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Old 17-10-2021, 18:29   #1636
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Absolutely, but they're only available in a very small number of areas.
They are available where the local tv companies wanted them to be available. Most, if not all, of the "Made in.." areas were added to Virgin along with some of the independents. The original "That's..." areas weren't added, although, as they have acquired some of the smaller companies that were already on Virgin, those are still present (with the exception of Scotland). It's slightly weird that the "That's..." acquisitions still have their original service names on Virgin.
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Old 18-10-2021, 15:07   #1637
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So does VM have to carry them if the local TV companies want their channels to be available on cable?
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Old 18-10-2021, 19:28   #1638
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So does VM have to carry them if the local TV companies want their channels to be available on cable?
Those already on Virgin didn't seem to have any problems so I don't see why not. That's TV didn't add services on Virgin for their original channels and didn't continue with the carriage of the former STV owned local channels after they acquired them.

Maybe That's TV can't justify the carriage costs, not a surprise as they appear to have a problem with even justifying the cost of local content.
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Old 18-10-2021, 19:51   #1639
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Those already on Virgin didn't seem to have any problems so I don't see why not. That's TV didn't add services on Virgin for their original channels and didn't continue with the carriage of the former STV owned local channels after they acquired them.

Maybe That's TV can't justify the carriage costs, not a surprise as they appear to have a problem with even justifying the cost of local content.
If any more That's TV Channels may launch on Virgin it will be That's TV Gold. I can see That's TV Local Channels being sold to Local Television (owners of Liverpool TV) by 2023.
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Old 18-10-2021, 22:00   #1640
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If any more That's TV Channels may launch on Virgin it will be That's TV Gold. I can see That's TV Local Channels being sold to Local Television (owners of Liverpool TV) by 2023.
That's TV Gold is a possible indication that the company are moving away from local tv and into an area that requires even less effort. Maybe they don't want to pay Virgin to carry the music video service either.
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Re: Changes to Virgin TV (2021)

Update from BBC on launching BBC One England regions in HD on and HD versions of BBC ALBA and BBC Parliament.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/ar...ollout-england

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Old 19-10-2021, 13:15   #1642
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Update from BBC on launching BBC One England regions in HD on and HD versions of BBC ALBA and BBC Parliament.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/ar...ollout-england
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Look like Virgin Media are picking up "Liverpool TV" using Freeview as Digital Bit Rate is reporting at 11.51am on October 21st Liverpool TV is showing "Judge Judy".
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Update from BBC on launching BBC One England regions in HD on and HD versions of BBC ALBA and BBC Parliament.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/ar...ollout-england
north east still not HD yet
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north east still not HD yet
As that link reveal on Tuesday. You may see your local BBC One programmes via the BBC Iplayer in the coming months but the English regions of BBC One HD channels will launch on Virgin Media (V6 and TiVo), Freesat, Freeview HD, Sky Digital and Sky Q sometime in 2022 with BBC Two Northern Ireland HD, BBC ALBA HD and BBC Parliament HD

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BBC One HD versions from regions in England will first become available to viewers on internet-connected TV platforms first, including Sky Glass from today - and in the following months, BBC iPlayer will also switch from standard definition to high definition for the regional versions of BBC One in England. We’ll be continuing our rollout to other platforms throughout next year, with the aim of launching BBC One HD services across England on all platforms by the end of 2022. At the same time as the BBC One HD regional rollout, we’ll also be adding HD versions of some of our other channels (such as BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC ALBA and BBC Parliament) to other platforms.
Q: I LIVE IN ENGLAND WHAT WILL I GET FROM THE BBC BY 2023?

-Your local BBC One channel will become HD on Virgin Channel 101.
-BBC ALBA will become HD on Virgin Channel 162.
-BBC Parliament will become HD on Virgin Channel 605.

Q: I LIVE IN SCOTLAND WHAT WILL I GET FROM THE BBC BY 2023?

-BBC ALBA will become HD on Virgin Channel 120.
-BBC Parliament will become HD on Virgin Channel 605.

Q: I LIVE IN WALES WHAT WILL I GET FROM THE BBC BY 2023?

-BBC ALBA will become HD on Virgin Channel 162.
-BBC Parliament will become HD on Virgin Channel 605.

Q: I LIVE IN NORTHERN IRELAND WHAT WILL I GET FROM THE BBC BY 2023?

-BBC Two Northern Ireland will become HD on Virgin Channel 102.
-BBC ALBA will become HD on Virgin Channel 162.
-BBC Parliament will become HD on Virgin Channel 605.

Virgin Media Channels numbers right at time of posting.
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Old 21-10-2021, 21:44   #1646
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Look like Virgin Media are picking up "Liverpool TV" using Freeview as Digital Bit Rate is reporting at 11.51am on October 21st Liverpool TV is showing "Judge Judy".
As far as I know, they will take a feed direct from Comux. Comux has the contract for distribution and basically technical operations. It was meant to allow the local channels to concentrate on local programmes - if only they had!
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Q: I LIVE IN NORTHERN IRELAND WHAT WILL I GET FROM THE BBC BY 2023?

-BBC Two Northern Ireland will become HD on Virgin Channel 102.
-BBC ALBA will become HD on Virgin Channel 162.
-BBC Parliament will become HD on Virgin Channel 605.

Virgin Media Channels numbers right at time of posting.
BBC 2 NI is already HD on 102 here
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BBC 2 NI is already HD on 102 here
Oops just found BBC Two Northern Ireland HD listed on Media Boy Blog after I saw your post.

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As far as I know, they will take a feed direct from Comux. Comux has the contract for distribution and basically technical operations. It was meant to allow the local channels to concentrate on local programmes - if only they had!
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Oops just found BBC Two Northern Ireland HD listed on Media Boy Blog after I saw your post.

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Thanks for info.
I think BBC2 NI is not currently HD on Satellite. I vaguely recall that was the only place they didn't launch it. Someone would have to confirm regard Freeview situation though.
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BBC Two Wales and BBC Two Northern Ireland really should be available on Virgin Media.
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