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Missing TV channels

Why is RT and CCTV not available on Virgin Media? They are both available on Freeview / Freesat so why not Virgin?

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Because Virgin is not an open network, anyone who wishes to transmit on the Virgin network has to decide what package they want to be on and depending on what one they decide will either have to pay a fee to Virgin or go on  higher pack and receive a fee, and if both parties do not agree they don't appear on the network.

 

That is of course assuming they have actually negotiated with Virgin, they may no have done.

 






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The simple answer is usually cost (to the channel owner). Some channels that are free on other platforms are pay channels on Virgin as they have decided a profit share agreement on a higher pack is a viable option.

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Because Virgin is not an open network, anyone who wishes to transmit on the Virgin network has to decide what package they want to be on and depending on what one they decide will either have to pay a fee to Virgin or go on  higher pack and receive a fee, and if both parties do not agree they don't appear on the network.

 

That is of course assuming they have actually negotiated with Virgin, they may no have done.

 






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The simple answer is usually cost (to the channel owner). Some channels that are free on other platforms are pay channels on Virgin as they have decided a profit share agreement on a higher pack is a viable option.

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Cable customer since 1993. Services: FH TV, Sky Sports & Movies (2xV+), Talk Unlim Telco, VIVID 100, Virgin PAYG Mobile


 

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Re: Missing TV channels

Many thanks for the explanation.

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