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Old 20-07-2021, 16:42   #916
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New Channel set to launch on Virgin Media?

Virgin Media UK has started to play about with "Live Events" old slot on CO01.

As of July 17th the DBR Video Capture picture is showing two Purple and Black lines but is still in MPEG2 Mode.

https://www.digitalbitrate.com/dtv.p...&sec=0&lang=en

Information as seen by Media Boy on July 17th at 21:05 (Some info maybe out of date).
Something is in the wind as Live Events Channel on CO01 slot 26 has been playing up since about 3.15am last night.

https://www.digitalbitrate.com/dtv.p...&sec=0&lang=en

About time to as Live Events on V+ Boxes was axe by Virgin Media UK by November 2019.

https://www.cableforum.uk/board/show...2&postcount=52

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Old 20-07-2021, 21:42   #917
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Yes, there was a rumour about a UHF channel being added when Virgin changed the sid number of BBC Red Button 2 from 1102 to 1107, over the weekend, without changing the numbers of the other red button services. The speculation was that, as it was only creating space for a single service, it would be for a UHF channel. The service names appearing today confirmed this. Another timing difference, digitalbitrate hasn't updated Red Button 2's sid number yet.
BBC Red Button 2 has been rename Eurosport UHD tonight by Virgin Media.
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Old 21-07-2021, 02:53   #918
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BBC Red Button 2 has been rename Eurosport UHD tonight by Virgin Media.
Strictly speaking, Virgin moved BBC Red Button 2 last weekend. Digitalbitrate holds onto the old information for a while to show the end date for removed services and that is all you were seeing there. As soon as a new service is given the old sid number, digitalbitrate can no longer show the removal date for the old one.

It's good to see that the Eurosport pop-up channels are now on the actual EPG.
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Old 21-07-2021, 23:56   #919
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2021)

Media Boy Sources says Sky are going to stop providing their channels to other providers in the future, Comcast want Sky channels exclusive to Sky and Now.
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Media Boy Sources says Sky are going to stop providing their channels to other providers in the future, Comcast want Sky channels exclusive to Sky and Now.
Although possible as it is their channels are they really going to do that and miss advertising a subscription revenue from millions of households?

Not to mention their move of Sky Arts to Freeview.
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Old 22-07-2021, 00:24   #921
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Media Boy Sources says Sky are going to stop providing their channels to other providers in the future, Comcast want Sky channels exclusive to Sky and Now.
That really would not surprise me its Comcast were talking about
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Although possible as it is their channels are they really going to do that and miss advertising a subscription revenue from millions of households?

Not to mention their move of Sky Arts to Freeview.
They lost a lot when Sky basic channels were removed from VM. Not to say it couldn't happen though if they think they will be able to mop up the customers of competitors

It won't affect BT and some others who now provide TV via Now TV anyway. Maybe VM will simply become a Now TV reseller too?
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Although possible as it is their channels are they really going to do that and miss advertising a subscription revenue from millions of households?

Not to mention their move of Sky Arts to Freeview.
They will bring in the money via streaming instead. I am sure they will be quite happy to welcome Virgin customers to their own platforms, whether it's satellite or streaming.
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It will probably see the emergence of the NOW app on VM
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It will probably see the emergence of the NOW app on VM
At least Virgin viewers would gain access to Sky Atlantic through their boxes. At last.
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At least Virgin viewers would gain access to Sky Atlantic through their boxes. At last.
I've had a NOW TV box (recently had to replace it with a NOW tv stick) for 7+ years just to get Sky Atlantic - never had any problems with it but a NOW app on VM would be good!
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They lost a lot when Sky basic channels were removed from VM. Not to say it couldn't happen though if they think they will be able to mop up the customers of competitors

It won't affect BT and some others who now provide TV via Now TV anyway. Maybe VM will simply become a Now TV reseller too?
Tbf back then NOW didn't exist, it'll be a different ball game this time around especially with the rumoured SKYQ online service too.

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At least Virgin viewers would gain access to Sky Atlantic through their boxes. At last.
Imho i think VMs tv days may be numbered, they will concentrate more on the broadband they're already testing 3gbs speeds.

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I've had a NOW TV box (recently had to replace it with a NOW tv stick) for 7+ years just to get Sky Atlantic - never had any problems with it but a NOW app on VM would be good!
Get a fire tv stick if you can NOWTV is on them now and you get access to more apps including plex which is great if you have stuff you purchased on a computer or even home videos etc you can view on your tv without need to run leads across.
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Tbf back then NOW didn't exist, it'll be a different ball game this time around especially with the rumoured SKYQ online service too.

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Imho i think VMs tv days may be numbered, they will concentrate more on the broadband they're already testing 3gbs speeds.

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Get a fire tv stick if you can NOWTV is on them now and you get access to more apps including plex which is great if you have stuff you purchased on a computer or even home videos etc you can view on your tv without need to run leads across.

SkyQ online service has been rumoured for years, very unlikely to happen at all according to SkyQ forum.
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2021)

IIRC Virgin Media is currently testing a service to bring many streaming services together under a single umbrella for its subscribers.

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.ph...t-service.html
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IIRC Virgin Media is currently testing a service to bring many streaming services together under a single umbrella for its subscribers.

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Yes, for broadband only customers, at least initially.
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