C&W/NTL/Telewest Box Revival
The quest to get old cable boxes working like they used to again.I did some investigation of my home transponder transport stream recording, and can confirm that PID 700 does contain the extended EPG (at least 5 days), and it's in standard plain EIT format rather...
O2 & Virgin Media To Merge Exactly my point! Maybe Sky Mobile could join Three (can't see that happening, their network is falling apart) or Vodafone (possible), but I don't know what they would gain from doing that. If...
A wider reach
If Cable TV was more widespread from the 1970's.So for example: ITV-Yorkshire Television-South Yorkshire. That would have been the obvious way forward.
What would an old cable box do now? Going through a draw a few weeks ago I found we still had the manual for our old Scientific Atlanta analogue cable box, which must date to 1999. Even though the box itself is long gone! I also...
By Larry the Loafer
Sky to sponsor Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Virgin Radio
Programme to run WITHOUT commercials as a result.I have to admit there is something very odd about Murdoch owning Virgin radio with a breakfast show sponsored by Sky.
TV3 Ireland to rebrand as Virgin Media Television. For a while yesterday when people on Twitter were mistakenly naming Richard Branson as the man with the injunction against the Daily Telegraph, I thought we might have another rebrand on our hands!
Why wasn't cable more widely used?.I hope the regulator punished them for that - it's false advertising. Which is itself part of BT, which is actually a bit weird because BT used to own Cellnet, which is now the Telefonica-owned...
By Ne1L C
Early Cable TV in the UK We got the guttering redone at my house last year and while the workmen were up there, discovered the Rediffusion cable. I'm guessing it was placed up there when the row of terraces was being built...
Eden HD ditched by Sky, still on Virgin and BT Gold returns to normal on Monday. Programmes include The Good Life, Porridge, Keeping Up Appearances and Last of the Summer Wine.
Early Cable/Satellite TV thread Also, in 1990 the Chicago Tribune is merrily encouraging this creative approach – "U.S. fans with satellite dishes need only get the transponder numbers for TSN Canada. The Great White North`s version...
The Box Plus Network to be removed from Virgin Media
All the network's channels including 4Music to be removed.Some particularly old performances were also sourced from a German music programme, The Beat Club. They still sometimes appear on the European feed of VH1 Classic.