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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 […]

Virgin Media introduces download feature on Virgin TV Go app

Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media has introduced a new download feature to its Virgin TV Go app. Users of the app will have the ability to download about 2,000 episodes of catch-up and on-demand box-sets from content providers including Fox, ABC and Comedy Central, as well as Virgin TV’s collection of exclusive box-sets such as Kingdom, […]

Liberty Global spurred by Virgin Media gains

Liberty Global reported financial gains and strong momentum at UK-based Virgin Media in its latest quarter, despite a loss of 11,500 video customers across its footprint. For the second quarter, revenue from continuing operations was up 2.7% year-on-year to US$3.05 billion (€2.63 billion), while operating income was up 31.0% to US$263.9 million thanks to higher […]

UKTV channels leave Virgin platforms as deadlock continues

UKTV’s portfolio of 10 channels have been removed from Virgin Media’s platform and the two parties are still in deadlock after failing to agree terms of a new carriage deal. Around four million Virgin Media households are affected by the blackout of channels, which include Dave, Alibi, Drama, Gold and Eden. Thousands of hours of […]

Sky least complained-about pay TV operator in UK in Q1

Sky was the least complained-about pay TV provider in the UK in the first quarter of this year, and BT was the most complained-about, according to the latest figures released by media and telecoms watchdog Ofcom. According to Ofcom’s statistics, Sky generated two complaints per 100,000 customers in the three months to March, compared with […]

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