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MetalGearRex983 posts since 11 May 2016
London London
Do TalkTalk and BT use the same channel numbers - I just assumed both offered "Youview" and pretty much the same selection of channels but perhaps packaged differently.

They use the same channel numbers - LCNs 300 - 599, but their channel selection is different. Both offer channels such as the pay UKTV channels, Nat Geo, Universal, Syfy, etc. But some channels are carried on BT but not TalkTalk (Discovery, AMC) while some are only on TalkTalk (Sky1, Sky Living, Fox).
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rdd2,596 posts since 21 Jun 2001
Incidentally, as part of their attempts to stem the inevitable ball of outrage from the departure of Eir/BT Sport, Virgin Media (Ireland) have announced they've signed a new deal with Sky for their channels, among which is Sky Sports Mix which they have said is launching, on their platform at any rate, on 23rd August. Sky have been remarkably quiet about this, so it's good to hear some news.
MetalGearRex983 posts since 11 May 2016
London London
Virgin Media in the UK are reshuffling Sky Sports channels back to the designated location they were supposed to, following on from Sky's move.
This will take place on July 26th.
501 - 508 (Sky Sports 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, NewsHQ, F1 HD)
511 - 518 (SD streams)

Channels 507 and 517 are reserved for Sky Sports Mix, which is launching on August 24th.
Last edited by MetalGearRex on 19 July 2016 12:13am
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VMPhil7,259 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
Virgin Media in the UK are reshuffling Sky Sports channels back to the designated location they were supposed to, following on from Sky's move.
This will take place on July 26th.
501 - 506 (Sky Sports 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, NewsHQ HD)
511 - 516 (SD streams)

Praise be to Virgin Media! Hoping for the imminent removal of 'HQ' from Sky Sports News. (I like the theory that they wanted to call it 'Sky Sports HQ' and put it at the top of the EPG, but someone disagreed and they came up with the horrible compromise of 'Sky Sports News HQ')
MetalGearRex983 posts since 11 May 2016
London London
Virgin Media in the UK are reshuffling Sky Sports channels back to the designated location they were supposed to, following on from Sky's move.
This will take place on July 26th.
501 - 506 (Sky Sports 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, NewsHQ HD)
511 - 516 (SD streams)

Praise be to Virgin Media! Hoping for the imminent removal of 'HQ' from Sky Sports News. (I like the theory that they wanted to call it 'Sky Sports HQ' and put it at the top of the EPG, but someone disagreed and they came up with the horrible compromise of 'Sky Sports News HQ')


Also, while this is off topic, some UKTV channels and BBC4 HD are moving channel numbers.
124 - GOLD
125 - W
126 - Alibi
127 - Dave
128 - Drama
129 - Really
130 - Alibi+1
131 - W+1
190 - GOLD+1
211 - Dave ja vu

Honestly considering that W is the flagship UKTV channel and Dave has enjoyed channel prominence over Alibi I don't think putting Gold and Alibi over W and Dave makes sense. Good to see Drama and surprisingly, Really gain prominence in the EPG.

Following the BBC's culling of BBC Three from linear TV, BBC Four HD is moving to channel 163.
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VMPhil7,259 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
Well, if that list is true, then Dave is actually getting a promotion because it's currently on 128. And it's interesting that Gold is moving to 124, because that's the channel number it was on for many years before the launch of Watch/W.

It's a bit odd though not to pair Drama and Alibi. And even more odd to have the +1 channels separate from the main channels, if this list is true/correct of course.
MetalGearRex983 posts since 11 May 2016
London London
Well, if that list is true, then Dave is actually getting a promotion because it's currently on 128. And it's interesting that Gold is moving to 124, because that's the channel number it was on for many years before the launch of Watch/W.

It's a bit odd though not to pair Drama and Alibi. And even more odd to have the +1 channels separate from the main channels, if this list is true/correct of course.

Dave is going up by one slot but I did think it would be better giving it channel 126 compared to Alibi.
Drama was given channel 128 - which rings bells with Granada Plus considering both channels relied on archive material and Plus occupied channel 128 before it closed in 2004.
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thegeek4,030 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London
London Stadium (that's the Olympic Stadium to you and me) is hosting the Müller Anniversary Games this weekend - which is a combination of the London leg of the Diamond League, plus the IPC Grand Prix Final.

the BBC have coverage of the athletics on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, and More4 are doing the Parasports coverage on Saturday morning. There's even an hour's overlap.
MetalGearRex983 posts since 11 May 2016
London London
The BBC are now testing their Red Button Olympic streams on satellite. CBeebies is being put on a temporary transponder, sharing with BBC RB0 as BBC Four is extending its hours for the Olympics. So the dead space left by BBC Three following its closure/online move is continuing to be unused, and CBeebies is being timeshared instead of CBBC.

http://www.a516digital.com/2016/07/more-red-button-services-getting-ready.html?m=1
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