July 13, 2011

Virgin Q2 Results: July 27th

The days leading up to Virgin Media's quarterly results are normally peppered with new service announcements, so here's hoping that the run up to the results presentations on Wednesday, July 27 will see some enhancements on the TV side. I would imagine there'll be a lot around TiVo, but wouldn't it be great if Sky Atlantic and a few more HD channels arrived to? Here's hoping.

10 comments:

Coops said...

I know this has nothing to do with this thread but interested if anybody has had to have there TIVO replaced yet as I have a hardware fault develop and the box has to be replaced, has anybody else had this problem?

patrick192447 said...

Sky Atlantic hd coming to vm no chance as for new hd content ill believe when i see it such as sky sports 3 and 4 hd seeing im paying £7 for so called free hd content; advice read the very small ;small print.I have only taken vm tv since buying the tivo box but in that short time i have learnt to expect nothing based on the fact that in my opinion vm do not take there tv service seriously.So no i do not think there any more hd content.

David said...

Patrick you pay £7 for sky premium hd movies and sport nothing else

patrick192447 said...

Thats my point £7 compared to skys £10 for 50+ hd channels i know what i consider best value and its not vm.

streaky_7 said...

Patrick your point was you pay £7 for "so called free hd content". Which, as David pointed out, isnt correct. With VM you get 20 or so channels at no extra charge, for free. Part of your package. you then pay the £7 for Sky Movies and Sports - which Sky forced VM to charge - not VMs choice (all the info can be found on blogs like this).

Whereas SKY charge you £10 a month regardless of what package you are on. so if you dont subscribe to Sports and/or movies you still have to pay £10 a month which makes Sky less value for money than VM because you are then paying £10 a month for HD channels like syfy hd and eurosport hd which VM give you for free.

There are extra channels with Sky on HD but apart from sports 3/4/news which you have to subscribe too in the first place, that only leaves Atlantic. Everything else like ITV 3 and 4 are not quality channels to shout about in my opinion - I would prefer to have them than not but I'm not going to kick and scream about it

patrick192447 said...

When i ordered my tivo box it was through the indian call centre i explained that i wanted sky sports and sky movies in hd so i was told the price i asked the opreative on numerous times that the price he was telling was correct with sky hd content included he insisted yes so i went ahead and ordered it was only when after installation i tried accessing sky sports hd and was met with the blocked message.So when i phoned vm i was told it was another £7 for sky sports-movies hd thats what i meant by so called free hd content.Streaky i want as many hd channels as possible as i have a hd tv but i could manage without syfy hd its all about opinions and mine is vm does not take hd content seriously for £3 more id rather have 30 more hd channels.

streaky_7 said...

Don't get me wrong Patrick, I agree. And I can't account for VM customer services telling you the wrong price - though it doesnt surprise me.

I was only pointing out ALL hd channels are free with VM apart from movies and sports which Sky were forced to provide VM but they were allowed to charge a fee which was the £7. That was the only way VM could get them. Sky held back the others along with other bits and pieces.

Whereas Sky charge £10 for ALL their channels. So if sky movies and sports aren't your thing then VM is better value as you don't pay a penny to VM for all the other hd channels.

BUT, I'm like you, I want all sports etc and I too would be willing to pay £10 a month for them. I would even understand if they put Atlantic in to the premium pot as well. Like I say, if they had Atlantic, all the movies and all the sports then I would pay £10 a month instead of £7. Surely a deal like that could be met? Then it's down to the customers to decide if they want to pay it. Right now we don't have any choice at all!!

Nialli said...

I'd pay an extra £3 for Sky Atlantic HD too, but I'm probably in the minority.
I'm hoping we'll see the end of Atlantic being exclusive to satellite. It's not promoted as being "exclusive" on the Sky website any more, so you never know.

IanBeale said...

To back up Patrick's issues, take a look at the screenshot below regarding me being completely misadvised by a VM employee.

http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/7141/tivou.png

I have brought this issue up with management & am awaiting a reply

Davefevs said...

IanBeale....I signed up for VM on Sunday, and was advised (by "Emma")that as I am taking Tivo and Sky Sports Pack that I don't have to pay £7pm. I even asked the question again, but was advised that it was free because of Tivo. I took a screenshot of the chat overlaying the basket. My install isn't til 30th Sept, but £7pm was a real deal breaker on mt leaving Sky. Will wait and see!!