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Old 14-07-2021, 10:31   #856
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Well spotted. It will be QVC Extra apparently, a new (to Virgin) shopping channel.
I can barely contain my excitement 😂
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Well spotted. It will be QVC Extra apparently, a new (to Virgin) shopping channel.
FOX +1 has been rename QVC Extra so it may launch as soon as July 15th on Virgin UK Channel 743.

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Old 14-07-2021, 15:27   #858
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2021)

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I can barely contain my excitement 😂
Steady on now, Virgin may take that as a signal to bring you even more thrills such as... Ideal Extra.
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Old 14-07-2021, 17:07   #859
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Steady on now, Virgin may take that as a signal to bring you even more thrills such as... Ideal Extra.
Or Craft Extra...

I think there is/was 4 High Street TV channels on Sky Guide last time I was so bored I was scrolling the EPG. Extraordinary how many of these channels that are still around.
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Or Craft Extra...

I think there is/was 4 High Street TV channels on Sky Guide last time I was so bored I was scrolling the EPG. Extraordinary how many of these channels that are still around.
Or Sewing Street from the makers of Gems TV.
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Or Craft Extra...

I think there is/was 4 High Street TV channels on Sky Guide last time I was so bored I was scrolling the EPG. Extraordinary how many of these channels that are still around.
The amount of people staying at home during the pandemic has possibly increased their turnover quite considerably.

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Or Sewing Street from the makers of Gems TV.
Who needs the extra Eurosport Olympics channels when we can have Sewing Street instead?
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Who needs the extra Eurosport Olympics channels when we can have Sewing Street instead?
So successful they had to make it part of channel with a wider remit (i.e. Shopping Quarter).

Have we confirmation of how many extra channels there are going to be from Discovery for the Olympics (on any platform)? I've seen 7 extra channels mentioned, but it wasn't an official source, and just speculation on satellite tests.
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So successful they had to make it part of channel with a wider remit (i.e. Shopping Quarter).

Have we confirmation of how many extra channels there are going to be from Discovery for the Olympics (on any platform)? I've seen 7 extra channels mentioned, but it wasn't an official source, and just speculation on satellite tests.
8601 to 8607 on Astra 28.2E are all carrying EPG data with "Coming soon: Action from the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. See https://www.eurosport.co.uk/olympics/ for more information." in the description.

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The National Geographic channels are closing ahead of The Hot Zone: Anthraxís premiere on Disney+ in December. They havenít got an exact date yet.

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8601 to 8607 on Astra 28.2E are all carrying EPG data with "Coming soon: Action from the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. See https://www.eurosport.co.uk/olympics/ for more information." in the description.
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The National Geographic channels are closing ahead of The Hot Zone: Anthrax’s premiere on Disney+ in December. They haven’t got an exact date yet.

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My sources has just reconfirm.

So The National Geographic channels are closing by end of November. (Final date TBC as of July 17th.)
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My sources has just reconfirm.

So The National Geographic channels are closing by end of November. (Final date TBC as of July 17th.)
They usually give a month's notice, so I would expect a public announcement in a little over 3 months then.
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2021)

Look like BBC Red Button Channels 2 to 6 that was on Channels 992 to 996 will not be coming back this week for the Olympics starting on Friday.

DBR says they stop broadcasting on July 14th.

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Also Sky Media has confirmed that Movies24 Channels will become Christmas24 again this year.

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My sources has just reconfirm.

So The National Geographic channels are closing by end of November. (Final date TBC as of July 17th.)

Will e time to go on to retentions to argue for a cheaper deal when this happens
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Virgin need to do something or will need to reduce package costs, will be poor value for money otherwise
This is why I keep saying that VM need to add all the popular streaming services.

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So successful they had to make it part of channel with a wider remit (i.e. Shopping Quarter).

Have we confirmation of how many extra channels there are going to be from Discovery for the Olympics (on any platform)? I've seen 7 extra channels mentioned, but it wasn't an official source, and just speculation on satellite tests.
They reckon that viewing the Olympics on Discovery+ is the way to go.
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