Just to let people know, I spoke to a ntl lady on the phone about people saying there will be no shy channels : sky one , sky two etc as of thrusday as so that is very true, so there really be no sky channels on NTL. Because sky have increased there rent prices and ntl cannot pay this or something, im not to clear on this though.
Also did you know NTL is no longer called NTL, its called VirginMedia? Weird or what. lol
I knew there were talks of this but didn't expect it to actually happen. This will certainly crush a lot of the hype of the Virgin Media re-branding.
To be honest I don't see it as a wise move for either party - ok it will put people off switching to cable but Sky One and all the other channels involved are going to see a massive drop in the viewing figures - not something that advertisers are going to be terribly pleased about.
This has only been one of the biggest business stories of recent months ... and there's a spat going on between Virgin and Sky about carrying the channels because Sky in effect flattened Branson's attempt to buy ITV at the end of last year. Murdoch has now thrown his toys out of the pram about supplying the Sky channels to Virgin Media - this is not a surprise! Have a look at the coverage click here