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Starzplay to launch on Virgin Media later this month

Lionsgate-owned Starz has partnered with Virgin Media to make its Starzplay streaming service available on the Virgin TV platform. Starzplay will be available to Virgin customers for £4.99 per month and is due to launch via the operator on November 29. The subscription video-on-demand offering will feature Starz series like Vida, Sweetbitter and The White […]

Virgin Media powering Liberty Global as overall residential cable revenues dip

Strong growth from the UK’s Virgin Media has powered Liberty Global Q3 performance, while overall the cable giant saw residential cable revenue fall and mobile and B2B revenue rise. Virgin Media delivered revenue-generating unit additions of 105,000 in the third quarter, with growth from existing and new build areas being driven by its triple-play offers. […]

Ginx Esports TV to leave Virgin Media in HD row

Ginx Esports TV is due to pull its channel from the Virgin Media platform in the UK over a row about picture quality and contract terms. In a statement, Ginx said that it has terminated its contract with Virgin over its failure to launch the Ginx TV channel in high definition. However, Virgin Media claimed […]

UKTV’s Drama and Really launch on Virgin Media Ireland

UKTV’s Drama and Really channels are due to launch on Virgin Media Ireland for the first time, with the operator and channel provider expanding their partnership in the country in the wake of their public spat this summer. Drama will be available on channel number 164 of the electronic programme guide and will air shows like […]

Virgin TV partners with Zone.TV on kids VOD channel

Virgin Media has partnered with Zone.TV to launch a personalised video-on-demand (VOD) channel for children called My Virgin TV Kids. The service will allow young viewers to customise their viewing experience and programming line-up and marks the first European launch for California-based Zone.TV. My Virgin TV Kids will let children pick what they want to […]

Virgin Media launches UHD entertainment channel

Virgin Media is launching what it claims is the UK’s first dedicated 4K ultra high definition (UHD) entertainment channel. Virgin TV Ultra HD is due to start broadcasting on September 17 and will air: drama series like Start Up, Masters of Sex and House of Cards; wildlife and nature documentaries such as Love Nature’s The Big Dry; and concert footage from […]

STV Player to launch on Virgin Media

Virgin Media will launch STV’s on-demand service, STV Player, on its set-top boxes for the first time as part of a new deal with Scottish broadcaster. The four-year partnership will also give Scottish Virgin TV customers access to fully regionalised versions of STV in high definition. Virgin Media will broadcast STV in HD in all cabled STV regions – […]

Virgin Media Sport to launch in Ireland next month

Virgin Media in Ireland is due to launch its new Virgin Media Sport channel on September 18. The channel, dubbed by the pay TV provider as ‘Ireland’s new home of European football’ will broadcast Irish-produced coverage of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. Virgin Media Sport will be available to all Virgin Media […]

Virgin Media Television seeking post-watershed drama

Virgin Media Television – formerly know asTV3 Group – is currently seeking submissions for a new post-watershed, six –part drama, for 2019/2020. The call for titles if part of an on-going drama initiative laid out by the company. Virgin is inviting entrants to explore contemporary themes, new visual styles and narratives, focusing on original, “noisy” […]

UKTV returns to Virgin with ‘five-times as much VOD content’

UKTV’s channels returned to Virgin Media at the weekend, ending a three-week stand-off between the companies that forced networks including Dave, Gold and Alibi off the platform. The two parties agreed a new carriage deal that restores all UKTV’s channels and adds more than five-times the amount of on-demand programming – including what Virgin described […]

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