Ireland: Virgin and Eir to Carry Each Others Sports Channels

In Ireland, Eir and Virgin Media have aggreed a deal which will see their sports channels become available on each others platforms. Virgin Media Sport will become available to subscribers to of Eir’s sports pack. In return, Virgin Media subscribers will be able to view Eir’s sports channels in Ireland. The new agreement will come…Read moreRead more

ITV4 Continues LaLiga Partnership

The UK rights for LaLiga football failed to sell, however ITV are continuing an existing partnership for the first 3 match days as an interim measure. Athletic Bilbao v FC Barcelona will be shown tonight (Friday) on ITV4 at 8pm, with FC Barcelona v Real Betis (8pm on Sunday 25th August), and Villareal CF v…Read moreRead more

Virgin Media Claims to be Cheapest for Premiere League

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Virgin Media has claimed it is the cheapest way to watch Premier League, Champions League and Europa League matches all in one place. Virgin Media’s Bigger+Sports bundle is currently priced at £65 (for new members), and gives access to all Sky Sports channels in HD as well as BT Sport in HD and 4K. According…Read moreRead more

Sony Ditches True and Movies4Men Brands

Sony is to axe the True and Movies4Men brands as part of the latest changes to its TV channels. True Entertainment will become Sony Channel, marking a reintroduction of that name. The existing programme line up will continue with additional shows. Sony Movie Channels will reduce to simply Sony Movies. Movies4Men will become Sony Movies…Read moreRead more

More Sony Channel Changes

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Sony has made further changes to its television channels. Children’s channel Pop Max has left the Comux multiplex that broadcasts the local television channels, but is continuing on other platforms. The Sony Crime Channel is to become only available on Sky and Virgin Media. The channel has been withdrawn from Freesat, and will only be…Read moreRead more

True Crime Closure and Other True Changes

True Crime will leave Sky (satellite) and Virgin Media (cable), at the end of programming on the 30th June. The channel was reinstated in February, replacing the UK version of the TruTV channel. True Crime is also available on Freeview in Manchester, but it is unclear whether this outlet will continue. Meanwhile on Freeview, True…Read moreRead more

UEFA Finals to be Shown Free on BT Sport

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BT Sport has confirmed that both the UEFA Europa League and Champions League finals will be shown free of charge. The matches will be shown live on BT Sport’s website and Youtube channel. The matches can also be watched on BT Sport’s app for a variety of devices such as Apple TV and Xbox One,…Read moreRead more

Eleven Sports – Is It Coming or Going?

Following on from the report that Eleven Sports had handed back its Ofcom licenses, they have reappeared on Ofcom’s list of cable and satellite license holders. There a three services listed; Eleven Sports 1 UK, Eleven Sports 2 UK, and Eleven Extra Bel (presumably the latter is a Belgium service). This suggests that they are…Read moreRead more

Freesports Starts Satellite HD Tests

Article Updated Freesports, the free to air sports channel, has commenced HD (high definition) tests on satellite. Currently a test card is being displayed, with a full EPG. The tests are unencrypted, meaning that the Freesports HD service is likely to be available on both Sky and Freesat. It has not yet been confirmed when…Read moreRead more

Virgin Media Renews Sponsorship Agreement

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Virgin Media will continue to sponsor Southampton Football Club, under a renewed sponsorship agreement. The deal will run to the end of the 2021/22 season. Virgin Media will be the sleeve sponsor for the first, under 18, and under 23 squads. From the start of next season, Virgin Media will become the first ever shirt…Read moreRead more