Interesting... But I've had those channels for the past 6 months, at least- not the past month. My query stands, I've lost channels that I've had for months and that are free on Freeview and FreeSat.
As a very long term customer of Yorkshire Cable / Telewest and laterly VirginMedia I'm becoming more and more annoyed at being expected to pay for channels that are available free elsewhere.
Further the BBC iPlayer function through the TiVo Box is still incapable of supporting HD playback - something I was assured would be fixed by Nov' 2016 and 5USA and 5STAR regularly suffer pixelation. So in summary I'm paying £5 a month for the TiVo Box that cannot deliver it's stated functionality and £6 a month for More TV that gives me less than I can get free elsewhere. Time for a contract review - 3 engineering visits have failed to fix the technical issues as they are not specific to my installation - they are network generic.
Freeview & Freesat cost the broadcaster money, for which they will get no return. VM is a pay TV platform. It is the the broadcasters decision whether to join TV M & likewise get no return, or to join a higher pack as these guys have & take a cut of the income from it.
Cable customer since 1993. Services: FH TV, Sky Sports & Movies (2xV+), Talk Unlim Telco, VIVID 100, Virgin PAYG Mobile