The three CSTV channels – Scuzz, Bliss and Flaunt – were removed from the Virgin Media lineup on Tuesday 6th November following end of contract. The three channels have been renamed on the EPG to their channel numbers. MTV R (the new “classic” MTV channel) also launched this week on channel 196 – it launched on the 8th November.
Also, in coming weeks we have the launch of Setanta Sports News (probably now launching on the 29th November on channel 518), and the ex-Telewest channel number harmonisation continues until the end of this month. Any channels only available on ex-NTL or ex-Telewest platforms will be removed altogether at the end of December. There are several channels testing on certain Virgin Media boxes (hidden) – these include JJB Sports TV, Cartoonito, True Movies 2 and Setanta Sports News. TCM 2 is no longer testing so is probably not coming to Virgin Media.