Virgin Media adds five more HD channels

Eden HD

Virgin Media is adding a further five high-definition channels to its cable TV service, bringing the total to 37.

The new additions are Eden HD, Good Food HD, Dave HD, Watch HD and Alibi HD. Eden and Good Food will begin broadcasting in high definition on October 7th, Dave on October 10th, Watch on October 12th and Alibi HD is due in 2012.

In addition, Virgin is launching Yesterday+1 and Eden+1 in standard definition.

All the new channels are from UKTV. Of all Virgin's 37 HD channels, 24 are available to subscribers to the 'XL' package with no extra charge.

Cindy Rose, executive director of digital entertainment at Virgin Media, says: "We're thrilled to be bringing more dazzling HD channels to our TV service, offering our customers even more choice and variety."

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.