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Old 13-03-2018, 11:38   #556
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2018)

Can I ask:

A) Why has 8 Sky Sports HD Channels been removed from all non TiVo or V6 boxes for?

B) Why cant Virgin Media move all red button channels on Channel 344 (NOW 80s and NOW 90s) and all Worldbox channels onto their own channel number on TiVo and V6 boxes.
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Old 13-03-2018, 12:19   #557
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2018)

A) The carrot to incentivise customers onto the V6 is the offer of a free box, the drip drip removal of channels from legacy boxes is the stick. There are no technical reasons why this had to be done.

B) It's cheaper for the broadcaster.

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The Evening Standard: Ofcom to consider Russian news channel RT's licence.

Media watchdog Ofcom is set to review Russian news network RT's British broadcasting licence following developments in the Salisbury poisoning investigation.

Russia Today is broadcasting on Virgin Media Ireland at time of posting.

A spokesman for RT said: "It’s regrettable that some see baseless attacks on RT as a way to score easy PR points, but those attacks betray not just the highest principles of the British society...but the British public at large."

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/s...-a3788121.html
I don't think that this will affect VM viewers (unless RT is on VM in NI.)

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Old 13-03-2018, 12:26   #558
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2018)

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A) The carrot to incentivise customers onto the V6 is the carrot, the drip drip removal of channels from legacy boxes is the stick. There are no technical reasons why this had to be done.
We would love to know the numbers for Virgin Media UK Customers who are willing to pay for Sky Sports HD.

We think it under 30% (And that being fair) of them who have Sky Sports in.

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I don't think that this will affect VM viewers (unless RT is on VM in NI.)
RT is broadcasting in the Republic of Ireland on Virgin Media Ireland.

Northern Ireland is part of Virgin Media UK.
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Old 13-03-2018, 20:01   #559
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2018)

Is Virgin Media having an outage in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England?

I have checked on Tv conditions for VM in the Great Yarmouth area. As l am going there soon.

And l cannot believe the comments that l have been reading for the past 24 hours.

Has anyone else read this.
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Old 13-03-2018, 21:40   #560
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2018)

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Can I ask:

A) Why has 8 Sky Sports HD Channels been removed from all non TiVo or V6 boxes for?

B) Why cant Virgin Media move all red button channels on Channel 344 (NOW 80s and NOW 90s) and all Worldbox channels onto their own channel number on TiVo and V6 boxes.
I clearly think that should be the case. Placeholders like YouTube, Netflix, VEVO and hayu should remain as shortcuts from the homepage. If VM adopted NTL's negotiation team from Day 1, we'd have so many more channels and apps available.
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Old 14-03-2018, 20:15   #561
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A) The carrot to incentivise customers onto the V6 is the offer of a free box, the drip drip removal of channels from legacy boxes is the stick. There are no technical reasons why this had to be done.

B) It's cheaper for the broadcaster.

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I don't think that this will affect VM viewers (unless RT is on VM in NI.)
I was under the impression that only the Tivo and V6 could do H264 which Sky Sports HD channels are now being shunted to.
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Old 14-03-2018, 23:01   #562
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I was under the impression that only the Tivo and V6 could do H264 which Sky Sports HD channels are now being shunted to.
Samsung V+HD & Cisco VHD boxes can decode MPEG4 without problems, so this is not the issue. In fact all HD channels on VM have now converted to MPEG4, not just Sky Sports. I just get the feeling VM want to dump the outdated Liberate interface these boxes depend on ASAP.
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2018)

A516Digital is reporting that the new BBC Scotland Channel will have an HD Channel from launch.

https://www.a516digital.com/2018/03/...-to-go-hd.html

Bizasia is reporting that ZEE Punjabi is to be replaced with Living Foodz on Sky from March 26th.

Bizasia says "Despite this, ZEE Punjabi will continue broadcasting on Virgin Media as per normal." But Media Boy HQ have seen on our TiVo box that ZEE Punjabi are being listed as "To Be Announced" from 6am on March 26th on Virgin UK Channel 812 at time of posting.

https://www.bizasialive.com/zee-punj...ing-foodz-sky/
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A516Digital is reporting that the new BBC Scotland Channel will have an HD Channel from launch.
Hopefully the BBC Scotland programming, including their Tartan version of the news, will be available to English viewers on the BBC i-Player, as we won't be getting the live version of the channel.
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Hopefully the BBC Scotland programming, including their Tartan version of the news, will be available to English viewers on the BBC i-Player, as we won't be getting the live version of the channel.
You have BBC ALBA and S4C on UK Wide Virgin Media so you have to wait and see.
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You have BBC ALBA and S4C on UK Wide Virgin Media so you have to wait and see.
We don't have the regional BBC2 programmes, which is why I asked.
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We don't have the regional BBC2 programmes, which is why I asked.
We think the BBC Scotland channel will be like BBC One Scotland re only in HD in Scotland.

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We don't have the regional BBC2 programmes, which is why I asked.
What about the missing 17 BBC One English regional Channels?
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The Sky Sports HD channels are no longer available on old boxes to prevent piracy.
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What about the missing 17 BBC One English regional Channels?
With all the BBC regions available live on the BBC iPlayer app on TiVO/V6 I can't see it ever happening. The only thing you lose with the regions not on the EPG is the ability to record, & the regional programmes are usually available on catch-up within an hour of broadcast.

PS. If you change the region setting on the iPlayer the alternative BBC2 programmes should also be available.
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With all the BBC regions available live on the BBC iPlayer app on TiVO/V6 I can't see it ever happening. The only thing you lose with the regions not on the EPG is the ability to record, & the regional programmes are usually available on catch-up within an hour of broadcast.

PS. If you change the region setting on the iPlayer the alternative BBC2 programmes should also be available.
Which wouldn't be so bad if the programmes didn't disappear after 30 days.
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