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Old 15-01-2021, 19:29   #106
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This is where Old Boy's example is poorly thought out. Virgin aren't selling you a glorified smart stick in box form. They're selling you a TV package.

If they just dump all the content into one search box and every option says "sorry, please subscribe to Amazon", Netflix, Disney, Apple, Starzplay, Eleven Sports (RIP) suddenly people ask themselves what they are paying Virgin Media for!

Incidentally my Netflix monthly cost is now greater than what I pay over and above 200MB standalone broadband for Maxit TV.
What on earth are you paying netflix sorry just noticed bb cost
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Old 18-01-2021, 18:00   #107
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The rebrand of the Star India channels has been confirmed -

https://twitter.com/startvuk/status/...111854081?s=21

From 22 Jan 2021, the channels #StarPlus #StarBharat & #StarGold will be rebranded to #UtsavPlus #UtsavBharat & #UtsavGold in UK/Europe
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Old 18-01-2021, 18:56   #108
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The rebrand of the Star India channels has been confirmed -

https://twitter.com/startvuk/status/...111854081?s=21

From 22 Jan 2021, the channels #StarPlus #StarBharat & #StarGold will be rebranded to #UtsavPlus #UtsavBharat & #UtsavGold in UK/Europe
Presumably so that people don't get confused with the Disney+ hub?
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Old 18-01-2021, 19:28   #109
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Presumably so that people don't get confused with the Disney+ hub?
Yes that's correct.
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Old 19-01-2021, 09:54   #110
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Happy New Year everyone...sorry it's a bit late

Top of my list would be the Sky UHD content - be good to finally see some Sky Sports, movies and box sets in UHD.
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Old 19-01-2021, 15:05   #111
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Happy New Year everyone...sorry it's a bit late

Top of my list would be the Sky UHD content - be good to finally see some Sky Sports, movies and box sets in UHD.
I soooo agree. It should have happened last year, let's hope they get on with it ASAP...
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I soooo agree. It should have happened last year, let's hope they get on with it ASAP...
best we don't hold our breath
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Old 19-01-2021, 16:16   #113
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Happy New Year everyone...sorry it's a bit late

Top of my list would be the Sky UHD content - be good to finally see some Sky Sports, movies and box sets in UHD.
I myself, as I am sure many others, have been waiting for this to be announced and I'm putting all my chips in and say they will finally announce the launch in February.
But I am not expecting any HDR content, as this has only been turned on for Sky customers in the past couple of months so do not expect VM to have it so soon.
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Old 19-01-2021, 17:01   #114
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I myself, as I am sure many others, have been waiting for this to be announced and I'm putting all my chips in and say they will finally announce the launch in February.
But I am not expecting any HDR content, as this has only been turned on for Sky customers in the past couple of months so do not expect VM to have it so soon.
I hope you are right mate. End of Feb isn't too far away.
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I hope you are right mate. End of Feb isn't too far away.
He only states the will announce when it starts in Feb - doesn't mean it will start in Feb or even if it is Feb 2021.
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Discovery+ would be a nice addition to Virgin Media, as would the Disney+ and UKTV Play apps.
Why has Sky got the exclusivity rights to Discovery+, when Liberty Global has the overall share of Discovery Inc? That surely isn't fair?
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Old 20-01-2021, 09:03   #117
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Why has Sky got the exclusivity rights to Discovery+, when Liberty Global has the overall share of Discovery Inc? That surely isn't fair?
It's probably because sky were willing to pay a premium to have Discovery+ as an exclusive and Virgin Media couldn't or wouldn't pay the amount that sky were willing to pay.

It doesn't matter that Liberty Global owns overall share of Discovery Networks. Each business within a group runs as its own entity.

Just like Samsung's phone business has to compete with other phone manufacturers to buy memory from Samsungs Semiconductor Memory Business. They're separate companies even though they're are owned by the same group.
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Why has Sky got the exclusivity rights to Discovery+, when Liberty Global has the overall share of Discovery Inc? That surely isn't fair?
Maybe VM should learn to stop penny pinching and actually bid decent ammounts?
Just because LG have major shares in something it doesn't mean VM will automatically get it, money talks.
You could flip it and say "why won't VM allow anyone else to use their fibre network?"
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He only states the will announce when it starts in Feb - doesn't mean it will start in Feb or even if it is Feb 2021.
I didn't assume anything other than that, but an announcement is better than nothing.
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I myself, as I am sure many others, have been waiting for this to be announced and I'm putting all my chips in and say they will finally announce the launch in February.
But I am not expecting any HDR content, as this has only been turned on for Sky customers in the past couple of months so do not expect VM to have it so soon.
Any reason why you think that it's possible that an announcement will be made in February?
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