Virgin Media adds 15 channels to mobile TV service

Virgin TV Anywhere featuring E channelUK pay TV operator Virgin Media has added 15 new live channels to its mobile TV service, Virgin TV Anywhere – including news networks Al Jazeera and France 24 and gaming channel Ginx.

The other new channel additions – which cover news, entertainment, music and gaming – are ARY News, B4U Music, E!, The Africa Channel, Lahme, Forces TV, NDTV 24*7, NHK World HD, TV5 and Zing.

The Al Jazeera channel will be available in English and Arabic, while France 24’s English and French language channels will both be on offer.

“The new channels we’ve added will enable customers to keep up with the news from around the world, ramp up the suspense with an exciting drama or listen to the latest music on the go,” said Scott Kewley, Virgin Media’s director of digital entertainment.

“Their arrival means we’ve more than doubled the amount of channels available on the go to our TV customers since the service launched two years ago, further extending our lead as the provider of the most comprehensive entertainment-anywhere service in the UK.”

The new additions bring the number of channels available on Virgin’s mobile TV service to 107.

Virgin Media has added 45 live channels online and 65 to the app since Virgin TV Anywhere launched in November 2012, with two more “major entertainment channels” due to arrive next month.