Virgin Media gets Sky UHD channels

Virgin Media has announced a deal with Sky which will bring Ultra HD channels to the pay TV operator.

Virgin TV customers subscribed to the top-tier Ultimate Oomph package will gain access to Sky Entertainment and Sky Cinema Ultra HD at no extra cost.

The deal will also bring more than 1,300 TV episodes and 250 films in UHD including series like The Blacklist and movies such as Birds of Prey. Virgin said that new TV series and films made available by Sky in Ultra HD will also be made available to watch on demand.

Virgin’s TV 360 platform houses a dedicated section to Sky Entertainment and Sky Cinema Ultra HD content in its Box Sets and Movies section.

David Bouchier, Chief Digital Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media, said: “Unmissable telly deserves the ultimate in picture quality and Virgin TV customers can now enjoy top TV shows and films from Sky in Ultra HD. Our powerful Virgin TV 360 and V6 set top boxes allow our customers to watch the widest range of Ultra HD and High Dynamic Range content, all in one place, making us the true home of Ultra HD content.”

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