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Channel Renumber and Series Links

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360 user and received an email today about channel renumbering on 4th July.  The email stated

"These changes will happen automatically, so you don’t need to do anything. And don’t worry – none of this will affect your recordings or Series Link+."

Is this likely to be true?  the last time you renumbered, we had to remember to recheck every Series Link as it became active.  Really painful, as you can't see the inactive ones....

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@ourmailbox wrote:

360 user and received an email today about channel renumbering on 4th July.  The email stated

"These changes will happen automatically, so you don’t need to do anything. And don’t worry – none of this will affect your recordings or Series Link+."

Is this likely to be true?  the last time you renumbered, we had to remember to recheck every Series Link as it became active.  Really painful, as you can't see the inactive ones....


All the channels will still be there, just in different places. The network PIDs & SIDs will not change, so your Series Links will follow them wherever they go.

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And how will we know the new channel numbers to punch in so we don't have to surf the EPG??

Will the updated July Channel Guide PDF be updated.  Ideal opportunity to update the Webpage that hosts it from channel  change latests of JANUARY !!

PS Where has the forum structure gone??

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nodrogd
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@ourmailbox wrote:

360 user and received an email today about channel renumbering on 4th July.  The email stated

"These changes will happen automatically, so you don’t need to do anything. And don’t worry – none of this will affect your recordings or Series Link+."

Is this likely to be true?  the last time you renumbered, we had to remember to recheck every Series Link as it became active.  Really painful, as you can't see the inactive ones....


All the channels will still be there, just in different places. The network PIDs & SIDs will not change, so your Series Links will follow them wherever they go.

VM 350BB 2xV6 & Landline. Freeview/Freesat HD, ASDA/Tesco PAYG Mobile. Cable customer since 1993

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Also the link in the email will be updated on 4 July with the new channel numbers.  

But when and how will the web information be updated with the CHANGES,

The Channel Guide webpage still lists changes made in January as NEW.

The PDF Channel Guide sometimes keeps up but is so complex with legacy packages and so many channels might indicate were channels are now,  but not where they were when moved.

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But when and how will the web information be updated with the CHANGES,....

The email sent to all customers yesterday states....From the 4th July make sure to check out the complete list of changes to your channel guide here.

So the when is 4th July

The where is at that link 

Some of the information out there already on other sites FYI....

114. Ailbi HD

116. Drama HD

175. Virgin Media UHD

176. Eden HD

 

Entertainment (+1 Hour):

303. ITV1 +1

303. STV +1

303. UTV +1

304. Channel 4 +1 (Not in Wales)

305. Channel 5 +1

308. Channel 4 +1 (Wales only)

314. Ailbi +1

316. Drama +1

376. Eden +1

Of course other web sites are ahead of Virgin Media.  They always are for some reason !!!

Why can't Virgin Media keep the media on its own website upto date and even before a change.

As I said, the Channel Guide web page is still in January 2023 despite monthly updates since.

The navigation is also deteriating across the whole site.  If you don't have bookmarks some important information pages have become elusive form 'Home' pages.

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nodrogd
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This is the complete list. You will also find information on Virgin channel 998.

New number. Channel name. Old number.   New number. Channelname. Old number

114Alibi HD126 288Kiss338
116Drama HD130 289Magic TV340
1205 USA153 290Kerrang342
1265 STAR151 291Vevo344
1305ACTION HD150 292Clubland345
131Crime + Investigation HD198 293Now 70s346
133Sky History HD270 294Now 80s347
136Together TV269 295Now Rock348
137Quest HD169 303ITV +1114
1385 Select152 3044 +1 Eng142
164S4C166 3055 +1155
165TLC HD167 306E4 +1146
166ID168 310Sky Witness +1163
168Quest Red170 314Alibi +1191
169DMAX171 315ITV 2 +1116
170Great! TV189 316Drama +1226
171Horror Xtra192 317ITV 3 +1174
172Reality Xtra197 318ITV 4 +1175
174BLAZE199 319ITVBe +1120
175Virgin Ultra HD228 3205 USA +1185
176Eden HD245 321Sky Crime +1164
177Discovery HD250 324Gold +1194
178Animal Planet HD251 325W +1190
179Discovery Science252 3265 STAR +1186
180Discovery Turbo256 327Dave Ja Vu131
181Discovery History257 329Yesterday +1217
182Nat Geo Wild HD265 331Crime + Investigation +1222
183National Geographic HD266 332Comedy Central +1133
186Sky History 2 HD272 333Sky History +1271
187PBS America273 337Quest +1213
188Sky Documentaries HD277 347More 4 +1196
189Sky Nature HD278 348CBS Reality +1218
190Food Network285 365TLC +1172
191HGTV286 366ID +1173
192God TV292 369DMAX +1214
280MTV Music310 371Horror Xtra +1219
281MTV Live HD311 376Eden +1246
282MTV Hits312 377Discovery +1258
283MTV 90s313 378Animal Planet +1259
284MTV 80s316 379Discovery Science +1260
285The Box335 381Discovery History +1261
2864Music336 383National Geograpic +1267
287E4 Extra337 391HGTV +1290
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Thanks for that. 

I see the Channel Guide page linked from the email has at least been cleaned of old announcements (28/072023)
998 is as usual a short announcement of intent with, actually noted part of the philosophy.

10x Channel = 30x Channel +1

So what is the philosophy on HD.

I'll work through your list on my spreadsheet.  It would be so much easier if VM gave Channel Guide in an editable and parsable format like CSV.

Did VM actually check these changes with a focus group of ALL types of customers, I wonder.

Anybody know if favourites will need checking as with other small changes!!

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