Virgin Media’s ‘Catch-Up TV’ (Video on demand service)

At home, I have Virgin Media’s cable TV service (ex NTL) and recently (well, earlier this year) they rolled out a nifty ‘video on demand’ (VOD) service. One cool thing is the ‘catch-up TV’ service, where selected programs are available for 7 days after their broadcast. This has been useful on a number of occasions when we’ve missed a program and can then watch it later.

Anyway… There’s this new series on BBC4, “The Genius of Photography” which is on Thursdays at 9pm, and repeated on Mondays at 8pm. I missed the original run on Thursday due to being out for dinner, and I *know* I’m going to miss tonight’s repeat because it’s my photography evening class. However, there is no way of finding out whether the programme is going to be on Catch-up TV until *after* the show has aired!! So, I have had to dust off the VCR instead. Just in Case I cannot see the program via cable.

I have emailed Virgin and the BBC asking whether it is possible to find out the ‘on demand’ schedule before the program airs, but Virgin just referred me to the ‘What’s On Demand’ page on their website, and the BBC have so far failed to reply…



One Reply to “Virgin Media’s ‘Catch-Up TV’ (Video on demand service)”

  1. Yeah, I had the same problem… They need to release a schedule. There’s great stuff on V1 and other channels but all they show on catchup is crappy afternoon shows. You’d think they’d “catch up” on the shows people actually watch!

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