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Old Today, 19:14   #2746
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin Media TV (2017)

@JJ20X.

We think Bike TV will be removed and the two new Asian channels will launch this week.

Any news from your end?
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin Media TV (2017)

Which Asian channels are launching MB?

I suppose that Bike will remain on the system (but off the EPG) to enable those who have recorded anything prior to its closure. Isn't it normally three months that they give??
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Which Asian channels are launching MB?

I suppose that Bike will remain on the system (but off the EPG) to enable those who have recorded anything prior to its closure. Isn't it normally three months that they give??
MTV Beats and Rishtey Cineplex are broadcasting off the EPG on Virgin Media UK right now.

We did mean Bike TV being removed from Virgin UK Channel 552 - not from the system.
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@JJ20X.

We think Bike TV will be removed and the two new Asian channels will launch this week.

Any news from your end?
The only news was the renaming of some of the Adult PPN service names on TS ID 15, which I didn't really think was important enough to include in this thread. Adult PPN NVOD service names were finally updated with the names of the services they are actually carrying. As I said, nothing really worth posting.
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin Media TV (2017)

Does anyone know anything about Gold? It seems to air programmes in a similar way to Eden, so will this mean that both Gold and Eden go FTA should Gold HD launch?
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Here is some updated info we can reveal: RED mean information updated.

1) Virgin Media UK are in talks with an broadcaster.
2) New Channels may launch (Still not testing but Media Boy Sources say rumour as set to launch by 2019).
3) Virgin Media UK are testing something - hope to launch by 2018.
4) Rumours about more new channels (Got an broadcaster name confirmed).
Are we talking anything uhd and do you mean by 2018 2019 or by end of 2018 2019
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Are we talking anything uhd and do you mean by 2018 2019 or by end of 2018 2019
It will be broadcasting on Virgin Media sometime before January 1st 2019.

We have an idea on when the channels may launch.

We have been on here for too long - it all just an rumour until THEY start broadcast off the Virgin Media UK EPG.
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Does anyone know anything about Gold? It seems to air programmes in a similar way to Eden, so will this mean that both Gold and Eden go FTA should Gold HD launch?
Good Food and Eden were expected to be the next UKTV channels to go FTA, but it looks like it will be GOLD SD and Eden SD.
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin Media TV (2017)

This has been discussed many times on here usually by Old Boy but with a shift to On Demand I've said many times on here that I expect over time broadcasters to reduce the amount of linear channels available in favour of moving more of its content to On Demand.

Where my opinion differs from OB is that I don't believe we'll see the death of linear more a streamlining of it with easy access to each broadcasters On Demand portal.
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Does anyone know anything about Gold? It seems to air programmes in a similar way to Eden, so will this mean that both Gold and Eden go FTA should Gold HD launch?
Gold going fta has been doing the rounds for years i don't think it will though. I think Eden. good food will go fta and GOLD and W will remain as UKTVs premiun channels.
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin Media TV (2017)

I think that there's a possibility that GOLD SD might go FTA, but I'm almost certain that GOLD HD will be exclusive to Sky (at least initially) and remain behind a paywall.

GOLD's 25th birthday is coming up; what better way to create a fanfare by declaring it's going HD (and for Sky to be able to announce that it's only available on their platform)?

If this comes to fruition, Sky customers will have lost a linear channel where HD can really be appreciated, in return for a channel that shows a lot of SD material. I suppose this is the inevitability of living in a free market capitalist economy!

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