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Old 24-06-2020, 18:28   #856
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So it was VM's intention to remove access for 6 weeks?

They sure do some strange things, but it's great to have it back.
Was this for the same period where the linear channels became available on all tiers? Maybe they had to contractually remove them from VOD in order to move them down??
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Old 24-06-2020, 20:00   #857
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Was this for the same period where the linear channels became available on all tiers? Maybe they had to contractually remove them from VOD in order to move them down??
No, it happened when they upgraded the Catch Up from SD to HD. Other channels had their content upgraded at the same time, like FOX, but access to them for Mix TV customers wasn't affected.

On another topic, I noticed the number of apps on the V6 has dropped from 24 to 23. Anyone know what has been removed? It can't be one that I used, but I'm still curious.
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Old 24-06-2020, 21:28   #858
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No, it happened when they upgraded the Catch Up from SD to HD. Other channels had their content upgraded at the same time, like FOX, but access to them for Mix TV customers wasn't affected.

On another topic, I noticed the number of apps on the V6 has dropped from 24 to 23. Anyone know what has been removed? It can't be one that I used, but I'm still curious.
What on Earth could have led to such a bizzare decision then??
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Old 25-06-2020, 16:28   #859
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2020)

Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD to leave Sky and VM on 1st October, with all first-run content moving to Disney+.

https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2...k-disney-plus/
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Old 25-06-2020, 16:49   #860
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Why was Boxnation not unlocked for Premier Sports subscribers for the Inter game last night?

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Unlocked.
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Old 25-06-2020, 21:44   #861
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Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD to leave Sky and VM on 1st October, with all first-run content moving to Disney+.

https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2...k-disney-plus/
Sky customers will retain content though via Disney+ and Sky Cinema.
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Old 25-06-2020, 22:04   #862
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Why was Boxnation not unlocked for Premier Sports subscribers for the Inter game last night?

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Unlocked.
You would need to ask Premier Sports that question. You pay Premier Sports not Virgin for that add on.
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Old 25-06-2020, 22:34   #863
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Sky customers will retain content though via Disney+ and Sky Cinema.
They still have to pay the extra for Disney+, don't they?
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Old 25-06-2020, 22:58   #864
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They still have to pay the extra for Disney+, don't they?
Yep, similar to Netflix, you can either subscribe via Sky or direct to Disney.
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They still have to pay the extra for Disney+, don't they?
Agreed, that statement is a bit misleading.
What makes people retain access to that content is by forking out a further 5pm and subscribing to Disney+. You don't get it by grace of being a Sky customer.
All that Sky customers get extra is the option to have the Disney + app on their Sky Qs.
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Agreed, that statement is a bit misleading.
What makes people retain access to that content is by forking out a further 5pm and subscribing to Disney+. You don't get it by grace of being a Sky customer.
All that Sky customers get extra is the option to have the Disney + app on their Sky Qs.
Also it's not offered at a discount as part of a bundle like Netflix, so greedy Mickey mouse is 5.99p/m or jog on.
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Agreed, that statement is a bit misleading.
What makes people retain access to that content is by forking out a further 5pm and subscribing to Disney+. You don't get it by grace of being a Sky customer.
All that Sky customers get extra is the option to have the Disney + app on their Sky Qs.
It will be interesting to see what Sky and Virgin do now with the Kids pack, which will be devalued considerably with this change.
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Old 26-06-2020, 11:27   #868
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It will be interesting to see what Sky and Virgin do now with the Kids pack, which will be devalued considerably with this change.
Plusnet said the remaining kids channels might be offered as part of their 3p/m extra channels, but that's just an advisor talking.
Let's not forget no Disney channels are on NOWTV but SKY still charge extra for the kids channels on it.
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It will be interesting to see what Sky and Virgin do now with the Kids pack, which will be devalued considerably with this change.
Probably nothing.

Removing 3 channels with very low shares isn't that big a deal. The Kids Pass on NOW TV is only 1 cheaper, and I can't see Sky and Virgin Media reducing the Kids Pack by 1 especially when they already offer more extra 'channels'.

It would be a bigger deal if the Viacom or Turner kids channels were removed as they are more popular:

Disney Channel 0.7%
Disney Junior 0.9%
Disney XD 0.3%

Nickelodeon 0.11%
Nick Jr 0.26%
Nick Jr Too 0.16%
Nicktoons 0.15%

Cartoon Network 0.21%
Boomerang 0.08%
Cartoonito 0.09%
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An extra zero after the decimal point is needed against those Disney ratings.
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