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Old 14-11-2011, 14:14
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Virgin Media will kick Current TV off its cable TV platform next year, as part of a comprehensive review of its content and services.
http://www.c21media.net/

I wonder what the part in bold means ?

More HD channels ?
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Old 14-11-2011, 14:23
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http://www.c21media.net/

I wonder what the part in bold means ?

More HD channels ?
Do you subscribe to Media21 in order to read the article, as I cannot get it on my Browser
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Old 14-11-2011, 14:26
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Do you subscribe to Media21 in order to read the article, as I cannot get it on my Browser
Afraid not.
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Old 14-11-2011, 14:31
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Do you subscribe to Media21 in order to read the article, as I cannot get it on my Browser
Nor can I, just the headlines.

Shame about Current TV, it's quite an interesting channel that sometimes has programming you are not likely to see elsewhere but I have noticed it has become very repetitive, maybe they will become an On Demand only service on VM?
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Old 14-11-2011, 14:33
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http://www.c21media.net/

I wonder what the part in bold means ?

More HD channels ?
I do remember being told by virgin media on twitter that a lot things are in the pipeline for 2012.

I wonder if this has something do with it ?
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Old 14-11-2011, 14:34
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Do you subscribe to Media21 in order to read the article, as I cannot get it on my Browser
Which browser are you using?
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Old 14-11-2011, 20:57
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Virgin Media will kick Current TV off its cable TV platform next year, as part of a comprehensive review of its content and services.

The UK pay-TV platform has already served notice to the documentary broadcaster, which launched on Virgin in early 2007, C21 has learned. It is currently part of Virgin’s M+, L and XL channel packages.

The move will mean that from the first quarter of 2012 the channel will no longer be available to Virgin Media subscribers, leaving it only on Sky, where it is part of the satellite TV provider’s style and culture pack.

The decision to drop the channel is part of an ongoing evaluation by Virgin of its channel line-up, following the launch of its Virgin TiVo service at the end of 2010.

The cable TV provider is understood to be focusing on securing multi-screen rights rather than hosting only linear channels, in a bid to get the most value from the content on its platform.

Virgin is aiming to provide customers with content “anywhere and everywhere” and is now evaluating all of its content provider relationships with a view to securing multi-screen rights, a source told C21.

The move is part of a shift in the way Virgin delivers content, with the TiVo service already acting as a programme recorder and an on-demand service, as well as giving access to web content such as YouTube.
https://dev.c21media.net/archives/57659

Do this mean they will be reneogating all of there contracts with the content providers ?

If that is the case we could see a lot more HD channels in any new deals with content providers


This would also mean Virgin Media live tv on ipad , i phone etc.
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Old 14-11-2011, 21:13
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Maybe it doesn't have enough viewers remember The Travel Channel when it ceased on channel 293 due to lack of viewers
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Old 15-11-2011, 18:02
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Unless I read the other lot (CF) wrong this is not correct. There are no channel removal plans acc staff.
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Old 15-11-2011, 18:07
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Maybe it doesn't have enough viewers remember The Travel Channel when it ceased on channel 293 due to lack of viewers
I guess they used the same arguement when the Performance Channel was removed from cable although I think this was in the days before ntl/Telewest became Virgin Media.

I always thought this was irinoc because for many years, including throughout the era of analogue pay-TV, Performance was a cable-only channel.
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Old 24-11-2011, 12:25
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The weirdest thing is that in Novembers edition of Electric Magazine they advertise this channel
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Old 26-11-2011, 19:52
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Maybe it doesn't have enough viewers remember The Travel Channel when it ceased on channel 293 due to lack of viewers
The weirdest thing is that in Novembers edition of Electric Magazine they advertise this channel
Maybe they are trying to increase the number of viewers before reaching a final decision?

Does anyone know if Current TV is FTA or pay on satellite?
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Old 26-11-2011, 20:04
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Maybe they are trying to increase the number of viewers before reaching a final decision?

Does anyone know if Current TV is FTA or pay on satellite?
As far as I'm aware its part of the Entertainment Extra pack so to answer your question no its not FTA.
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Old 23-03-2012, 23:34
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Thanks.

I have just tried to watch one of three recordings that I made before Current TV closed. The channel names on all of them has changed to "unknown" and nothing happens when I press "play". Has anyone else come across this?
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:25
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I really miss Current TV

When it first started out it was cutting edge, I even had some of my own films and articles published and shown on-air. Their re-branding to "Current.com" from "Current_tv" was the start of a downwards spiral for them though, very sad and there is little out there to replace it.

I had high-hopes for 4Seven which originally planned to be something very similar, but that too is a huge disappointment and another MORE4 full of repeats.
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Old 02-08-2012, 20:32
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I had high-hopes for 4Seven which originally planned to be something very similar, but that too is a huge disappointment and another MORE4 full of repeats.
4Seven was only ever going to be a channel that repeated the programmes on Channel 4 over the previous week. Hence, the name.
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Old 02-08-2012, 21:19
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Indeed. So it sounds like it's doing very well at what it's meant to do.
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Old 08-08-2012, 15:01
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There was an article somewhere saying how 4Seven was going to "harness the power of twitter and other social media" to make the channel truly interactive. The only thing they do is have hashtags and post the odd viewer comment.
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Old 10-08-2012, 13:04
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Do you have any links for the comments please?

I can't find a facebook page.
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