New set-top box delivers 4K streaming, but lacks one of the most popular apps...
Over 1500 hours of Sky Cinema and Sky Entertainment content is now available through Virgin Media in Ultra HD.
The 50-50 joint venture has been valued at over £31 billion and is expected to be finalised in the middle of 2021.
Until 2nd May, Virgin Media is gifting all TV customers free access to 18 entertainment channels to help ease lockdown boredom.
Applies to new customers taking the Ultimate Oomph bundle, or Bigger bundle, Bigger bundle + Movies or + Sports or + Sports and Movies.
Player TV subscribers can now add new channel packages from £10/month, while V.VIP is a new all-in, top-tier subscription.
Eurosport's coverage of the Roland Garros tennis tournament is available to Virgin V6 box customers in High Dynamic Range.
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Virgin’s TV Anywhere app has evolved into Virgin TV Control, while the new Virgin TV Go app enables on-the-fly viewing from a smartphone or tablet.
Virgin hopes the majority of its TV customers will be using its latest generation set-top box by the end of the year.
Customers will see their subscriptions increase from between £3.50 and £4 a month from February 2016.
Virgin Media’s corporate Twitter account has teased an image of a new TiVo cable TV box, which is expected to support Ultra HD 4K programming.
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 - others will have to pay £15/month
The cable TV company says it will update its ageing TiVo HD set-top box this year, and is developing a 4K version to take on Sky Q.