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Old 31-07-2017, 11:29   #196
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

An announcement will be made by Virgin Media this week about changes to product offerings and prices.

Hopefully, this will include more 4K content and streaming services.
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An announcement will be made by Virgin Media this week about changes to product offerings and prices.

Hopefully, this will include more 4K content and streaming services.
Will it be a bang or a whimper OB?.
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

I dont think we'll have long to wait to find out - this probably coincides with 50mb broadband ending today (according to t&c's on website anyway) and Full House bundle reducing to 100mb tomorrow.
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Discovery have won the battle for Scripps.

http://www.digitaltveurope.net/72480...-for-us14-6bn/
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"Cable giant Virgin is once again hiking up the price of its broadband and phone bundles, according to a list of new pricing arrangements seen by The Register.

Under the "player TV bundle" new customers can sign up to a package which includes broadband and 13 TV channels at a discount of £5.50 per per month or £32 for the first year.

But changes coming into force next month mean they will initially pay £33 per month, and then £48 per month thereafter. Meanwhile, the highest end VIP bundle, which includes 97 channels, will jump from the current starting rate of £85 to £90 for the first 12 month, and then increase to £120 afterwards.

This follows a price hike last August, which saw customers hit with an increase of £42 per year for those with a broadband and phone or "big bundle" package, and just under £36 per year for those with broadband only.

The firm's student nine-month contracts are also changing from August. Virgin's entry-level broadband package for students of 50Mbps broadband is up from £26 to £33, with the 100Mbps and 200Mbps both increasing by £3 to £39 and £44 respectively. However, the 300Mbps package is being cut from £51 per month, to £49."

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/0..._prices_again/
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Price rises?
They won't be coming down, that's for sure!
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Another notch on John Malone's belt.
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VIP has increased by £5 a month to £125 a month after 12 months for new customers
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

Any plans for a rewards system similar to what Sky have introduced?

With the vast majority getting a price hike of at least £3.99 every year and nothing in return its no wonder so many left last year and no doubt another mass exodus will be on the way this Autumn

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Broadband providers attempting to block mandatory compensation scheme.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...-compensation/
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Broadband providers attempting to block mandatory compensation scheme.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...-compensation/
Good. Poorly thought through, moronic policy in current form.

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Any plans for a rewards system similar to what Sky have introduced?
Nope. Even Sky aren't that confident in it - check out the discounts they offer 'returning' customers. They show their standard prices for what they are - obscene.

Price increases are about right for increased costs of delivering services. Even without any speed increases the average household is up to 200+GB of data a month, increasing 40+% per year. Cost of delivering that data isn't dropping quickly enough to compensate. That ignores the ongoing obscene costs of TV rights. When fewer and fewer people take telco then it'll really hit the fan.
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I genuinely would rather pay a bit more for broadband than having to take a telephone line to subsidise it.
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Virgin Media launches kids TV app

Virgin customers can download the Virgin Kids app from the Apple and Google download stores, with shows available to view offline when abroad.

http://advanced-television.com/2017/...s-kids-tv-app/
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