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Old 16-11-2017, 15:53   #3376
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Recent changes on the VM Network:

Following on from recent frequency changes on the Barnsley, Brighton and Bristol (Aztec) networks. November has, so far, brought frequency changes on the Southampton and Seven Kings networks.

STV AD (SID 10252) has now been added to the SDT. Note that, at the time of the most recent scan data available, this had not yet been added to the NIT. Unlike the other Audio Description channels, this one is on TSID 102, a regional transport stream, suggesting that it will only be made available on a regional basis. Until it appears in the NIT, it is impossible to say which regions.

It is currently listed as being on EPG channel 853, has the EPG "Entertainment" flag and is flagged as "hidden".
Just in Scottish regions I would imagine. 853 in England is used for itv
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Old 16-11-2017, 16:19   #3377
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Just in Scottish regions I would imagine. 853 in England is used for itv
AD (London regional version).
SID 1610 ITV AD is currently available on channel 853 on ALL VM UK networks, not just in England.
 
Old 16-11-2017, 18:10   #3378
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It may well be separate, but Amazon has expressed interest in bidding for the Premier League, so even if they are two separate things, my bets are still on Amazon going for it either this time or next.
I really don't think they have?

Wasn't it Scudamore (who gets a cut of the pricing) putting it out there in the hope that the first bids of the blind auction were stupidly high, last time before the auction he made a big noise that BeIn Sports may put a bid in.

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Amazon have shown they are in the market for streaming rights. They have NFL Thursday night football and how NFL game pass is performing, I would not be surprised if they went more rights as they become available.
It's a shame that they're on at 1.30am! I have to get up for work the next day or i'd watch it.
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Old 16-11-2017, 18:46   #3379
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lol, he's obviously not a fan of the best football team in England......
Actually I quite enjoy watching Man City matches, I just have absolutely no interest in watching any behind the scenes footage - life is too short with much more interesting things to watch.

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I really don't think they have?

Wasn't it Scudamore (who gets a cut of the pricing) putting it out there in the hope that the first bids of the blind auction were stupidly high, last time before the auction he made a big noise that BeIn Sports may put a bid in.



It's a shame that they're on at 1.30am! I have to get up for work the next day or i'd watch it.
Exactly, it is the CEO of premier league spreading these rumours in the hope of putting the price up yet again.

Amazon themselves have said they have no interest in bidding for
Premier League matches in the next round of bidding (despite what OB keeps posting)
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Old 17-11-2017, 00:03   #3380
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin Media TV (2017)

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Recent changes on the VM Network:

Following on from recent frequency changes on the Barnsley, Brighton and Bristol (Aztec) networks. November has, so far, brought frequency changes on the Southampton and Seven Kings networks.

STV AD (SID 10252) has now been added to the SDT. Note that, at the time of the most recent scan data available, this had not yet been added to the NIT. Unlike the other Audio Description channels, this one is on TSID 102, a regional transport stream, suggesting that it will only be made available on a regional basis. Until it appears in the NIT, it is impossible to say which regions.

It is currently listed as being on EPG channel 853, has the EPG "Entertainment" flag and is flagged as "hidden".
Hmmm, I wonder if this is somehow a pre-emptive move by VM in connection with the ITV retransmission fee dispute?

I had hoped that they would use an AD channel as the one region that they say they would pump around the VM network. I assumed that this would probably be London, but maybe this would, if necessary, be STV.

It was suggested by someone else that VM would be able to get away with using a FTA satellite signal from ITV by using the precedence set by the legal ruling regarding TVCatchup, I never considered that they may do a deal with the only independent ITV franchise left- STV.
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Old 17-11-2017, 00:13   #3381
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Hmmm, I wonder if this is somehow a pre-emptive move by VM in connection with the ITV retransmission fee dispute?

I had hoped that they would use an AD channel as the one region that they say they would pump around the VM network. I assumed that this would probably be London, but maybe this would, if necessary, be STV.

It was suggested by someone else that VM would be able to get away with using a FTA satellite signal from ITV by using the precedence set by the legal ruling regarding TVCatchup, I never considered that they may do a deal with the only independent ITV franchise left- STV.
It could be totally unrelated and have been in the pipeline for quite a while. Then again, it could be a method of protecting the continuity of the AD service for Scottish viewers if ITV does pull the plug. First of all, let's see how this develops, which specific regions get the new service and what happens to the existing ITV AD service in those regions.
 
Old 17-11-2017, 13:23   #3382
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OK I'm still not seeing how some recent postings have anything to do with the topic.
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin Media TV (2017)

Credit to Youview on DS for this.
Sky are offering SKY2 up for sponsorship early next year, this in a way does affect coming soon.
https://www.skymedia.co.uk/opportuni...l-sponsorship/
https://www.skymedia.co.uk/wp-conten...er-Website.pdf
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Christmas GOLD launches on Friday 1st December
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Christmas GOLD launches on Friday 1st December
Will New year silver launch too?
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Old 18-11-2017, 19:24   #3386
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Christmas GOLD launches on Friday 1st December
You make it sound as if it is a new channel! It's only an ident change.
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Sky are seeking a sponsor for Sky 2.

Be interesting to see who sponsors the channel (if anyone!). Sky are really feeling the pinch now.
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Sky are seeking a sponsor for Sky 2.

Be interesting to see who sponsors the channel (if anyone!). Sky are really feeling the pinch now.
Not sure about that Richard.

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Sky are seeking a sponsor for Sky 2.

Be interesting to see who sponsors the channel (if anyone!). Sky are really feeling the pinch now.
Already posted this further up mate.
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Not sure about that Richard.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29640504
That was three years ago. PL rights, a fall in advertising revenue and increased TV and broadband competition will erode profit margins.


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Sky's profits for the year to the end of June dropped 6% year on year after a fall in UK advertising revenue, while the cost of screening live Premier League football took its toll on UK operations.
https://www.campaignlive.co.uk/artic...s-bite/1440595

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Sky to launch full pay-TV over broadband as it struggles to hold on to satellite subscribers.

The company did not say how many satellite households it lost.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/...e-subscribers/


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Sky broadband numbers fall in final months of financial year

Sky lost about 15,000 broadband customers in the final quarter

Virgin Media added 31,000

TalkTalk added 20,000

BT added 19,000

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