David Bouchier

Virgin Media launching dedicated kids app

UK cable operator Virgin Media is launching its dedicated kids app, which was first mooted to DTVE sister title TBI at the Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield in July. The Virgin Kids App is designed for kids aged 3-7, and will offer more than 2,000 episodes of on-demand kids TV programming at launch, plus games […]

Virgin Media: future of pay TV means more open platforms

Only pay TV providers that aggregate multiple content providers together are likely to have a future, according to David Bouchier, chief digital entertainment officer, Virgin Media. Speaking at Marketforce’s Future of Broadcasting conference this morning, Bouchier also said that in the medium term, Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media faced the challenge of addressing two different audiences […]

Virgin UK takes exclusive first-run rights to Ash Vs Evil Dead

Virgin Media has acquired first-run rights to comedy-drama Ash Vs Evil Dead, a move that creates a “step-change” in the battle for exclusive programming in the UK. The pay TV service has acquired on-demand rights to the zombie series from Starz Digital, the on-demand licensing arm of the US premium pay firm Starz. This takes […]