UKTV Pulls Their Channels From Virgin

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    Just caught the tail end of the news of this this morning, and checking it been going on a week but forum search showing nothing.
    As I read it, it seems Virgin was paying UKTV being shown via there service, and was cutting the what they paid to UKTV.
    Virgin Media customers to lose UKTV's 10 channels in rights row
     
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    Does this allow penalty free early cancellation ?
     
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    I would certainly think so. It's a very radical change to the programme line-up. These channels were provided even on the lowest tariff. My feeling is that this will be reversed fairly soon after customer complaints. If they want to balance their running costs there are a lot of other channels that nobody will miss.
     
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    One of bugbears with Virgin is that Netflix have the box set to the stuff on Dave but no mention what if Netflix are paying more or the same than what Virgin was paying.
    But then if UKTV investing in there product and then get told to take a pay cut you can see why the pulled.
    Although both are going to lose one advertising and the other subscribers.
     
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    I'm annoyed that Virgin think they know what I want. If I want box sets I know where to go for them.

    In better quality than Virgin provide.
     
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    and as a licence fee payer I'm very happy that UKTV, 50% owned by the BBC, did not roll over
     
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    Well even though I'm losing patience with the BBC of late, but I even less impressed with Virgin doing new offers which seem better than what I'm on and cheaper but then again there not doing the exact one I want or Id be onto them.

    Virgin seem to want more for the same amount off UKTV for less money or more for the same.
     
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