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25-09-2020, 15:18   #5866
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Those temporary renames cause (or used to) cause the cable side of VM headaches of a massive order because of the different way their conditional access system works from Sky...they had to keep a dummy channel open in the 800s with the old name so customers could keep access to their recordings. Don’t know if that’s still the case these days.
VM don't bother changing the name of Sky Select now, as that channel changes its name every few days. And yes there's stil a good few of those dummy channels in the 700's at the moment. Sky thankfully have stopped rebranding the other Cinema channels
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08-10-2020, 17:07   #5867
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Dundalk's six Europa League group stage games will be all broadcast FTA on VM2.
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Dundalk's six Europa League group stage games will be all broadcast FTA on VM2.
Looks like Live Champions League games on Tuesday and Wednesday at 8pm on Virgin Media Two - which s good news. Chelsea v Sevilla on Tuesday, Ajax v Liverpool on Wednesday.

Mystery how Virgin Media didn't pursue the live coverage to last nights Rep of Ireland match. RTE, whom have never shown any live or highlights of the Nations League so far, seemingly got a deal done for the live play-off semi last night. And if Ireland were to progress - they would have shown the final live. You had the craziness of VMTwo having Niall Quinn and Brian Kerr having prematch and afermatch coverage of the Rep of Ireland match - while they showed a live friendly between England v Wales, and then showed live coverage of the extra time and penalties of Northern Ireland v Bosnia match - knowing full well that Tommy, Brian and Niall were solely looking at RTE and the Irish match.
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I switched over to England v Wales during the half time for the ROI game. Picture seemed slightly out of focus or something, didn't have the same issue watching the football on RTE so don't think it was my TV. Viewing via Saorview.
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I switched over to England v Wales during the half time for the ROI game. Picture seemed slightly out of focus or something, didn't have the same issue watching the football on RTE so don't think it was my TV. Viewing via Saorview.
That's just how live sport looks on non HD Saorview channels.
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09-10-2020, 11:15   #5871
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That's just how live sport looks on non HD Saorview channels.
Is it the same issue on RTÉ2+1?
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Mystery how Virgin Media didn't pursue the live coverage to last nights Rep of Ireland match. RTE, whom have never shown any live or highlights of the Nations League so far, seemingly got a deal done for the live play-off semi last night. And if Ireland were to progress - they would have shown the final live. You had the craziness of VMTwo having Niall Quinn and Brian Kerr having prematch and afermatch coverage of the Rep of Ireland match - while they showed a live friendly between England v Wales, and then showed live coverage of the extra time and penalties of Northern Ireland v Bosnia match - knowing full well that Tommy, Brian and Niall were solely looking at RTE and the Irish match.
It’s no mystery - this is not the Nations League, this is the European Qualifiers (you’ll have to take that one up with UEFA, but it’s how they classified and branded it) and so the TV rights deal for the European Qualifiers applies, not the Nations League. Either way, VMTV would not have had the Republic of Ireland game; had it actually been a Nations League game, then Sky would have had exclusive live coverage; because it was a European Qualifiers game, Sky and RTE shared the rights.
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The only real mystery of VMTV and their nations league rights is why were they so cheap to pay for the entire tournament except for the Ireland games.

FWIW Sunday's game with Wales is a Nations League game so only on Sky Sports here (again, WMTV have access to every other game). It's also live on S4C if you access to that Welsh channel
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The only real mystery of VMTV and their nations league rights is why were they so cheap to pay for the entire tournament except for the Ireland games.
It's amazing whatever poor deal was done. They'll be showing the full 90 mins of Ireland v Wales at 11pm on Sunday night, 9 hours after it kicked off on Sky. Even the commentators must be thinking what's the point.

Memories of TV3 cheering from the rooftops back around 2004 when they secured deferred rights to all Ireland home matches for 4 years. The full coverage of a match running from 10pm to 12:30pm, with Sky owning the live rights. Luckily the Government ensured that the Qualifying games must be shown free, and RTE came in. And then TV3 were left with deferred highlights of the matches shown live on RTE, and then deferred full match of meaningless friendlies.
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The model for VM is to buy content as cheap as possible, dilute it across all channels and repeat it often. Do "just enough" to appear in the ratings and satisfy advertisers.

Then brand all channels heavily with the name "Virgin Media". The entire goal here is to keep this name in the minds of viewers so they can sell broadband, digital TV and mobile. That's where the money is for them. Their goal is not to be the best broadcaster.
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Then brand all channels heavily with the name "Virgin Media". The entire goal here is to keep this name in the minds of viewers so they can sell broadband, digital TV and mobile. That's where the money is for them. Their goal is not to be the best broadcaster.
They won't be happy that I still call it TV3.
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They've a John Delaney documentary on Virgin Media One on Tuesday. At the same time - there's live football on Virgin Media Two. Makes perfect sense, right?
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The only real mystery of VMTV and their nations league rights is why were they so cheap to pay for the entire tournament except for the Ireland games.

FWIW Sunday's game with Wales is a Nations League game so only on Sky Sports here (again, WMTV have access to every other game). It's also live on S4C if you access to that Welsh channel
Everyone can access S4C in fact - no geoblocking on their website.
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They do have to fill three channels and it's not a repeat. Also they could say you can record it and watch the match LIVE. You can watch it at 10pm on the plus one channel (not a fan off plus one especially as in SD).
You can watch it on replay if you have that function. It will be on the Virgin Media Player. You will see it if you really want to.
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Virgin Media Three had John and Lisa's Weekend Kitchen Series 2 Episode 1 on earlier today.
Tomorrow they are showing Episode 5.
Next Saturday Episode 7.
Next Sunday Episode 8.
What about 2,3 and 4?
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