Virgin Media
Recent deal with BSkyB leads to price cuts on standard-definition Sky Sports and Movies packages for Virgin customers

Following its recent agreement with BSkyB, Virgin Media is cutting the cost of Sky's premium channels on its cable TV service.

From July 1st, Virgin Media customers will be able to save up to £108 a year on Sky Sports and Sky Movies packages.

Premium channels are now available from £13.50 a month. For those wanting to add or keep a single Sky Sports (1 or 2) or Sky Movies (1 or 2) package, the cost is reduced to £13.50 for Virgin customers on M+, L or XL TV packages – a saving of £9 a month.

Savings on Sky bundles are even greater, with the Sky Sports Collection (Sky Sports 1,2,3 and 4) available for £20.50 a month, saving football fans up to £42 a year.

Film fanatics also benefit from the new pricing structure, with the Sky Miovies Collection (Sky Movies 1 and 2, plus Sky Movies Premiere, Premiere +1, Sky Movies Showcase and Disney Cinemagic) reduced to £19.50 a month.

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If you subscribe to both the Sky Sports and Sky Movies Collection as a single package it will cost you £27.50 a month.

All prices quoted are for standard-definition channels. Under the terms of its new deal with BSkyB, Virgin will have the option in future of carrying Sky's basic HD channels, Sky Sports HD 1 and HD 2, and all Sky Movies HD channels.

Full details on the Virgin Media website.

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