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Old 16-12-2017, 14:12   #3721
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin Media TV (2017)

But that is not a like-for-like comparision for broadband.

Sky Fibre Unlimited is an average of 34mb download - much less than the 200mb option you have used for VM.
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Now Sky have withdrawn the Original and Sky Variety TV packs and replaced it with the entertainment pack it makes them cheaper than Virgin Media if your not interested in BT Sport

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Without offers 20
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Total monthly cost 67 Without offers 75.99

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A lot of changes from Sky over the past week and for those not interested in BT Sport which is free for now with VM (some rumours it won't be once the current deal is up next summer) you can save yourself 78.12 a year at normal price
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Old 17-12-2017, 03:42   #3722
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Confirms a few things...

- Dave HD should be included in the UKTV channels 'free view' so someone at VM must have forgotten to add the override flag
This weekend's scan indicated that the override flag has now been added to Dave HD.

Also that the Liverpool FC TV freeview has ended and that the new Playboy channel has been added to a further internal network used for testing (up from 4 test networks to 5).

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Interesting that there are still existing customers out there with one of six different TV packages (Player, More, M+, Mix, Fun and Full House) although the only packages now being offered to new customers are Player, Mix and Full House.
There are codes for another two pack levels in the system. One seems to contain only encrypted PSB channels but is largely redundant as these channels also carry the override flag.

The other code sits between Fun and Full House but has pretty much disappeared from use, I think it only exists on the remnants of placeholders of former channels.

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Old 17-12-2017, 08:51   #3723
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This weekend's scan indicated that the override flag has now been added to Dave HD.

Also that the Liverpool FC TV freeview has ended and that the new Playboy channel has been added to a further internal network used for testing (up from 4 test networks to 5).



There are codes for another two pack levels in the system. One seems to contain only encrypted PSB channels but is largely redundant as these channels also carry the override flag.

The other code sits between Fun and Full House but has pretty much disappeared from use, I think it only exists on the remnants of placeholders of former channels.
Thanks for the info.
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Old 17-12-2017, 09:33   #3724
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To be fair this makes it sound more promising Sky Atlantic could arrive on Virgin at some stage.

https://www.skygroup.sky/corporate/m...of-tv-channels

I agree
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Old 17-12-2017, 22:14   #3725
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I think that there's a good chance that if BT Sport is to be removed from XL that VM will use Sky Atlantic to try and negate any cancellations/downgrades.

The 2019 thing might also tie in with when the VM contract with BT runs out.
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Old 17-12-2017, 22:28   #3726
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin Media TV (2017)

Not everyone that uses BT sport would be interested in Atlantic so I don't think it would stop that many people cancelling.
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I think that there's a good chance that if BT Sport is to be removed from XL that VM will use Sky Atlantic to try and negate any cancellations/downgrades.

The 2019 thing might also tie in with when the VM contract with BT runs out.
I hope your wrong! I think it would make most decide between Sky Sports and BT Sport depending on the content. So lost revenue for both.

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Old 17-12-2017, 23:14   #3728
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Everything goes in circles if you've been around long enough.

Seriously though, ITV and Disney have had a very long working relationship with each other. I guess most people are too young here to remember that "The Wonderful World of Disney" used to be a prominent part of ITV's schedule and Disney has been a direct shareholder in ITV companies from the past.
The Wonderful World of Disney used to be on BBC 1 on a Monday evening.
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The Wonderful World of Disney used to be on BBC 1 on a Monday evening.
I remember it always seemed to be on at Bank Holidays and at Christmas (on BBC1 I think).
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I remember it always seemed to be on at Bank Holidays and at Christmas (on BBC1 I think).
Took a bit of searching around lol but it was indeed on bbc1 http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/61a0b4bfb...893851692c858f
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Not everyone that uses BT sport would be interested in Atlantic so I don't think it would stop that many people cancelling.
I would be surprised if BT pulled out of the existing wholesale deal with VM. I haven't seen the figures, but gut instinct tells me that BT would get less from VM viewers if they had to subscribe and pay for that service. Currently, they have a guaranteed income stream from VM which must be worth something to BT through the payments made by VM and the extra advertising revenue.

If I was negotiating on behalf of Virgin, I would get UHD and AMC thrown in with the next negotiation!
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I would be surprised if BT pulled out of the existing wholesale deal with VM. I haven't seen the figures, but gut instinct tells me that BT would get less from VM viewers if they had to subscribe and pay for that service. Currently, they have a guaranteed income stream from VM which must be worth something to BT through the payments made by VM and the extra advertising revenue.

If I was negotiating on behalf of Virgin, I would get UHD and AMC thrown in with the next negotiation!
The info we have is BT are still pretty annoyed at VMs behaviour regarding something that happened with Eiresport, vm went crying to ofcom over something.
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The info we have is BT are still pretty annoyed at VMs behaviour regarding something that happened with Eiresport, vm went crying to ofcom over something.
Maybe so, theone, but if BT can patch things up with Sky, I'm sure they can with VM. After all, BT are having to watch their pennies now on the TV front.
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Maybe so, theone, but if BT can patch things up with Sky, I'm sure they can with VM. After all, BT are having to watch their pennies now on the TV front.
Thing is though VM have a habit of constantly crying to ofcom i hope they can patch things up it'd be nice to see the big 5 (i'm including plusnet and talk talk in this) working together to provide better content and value for us the consumer.
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I think that there's a good chance that if BT Sport is to be removed from XL that VM will use Sky Atlantic to try and negate any cancellations/downgrades.

The 2019 thing might also tie in with when the VM contract with BT runs out.
The 1st 3-year contract ran out last summer which initially saw them paying around 75million a year now they are paying around 120million a year I don't know how long the current contract is if it is 3 year again that would see it expiring summer 19
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