Virgin Media

Virgin Media tops Ofcom’s list as UK’s most complained about pay TV operator

Virgin Media has claimed the unfortunate title of being the most complained about pay TV operator in the UK, according to Ofcom. The media regulator has published its Q4 2019 consumer complaints data, and while consumers have had less truck with operators across the board the Liberty Global brand is still the pick of the […]

Virgin Media Ireland hires Paul Farrell as TV managing director

Following news that it is to merge its UK operations with Telefonica’s O2, Liberty Global’s Virgin Media Ireland has named Paul Farrell as its new managing director of Virgin Media Television.  Farrell is currently the vice president of commercial for Virgin Media, a role he has held since 2016 when he joined the company from […]

O2 and Virgin Media confirm £31 billion merger

Telefonica and Liberty Global have confirmed the merger of their UK operations. The 50-50 merger will see O2 and Virgin Media come together under one roof to create what the companies say will be “a stronger fixed and mobile competitor in the UK market.” The transaction, expected to close in the middle of 2021, is […]

Liberty Global and Telefonica in talks over Virgin Media-O2 merger

Telefonica and Liberty Global are in talks to merge UK operators O2 and Virgin Media. According to sources cited by Reuters, Liberty Global is looking to reinforce its position in the UK by creating a major competitor to leading pay TV operators BT and Sky. A deal is scheduled to be officially unveiled by Liberty […]

Virgin Media Television chief to quit

Virgin Media Television Ireland managing director Pat Kiely is to leave the business in July. Previously Commercial Director of TV3, Kiely was appointed managing director of Virgin Media Television following Virgin Media’s acquisition of the broadcaster in 2015.  The Liberty Global-owned service provider said that since Kiely’s appointment in 2015 the Virgin Media Television channels […]

Virgin Media adds to no-extra-cost channel line-up

Liberty Global-owned UK service provider Virgin Media is giving its TV customers access to a further 17 documentary and entertainment channels at no extra cost until May 16. The operator is making channels including Alibi, Animal Planet, Eden, History and National Geographic available to all TV customers from Friday. Virgin Media is also giving its […]

Four million on demand requests for Virgin over Easter weekend 

A nation in lockdown contributed to an 18% rise in Easter weekend on demand viewing by Virgin TV customers in the UK. The Liberty Global-owned operator announced that it registered more than 3.8 million views of its on demand programming over the long weekend of April 10-13. The most popular title was the return of […]

Virgin Media offers more channels at no extra cost

Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media is to make 18 entertainment channels available to customers at no extra cost until May 2. Channels including Comedy Central, Discovery, Fox, Gold and MTV will be available to all TV customers from today. The move will bring shows including War of the Worldsand NCISfrom Fox, Only Fools & Horsesand Gavin […]

Free, Virgin Media and BeIN Sports unveil new coronavirus offers

French service provider Free, the UK’s Virgin Media and MENA pay TV operator BeIN Sports are among the latest pay TV operators to make free and added-value offerings available as a result of the Coronavirus crisis. Free has extended an offering of free-to-view kids channels until the end of April and has extended and has […]

Virgin Media adds BBC Sound to TV platform

Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media has become the first UK pay TV provider to add the BBC Sounds app to its TV platform. BBC Sounds replaced the BBC iPlayer radio app earlier this year. From yesterday, the BBC Sounds app, which allows users to listen to all of BBC’s live and on-demand radio, music and podcasts, […]

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