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Old 08-06-2021, 16:42   #646
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2021)

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Probably should've looked on the bloomin' EPG.

Colors Gujarati is now on Channel 825.

Must've been added just after the DBR scan I looked at.
My TiVo box confirmed Colors Gujarati is broadcasting on SID 810 using the C002 Stream (where Talking Pictures is SID 801).

SID 810 is not listed on DBR yet.
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Old 08-06-2021, 17:06   #647
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2021)

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My TiVo box confirmed Colors Gujarati is broadcasting on SID 810 using the C002 Stream (where Talking Pictures is SID 801).

SID 810 is not listed on DBR yet.
Their homepage indicates that the Virgin Media monitor is offline, so their listings won't be getting updated at the moment.
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Old 08-06-2021, 19:22   #648
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2021)

Does anyone know anything about this rumour that i've been told?

'A rumour currently circulating is that Virgin has added a whole new range of subscription codes, very light on choice, very few specialised channels, +1s and a distinct lack of many of the FTA channels. I don't have any details and don't know if this is a new alternative for existing subscribers. It could be something to do with Virgin's network extensions with third party involvement and is maybe some hybrid package that could be offered to supplement Freeview (similar to the BT model).'
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Old 08-06-2021, 20:03   #649
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2021)

or maybe just an IPTV offering for existing BB only customers.
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Old 08-06-2021, 20:14   #650
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… or maybe just an IPTV offering for existing BB only customers.
I bet you're right. There was talk of a new TV entertainment service a bit back for BB only customers. Those trialling it get it for free by having the charge refunded on their bill.

Over the last few years the spectrum for BB has been expanded at the expense of TV capacity. If all goes well, maybe the plan is to make all customers BB only, scrap traditional cable TV and deliver the channels that they have left over the internet just as they are in the process of doing with their traditional phone service by changing it to VOIP.

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Old 08-06-2021, 20:41   #651
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or maybe just an IPTV offering for existing BB only customers.
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Hi,

I just wanted to highlight a new trial opportunity which we initially posted publicly yesterday: https://community.virginmedia.com/t5...nment-service/...

To be one of the first people to try out this new entertainment service, youll need to already have:

a broadband-only service with us (no TV or home phone)
average broadband speeds of 50Mbps or above
a Hub 3 or 4
So, if you're a broadband-only customer and you're interested in trialling this new service, just head over to the survey below to sign up:
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Old 08-06-2021, 21:37   #652
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… or maybe just an IPTV offering for existing BB only customers.
I can't get that link to work, but i've found this:

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.ph...t-service.html

I wonder if this will allow VM to offer their TV service via 3rd party BB in uncabled areas?

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Andrew Neil has explained that he would probably not have launched GB News if the BBC had treated him with more respect:

http://digitaleditions.telegraph.co....article/182846

(Scroll down that page to read that part of the comments section).

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This is the reply after saying it was believed that these new codes were for the new TV Entertainment service for BB only customers:

'Possibly, but I think those trials were already in place before the codes were added. I'm not sure why codes would be needed on the TV platform to provide an IPTV service, wouldn't any codes for IPTV be held within the online system? Virgin already offers many of its channels over IPTV for devices, I would have thought that they would have used that system for the trial. As an afterthought, there is also a problem for BBC channels, where the BBC insists on their own platforms being used for online content.'

I wonder if SP knows what's going on and is able to say without getting into any bother
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Old 09-06-2021, 00:27   #653
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2021)

Now TV is to scrap the kids pack and put them back into Entertainment. Sky Cinema is going back down to 9.99 per month too.

Now that Disney have pulled their channels and considering that a lot of the kids channels are available FTA the kids pack represents poor value, so I wouldn't be surprised if Sky & VM put the kids channels back into mainstream packs too.
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2021)

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Now TV is to scrap the kids pack and put them back into Entertainment. Sky Cinema is going back down to 9.99 per month too.
...and the HD "Boost" (which also allows you view on three screens instead of two) is going up by 2/month at the same time.
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2021)

Oh, that's just great! I do resent having to pay more to get a decent PQ on my TV.
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2021)

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...and the HD "Boost" (which also allows you view on three screens instead of two) is going up by 2/month at the same time.
.. and if you dont take the boost you can only stream on one device at at time from July.

Less and less interesting and more expensive overall.
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Old 09-06-2021, 10:34   #657
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I wonder if SP knows what's going on and is able to say without getting into any bother
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Old 09-06-2021, 10:53   #658
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….. and if you don’t take the boost you can only stream on one device at at time from July.

Less and less interesting and more expensive overall.
No, drops from 3 to 2 devices without HD Boost...

From Now's website -

NOW Boost is the way to enjoy sports, movies and shows with better picture and sound quality than ever before on NOW.

Not only that, but Boost also lets you stream on 3 devices at once instead of the usual 2. All for just 3 a month until 14 July 2021, increasing to 5pm from 15 July.



What do I get with NOW Boost?
Full HD: Watch all the Sky Sports channels, plus selected shows and movies, in 1080p video quality instead of the usual 720p.
Smoother sporting action: 6 Sky Sports channels – Main Event, Premier League, F1, Football, Cricket and Golf – are available at 50 frames per second (except on Xbox One & Series X/S and LG TV).
Awesome audio: Got a surround sound speaker system or soundbar? Boost lets you enjoy a fully immersive audio experience with Dolby Digital 5.1.
An extra stream: Another handy benefit is that you get to stream on 3 devices at the same time. Perfect for families that can’t agree on what to watch!
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Oh, that's just great! I do resent having to pay more to get a decent PQ on my TV.
Im sure those that have to pay for internet connections and upgraded internet connections will say the same in your dystopian future.
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No, drops from 3 to 2 devices without HD Boost...

From Now's website -

NOW Boost is the way to enjoy sports, movies and shows with better picture and sound quality than ever before on NOW.

Not only that, but Boost also lets you stream on 3 devices at once instead of the usual 2. All for just 3 a month until 14 July 2021, increasing to 5pm from 15 July.



What do I get with NOW Boost?
Full HD: Watch all the Sky Sports channels, plus selected shows and movies, in 1080p video quality instead of the usual 720p.
Smoother sporting action: 6 Sky Sports channels Main Event, Premier League, F1, Football, Cricket and Golf are available at 50 frames per second (except on Xbox One & Series X/S and LG TV).
Awesome audio: Got a surround sound speaker system or soundbar? Boost lets you enjoy a fully immersive audio experience with Dolby Digital 5.1.
An extra stream: Another handy benefit is that you get to stream on 3 devices at the same time. Perfect for families that cant agree on what to watch!
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Members without Boost will have single-stream viewing
From 15 July, if you don't have Boost you'll only be able to stream on 1 device at a time (previously, you could stream on 2 devices simultaneously).

If you want the option to stream on multiple devices at once, you can add Boost to your account. With Boost, you can watch on up to 3 devices at the same time and of course, you'll also be able to enjoy the other benefits of ad-free viewing and Full HD and 5.1 Surround Sound on selected content and devices. Find out more about Boost
https://help.nowtv.com/article/we-ar...g-some-changes

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