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Old 12-06-2019, 15:27   #1006
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

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BBC and Discovery complete UKTV split

BBC Studios and Discovery have completed the deal to split up the channels in their joint British TV venture, UKTV.

https://www.digitaltveurope.com/2019...te-uktv-split/

---------- Post added at 15:12 ---------- Previous post was at 14:52 ----------

Discovery now own the following brands in the UK:

-Really
-TLC
-I.D.
-Quest
-DMAX
-Quest Red
-Discovery Channel
-Animal Planet
-Discovery Science
-Discovery Turbo
-Discovery History
-Good Food
-Home
-Home & Health
-Discovery Shed
-Food Network
-Travel Channel
There will definately been some consolidation of their portfolio, and potential candidates for merging include Really/Quest Red, Home/Home & Health, Good Food/Food Network etc.
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Old 12-06-2019, 15:31   #1007
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There will definately been some consolidation of their portfolio, and potential candidates for merging include Really/Quest Red, Home/Home & Health, Good Food/Food Network etc.
They may even launch an new brand called "Alaska Channel" using Travel Channel slots.
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Old 12-06-2019, 16:04   #1008
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There will definately been some consolidation of their portfolio, and potential candidates for merging include Really/Quest Red, Home/Home & Health, Good Food/Food Network etc.
I've never understood what Turbo and Shed were meant to be, their shows would fit on other Discovery Pay TV channels. And DMAX always seemed like poorer version of Quest so I never understood why it existed in the days when it was a Pay channel.
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Old 13-06-2019, 09:33   #1009
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

The BBC Red Button channels are no longer unnamed on the network (source: Digital Bit Rate), showing on Tsid9/ C032.

So we have Red Button 2-6 in standard definition, in MPEG2.
Red Button HD is strangely showing twice, once in MPEG4 and once in HEVC. Are the BBC experimenting with a non-streamed UHD channel? Or is this just an anomaly/error of services being relabeled after Eurosport 4K ended on this multiplex?

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Old 13-06-2019, 21:22   #1010
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There will definately been some consolidation of their portfolio, and potential candidates for merging include Really/Quest Red, Home/Home & Health, Good Food/Food Network etc.
I think you may be right, SonicMaster. I could see Really merging with Quest Red, Home, Home & Health and Discovery Shed coming together to be HGTV UK and DIY Network UK.

However, I see Good Food and Food Network working in a way which FN and the Cooking Channel do in the USA 🇺🇸. Good Food for cookery shows and Food Network for food entertainment.
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Old 14-06-2019, 07:38   #1011
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Amazon has announced its Premier league fixtures to be available on its Prime service.

https://advanced-television.com/2019...ague-fixtures/

December 3rd to 5th

Arsenal vs Brighton, Burnley vs Manchester City, Chelsea vs Aston Villa, Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth, Leicester vs Watford, Liverpool vs Everton, Manchester United vs Tottenham, Sheffield United vs Newcastle, Southampton vs Norwich, Wolves vs West Ham

December 26th to 27th

Bournemouth vs Arsenal, Aston Villa vs Norwich, Chelsea vs Southampton, Crystal Palace vs West Ham, Everton vs Burnley, Leicester vs Liverpool, Manchester United vs Newcastle, Sheffield United vs Watford, Tottenham vs Brighton, Wolves vs Manchester City


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Old 14-06-2019, 15:26   #1012
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Amazon has announced its Premier league fixtures to be available on its Prime service.

https://advanced-television.com/2019...ague-fixtures/

December 3rd to 5th

Arsenal vs Brighton, Burnley vs Manchester City, Chelsea vs Aston Villa, Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth, Leicester vs Watford, Liverpool vs Everton, Manchester United vs Tottenham, Sheffield United vs Newcastle, Southampton vs Norwich, Wolves vs West Ham

December 26th to 27th

Bournemouth vs Arsenal, Aston Villa vs Norwich, Chelsea vs Southampton, Crystal Palace vs West Ham, Everton vs Burnley, Leicester vs Liverpool, Manchester United vs Newcastle, Sheffield United vs Watford, Tottenham vs Brighton, Wolves vs Manchester City


Wonder if they will be available on Prime UHD?
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Old 14-06-2019, 15:49   #1013
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

If the Tennis is anything to go by I wouldn't hold your breath.
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Old 17-06-2019, 16:51   #1014
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Do anyone know when was the last time BT Sport broadcast anything via the Red Button?
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Old 17-06-2019, 17:39   #1015
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So we know a contract was signed but don’t know the exact end date, or if any extension applies and indeed whether any extension would be announced. Sounds like we can just make it up as we please.

I’ll take August in time for the football season.
We know when the contract is due to run out and we know the statement that Sky made about Sky Atlantic when the BT deal was announced. There have been other reports of much improved relationships between VM and Sky. Not only that, but Sky have stated that they now wish to monetise their assets.

From this information, we have concluded that there will be a deal between Sky and Virgin this summer and that Sky Atlantic is likely to be included in that deal. UHD is bound to have been part of these discussions, and of course this will be further monetisation for Sky if agreed.

We do not yet have any further information, but these conclusions are fair ones to make. Given the secrecy that goes on in these contract negotiations, you cannot sensibly expect anyone to be absolutely certain of anything that has not been officially announced. Most of us on this forum accept that, so you really don't have to be so picky.
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Old 17-06-2019, 17:43   #1016
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Rallying was scheduled from 13-15 June - didn't look to see if it was there. WRC is often listed.

The European Games is scheduled across four of them from Saturday 22nd June onwards.

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Old 17-06-2019, 17:47   #1017
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We know when the contract is due to run out and we know the statement that Sky made about Sky Atlantic when the BT deal was announced. There have been other reports of much improved relationships between VM and Sky. Not only that, but Sky have stated that they now wish to monetise their assets.

From this information, we have concluded that there will be a deal between Sky and Virgin this summer and that Sky Atlantic is likely to be included in that deal. UHD is bound to have been part of these discussions, and of course this will be further monetisation for Sky if agreed.

We do not yet have any further information, but these conclusions are fair ones to make. Given the secrecy that goes on in these contract negotiations, you cannot sensibly expect anyone to be absolutely certain of anything that has not been officially announced. Most of us on this forum accept that, so you really don't have to be so picky.
Your Sky Atlantic conclusion isnít reasonable on the basis of the information provided.
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Your Sky Atlantic conclusion isnít reasonable on the basis of the information provided.
Seeing the contract was up in May l would say its pretty unlikely that Sky Atlantic is coming our way but OB might think differently.
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

If there were to be a possible announcement about Sky Sports UHD coming well maybe it wouldnt be too long now that the Premier League fixtures are out and the EFL fixtures due on Thursday.
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If there were to be a possible announcement about Sky Sports UHD coming well maybe it wouldnt be too long now that the Premier League fixtures are out and the EFL fixtures due on Thursday.
The EFL isn't shown in UHD on Sky Sports.
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