virgin Ireland Channel 306.
3rd. Sky Sports will rebrand Sky Sports Darts HD as Sky Sports Arena HD on Virgin UK Channel 508 and Virgin Ireland Channel 436.
3rd. Sky Sports will rebrand Sky Sports Darts as Sky Sports Arena on Virgin UK Channel 518 and Virgin Ireland Channel 406.
4th. UKTV will rebrand Christmas Gold as Gold on Virgin UK Channel 124 and Virgin Ireland Channel 120.
4th. UKTV will rebrand Christmas Gold +1 as Gold +1 on Virgin UK Channel 190 and Virgin Ireland Channel 153.
6th. Sky Cinema will rebrand Sky Cinema Greats HD as Sky Cinema Villains HD on Virgin UK Channel 404 and Virgin Ireland Channel 337.
6th. Sky Cinema will rebrand Sky Cinema Action & Adventure HD as Sky Cinema Heroes HD on Virgin UK Channel 407 and Virgin Ireland Channel 338.
6th. Comcast will rebrand Christmas 24 as Movies 24 on Virgin UK Channel 419.
6th. Comcast will rebrand Christmas 24 + as Movies 24 + on Virgin UK Channel 420.
6th. Sky Cinema will rebrand Sky Cinema Greats as Sky Cinema Villains on Virgin UK Channel 434 and Virgin Ireland Channel 307.
6th. Sky Cinema will rebrand Sky Cinema Action & Adventure as Sky Cinema Heroes on Virgin UK Channel 437 and Virgin Ireland Channel 308.
16th. Viacom will rebrand My 5 as 5Prime on Virgin UK Channel 152.
16th. Media Trust will rebrand The Community Channel as Together TV on Virgin UK Channel 269.
29th. BBC Wales may launch BBC Radio Cymru 2 today on Virgin UK Channel TBC (Launch on Virgin still to be confirmed.)


=== February ===
5th. Sky Cinema will rebrand Sky Cinema Villains HD as Sky Cinema Greats HD on Virgin UK Channel 404 and Virgin Ireland Channel 337.
5th. Sky Cinema will rebrand Sky Cinema Heroes HD as Sky Cinema Action & Adventure HD on Virgin UK Channel 407 and Virgin Ireland Channel 338.
5th. Sky Cinema will rebrand Sky Cinema Villains as Sky Cinema Greats on Virgin UK Channel 434 and Virgin Ireland Channel 407.
5th. Sky Cinema will rebrand Sky Cinema Heroes as Sky Cinema Action & Adventure on Virgin UK Channel 437 and Virgin Ireland Channel 408.


=== March ===
No News...

=== April ===
No News...

=== May ===
No News...

=== June ===
No News...

=== July ===
No News...

=== August ===
No News...

=== Autumn ===
-Virgin Media UK will move BBC Four from Virgin UK Channel 107 to Virgin UK Channel 163 (Scotland only).
-Virgin Media UK will move BBC Four HD from Virgin UK Channel 163 to Virgin UK Channel TBC (Scotland only).
-BBC Scotland to launch BBC Scotland on Virgin UK Channel 107 (Scotland only).


=== September ===
No News...

=== October ===
No News...

=== November ===
No News...

=== December ===
No News...

=== Unknown dates ===
-The BBC hope to launch English regional variants of its existing BBC One HD service as well as Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland editions of BBC Two HD - but still need to be approved by the BBC Trust.

=== Channels ONLY in Virgin Media Ireland areas ===
List last updated on January 2nd 2017.

ONLY TV CHANNELS THAT ONLY BROADCAST IN THE UK ON OTHER NETWORKS WILL APPEAR ON THIS PART OF THE LIST.

ALSO THE FOLLOWING LIST OF CHANNELS IS CURRENTLY BROADCASTING ON VIRGIN MEDIA IRELAND BUT NOT ON VIRGIN MEDIA UK:


Entertainment:
•RTÉ One +1 (Northern Ireland only)
•RTÉ One HD (Northern Ireland only)
•RTÉ2 HD (Northern Ireland only)
•TG4 HD (Northern Ireland only)

News and Documentaries:
•RTÉ News Now (Northern Ireland only)
•History HD
•RT (Russia Today)

Lifestyle:
•Fashion TV

Kids:
•RTÉjr (Northern Ireland only)
•TRTÉ (Northern Ireland only)
•Cúla4 (Northern Ireland only)
•Disney Channel HD

Music:
•MTV Classic

Specialist:
•EWTN

Radio:
•RTÉ 2fm (Northern Ireland only)
•RTÉ lyric fm (Northern Ireland only)
•RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta (Northern Ireland only)
•UCB Ireland
•RTÉ Gold (Northern Ireland only)
•RTÉjr Radio (Northern Ireland only)
•RTÉ Chill (Northern Ireland only)
•RTÉ Pulse (Northern Ireland only)
•RTÉ 2XM (Northern Ireland only)

Channels only in Virgin Media Ireland areas.

©copyright 2017 Media Boy 2006 - 2017. An ''Keep it real and free'' Production.

==== Virgin Media's Deals with broadcasters ===
Full list now at: http://mediaboyblog.blogspot.co.uk/p...adcasters.html

This part of list has now moved to my blog - follow link.

=== What is Media Boy on about??? ===
Here is what I mean when I post the following on Cable Forum:

Virgin Sources - means just that.
'Do Not Post' order - means an Virgin insider has given me some info on things that set to happen but has told me not to reveal it right now.

=== Media Boy Extra info: ===
Liberty Global - http://www.lgi.com/
Media Boy Blog - For all things Virgin UK and Ireland - http://mediaboyblog.blogspot.com/
Follow Virgin Media UK on ''twitter'' here - http://twitter.com/virginmedia
Follow Virgin Media Ireland on ''twitter'' here - https://twitter.com/VirginMediaIE
See Nialli's blog on Virgin Media High Definition & TiVo Services here - http://vmhd.blogspot.com/


=== Ask Media Boy ===
Last updated January 4th 2016.

Q: WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INFORMATION ABOUT VIRGIN MEDIA FROM?
A: Media Boy HQ gets all info from Virgin Media viewers, some Virgin Media workers (I called them Virgin Sources) 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 VIRGIN MEDIA IRELAND AREAS' AND INFORMATION ON VIRGIN MEDIA IRELAND ON THIS THREAD IS FOR VIRGIN MEDIA UK?
A: Virgin Media Ireland is now part of Virgin Media and are both owned by Liberty Global. And you voted for Media Boy HQ to join both Virgin Media UK and Virgin Media Ireland threads up for 2016.

Q: WHY AM I NOT GETTING ''DISNEY CHANNEL HD'' FOR?
A: Disney Channel HD is only broadcasting in Virgin Media Ireland areas right now.

==== See you later ===
List last updated on December 26th 2017.

Next update: TBC.

A) If Virgin Media UK/Ireland are set to launch more than TWO channels (TV or Radio) in Virgin Media UK/Ireland areas.
B) If Virgin Media UK/Ireland are set to move more than TWO channels (TV or Radio) about in Virgin Media UK/Ireland areas.
C) If Virgin Media UK/Ireland are set to close or repackage more then TWO channels (TV or Radio) in Virgin Media UK/Ireland areas.

©copyright 2017 Media Boy 2006 - 2017. An ''Keep it real and free'' Production.
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