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Old 30-12-2023, 20:05   #1
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Virgin TV (2024)

This is a continuation of the 'Changes to Virgin TV (2023)' thread which you can find here:

https://www.cableforum.uk/board/show...php?t=33711604

1. The old thread has been closed, but will remain for information purposes;
2. I will collate all the information from my various sources and post on Cable Forum;

In addition to that I will be on hand to answer any questions that arise and to provide links to other sources of information as they come up.

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Here is the CONFIRMED Channels news for Virgin UK and N. Ireland TV:


December 2023:
31st. E! HD to close on Virgin Media UK.
31st. NBC News NOW HD to close on Virgin Media UK.

January 2024:
1st. Sky Cinema Iconic HD to be rebrand as Sky Cinema Greats HD.
1st. Sky Cinema Christmas HD to be rebrand as Sky Cinema Drama HD.
2nd. Nick SpongeBob to be rebrand as NickToons.
3rd. Sky Cinema Wizarding World HD to be rebrand as Sky Cinema Fast & Furious HD.
3rd. BoXmas to be rebrand as The Box.
3rd. GREAT! Christmas to be rebrand as GREAT! Romance.
4th. Sky Sports Darts HD to be rebrand as Sky Sports Arena HD.
5th. Sky Cinema Hits HD to be rebrand as Sky Cinema Superman HD.
6th. Christmas 24 to be rebrand as Movies 24.
6th. Christmas 24+ to be rebrand as Movies 24+.
8th. Sky Cinema Ultimate Comedy HD to be rebrand as Sky Cinema Comedy HD.

By March 6th 2024:
TBC. Sky Sports TBC HD to be rebrand as Sky Sports Tennis HD.
TBC. Sky Sports TBC to be rebrand as Sky Sports Tennis.

OR-
TBC. Sky Sports Tennis HD to launch on Virgin UK Channel TBC.
TBC. Sky Sports Tennis to launch on Virgin UK Channel TBC.

March 2024:
TBC. BBC Radio to close BBC Radio 4 Extra on Virgin UK Channel 910.
TBC. BBC Radio to close BBC Radio 4 LW on Virgin UK Channel 911.

Summer 2024:
TBC. DRAMA HD rebrand as U&DRAMA HD on Virgin UK Channel 116.
TBC. W HD rebrand as U&W HD on Virgin UK Channel 125.
TBC. Dave HD rebrand as U&DAVE HD on Virgin UK Channel 127.
TBC. YESTERDAY HD rebrand as U&YESTERDAY HD on Virgin UK Channel 129.
TBC. DRAMA +1 rebrand as U&DRAMA +1 on Virgin UK Channel 316.
TBC. W +1 rebrand as U&W +1 on Virgin UK Channel 325.
TBC. Dave +1 rebrand as U&DAVE +1 on Virgin UK Channel 327.
TBC. YESTERDAY +1 rebrand as U&YESTERDAY +1 on Virgin UK Channel 329.

2024:
TBC. Ailbi HD rebrand as U&ailbi HD on Virgin UK Channel 114.
TBC. GOLD HD rebrand as U&GOLD HD on Virgin UK Channel 124.
TBC. Eden HD rebrand as U&eden HD on Virgin UK Channel 176.
TBC. Ailbi +1 rebrand as U&ailbi +1 on Virgin UK Channel 314.
TBC. GOLD +1 rebrand as U&GOLD +1 on Virgin UK Channel 325.
TBC. Eden +1 rebrand as U&eden +1 on Virgin UK Channel 376.
TBC. Eurosport 1 HD rebrand as TNT Sports TBC HD on Virgin UK Channel TBC.
TBC. Eurosport 2 HD rebrand as TNT Sports TBC HD on Virgin UK Channel TBC.
TBC. Viaplay Sports 1 HD rebrand as Premier Sports 1 HD on Virgin UK Channel 551.
TBC. Viaplay Sports 2 HD rebrand as Premier Sports 2 HD on Virgin UK Channel 552.
TBC. Viaplay Sports Xtra HD rebrand as TBC HD on Virgin UK Channel 553.
TBC. 5Cops to launch on Virgin UK Channel 216.
TBC. CSI: New York to launch on Virgin UK Channel 217.
TBC. Catfish to launch on Virgin UK Channel 218.
TBC. DAZN Women Football to launch soon on Virgin UK Channel 554.

2025:
TBC. The BBC will move BBC Four HD from Virgin Scotland Channel 107 to BBC Iplayer.
TBC. The BBC will move BBC Four HD from Virgin Wales Channel 107 to BBC Iplayer.
TBC. The BBC will move BBC Four HD from Virgin Scotland Channel 107 to BBC Iplayer.
TBC. The BBC will move BBC Four HD from Virgin England Channel 108 to BBC Iplayer.
TBC. The BBC will move BBC Four HD from Virgin Northern Ireland Channel 108 to BBC Iplayer.
TBC.The BBC to move CBBC HD from Virgin UK Channel 701 to BBC Iplayer.
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Old 31-12-2023, 12:34   #2
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Re: Virgin TV (2024)

Got an email from virgin this morning as my contract is due to be renewed in march.

Doesn't seem too bad an offer


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Re: Virgin TV (2024)

2024's Africa nations tournament will be shown live in the UK on Sky Sports from January 13th.
Info from my v6 box.
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Re: Virgin TV (2024)

No surprise really, they had all the games last time (in 2021), the BBC had a few live games as well.
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Re: Virgin TV (2024)

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Got an email from virgin this morning as my contract is due to be renewed in march.

Doesn't seem too bad an offer


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No more TNT Sports for "free" however?
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No more TNT Sports for "free" however?
Found that out when I called them to make sure the 2nd TiVo box would be included. After asking for the 2nd TiVo box, TNT sports and netflix the price jumped from 74 to nearly 200, they're taking the piss
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It's a extra 18 for TNT Sports
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Got an email from virgin this morning as my contract is due to be renewed in march.

Doesn't seem too bad an offer


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A reminder again that moving to Virgin V360 is not compulsory as part of a contract change unless you want to use the exclusive V360 apps (Disney+, Paramount+ etc). If you are happy with your channel selection & the operation of your boxes, you DO NOT have to migrate your boxes as part of the contract change. If you have the older 500Mb TiVO you can upgrade your boxes to V6 boxes without losing the TiVO features.
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A reminder again that moving to Virgin V360 is not compulsory as part of a contract change unless you want to use the exclusive V360 apps (Disney+, Paramount+ etc). If you are happy with your channel selection & the operation of your boxes, you DO NOT have to migrate your boxes as part of the contract change. If you have the older 500Mb TiVO you can upgrade your boxes to V6 boxes without losing the TiVO features.
Won't be moving to 360 as moved to it when I renewed last time and quickly switched back to Tivo when I found out how shit it was
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I wish open reach would make more of an effort with installing hi-speed fibre. I'm stuck with Virgin until they can get a fast enough speed to run sky stream.
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I wish open reach would make more of an effort with installing hi-speed fibre. I'm stuck with Virgin until they can get a fast enough speed to run sky stream.
You and me both.

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It's a extra 18 for TNT Sports
Is the top pack without TNT Sports 18 cheaper or did the price remain the same?
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Is the top pack without TNT Sports 18 cheaper or did the price remain the same?
I'm not sure Richard but i'm 99% sure it didn't get cheaper due to my cynicism
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According to digitalbitrate - Sky Sports Tennis HD 1 & 2 are testing
https://www.digitalbitrate.com/dtv.p...ve=209&lang=en
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According to digitalbitrate - Sky Sports Tennis HD 1 & 2 are testing
https://www.digitalbitrate.com/dtv.p...ve=209&lang=en
I feel if Sky are set to launch a Tennis channel in March is would be far too early for Virgin to start test for it in January so I feel Virgin Media are set to launch HD Channels of the following Warner Bros Discovery UK Channels soon.

*CNN International HD
*Boomerang HD

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Sky are set to have 3 events week of January 29th. Could be multi-court options alongside an existing channel that would be enough for a few weeks but I’m just guessing really.*

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We may be losing even more channels
as Channel 4 is having to make cuts due to the worst downturn in advertising for 15 years.

Speculation is growing that part of the costcutting measures will include closing some channels and moving some to streaming only.

Personally I expect the Box music channels to be the first to go. They aren't Channel 4 branded, viewing of music channels continues to decrease and they are only available on Sky & Virgin.

We'll know more at the end of this month.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/20...uts-is-looming
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