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Old 18-01-2022, 14:46   #151
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2022)

A deal for Nat Geo/Wild may have been re-negotiated with Sky/VM. The UK feed might be replaced with a pan-European feed, with all catch-up and streaming rights transferring to Disney+.
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Old 18-01-2022, 15:13   #152
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A deal for Nat Geo/Wild may have been re-negotiated with Sky/VM. The UK feed might be replaced with a pan-European feed, with all catch-up and streaming rights transferring to Disney+.
There is no source for that - it was stated by the rather questionable DS poster who also definitively said it was closing in December 2021, then maybe January and now February… I’m sure the goalposts will be shifted again in due course.
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Old 18-01-2022, 16:42   #153
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There is no source for that - it was stated by the rather questionable DS poster who also definitively said it was closing in December 2021, then maybe January and now February… I’m sure the goalposts will be shifted again in due course.
To 2035 perhaps?

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Still not appeared on Digital Spy Forum
I guess you mean on digitalbitrate.com. It won't show up there yet, it's service labels and SDT only at the moment. SIDs 2307, 2309 & 2313-2318 if you want to watch out for them on there - although only the England versions (2307 & 2309) will be active.

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Do you know if Zee TV HD is also testing.
I've not seen anything to say that it is. That's the sort of thing that would appear on digitalbitrate first, as a new service without a proper service name.

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Media Boy can probably remember, VM may have moved the SD regions to 860s range when Scotland/Wales/N Ireland regions went HD on 101 several years ago, rather than remove them immediately.
I think they changed the internal ID of the 8xx services to match the old "nations" SD versions. It fooled boxes into thinking any programmes had been recorded from one of the 8xx services. An option that won't be available for the English regions.
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Old 18-01-2022, 16:52   #154
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I guess you mean on digitalbitrate.com. It won't show up there yet, it's service labels and SDT only at the moment. SIDs 2307, 2309 & 2313-2318 if you want to watch out for them on there - although only the England versions (2307 & 2309) will be active.
Yes I did mean DBR - my mind is playing up today due to putting my dog down yesterday (the last one). RIP (Say hi to your big bother and my dad for me)xxx

Here is the link for DBR so everyone can keep a eye on BBC THREE HD tests - https://www.digitalbitrate.com/dtv.p...ve=209&lang=en

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I think they changed the internal ID of the 8xx services to match the old "nations" SD versions. It fooled boxes into thinking any programmes had been recorded from one of the 8xx services. An option that won't be available for the English regions.
Channels on channels 861 to 865 first appeared on Ex-Telewest in the early 2000's (Was not on network when my last dad joined in April 1999) But on December 4th 2018 Virgin removed them - just to reappear 5mins later when BBC One SD Channels outside was being remove from Channel 101.

All series links I has for BBC One Scotland moves from Channel 101 to Channel 862 that night. (I know the date due to my other dog being put down the next day).
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Old 18-01-2022, 20:29   #155
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I think they changed the internal ID of the 8xx services to match the old "nations" SD versions. It fooled boxes into thinking any programmes had been recorded from one of the 8xx services. An option that won't be available for the English regions.
I wondered if it was something like that. Thanks.
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Old 18-01-2022, 21:26   #156
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The government is minded to abolish the licence fee in 2027.
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Interesting approach - she wants to scrap the licence fee from 2028 and find a new funding model for the BBC, whereas in the real world if you were changing a business model, you research, agree and trial, and prove the new business model, then move from the old one; it’s almost as if it were ideological, rather than economic based…
Yeh, about that…

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/n...-fee-7zhv2jx9b

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Nadine Dorries backtracks from threat to ditch BBC licence fee

The government has pulled back from a threat to abolish the BBC licence fee from 2028 after Tory backbenchers claimed that ministers had failed to prepare alternatives.

Nadine Dorries, the culture secretary, confirmed yesterday that the licence fee would be frozen at £159 for the next two years. She did not, however, repeat a pledge to ditch the funding model altogether when the corporation’s charter was renewed.

Dorries, 64, tweeted on Sunday that this licence fee settlement “will be the last” but used less definitive language in the Commons, where she said that the BBC’s funding would be a matter of debate, adding: “It’s time to begin asking those really serious questions about the long-term funding model of the BBC.”

Dorries, who was admonished by Sir Lindsay Hoyle, the Speaker, for tweeting policy positions before addressing parliament, was repeatedly asked what alternative to the licence fee the government was proposing. “It’s not for me to decide until I have all the information,” she responded.

Pressed on whether the government would turn the BBC into a voluntary subscription service, Dorries said: “I haven’t mentioned a subscription service. I’ve said that we need to have a debate and discussion about how the BBC is funded.”
It’s almost as if it were raised as a distraction…
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2022)

hahaha definitely used as a distraction and yet people again fell for it!

In regards to BBC One HD regional versions can someone clarify when it launches? I'll be due BBC North West HD and yet all i can see is articles from November saying its launched? I can't be reading this right? I may be being thick here so can someone clarify.

BBC 3 is 1st February isnt it so thats a bit clearer at least with an actual date
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2022)

Virgin Media UK has just rebranded Paramount Network as 5ACTION:

-5ACTION HD is on Channel 150.
-5ACTION is on Channel 187.

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4 new services have been added for BBC THREE HD (versions for England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland). Similarly 4 new services have been added for BBC FOUR HD - one service for each nation. Presumably to allow different channel numbers for each nation. Channel numbers are added but don't appear to be the final versions. More info to follow.
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All BBC FOUR HD currently listed as channel 107, which makes sense initially if the existing service is temporarily transferred to the new services on the existing channel number. However, BBC THREE HD is also listed as 107 for England & Northern Ireland and channel 157 for Scotland & Wales. In which case, BBC FOUR HD will have to move from 107. Maybe to 108 if the BBC ONE HD regions arrive in time to move them to channel 101. Nothing conclusive yet.
Test has now appeared on Digital Bit Rate:

https://www.digitalbitrate.com/dtv.p...ve=209&lang=en
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“It’s not for me to decide until I have all the information,” she responded.
Something she should have, perhaps, thought of before tweeting about abolishing the licence fee. Maybe she has an oven-ready deal?

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Virgin Media UK has just rebranded Paramount Network as 5ACTION:

-5ACTION HD is on Channel 150.
-5ACTION is on Channel 187.

I'm not sure why but the name looks really odd written like that. Easily confused with FACTION?



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Test has now appeared on Digital Bit Rate:

https://www.digitalbitrate.com/dtv.p...ve=209&lang=en
Yes, I didn't think it would take long. I wonder if anything else changed, this morning's report should be interesting.
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I think Virgin that time my series links moved from channel 101 to 862.

I forget as my dog was put down that day. His wee sister was also put down this morning.
I'm sorry to hear your sad news MB.
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2022)

5ACTION certainly looks prominent in the EPG, partly because it's got a colour logo unlike all the other Channel 5 networks which are in white, but also because it's the only spinoff available in HD.

Hopefully in time 5USA, 5STAR and 5SELECT will be made available in HD too. As it's not needed, the SD version of 5ACTION could be switched to a +1.
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5ACTION certainly looks prominent in the EPG, partly because it's got a colour logo unlike all the other Channel 5 networks which are in white, but also because it's the only spinoff available in HD.

Hopefully in time 5USA, 5STAR and 5SELECT will be made available in HD too. As it's not needed, the SD version of 5ACTION could be switched to a +1.
We may get 5USA HD and 5STAR HD when ViacomCBS deal is up with Virgin as both 5USA HD and 5STAR HD is broadcasting on Sky Glass.

5SELECT do not broadcast a HD Channel

Here is the list of channels we may get the next time ViacomCBS deal is up:

=== Own by Nickelodeon UK Limited (ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia/Sky plc) ===
Nick Jr. HD
Nick Jr. +1

=== Own by ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia ===
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5 USA HD
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We may get 5USA HD and 5STAR HD when ViacomCBS deal is up with Virgin as both 5USA HD and 5STAR HD is broadcasting on Sky Glass.

5SELECT do not broadcast a HD Channel

Here is the list of channels we may get the next time ViacomCBS deal is up:

=== Own by Nickelodeon UK Limited (ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia/Sky plc) ===
Nick Jr. HD
Nick Jr. +1

=== Own by ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia ===
5 STAR HD
5 USA HD
Are you sure about that?

Sky says that 5SELECT is available in HD on Sky Glass:

https://static.skyassets.com/content...osition=inline

So does TV Channel Lists, although that can be unreliable:

https://www.tvchannellists.com/w/Lis..._Sky_Glass_(UK)
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Are you sure about that?

Sky says that 5SELECT is available in HD on Sky Glass:

https://static.skyassets.com/content...osition=inline

So does TV Channel Lists, although that can be unreliable:

https://www.tvchannellists.com/w/Lis..._Sky_Glass_(UK)
My early post was using information from RXTV:

https://rxtvinfo.com/sky-glass-channel-list-uk-epg
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Is BBC One HD working OK for you on Channel 108 (England only)?

https://rxtvinfo.com/2022/virgin-med...s-bbc-services
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