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Old 23-01-2024, 18:30   #76
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Replace them with what? TV channels are fast disappearing. Sky Atlantic is the only half-decent channel available we don’t get.
CNN International for a start.

And you can see why TV only customers might get upset when they were charged 17% more last year and likely 8% more this year and they receive less and less given that VM keeps everything new away from TV-only customers.
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CNN International for a start.

And you can see why TV only customers might get upset when they were charged 17% more last year and likely 8% more this year and they receive less and less given that VM keeps everything new away from TV-only customers.
"VM keeps everything new away from TV-only customers"

What are you talking about? What is all this new TV content that VM is keeping from you?!

The traditional pay TV market has been in heavy decline for some time, with the number of channels reducing significantly, and there's nothing that VM as a distributor can do about it except try to aggregate content from the streamers, as they are attempting to do.
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Old 23-01-2024, 20:11   #78
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They could arrange carriage deals for the channels that are missing to try and make up for the channels that closed.

Instead they have put up prices and taken away channels that are still broadcasting from the top pack ie children's channels, Asian channels & TNT Sports.
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They could arrange carriage deals for the channels that are missing to try and make up for the channels that closed.

Instead they have put up prices and taken away channels that are still broadcasting from the top pack ie children's channels, Asian channels & TNT Sports.
What missing channels are those?

I'm not aware of any significant pay TV with high value content missing from VM, except for Sky Atlantic (and we're getting many of the major series from that via Sky Showcase now). I am curious what you think we are missing out on.
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Old 23-01-2024, 20:53   #80
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CNN International for a start.

And you can see why TV only customers might get upset when they were charged 17% more last year and likely 8% more this year and they receive less and less given that VM keeps everything new away from TV-only customers.
I sympathise but there isn't much that can be done to bring new services to TV-only customers with legacy Tivo boxes. The boxes are just too old.
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Old 23-01-2024, 23:15   #81
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Here is a easy to follow list of channels coming soon to Virgin Media's Stream:

https://mediaboyukblog.blogspot.com/...in-stream.html
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Old 24-01-2024, 00:19   #82
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Here is a easy to follow list of channels coming soon to Virgin Media's Stream:

https://mediaboyukblog.blogspot.com/...in-stream.html
You should add TLC HD & QVC. The subs codes for those weren't added last night as they have been present but inactive for months/years, the actual channels didn't arrive at the same time as the subs codes. As TLC +1 and other QVC channels had subscription codes added last night, it makes sense that the main channels will be added with their siblings. So 152 extra services in total (so far).
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Old 24-01-2024, 00:41   #83
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You should add TLC HD & QVC. The subs codes for those weren't added last night as they have been present but inactive for months/years, the actual channels didn't arrive at the same time as the subs codes. As TLC +1 and other QVC channels had subscription codes added last night, it makes sense that the main channels will be added with their siblings. So 152 extra services in total (so far).
I was told by my source two weeks ago that 200+ channels was set to launch.

So god know where the other 50 unknown things may launch is coming from.

https://mediaboyukblog.blogspot.com/...ls-set-to.html
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Old 24-01-2024, 01:01   #84
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I was told by my source two weeks ago that 200+ channels was set to launch.

So god know where the other 50 unknown things may launch is coming from.

https://mediaboyukblog.blogspot.com/...ls-set-to.html
Just speculating but they could add premium packages to Stream and add the missing Adult / Asian / Sports channels and Baby TV. Other than those, I dread to think. A lot of Test channels don't seem to have been added but they are probably testing features of the DVB-C network and simply not needed on Stream.
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Just speculating but they could add premium packages to Stream and add the missing Adult / Asian / Sports channels and Baby TV. Other than those, I dread to think. A lot of Test channels don't seem to have been added but they are probably testing features of the DVB-C network and simply not needed on Stream.
Been working offline and I have found 50+ unknown channels may come from:

*Sky Sports UHD channels & red button services.
*TNT Sports red button services.

along with:

MUTV
Racing TV HD
LFC TV HD
Viaplay Sports
Baby TV
Utsav Gold HD
Utsav Bharat
Utsav Plus HD
SONY TV HD
SONY MAX HD
SONY SAB
SONY MAX 2
Zee TV HD
Zee Cinema HD
B4U Movies
Colors Gujarati
COLORS HD
Colors Rishtey
Colors Cineplex
NDTV Good Times
All Adult subscription and PPN channels.
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Been working offline and I have found 50+ unknown channels may come from:

*Sky Sports UHD channels & red button services.
*TNT Sports red button services.

along with:

....
TNT Sport Extra channels are specified as unavailable in VM marketing but they have all had TNT Sport pack codes for some time, so perhaps something else that was meant to be added some time ago? The Adult PPNs will have multiple services if run the same way as the DVB-C versions. The landing slates used to advertise the services and act as a gateway to order them plus the off-EPG services carrying the actual content. There are also the PPV channels for Sports events etc. Radio is another section of the EPG with differences on Stream but I can't see the current solution being changed.
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Sky Sports F1 on red button has around 26 live streams during a race.
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My Sources has reveal to me that Sky Sports Tennis is set for a soft launch on Virgin Media EPG on Feb. 9th.

Virgin Media will launch Sky Sports Tennis in both SD & HD.
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My Sources has reveal to me that Sky Sports Tennis is set for a soft launch on Virgin Media EPG on Feb. 9th.

Virgin Media will launch Sky Sports Tennis in both SD & HD.
Is this just a temporary rebranding of Sky Sports Arena like they did last year, or a new channel?
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Is this just a temporary rebranding of Sky Sports Arena like they did last year, or a new channel?
It a new Channel - Sky are doing tests right now on Astra and Sky have also got a Viaplay Xtra EPG slot of Sky UK Channel 412*.

*No confirmed news on where Sky will launch Sky Sports Tennis.
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