The new arrangement sees over 40 channels including Sky Sports, Sky Movies, Setanta Sports, ARY Digital, B4U Movies, Disney Cinemagic and TV5 directly fed through to Virgin’s UK headends via fibre [from Mediacenter Betzdorf in Luxembourg]. Previously Virgin has taken the signals straight from satellite.Anyone noticed any improvement? I still personally suspect that this Luxembourg move and the setting up of the Virgin Media Entertainment subsidiary is taking advantage of some tax laws for the subscription channel services, but you never know. No word if it's to facilitate any forthcoming HD services.
June 18, 2009
Virgin premium channels go the fibre route
According to this exclusive over on broadbandtvnews.com Virgin Media TV is no longer dependent on satellite dishes to feed its premium content: