Tech News Virgin entertainment customers to lose UKTV channels.

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Which UKTV channels are Virgin Media set to lose?
Virgin Media customers are set to lose access to popular shows such as Taskmaster, Murdoch Mysteries, Red Dwarf XII and reruns of classics like Only Fools and Horses, Fawlty Towers and Death in Paradise, as of Friday 20th July Virgin Media subscribers will receive a “this channel is being replaced from Sunday” message on each UKTV channel.

The 10 UKTV channels Virgin Media customers will no longer have access to are:

  • Dave
  • W
  • Gold
  • Alibi
  • Drama
  • Yesterday
  • Eden
  • Really
  • Good Food
  • Home
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think this will be a matter of watch and see I cant see them been off virgin for to long popular channels for virgin
 

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i seen this article on my news feed earlier. it only said ireland. didnt mention uk. hey ho.
 

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better off trading the lot of them for vice, much better than watching reruns of 90s garbage
 

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The last straw for me was adverts just s few minutes into a program. Notice that the adverts get 30s longer every time into a program too as they know you're less likely to flick over later into a program.

Not that I used to pay for it anyway but adverts do my head in.
 

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Ive got a feeling they will return after reading articles like "anger as over 4 million lose uktv channels"

But until they do im quite happy to watch them on iptv.
@MH some of the channels are freeview but theres a couple of pay channels too like Gold and W
 

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from what I have been reading its more to do with the on demand side of things than the channels
 

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Guys if you are a VM customer there is a new channel they have given you. It's called Premier Sports and all the international tour matches are on it. Check it out. its channel 127.
 

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wife just been reading online Virgin are in dispute with ITV, ITV2, ITV3,and ITV4 looks like we could lose more fecking channels, its all over money.
 

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We're obviously not paying enough. My vivid 200 package has just went up by £5 per month. That was a loyalty discount they gave me 18 months ago, now 18 months later I guess I am now disloyal.
For an extra penny per month I can have 350mb so long as I pay a £20 activation fee.
 

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wife just been reading online Virgin are in dispute with ITV, ITV2, ITV3,and ITV4 looks like we could lose more fecking channels, its all over money.
I think people will vote with there feet if they lose them channels. I know many are fed up with price increases and the recent lose of channels.
To lose all the ITV channels will be the final nail in the coffin.
Nothing can be done if your still in your contract as small print states channels can removed.

Virgin Media customers could lose ITV channels THIS WEEKEND
 

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aren't all these channels free? Im in ROI so dont know.

I don get ITV and others having a dispute with VM as there channels are free, the more watching the more they can charge for ads.
 

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yes m8 there free to air, the price war is over the on demand side of things VM don't want to pay what they are asking.
 

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VM wont have many customers soon if thats the case as you will have more and better quality shows on freeview than with VM
 

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Is Quest HD Channel number 217 part of the UKTV channels we have lost
 
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