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Old 30-06-2020, 22:54   #901
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2020)

Apparently Travel Channel is closing as part of Discovery's new deal with Sky meaning they don't need to keep it running for contractual reasons anymore.
https://rxtvinfo.com/travel-channel-closes-down

Also in the OFCOM report on EPG accessibility a little nugget of information on Horizon OS.

Virgin Media has promised enhancements to its EPG as part of its new Horizon platform in the “second half of 2021”.

https://rxtvinfo.com/ofcom-mixed-ver...-accessibility

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Old 01-07-2020, 00:02   #902
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2020)

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Apparently Travel Channel is closing as part of Discovery's new deal with Sky meaning they don't need to keep it running for contractual reason anymore.
https://rxtvinfo.com/travel-channel-closes-down

Also in the OFCOM report on EPG accessibility a little nugget of information on Horizon OS.

Virgin Media has promised enhancements to its EPG as part of its new Horizon platform in the “second half of 2021”.

https://rxtvinfo.com/ofcom-mixed-ver...-accessibility
blooming heck second half of 2021...hasnt it been "coming" for the last 3 years? whys it taking so long?!
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Old 01-07-2020, 00:13   #903
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blooming heck second half of 2021...hasnt it been "coming" for the last 3 years? whys it taking so long?!
No. It's just been people speculating VM would adopt Liberty's system on their other networks, VM have never been particularly concrete and only said more definite things in last year and a bit.
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Old 01-07-2020, 09:31   #904
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Apparently Travel Channel is closing as part of Discovery's new deal with Sky meaning they don't need to keep it running for contractual reasons anymore.
https://rxtvinfo.com/travel-channel-closes-down
That article is inaccurate.

Travel Channel has not 'closed down' - it has simply been removed from Sky.
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Old 01-07-2020, 10:45   #905
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That article is inaccurate.

Travel Channel has not 'closed down' - it has simply been removed from Sky.
Probably contractual again, this time with VM. If it's not on Sky's EPG or Freesat's, it can't be long left in existence. The UK version that is.
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Probably contractual again, this time with VM. If it's not on Sky's EPG or Freesat's, it can't be long left in existence. The UK version that is.
Other TV channels like MTV Live, Love Nature and H&C broadcast on VM but not Sky, so its perfectly reasonable for Travel Channel to do so for as long as VM are happy to pay.
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Other TV channels like MTV Live, Love Nature and H&C broadcast on VM but not Sky, so its perfectly reasonable for Travel Channel to do so for as long as VM are happy to pay.
I agree. I wasn't suggesting VM don't have or aren't willing to have exclusive channels. Simply that maybe their current contract with Discovery is all that's keeping Travel Channel (UK) open now that Sky has a new contract that doesn't include it.
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I agree. I wasn't suggesting VM don't have or aren't willing to have exclusive channels. Simply that maybe their current contract with Discovery is all that's keeping Travel Channel (UK) open now that Sky has a new contract that doesn't include it.
That may well be the case. A shame that the article incorrectly says that it has closed down, like VM doesn't exist!
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Old 01-07-2020, 15:59   #909
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2020)

It is in the satellite news section and does say "Travel Channel closes on Sky" 3-4 times. But no mention of VM.

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That may well be the case. A shame that the article incorrectly says that it has closed down, like VM doesn't exist!
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It is in the satellite news section and does say "Travel Channel closes on Sky" 3-4 times. But no mention of VM.
They have changed the article now, including the headline, as it was previously just the misleading and inaccurate 'Travel Channel closes down'.
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That may well be the case. A shame that the article incorrectly says that it has closed down, like VM doesn't exist!
If its gone on Sky its very much likely to go on other platforms at some point in the future.
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I think VM is the only platform left.

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If its gone on Sky its very much likely to go on other platforms at some point in the future.
Someone has posted elsewhere that the Travel Channel will be removed from Virgin Media at the end of August. There is no source provided, but could very well be true.

I'm glad that Virgin Media has held on to MTV Live which was removed from Sky in 2016.
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