BT Sport comes to Virgin Media

15 Aug 2013

BT Sport

BT Sport is coming to Virgin Media. The deal means subscribers to Virgin's XL TV package will get BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN at no extra cost and in high definition.

Customers on other Virgin TV packages will be able to upgrade to the XL deal, or have to pay an extra £15 a month for the BT Sport/ESPN package.

BT Sport will also be available on Virgin TV Anywhere, the company's cloud-based service for mobiles, tablets and online.

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Dana Strong, Virgin's chief operating officer, says: "Virgin Media homes are kicking off the new season wth the most complete sporting line-up around in one subscription, from Barclays Premier League football and Aviva Premiership rugby to F1, live golf and the culmination of a great Ashes series."

BT Sport adds 38 Premier League matches and Aviva Premiership rugby coverage to Virgin TV as well as:

• Hundreds of football matches from Italy, France and Brazil

• Women's Tennis Association matches from 21 tournaments

• Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League

• UEFA Europa League

• German Bundesliga

Virgin Media already offers all the Sky Sports channels, with Sky Sports 1 and 2 in high definition.

By Andy Clough


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I Was off to Sky and when I was cancelling... three days later

(after agreeing to join Sky TV)

Virgin Media Retainment Sector phoned me to say that they'd gimme all tv channels (not movies)   with all sports (a haggle though) in HD no less ... most chuffed    :)

All fo   r £64.54

So with BT sports and an Hd BT  too included.... well chuffed now !

Ace, just checked and 'hey presto'. Glad I never dumped them now :); and they have just reduced my mobile bill from £25pm to £8.75 for being a loyal customer.

Sky who???

As a Virgin XL customer, this is good news!

Virgin have also just increased our broadband speed to 100MB at no extra cost ( vs 50MB).

I don't regret moving from Sky at all.