Virgin TV customers to get Sky Sports Formula 1 channel – but not in HD

Sky Sports F1 coming to Virgin

Virgin Media has announced that the Sky Sports Formula 1 channel will be available to its Virgin TV customers.

The new channel, launching in March in time for the new F1 season and dedicated solely to Sky's Formula 1 coverage, will show all 20 races live.

The channel will be added to the complete Sky Sports package available on Virgin Media, alongside Sports 1, 2, 3 and 4, so Virgin customers will need to subscribe to the Sky Sports package to get the F1 channel.

However, the HD version of the channel will not be available from launch.

Cindy Rose, executive director of digital entertainment at Virgin Media, said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer this new channel right from the off as it’s certain to be an exciting Formula 1 season with a record number of races and six former or current world champions racing for the title.”

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Joe is the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for almost 20 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).