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Old 13-01-2022, 19:10   #106
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Nice one. If people show them they mean business, it pays dividends.

As linear channels reduce and the streaming services aren't added (even if not free like some are on Sky), it beggars belief that they think that they can put up prices by 12%.

When fuel goes up by 50% in April, when the Government puts up National Insurance, when food prices are rising, do they really think that people who are just about managing will still pay for their TV service by going cold and hungry!
They really should get a backbone , and say no to everyone ,as "we" are just costing others more . Yes I do it all the time , and yes I have got a reduction on top of my reduction, would love to understand the business plan they are working to. Now paying less than before the new price rise. Crazy
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. I told them that not doing so would result in many accounts that I control being switched elsewhere .
So threaten call agents is the way to go?

How many accounts do you control? Just out of interest.

I rang and actually got a price cut for eighteen months.
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Old 13-01-2022, 22:07   #108
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So threaten call agents is the way to go?

How many accounts do you control? Just out of interest.

I rang and actually got a price cut for eighteen months.
Not the person you're replying too, but I control

My Parents - VIP @ 99
My Mother-In-Laws - 100MB, Mid TV, Unlimited phone @ 52.49
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A friend - VIP @ 99
Mine - VIP + Extra box 115

Sometimes it's ring "thinking of leaving" and just ask what can you do for me and others it's a good few weeks of ringing till a good enough deal is offered. Took ages to do my parents on last time could even get though I think it was when the last price rise was.
This year seems like I may have to give 30 days' notice in the hope they ring me. Once BT has rolled out 500meg to our town virgin will be screwed, Currently, my parents, brothers, and mine can get 300meg which my parents wouldn't notice me and my brother would.

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Old 14-01-2022, 13:56   #109
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2022)

Ofcom is reporting that CNBC (UK) Limited has been given a new broadcasting licensed for NBC News Now

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/manage-your...cences/updates
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Rumour: Zee TV HD replaces Zee TV tomorrow.

Bizasia is reporting that Zee TV HD will replaces Zee TV on Virgin UK Channel 809 from Tomorrow.

https://www.bizasialive.com/zee-tv-h...-of-uk-launch/
Just to note for anyone interested, this doesn't appear to have actually happened, as 809 still says Zee TV with the standard Zee TV logo, not the HD one used when Zee TV was previously available on VM in HD.
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The V6 box still switches to 576i - while the Sky HD feed has the 'Zee TV HD' dog which is still the standard 'Zee TV' dog on VM.

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Just to note for anyone interested, this doesn't appear to have actually happened, as 809 still says Zee TV with the standard Zee TV logo, not the HD one used when Zee TV was previously available on VM in HD.
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2022)

I just phoned to say that I would not be paying their over the top increase of 8.50 per month from 1st March, and before I could speak to anyone I got a recorded message saying that this increase would not be happening for the next six months if I pressed one on my phone's keypad to accept, which I gladly did.
I can only assume that they've had so many complaints about this that they have decided to drop the increases, but probably only to those people who have phoned up to complain/threaten to leave.
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Old 14-01-2022, 16:15   #113
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Just to note for anyone interested, this doesn't appear to have actually happened, as 809 still says Zee TV with the standard Zee TV logo, not the HD one used when Zee TV was previously available on VM in HD.
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The V6 box still switches to 576i - while the Sky HD feed has the 'Zee TV HD' dog which is still the standard 'Zee TV' dog on VM.
Bizasia did say yesterday that Zee TV HD was set to launch "Later today" (January 13th).

[Posted by Bizasia on January 13th]

https://www.bizasialive.com/zee-tv-h...-launch-in-uk/
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Old 14-01-2022, 18:49   #114
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I just phoned to say that I would not be paying their over the top increase of 8.50 per month from 1st March, and before I could speak to anyone I got a recorded message saying that this increase would not be happening for the next six months if I pressed one on my phone's keypad to accept, which I gladly did.
I can only assume that they've had so many complaints about this that they have decided to drop the increases, but probably only to those people who have phoned up to complain/threaten to leave.
Have virgin lost the plot ? Yesterday spoke to rep got 5 off . Have email confirming, saw this so just phoned ,got 4.25 a month off for 6 months so 9.25 off for 6 months and 5 off till end of contract
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I just phoned to say that I would not be paying their over the top increase of 8.50 per month from 1st March, and before I could speak to anyone I got a recorded message saying that this increase would not be happening for the next six months if I pressed one on my phone's keypad to accept, which I gladly did.
I can only assume that they've had so many complaints about this that they have decided to drop the increases, but probably only to those people who have phoned up to complain/threaten to leave.
Thanks for the tip, just done the same myself 🙂
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Eurosport to launch "pop up channels" next month.

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DS Forum is now reporting that Eurosport 3, Eurosport 4 and Eurosport 5 are now testing on Astra UK ahead of next month Winter Olympics.

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I just phoned to say that I would not be paying their over the top increase of 8.50 per month from 1st March, and before I could speak to anyone I got a recorded message saying that this increase would not be happening for the next six months if I pressed one on my phone's keypad to accept, which I gladly did.
I can only assume that they've had so many complaints about this that they have decided to drop the increases, but probably only to those people who have phoned up to complain/threaten to leave.
They did the same last year.
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Ofcom is reporting that CNBC (UK) Limited has been given a new broadcasting licensed for NBC News Now

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/manage-your...cences/updates
How intriguing....i wonder what this is all about
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'Later today' was two days ago - still SD this morning.

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Bizasia did say yesterday that Zee TV HD was set to launch "Later today" (January 13th).

[Posted by Bizasia on January 13th]

https://www.bizasialive.com/zee-tv-h...-launch-in-uk/
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Ofcom is reporting that CNBC (UK) Limited has been given a new broadcasting licensed for NBC News Now

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/manage-your...cences/updates
This is currently their online version:

https://www.nbcnews.com/now

Do they need an Ofcom licence to operate this through the likes of Roku, Amazon Fire, etc., or does this imply they are going to launch it on at least some TV platforms (Sky via Peacock comes to mind, if not a channel in its own right on EPGs)?
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