Virgin Media puts TV front and centre with new bundles

1st September 2016


 

 

 

 


Virgin Media has today unveiled a new product range which brings people closer to the TV they love underpinned by UK’s fastest widely available broadband.

The new bundles put connected entertainment front and centre with bundle names which reflect the TV that’s included and who it’s best for. Regardless of whether it’s live TV, on demand or through services such as Netflix, these channels are all brought together into a variety of packages.

Virgin Media’s superior connectivity with speeds of up to 200Mbps underpins each bundle so that a whole household can stream TV, movies, music and more all at the same time.

The new bundle range starts with Player, boasting a broadband speed of at least 50Mbps and inclusive calls, and the range goes all the way up to Full House, with ultrafast VIVID 200. Clear upgrade options between bundles, and the opportunity to flex and add more speed for those content hungry households with more devices, makes choosing the right package simpler and easier. 

Full House for the very best TV and broadband

The new “Full House” bundle showcases the biggest and best programmes on the Virgin Media platform supported by VIVID 200 ultrafast broadband and inclusive weekend calls.  

The bundle re-defines Virgin Media’s top tier TV and provides a wide choice of on demand programming. This includes over 50 HD channels, every BT Sport channel in HD and 1600 hours of HD video on demand as well as everything in the Player, Mix and Fun bundles and access to Virgin Media Exclusives and an expanded Box Sets offering.

The Full House bundle is currently available for new customers at £76 per month including line rental  with an offer price of £54 for the first 12 months on an 18 month contract.

These new bundles will be open to both new and existing customers from today.

Gregor McNeil, Managing Director of Consumer at Virgin Media said: “We are bringing people closer to the programmes they love, while also giving them the very best and fastest broadband at incredible value.

“From on-demand entertainment and catch-up in Player to HD Premier League games and exclusive series in Full House, there’s something for everyone at Virgin Media.”

UK’s first broadband built for gamers

Virgin Media is also launching the UK’s first broadband tier designed specifically for online gamers. VIVID 200 Gamer will be a £5 add-on to Virgin Media’s current top broadband package and will offer the fastest widely available download and upload speeds of up to 200Mbps and 20Mbps respectively.  Gamers will be able to enjoy these speeds no matter what time they are playing and will not need to worry about download caps.

 

The new bundles are as follows:

  • Player Bundle  - Player TV + Super Fibre 50 + Talk Weekends

    Entertainment brought together alongside Virgin Media’s Super Fibre 50 broadband. This includes the players, catch-up services and apps from free to air services: BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, CBeebies Picks, CBBC Picks, Tiddlers TV, All4, YouTube, Vevo and much more. Player customers will also receive free to air channels such as Dave, Challenge, CBeebies and access to Virgin Movies, Netflix and Curzon Home Cinema (accounts needed).

     

  • Mix Bundle - Mix TV + Super Fibre 50 + Talk Weekends

    This takes people straight to the good stuff with Sky favourites including Sky 1, Sky Living, Sky Sports News and newly launched Sky Sports Mix. On top of this is hours and hours of must-watch telly on Fox and GOLD as well as Cartoon Network plus all the players, catch-up services , Netflix and apps featured in the Player bundle, alongside Super Fibre 50 broadband.

  • Fun BundleFun TV + VIVID 100 + Talk Weekends

    A big dollop of kid’s shows and documentaries. Everything from Discovery, National Discovery and Animal Planet to Cartoonito, Nick, Nick Jr and Nick Toons plus Comedy Central. On top of this, Fun TV customers will get all of the players, catch up services and apps as well as everything in the Player and Mix bundles alongside Netflix and VIVID 100 ultrafast broadband.

     

  • Full House BundleFull House TV + VIVID 200 + Talk Weekends

    This bundle showcases the biggest and best programmes on Virgin Media, supported by VIVID 200 ultrafast broadband. This includes access to the very best on-demand programmes through Virgin Media Exclusives and Box Sets as well as everything in the Player, Mix and Fun bundles and access to Netflix.

    • Virgin Media Box Sets contains more than 5,000 hours of new programming sourced from some of the biggest brands with a track record of hit shows  - this includes the BBC, ABC Studios and NBC Universal.  From Dr Who and Sherlock to Scandal and Suits, Full House subscribers will be able to enjoy complete box sets of hit series whenever they want.

    • Virgin Media Exclusives gives Full House subscribers access to programmes that nobody else can get. Virgin Media has already brought comedy horror series, Ash vs Evil Dead, and gritty MMA drama, Kingdom, to its platform with two seasons of Starz’s Magic City released on Virgin TV today. Full House subscribers can continue expect many more exclusive series to land on their screens.

       

      Full House subscribers will be able to watch over 50 HD channels, every BT Sport channel in HD and 1600 hours of HD video on demand.

       

  • #AllTheFootball: Full House Sports Bundle - Full House TV (including BT Sport) + Sky Sports + VIVID 200 + Talk Weekends

    A bundle for the real sports fans. Everything in the Full House bundle is included plus all Sky Sports channels meaning football fans can watch every televised Premier League game this season in one package at home, or on the go with TV Anywhere and the Sky Sports app.

     

  • VIP - Full House TV (including BT Sport) + Sky Sports HD + Sky Cinema HD + VIVID 200 + Talk More Anytime

    The ultimate bundle for those who want the very best in TV and broadband. This bundle includes everything in the Full House bundle, including BT Sport in HD, alongside all of the Sky Sports channels and Sky Cinema in HD. This bundle is, of course powered by VIVID 200 ultrafast broadband and Talk More Anytime calls. VIP customers will also get a second TiVo box so they can watch all of this TV across multiple rooms.

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*Full House price quoted £54pm (for first 12 months, then £76p/m – 18 month contract)

Notes to editors

Tier pricing (including line rental 18 month contract)

New Bundle

Price

Player

£45.00

Mix

£50.00

Fun

£60.00

Full House

£76.00

 

Existing customers

For most existing customers their bundles will stay the same but their TV tier will change name. For example a Big Easy customer would have a Big Easy Bundle with Player TV & Super Fibre 50 + Talk Weekends. A Big Kahuna customer would have the Big Kahuna Bundle with Full House TV, VIVID 200 & Talk Weekends.

The exceptions to this are TV M+ and TV More which will no longer be sold. These existing customers will experience no changes whatsoever.

Current TV tier

Change

New TV tier

M

Renamed to

Player TV

More

No longer sold

No change

-

New tier

Mix TV

M+

No longer sold

No change

L

Renamed to

Fun TV

XL

Renamed to

Full House TV

 

About Virgin Media
Virgin Media offers four multi award-winning services across the UK and Ireland: broadband, TV, mobile phone and landline.

The company’s dedicated, ultrafast network delivers the fastest widely available broadband speeds to homes and businesses. We’re expanding this through our £3bn Project Lightning programme, which will reach 17 million premises by the end of 2019.

Our interactive TV service brings live programmes, thousands of hours of on-demand programming and the best apps and games in a set-top box, as well as on-the-go for tablets and smartphones.

We launched the world’s first virtual mobile network, offering fantastic value and services. We are also one of the largest fixed-line home phone providers in the UK and Ireland.

Through Virgin Media Business, we support entrepreneurs, businesses and the public sector, delivering the fastest speeds and tailor-made services.

Virgin Media is part of Liberty Global, the world’s largest international cable company, with operations in more than 30 countries.