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Virgin Media to drop UKTV channels

Virgin Media is set to drop UKTV’s portfolio of 10 channels from its platform in the UK and Ireland in a dispute over carriage fees and terms. From midnight on Saturday July 21 channels including Dave, Gold, Alibi, Drama, and Eden are due to be replaced on the Virgin Media electronic programme guide (EPG), with […]

Virgin Media adds FreeSports to programming line-up

Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media’s TV service Virgin TV has extended its roster of sports channels with the addition of FreeSports. The sports channel, which aims to broadcast up to 1,000 events a year, specialises in airing a mix of domestic and international programming, including highlights and live football, cricket, tennis, rugby, athletics and motorsport as […]

Liberty Global unconcerned whether Fox or Comcast take control of Sky

Liberty Global is “not bothered” about whether 21st Century Fox or Comcast gains control of Sky in the UK, according to the international cable operator’s CEO Mike Fries. Speaking to CNBC, Fries said that Liberty both competed and partnered with Sky in the UK and said that the market was “healthy and vibrant” and competitive. […]

Virgin TV adds BT Sport in Ultra HD

Virgin Media is due to make the BT Sport channel available to its customers in 4K Ultra High Definition for the first time from July 30. BT Sport 4K UHD will be included in Virgin TV Full House and VIP bundles, while Virgin TV customers already taking BT Sport will get the channel automatically added […]

Virgin Media teams with Eurosport for 4K UHD TV Wimbledon coverage

Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media has teamed up with Eurosport to provide coverage of this week’s Wimbledon tennis tournament in 4K UHD TV. Virgin TV customers with a new V6 TV box will be able to watch both finals in ultra high-definition for the very first time. Customers can watch the men’s and women’s finals at […]

Unitymedia CEO moves to Virgin Media

Unitymedia CEO Lutz Schüler is swapping one Liberty Global division for another after being appointed chief operating officer of Virgin Media. Schüler, who has been chief executive of Germany’s Unitymedia since January 2011, is due to take up his new post in the UK on September 10 and will report directly to Virgin Media CEO […]

Virgin Media passes 900,000 Irish homes in Project Lightning expansion

Virgin Media has passed 900,000 premises in Ireland with ultrafast fibre broadband as part of its Project Lightning network expansion. Over the past two years, Virgin Media has added 100,000 new homes and businesses to its network map in Ireland and says it is on target to reach the one million mark over the next […]

Virgin Media strengthens Netflix alliance with integrated billing

Virgin Media has laid out plans to further strengthen its UK partnership with SVOD streaming Netflix. From October, all new and existing Virgin TV customers who don’t yet have Netflix will be able to add and pay for Netflix through their Virgin Media bill, giving them an easier way to access to the content on […]

Nick Play VOD app launches in the UK with Virgin Media

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has launched its Nick Play video-on-demand app via Virgin Media in the UK. The rollout marks the UK debut of VIMN’s first mobile streaming app to feature long-form content, with the Nick Play app available free to Virgin Media customers who subscribe to Nickelodeon channels. Nick Play will offer both […]

Virgin Media buys Casey Cablevision

Virgin Media has agreed to buy regional Irish cable operator, Casey Cablevision, which is based in Dungarvan, County Waterford, on the south coast of Ireland. The deal, which was agreed for an undisclosed price, will give Casey Cablevision’s existing customers in Dungarvan access to the full suite of Virgin Media’s products and services. Virgin said […]

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