The following changes will take place on Virgin Media on the 1st April:
E4 HD will launch on channel 145 (certain areas only)
Sci-Fi HD will launch on channel 165 (certain areas only)
Diva TV +1 will be removed from channel 165
Sci-Fi +1 will launch on channel 166
Discovery HD will launch on channel 214 (certain areas only)
GOD will launch on channel 279 (to replace God Europe)
Eurosport HD will launch on channel 522 (certain areas only)
The following changes will take place on Virgin Media on the 2nd April:
ITV1 HD will launch on channel 113 (certain areas only)
ITV Player (on demand) will start showing HD programmes
ITV’s catch up TV service ITV Player is launching on Virgin Media soon, it has been announced. Virgin Media has reached a deal with ITV to offer the service on its TV service. A press release on Virgin Media’s website today says “the agreement will give ITV its largest ever potential on demand audience, with Virgin Media’s 3.5 million TV customers able to view over 40 hours of top quality programming from ITV1, 2, 3 and 4 each week”. Programmes will be available on Virgin Media’s Catch Up TV On Demand service for seven days after they’re broadcast.
There’ll also be a catalogue of old programmes available in Virgin Media’s TV Choice On Demand section – Virgin Media says “viewers will also be able to choose from 500 hours of award-winning ITV comedies, documentaries and dramas, all ready to watch at any time on demand”. The press release says a selection of high definition programmes will also be available On Demand.
Click here to read the Virgin Media press release in full.