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Sky channels to return to Virgin Media!

PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:01 pm
by No Chance
At bloody last! :yippee:

Virgin and BSkyB end channel row

Television providers BSkyB and Virgin Media have reached an agreement on a long-running row over channel charges.

The deal will see Sky's basic channels return to Virgin's cable service and Virgin's channels stay on Sky.

Last year, Sky pulled its main channels from Virgin's cable TV service in a row over payment, leaving viewers unable to watch programmes such as Lost and 24.

Both companies said they had agreed to end all High Court proceedings against each other.

The two firms have reached a deal which will see fixed annual payments for the channels, plus performance related bonuses.

Watchdog Consumer Focus welcomed the news, saying "common sense had finally prevailed".

Long-running row


Sky's basic channels - including Sky1, Sky News and Sky Sports News - will return to Virgin Media on November 13 under a contract running to June 2011.

Under a second deal, the Virgin basic channels such as Living and Bravo will continue on Sky.

The two companies fell out last year over the price that each would pay to carry each other's channels.

Relations were already sour after BSkyB bought a stake in ITV in 2006. Many saw the move as a way to block a Virgin takeover of ITV.

BSkyB was later told by the Competition Commission to reduce its stake in ITV because of competition concerns.


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Sky channels to return to Virgin Media!

PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:10 pm
by wotsit2
its about bloody time too ...stupid childish games

Sky channels to return to Virgin Media!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:37 am
by stinkymouse
Thats a shame...there was nothung on them channels anyway,now im going top ho have to bypass them all when i channel surf......... :banghead:

Sky channels to return to Virgin Media!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:44 pm
by No Chance
stinkymouse wrote:Thats a shame...there was nothung on them channels anyway,now im going top ho have to bypass them all when i channel surf......... :banghead:

:spank: There's The Simpsons! :elephant: :yippee:

Had to download season nineteen because of the Sky v Virgin childish spat. :x

Sky channels to return to Virgin Media!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:49 pm
by wotsit2
got sky 1 on now and its still showing the old bollocks :rofl:

Sky channels to return to Virgin Media!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:00 pm
by wotsit2
oooooookaaaaaayyy i havent missed sky at all