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Harlots finds UK home on Starzplay

Lionsgate’s Starzplay SVOD has swooped in to air Hulu drama Harlots in the UK. The 8 x 60-minute second series of the Monumental Television-produced period drama, which is distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment, is to debut on the SVOD, which is available via Amazon Channels and Virgin Media. The new series will launch on […]

Starzplay to launch on Virgin Media later this month

Lionsgate-owned Starz has partnered with Virgin Media to make its Starzplay streaming service available to the UK operator’s TV customers. Starzplay will be available to Virgin TV customers for £4.99 (US$6.50) per month and is due to launch on the Virgin platform on November 29. The subscription video-on-demand offering will feature Starz series like Vida, […]

STV Player to launch on Virgin Media

Virgin Media will launch STV’s on-demand service, STV Player, on its set-top boxes for the first time as part of a new deal with Scottish broadcaster. The four-year partnership will also give Scottish Virgin TV customers access to fully regionalised versions of STV in high definition, which they did not have access to previously. Virgin […]

UKTV returns to Virgin with more content than ever

UKTV’s channels returned to Virgin Media at the weekend, ending a three-week negotiations stand-off that forced networks including Dave, Gold and Alibi off the platform. The two parties agreed a new carriage deal that restores all UKTV’s channels and adds more than five-times the amount of on-demand programming – including what Virgin described as “significantly […]

UKTV-Virgin dispute: no end in sight

The ongoing dispute between Virgin Media and UKTV over carriage fees has hit another impasse. UKTV has issued a statement to clarify the latest following reports that a deal to restore five popular UKTV channels to Virgin was imminent. It turns out that a solution has yet to be reached, with UKTV claiming the Virgin […]

TBI Weekly: Virgin Media’s potential channel wipeout

This week, Virgin Media’s carriage disputes with content providers dominated the conversation in the TV industry. A small spat between UKTV and the service provider has gained momentum after the two companies failed to reach an agreement on how much Virgin should be paying for UKTV’s portfolio of ten channels. As a result, channels such […]

UKTV ‘hugely disappointed’ as channels go dark on Virgin

Ten UKTV channels  have gone dark for four million Virgin Media customers in the UK as a dispute between the companies continues. The chief executive of UKTV has issued a statement expressing the producer’s disappointment at Virgin Media’s decision to remove the channels from its pay-TV platform. Dave, Alibi, Drama and Gold were among the […]

UKTV channels dropped from Virgin Media

Virgin Media is set to drop UKTV’s portfolio of 10 channels from its platform in the UK and Ireland in a dispute over carriage fees and terms. From midnight on Saturday July 21 channels including Dave, Gold, Alibi, Drama, and Eden are due to be replaced on the Virgin Media electronic programme guide (EPG), with […]

BBC has Bright idea hiring Virgin exec for customer post

The BBC has appointed Virgin Media’s chief marketing officer, Kerris Bright, to the new role of chief customer officer. Bright, who is due to take up the role in the summer, will be responsible for developing a “closer, more personal relationship” with BBC viewers and people signing into BBC services. The hire comes as the […]

Amazon joins first All3-produced Liberty Global drama

Amazon Prime Video has boarded a first high-end drama from All3Media, which is producing for its backer, cable giant Liberty Global. The Feed will go out in the US, Canada and Latin America as an Amazon exclusive with Liberty-owned Virgin Media airing it in the UK as its debut scripted original. Other Liberty cable services […]

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