Home News Forum Articles
  Welcome back Join CF
You are here You are here: Home | Forum | Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most of the discussions, articles and other free features. By joining our Virgin Media community you will have full access to all discussions, be able to view and post threads, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own images/photos, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please join our community today.


Welcome to Cable Forum
Go Back   Cable Forum > Virgin Media Services > Virgin Media TV Service

Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-10-2019, 13:28   #1996
OLD BOY
Experience is everything
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wokingham
Services: 2 V6 boxes; Ultimate oomph; Now TV, Amazon and Netflix; VM broadband and landline
Posts: 9,894
OLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze array
OLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze array
Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Quote:
Originally Posted by cheekyangus View Post
Here's the VM press release re: Viacom.
https://www.virginmedia.com/corporat...year-agreement

---------- Post added at 13:23 ---------- Previous post was at 13:14 ----------

Re: The 3rd Party "channels" via My5. Given several of these, and their catch-up content, are already available via VM I'm surprised VM are mentioning these. Surely they come under separate deals for those channels already.
Things are changing, CA. VM is to be the 'super aggregator' of content, so there are bound to be some duplications.

As an example, if you search on Amazon, you will see coming up shows on Netflix as well. This is what people want - everything in one place.
OLD BOY is offline   Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Old 07-10-2019, 13:51   #1997
cheekyangus
cf.geek
 
cheekyangus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 821
cheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to all
Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Quote:
Originally Posted by OLD BOY View Post
Things are changing, CA. VM is to be the 'super aggregator' of content, so there are bound to be some duplications.

As an example, if you search on Amazon, you will see coming up shows on Netflix as well. This is what people want - everything in one place.
I understand that. I'm just wondering how willing the different broadcasters are to it.

For example, Virgin Media still provides the catch-up for ITV2/3/4/Be/CITV in Scotland.

In theory ITV could make a Scotland specific Hub app for these, and STV could reciprocate and have a rUK version of their Player app so rUK could get their other content e.g. Hopster.
cheekyangus is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2019, 14:52   #1998
SonicMaster
cf.addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 298
SonicMaster is just really niceSonicMaster is just really niceSonicMaster is just really niceSonicMaster is just really niceSonicMaster is just really niceSonicMaster is just really nice
Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

The addition of the My5 app is very welcome with Virgin Media customers gaining access to new content from a selection of providers, as well as the full Catch Up range for the first time.

No mention of MTV Classic, but fingers crossed it will be added.

In terms of major Catch Up apps, now all we need is All4.
SonicMaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2019, 15:03   #1999
cheekyangus
cf.geek
 
cheekyangus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 821
cheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to all
Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SonicMaster View Post
The addition of the My5 app is very welcome with Virgin Media customers gaining access to new content from a selection of providers, as well as the full Catch Up range for the first time.

No mention of MTV Classic, but fingers crossed it will be added.

In terms of major Catch Up apps, now all we need is All4.
As I said above, Scotland doesn't have ITV Hub, so the ITV spin-off channel's content may not be fully represented. I've no idea if the content VM hosts on their catch-up systems here is exactly the same as the app.
cheekyangus is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2019, 16:23   #2000
OLD BOY
Experience is everything
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wokingham
Services: 2 V6 boxes; Ultimate oomph; Now TV, Amazon and Netflix; VM broadband and landline
Posts: 9,894
OLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze array
OLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze array
Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Quote:
Originally Posted by cheekyangus View Post
As I said above, Scotland doesn't have ITV Hub, so the ITV spin-off channel's content may not be fully represented. I've no idea if the content VM hosts on their catch-up systems here is exactly the same as the app.
The STV Player would be more appropriate for Scotland.

---------- Post added at 16:23 ---------- Previous post was at 16:21 ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by SonicMaster View Post
The addition of the My5 app is very welcome with Virgin Media customers gaining access to new content from a selection of providers, as well as the full Catch Up range for the first time.

No mention of MTV Classic, but fingers crossed it will be added.

In terms of major Catch Up apps, now all we need is All4.
It would be good if they could add ITV Hub+ as well.
OLD BOY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2019, 16:25   #2001
ozsat
cf.geek
 
ozsat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Area 31 (Oxford)
Services: V6 TiVo (+MRS), M500 (516/36), Freeview HD, SkyQ UHD, FreesatHD, BTtv UHD, DAB+, Panasonic 4k/HDR
Posts: 998
ozsat has much to be proud ofozsat has much to be proud ofozsat has much to be proud ofozsat has much to be proud ofozsat has much to be proud ofozsat has much to be proud ofozsat has much to be proud ofozsat has much to be proud ofozsat has much to be proud ofozsat has much to be proud of
Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

STV is still not a part of the full group and so STV Player only offers STV and Freesport.

Scottish VM customers get the STV Player - minus the live feeds I think.
ozsat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2019, 16:40   #2002
cheekyangus
cf.geek
 
cheekyangus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 821
cheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to all
Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Quote:
Originally Posted by OLD BOY View Post
The STV Player would be more appropriate for Scotland.
For Channel 3 content, sure. But the other content, STVs boxsets and their 3rd party boxsets (e.g. Hopster children's shows) would be extra content for those south of the border, who can download the phone/tablet app and get that content while the Channel 3 content remains blocked, so why not do the same on the TV app too?
cheekyangus is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2019, 17:18   #2003
OLD BOY
Experience is everything
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wokingham
Services: 2 V6 boxes; Ultimate oomph; Now TV, Amazon and Netflix; VM broadband and landline
Posts: 9,894
OLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze array
OLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze array
Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Quote:
Originally Posted by cheekyangus View Post
For Channel 3 content, sure. But the other content, STVs boxsets and their 3rd party boxsets (e.g. Hopster children's shows) would be extra content for those south of the border, who can download the phone/tablet app and get that content while the Channel 3 content remains blocked, so why not do the same on the TV app too?
Maybe your missing content will be available on Britbox when it arrives later this year, although there is a small subscription fee.
OLD BOY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2019, 17:35   #2004
cheekyangus
cf.geek
 
cheekyangus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 821
cheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to all
Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Quote:
Originally Posted by OLD BOY View Post
Maybe your missing content will be available on Britbox when it arrives later this year, although there is a small subscription fee.
There's a fair chance with their own stuff (e.g. Taggart). I have no idea the country of origin of the STV Player 3rd party content.
cheekyangus is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2019, 20:46   #2005
Media Boy
GOT NEWS? PM us
 
Media Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Media Boy HQ
Posts: 12,730
Media Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny stars
Media Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny stars
Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Quote:
Originally Posted by cheekyangus View Post
As I said above, Scotland doesn't have ITV Hub, so the ITV spin-off channel's content may not be fully represented. I've no idea if the content VM hosts on their catch-up systems here is exactly the same as the app.
In Scotland we got STV Player - showing the best of the weeks telly on STV and also Shows made by STV.*

We also got ITV Hub for All ITV Channels outside the main ITV Channel.


STV Player do not have 3rd party things on Virgin Media you need the STV app via your phone for that.
__________________
Blog - Updated Oct. 15th.
What may launch - Oct. 08th.
MPEG4 News - Oct. 1st.
Media Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2019, 22:10   #2006
Arthurgray50@blu
cf.mega poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,775
Arthurgray50@blu has disabled reputation
Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

I can never understand why VM cannot see channels from other area's such as STV. My wife is Scottish, so seeing a channel, plus STV news etc would be good for customers South of the borders.

Sky, has channels that can be obtained just by changing the region code. So l cannot understand why VM doesn't have this access
Arthurgray50@blu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2019, 22:48   #2007
Media Boy
GOT NEWS? PM us
 
Media Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Media Boy HQ
Posts: 12,730
Media Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny stars
Media Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny stars
Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

I would love to see BBC Two Wales and BBC Two Northern Ireland on Virgin Media in all areas after all we pay £150.50 per year for them to broadcast. They are even on Sky so come on Virgin - even the SD Channels will do.
__________________
Blog - Updated Oct. 15th.
What may launch - Oct. 08th.
MPEG4 News - Oct. 1st.
Media Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2019, 22:55   #2008
spiderplant
cf.mega poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 7,660
spiderplant has a nice shiny starspiderplant has a nice shiny starspiderplant has a nice shiny starspiderplant has a nice shiny starspiderplant has a nice shiny star
spiderplant has a nice shiny starspiderplant has a nice shiny starspiderplant has a nice shiny starspiderplant has a nice shiny starspiderplant has a nice shiny starspiderplant has a nice shiny starspiderplant has a nice shiny starspiderplant has a nice shiny starspiderplant has a nice shiny starspiderplant has a nice shiny starspiderplant has a nice shiny starspiderplant has a nice shiny starspiderplant has a nice shiny starspiderplant has a nice shiny starspiderplant has a nice shiny starspiderplant has a nice shiny star
Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arthurgray50@blu View Post
I can never understand why VM cannot see channels from other area's such as STV. My wife is Scottish, so seeing a channel, plus STV news etc would be good for customers South of the borders.

Sky has channels that can be obtained just by changing the region code. So l cannot understand why VM doesn't have this access
The satellites that Sky use cover the whole of the UK, so they have to transmit all the regional channels everywhere. But VM have regional headends, so only need to broadcast the channels that are required in the region.

You do still get BBC Alba, BBC Radio Scotland, Radio nan Gàidheal and loads of Scottish stuff in iPlayer though.
spiderplant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2019, 23:05   #2009
Media Boy
GOT NEWS? PM us
 
Media Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Media Boy HQ
Posts: 12,730
Media Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny stars
Media Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny stars
Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arthurgray50@blu View Post
I can never understand why VM cannot see channels from other area's such as STV. My wife is Scottish, so seeing a channel, plus STV news etc would be good for customers South of the borders.

Sky, has channels that can be obtained just by changing the region code. So l cannot understand why VM doesn't have this access
You are not missing anything good.

You are only missing the following:

Monday to Friday.

06.00 As ITV
13.55 STV News (Scottish News Headlines)
14.00 As ITV
18.00 STV News (Local Scottish news from 4 areas Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen.)
19.00 As ITV
22.30 Scotland Tonight (Something like Newsnight)
23.00 Old ITV Broadcasts from the last few years.

Weekends:

STV Weekend News is shown on STV when ITV broadcast their local news.

All other shows as ITV.
__________________
Blog - Updated Oct. 15th.
What may launch - Oct. 08th.
MPEG4 News - Oct. 1st.
Media Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2019, 23:32   #2010
cheekyangus
cf.geek
 
cheekyangus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 821
cheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to all
Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Media Boy View Post
In Scotland we got STV Player - showing the best of the weeks telly on STV and also Shows made by STV.*

We also got ITV Hub for All ITV Channels outside the main ITV Channel.



STV Player do not have 3rd party things on Virgin Media you need the STV app via your phone for that.
It's folders using VM's catch-up facilities and a ITV Hub logo, it's not the ITV Hub app. With VM hosting it you can't be sure ITV are providing all the content they do for the app for 2/3/4/Be/CITV. They probably do, but there's an element of doubt based previous implementations using VM's facilities.
cheekyangus is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 11 (1 members and 10 guests)
Frazz
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 19:40.


Server: xenon.zmnt.net
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.