Jul 22, 2018

UKTV: Dave and Gold among channels dropped by Virgin Media

Fans of Taskmaster and Red Dwarf have expressed their frustration after Dave was one of 10 UKTV channels to be dropped by Virgin Media in a fees row. Five UKTV channels - Dave, Drama, Home, Really and Yesterday - are broadcast on free-to-air services Freeview and Freesat - and it also has the paid-for services Gold, Alibi, Eden, Good Food and W. All were all removed from Virgin cable boxes at midnight on Saturday after talks between the two companies broke down. Some Virgin Media customers have taken to social media to say they may cancel their subscriptions, while others said they would do so if the channels did not return. Virgin Media chief digital entertainment officer David Bouchier said the company was prepared to restore UKTV's free channels "Immediately" with its permission. "UKTV chief executive Darren Childs said:"We're hugely disappointed for the many customers who are losing out because our channels are no longer available through Virgin Media.

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