Virgin Media adds three more Sky Sports HD channels to its TV line-up

And to tempt customers into taking up the new channels, Virgin is offering a ten-month Season Ticket for £150 giving access to Sky Sports 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 – a claimed saving of 40 per cent compared to paying for the channels monthly. The offer is open until the close of the football transfer season at the end of August.

Sky recently increased the amount it charges Virgin Media for its channels, so the cost of the Sky Sports Collection and Sky Sports and Movies Collection is going up by £2 a month (although Virgin says this is less than Sky's £2.50 increase for the same packages). However, customers taking addtional Sky channel packages will not be affected by the price rise, which comes into effect from September 1st.

Virgin Media customers will also soon, for the first time, have access to all their Sky Sports channels on the go via a dedicated app. Initially available for iOS mobile and tablet devices, an Android version of the app will follow later this year. The on-the-go service will also be available online.

Subscribers to Virgin's cable TV service now have access to Sky Sports, BT Sport, ESPN, British Eurosport, Premier Sport, BoxNation and Racing TV.

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.