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Old 08-03-2020, 11:37   #331
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2020)

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Their viewing figures aren't amazing, last time I looked, NGWild in particular, so it's quite possible they may close. They are still actively advertising new series launches so it may not happen for a while.

National Geographic channels are now part of Disney and their content is apparently on the new Disney+ service, so they may decide to go exclusively via that and cut the costs of running linear channels.
According to jfman, you can run linear channels at virtually no cost!
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Old 08-03-2020, 12:05   #332
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According to jfman, you can run linear channels at virtually no cost!
Of course you have left out my caveat "if you hold the content already".

It's observably the case that the cost of broadcasting a liner channel is tiny given how many channels there are in the Virgin EPG, free to air on satellite, etc. many of which broadcast to virtually zero viewers.

https://cineuropa.org/en/newsdetail/307002/

While the article is from 2016 - Europe doesn't have over 5000 television channels because it's cost prohibitive to broadcast.
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Old 08-03-2020, 15:10   #333
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2020)

Hmm! If all these channels go on my historic VM account what will I be paying for? Can I get a reduction on my payment?
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Old 08-03-2020, 18:48   #334
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2020)

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Look like that SYFY has been saved from the axe going forward BUT we have seen uncofirmed reports by Media Boy Sources that Sky is set to change from SYFY to Sky Syfy.

However our sources think Nat Geo and Nat Geo Wild may close in future.

Media Boy HQ now thinks that the following may happen:

-Pick TV and Blaze will become one called Pick TV
-Blaze slot on Freeview will be reuse for Sky Arts to launch on Freeview
Why would your 'sources' think that? There are no signs of Disney wishing to close either channel.
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Old 09-03-2020, 09:11   #335
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2020)

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Their viewing figures aren't amazing, last time I looked, NGWild in particular, so it's quite possible they may close. They are still actively advertising new series launches so it may not happen for a while.

National Geographic channels are now part of Disney and their content is apparently on the new Disney+ service, so they may decide to go exclusively via that and cut the costs of running linear channels.

Thanks for the reply
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Old 10-03-2020, 13:07   #336
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2020)

Any update on the promised UHD sky sports and cinema that was promised by virgin last year
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Old 10-03-2020, 13:34   #337
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2020)

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Any update on the promised UHD sky sports and cinema that was promised by virgin last year
I don't think that some of the promised things have even appeared on Sky's own satellite service yet, let alone a 3rd Party like VM.
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They do have it via on demand which we was promised
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Old 10-03-2020, 14:20   #339
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They do have it via on demand which we was promised
I wouldn't be surprised if they want to launch it all at once.
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Old 10-03-2020, 16:11   #340
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Any update on the promised UHD sky sports and cinema that was promised by virgin last year
It'll come when everyone has moved to 8k or something.
Virgin media - yesterdays technology today.
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It'll come when everyone has moved to 8k or something.
Virgin media - yesterdays technology today.
Yup, they're always playing catch up (usually with Sky). VM customers are treated like the poor relations.
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Yup, they're always playing catch up (usually with Sky). VM customers are treated like the poor relations.
Cable had proper video-on-demand well before others in the UK so that's a little unfair.
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Old 10-03-2020, 18:54   #343
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2020)

Have two 4K EPG channels too - and provide HDR output.

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Cable had proper video-on-demand well before others in the UK so that's a little unfair.
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2020)

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Cable had proper video-on-demand well before others in the UK so that's a little unfair.
That was years ago and only until technology developed that allowed other providers to have a return path.
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That was years ago and only until technology developed that allowed other providers to have a return path.
Well I wasn't saying that was the only thing, it was the first thing that came to mind in the short time I had when posting.
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