Every time I change a program something like this comes onscreen " Don't forget you can find paramount Network on ch 187" press clear to dismiss.
How can I stop this pointless virgin control advert?
You can't. It's just for information telling you where the channel that was there has gone now the UKTV channels are back. It's not advertising anything.
I believe it's only a temporary measure on specific channel numbers due to the recent changes - the message will stop being displayed soon once someone in VM decides that it's been there for long enough...