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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin Media TV (2017)

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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin Media TV (2017)

Sky One is also being rebroadcast on Virgin Media Preview - Channel 100.

It will happen on October 25th from 9pm to 2am.
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin Media TV (2017)

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Kix Power has been removed today from Virgin Channel 738[
Seems odd that, it's been showing a slate saying that it'll be back at some point for ages. Looks like they may have changed their mind!
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin Media TV (2017)

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Seems odd that, it's been showing a slate saying that it'll be back at some point for ages. Looks like they may have changed their mind!
It is still in the EPG section of the SDT listed on channel 738 but it has been flagged as hidden. It is also has the flag usually associated with a placeholder but doesn't currently have the flag generally used for end-of-service placeholders. Maybe VM are leaving the gate open for it to return at some point.

SID 4403 Test V1 (one of the 16 new services added to the SDT) has now been added to NIT of 4 VM internal networks usually associated with testing. It moved from EPG slot 17 to channel 947 and the hidden flag has been removed. 947 is in the radio section of the EPG, but Test V1 is currently flagged in the entertainment category, not the radio category. Hmmm...
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin Media TV (2017)

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SID 4403 Test V1 (one of the 16 new services added to the SDT) has now been added to NIT of 4 VM internal networks usually associated with testing. It moved from EPG slot 17 to channel 947 and the hidden flag has been removed. 947 is in the radio section of the EPG, but Test V1 is currently flagged in the entertainment category, not the radio category. Hmmm...
BBC Radio Cymru 2?

Any thing on the other "Test" Channels?
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BBC Radio Cymru 2?

Any thing on the other "Test" Channels?
The other "Test" channels are just names in the SDT at the moment, until they actually start to be used / tested and are added to the NIT tables of specific regions.

I wouldn't like to guess about BBC Radio Cymru 2, adding it wouldn't be a big secret, so why the cryptic name? It isn't flagged as Radio, so maybe a new EPG section? There is a large gap of unused channel numbers in the radio section and the channel 951+ stations could maybe be renumbered, clearing space for a new section? Just a thought...
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin Media TV (2017)

"Channel Moved" - Virgin Channel 144 is no longer on the Virgin Media EPG.

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The other "Test" channels are just names in the SDT at the moment, until they actually start to be used / tested and are added to the NIT tables of specific regions.

I wouldn't like to guess about BBC Radio Cymru 2, adding it wouldn't be a big secret, so why the cryptic name? It isn't flagged as Radio, so maybe a new EPG section? There is a large gap of unused channel numbers in the radio section and the channel 951+ stations could maybe be renumbered, clearing space for a new section? Just a thought...
If up to 16 new channels are set to launch it will be from the number of broadcasters.
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin Media TV (2017)

If I were a betting man i'd say that VM are to add more BBC local radio stations to the EPG.

Before the advent of NGTV, some areas had their own BBC local radio station on the EPG. After the introduction of NGTV, we all got BBC Radio London on channel 937.

There are currently 40 local BBC radio stations; i'm not sure how many are now IP delivered

Benefits for VM are that there would be no carriage costs on either side for these channels and that it would be a USP because Sky doesn't have them and (I think) Freeview only carries your own local station.

Benefits for VM customers would be that we wouldn't need to go via the Tune In app, "ex-pats" could keep up to date with their old home and that we would be able to record programmes, create series links etc.

Now that ViLoR is being rolled out across the UK (making local radio IP based), it's probably much easier for VM to pick up all the feeds off the internet wherever their headend/s are.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/academy/technol...30802172702565

Perhaps there are 16 stations running on ViLoR and VM are to initially add these; this would also tie in with these "test" channels being placed in an area usually used for internet based services like apps & BBC Red Button streams.

Edit: 18 BBC local radio stations currently use ViLoR. As 2 may already be on the EPG and delivered by traditional means eg London and one of the Nations, maybe that's why they only need to create another 16??

A more worrying thought as the world seems to become more unstable/unsafe is that local radio will probably be best placed to broadcast news, information and advice than any other medium (including the TV Wartime Broadcasting Service). Maybe it's thought that underground cable is less likely to be impacted by severe weather, war, terrorist attacks etc. Let's hope to God that VM don't know something we don't!!!

Bit of a jump there, so I'm off to bed

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Bit of a jump there, so I'm off to bed
Maybe it's all Kim Jong-un's fault...

All of the BBC LRs are available online in multiple formats, ViLoR is more about streamlining and centralising LR infrastructure. A nice theory though.

Perhaps someone will be able to match up the pattern of the "Test" service names with some theory.

As we know, Test V1 has been added to the NIT on various networks. The following have yet to appear:

Test W1, Test W2, Test W3, Test W4, Test W5, Test W6
Test X1, Test X2
Test Y1, Test Y2, Test Y3, Test Y4, Test Y5
Test Z1, Test Z2

Any theories?

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"Channel Moved" - Virgin Channel 144 is no longer on the Virgin Media EPG.
Probably moved back to the graveyard section of the EPG, where it usually resides.

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If up to 16 new channels are set to launch it will be from the number of broadcasters.
I would agree for new channels but will these be linear broadcast channels, EPG linked apps or something else?
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