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Disney+ comes to Virgin TV 360

More than two years after launching in the UK, Disney+ is finally becoming available on Virgin TV 360 set-top boxes.  To coincide with the streaming debut of Pixar animated hit movie Lightyear, the app will join the Virgin TV 360 platform, which also provides access to services including Amazon Prime, Netflix, BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, […]

Virgin Media gains customers and returns to revenue growth

UK service provider Virgin Media O2 said it gained 8,000 net new fixed-line customers in the second quarter, taking its total to 5.8 million, with 16,000 additional broadband customers. The JV between Liberty Global and Telefónica added 805,000 mobile connections in the quarter including wholesale customers. Mobile contract additions numbered 13,000, taking the total to […]

Virgin Media ties up six year deal with STV

Virgin Media has announced a six-year extension to its partnership with STV. The deal will see Scottish Virgin Media subscribers continue to have access to fully regionalised HD version of the STV broadcast channel, while customers in the rest of the UK including the new Stream device, will retain access to BVOD service STV Player.  […]

Virgin Media launches all-IP Stream platform

Virgin Media has announced its new Stream all-IPTV platform. The device, revealed at an event in central London on April 26 and to be released 24 hours later, is Virgin’s attempt to rival the likes of Apple and Amazon in offering an aggregation-oriented streaming platform.  Stream is available to Virgin Broadband subscribers for an upfront […]

Women’s Six Nations broadcasters to show all matches in boost to competition

Every match of the upcoming Women’s Six Nations will be broadcast for the first time. While the competition has been shown in participating nations, matches have historically only been shown when that nation’s team is playing.  France TV, the BBC and S4C in the UK, RTE and Virgin Media In Ireland and Sky Italia have […]

Virgin Media O2 completes Gigabit upgrade

UK service provider Virgin Media O2 has said it has completed the upgrade of its national network to Gigabit speeds. The company laid claim to delivering nearly two-thirds of the UK government’s broadband ambition four years ahead of the target date. The operator completed its rollout after switching on gigabit speeds to a final 1.1 […]

Virgin Media tops Ofcom’s pay TV complaints list, with Sky generating fewest complaints

Sky stood out as the least complained-about pay TV service, while Virgin Media was the most complained-about service in regulator Ofcom’s latest survey of service provider complaints. Sky generated only one complaint per 100,000 subscribers in Q2, meaning it was the only provider to perform better than the industry average of four complaints per 100,000. […]

Virgin Media celebrates Diwali with free channel event 

To celebrate Diwali, Virgin Media is making premium Asian TV channels available for all TV customers at no extra cost for a fortnight.  From November 1-14, 15 Indian pay TV channels will be made available to Virgin Media customers at no extra cost. These channels include Bollywood film channels Sony Max HD, Utsav Gold HD, […]

Virgin Media launches new WiFi Hub

Virgin Media has announced the launch of its new WiFi router. The new Hub 5 is powered by WiFi 6 technology and promises to deliver ‘peak WiFi performance.” The router will work with Virgin Media’s existing DOCSIS 3.1 technology and comes with a 2.5Gbps ethernet port alongside three additional 1Gbps ports. Virgin Media O2 is […]

Virgin Media to offer Plume’s HomePass across UK

Virgin Media is working with smart home partner Plume to make the latter’s HomePass smart home service available to all UK households including those not covered by the Virgin Media network. According to Plume, HomePass works with all internet service providers. The service uses cloud-controlled adaptive WiFi pods to create a self-optimising WiFi network throughout […]

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