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Old 31-12-2021, 18:51   #1
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Changes to Virgin TV (2022)

This is a continuation of the 'Changes to Virgin TV (2021)' thread which you can find here:

https://www.cableforum.uk/board/show...php?t=33709646

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 on Cable Forum;

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.

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Here is the CONFIRMED Channels news for Virgin UK and N. Ireland TV:


January 2022:
1st. Virgin Media will rebrand Sky Christmas HD as Sky Cinema Drama HD today on Virgin UK Channel 408.
4th. Virgin Media will rebrand GREAT! movies christmas as GREAT! movies classic on Virgin UK Channel 348.
4th. Virgin Media will rebrand Sky Sports Darts HD as Sky Sports Arena HD today on Virgin UK Channel 508.
4th. Virgin Media will rebrand Sky Sports Darts as Sky Sports Arena today on Virgin UK Channel 518.
5th. The BBC to cut 14 hours per week off CBBC HD - will now close at 7pm - on Virgin UK Channel 701 from today for the upcoming relaunch of BBC Three HD.
19th. ViacomCBS will rebrand Paramount Network HD as 5Action HD today on Virgin Channel 150.
19th. ViacomCBS will rebrand Paramount Network as 5Action today on Virgin Channel 187.

February 2022:
1st. Ofcom wants Virgin Media UK to BBC Three HD launch on Virgin Channel 108 (In England and Northern Ireland only).*
1st. Ofcom wants Virgin Media UK to launch BBC Three HD on Virgin Channel 124 (In Scotland and Wales only).*
1st. Virgin Media UK may need to move GOLD HD from Virgin UK Channel 124 to Virgin UK Channel 125.*
1st. Virgin Media UK may need to move W from Virgin UK Channel 125 to Virgin UK Channel 126.*
1st. Virgin Media UK may need to move Alibi from Virgin UK Channel 126 to Virgin UK Channel 127.*
1st. Virgin Media UK may need to move Dave from Virgin UK Channel 127 to Virgin UK Channel 128.*
1st. Virgin Media UK may need to move Really from Virgin UK Channel 128 to Virgin UK Channel 172.*
1st. Virgin Media UK may need to move TLC +1 from Virgin UK Channel 172 to Virgin UK Channel 173.*
1st. Virgin Media UK may need to move ID +1 from Virgin UK Channel 173 to Virgin UK Channel 213.*
1st. Virgin Media UK may need to move Quest +1 from Virgin UK Channel 213 to Virgin UK Channel 214.
1st. Virgin Media UK may need to move DMAX +1 from Virgin UK Channel 214 to Virgin UK Channel 215.*
-Disney may close National Geographic Wild HD sometime this month on Virgin UK Channel 265.*
-Disney may close National Geographic sometime this month on Virgin UK Channel 266.*
-Disney may close National Geographic +1 sometime this month on Virgin UK Channel 267.*
-Disney may close National Geographic HD sometime this month on Virgin UK Channel 268.*

*All information for February 2022 is still to be confirm by Virgin Media UK. Also all Channels set to move numbers are just numbers we are working with not been confirm by Media Boy sources at time of posting so may change.

By July 2022:
-News UK will launch Talk TV sometime in 2022 on Virgin UK Channel TBC.
-The BBC to rebrand BBC One East [East] as BBC One East [East] HD on Virgin UK Channel 101 [For Virgin Media viewers in East of England.]**
-The BBC to rebrand BBC One East [West] as BBC One East [West] HD on Virgin UK Channel 101. [For Virgin Media viewers in Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and parts of Buckinghamshire.]**
-The BBC to rebrand BBC One East Mids as BBC One East Mids HD on Virgin UK Channel 101 [For Virgin Media viewers in East Midlands of England.]**
-The BBC may rebrand BBC One NE & C as BBC One NE & C HD on Virgin UK Channel 101 [For Virgin Media viewers in North East of England and Cumbria.]**
-The BBC to rebrand BBC One North West as BBC One North West HD today on Virgin UK Channel 101 [For Virgin Media viewers in North West of England.]**
-The BBC to rebrand BBC One Oxford as BBC One Oxford HD on Virgin UK Channel 101 [For Virgin Media viewers in Oxfordshire & Parts of Wiltshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire.]**
-The BBC to rebrand BBC One South as BBC One South HD on Virgin UK Channel 101 [For Virgin Media viewers in South of England.]**
-The BBC may rebrand BBC One South East as BBC One South East HD on Virgin UK Channel 101 [For Virgin Media viewers in Kent and East Sussex.]**
-The BBC to rebrand BBC One South West as BBC One South West HD on Virgin UK Channel 101 [For Virgin Media viewers in South West of England.]**
-The BBC to rebrand BBC One West as BBC One West HD on Virgin UK Channel 101 [For Virgin Media viewers in West of England.]**
-The BBC to rebrand BBC One West Mids as BBC One West Mids HD on Virgin UK Channel 101 [For Virgin Media viewers in West Midlands of England.]**
-The BBC to rebrand BBC One Yorks as BBC One Yorks HD on Virgin UK Channel 101 [For Virgin Media viewers in Yorkshire and North Midlands.]**
-The BBC may rebrand BBC One East Yorks & Lin as BBC One East Yorks & Lin HD on Virgin UK Channel 101 [For Virgin Media viewers in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.]**

**RXTV did report in late December that BBC One HD channels for England will launch on Virgin Media in the 1st half of 2022.https://rxtvinfo.com/2021/bbc-one-hd...l-out-timeline

By 2023:
-The BBC to rebrand BBC ALBA as BBC ALBA HD on Virgin Scotland Channel 120 [For Virgin Media viewers in Scotland.]
-The BBC to rebrand BBC ALBA as BBC ALBA HD on Virgin UK Channel 162 [For Virgin Media viewers outside Scotland.]
-Sky UK may close E! HD by 2023 on Virgin UK Channel 163.
-Sky UK may close E! by today on Virgin UK Channel 164.
-The BBC to rebrand BBC Parliament as BBC Parliament HD on Virgin UK Channel 605.
-Zee UK Network may rebrand Zee TV as Zee TV HD on Virgin UK Channel 809.

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hope you all have a good and happy new year
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hopefully we will see sky sports UHD come as promised

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Happy New Year/ Hogmanay folks. Disney plus app needed
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2022)

Just found out that Jewellery Maker is no longer broadcasting on Virgin UK Channel 756.
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Just found out that Jewellery Maker is no longer broadcasting on Virgin UK Channel 756.
It's not that long ago they changed to Shopping Quarter and then quickly changed back. Probably cost cutting.
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It's not that long ago they changed to Shopping Quarter and then quickly changed back. Probably cost cutting.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewellery_Maker
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Happy New Year, Anyword on Disney+ when it's coming to V6?
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Happy New Year, Anyword on Disney+ when it's coming to V6?
It’s only been ‘promised’ (if that’s the right word) for the 360 boxes, and it’s still not appeared on those yet and we have had no updates on that information.

Whether the V6s will ever support it, I am not optimistic.
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February 2022:
-Disney may close National Geographic Wild HD sometime this month on Virgin UK Channel 265.
-Disney may close National Geographic sometime this month on Virgin UK Channel 266.
-Disney may close National Geographic +1 sometime this month on Virgin UK Channel 267.
-Disney may close National Geographic HD sometime this month on Virgin UK Channel 268.
I have found that Nat Geo on demand only got programmes listed up to a 29th of January on my TiVo box.

Base on information I found on demand it look like Virgin's deal with National Geographic is up on January 29th with Astra UK soon to follow next month.
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According to that poster Dizagaox from Digital Spy

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Serious discussions are taking place between Virgin and Sky with Disney, including switching over to a pan-European feed (no catchup or streaming rights), but as of right now, Disney is closing down the National Geographic UK linear channel on 1st February 2022 at 5am.

All past content starts a mass migration over to Disney+ from this Wednesday.

All new National Geographic content is exclusive to Disney+ from this Wednesday.
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Will peek see if anything in work tomorrow about it, we have had info about Disney eventually moving all content to Disney+, we had that info November but no dates.
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Just found out that Jewellery Maker is no longer broadcasting on Virgin UK Channel 756.
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