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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.
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.
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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.
Virgin Media has called on broadcasting regulator Ofcom to investigate how Premier League TV rights are currently sold in the UK, suggesting the current process is causing "significant consumer harm".
New agreement will see Sky channels made available to Virgin Media customers for at least five more years – including some additional channels
Virgin Media customers with the relevant subscription package can now view Sky Movies and Sky Sports on mobile devices such as an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using the Sky app. They can also view them online via their Virgin media account.