Virgin TV Anywhere gets six new channels

28th November 2014
 

 

 

 
  • Music, drama, sports, horror and international channels added
  • 48 of 119 on-the-go channels exclusive to Virgin Media
  • Virgin TV customers now able to use the Sky Movies Android app
 

Virgin Media has added 4Music, CBS Action, CBS Drama, Extreme Sports, The Horror Channel and Sony SAB to Virgin TV Anywhere, the UK’s most comprehensive TV on-the-go service.

The addition of the new channels to the service brings the total number of channels available for Virgin TV customers to watch on computers, tablets and mobiles to 119 – 48 of which are not available on Sky Go1.

The wide range of content on these channels means customers can watch shows from Dexter toWaterloo Road while around the home or out and about2.

Virgin TV customers who subscribe to Sky Movies can now also access the Sky Movies Android app, enabling them to watch some of the latest and greatest blockbuster films on Android devices3.

Virgin TV customers can watch their favourite programmes on-the-go at no extra cost using Virgin TV Anywhere and the Sky Movies and Sky Sports apps and websites.

Virgin TV customers can access Virgin TV Anywhere online or, if they have Virgin Media TiVo®, through a mobile and tablet app on iOS and Android devices4.

Click here for more information on Virgin TV Anywhere.

 

Notes to editors

1 Virgin Media currently offers 48 more channels on the go than Sky, with 119 channels through the Virgin TV Anywhere and Sky Movies and Sky Sports apps and websites, while Sky currently offers 71 channels through its Sky Go website.

2 Some of the programmes available on the newly-added channels are as follows:

Channel

Programmes include

4Music

Today’s 4Music Top 10, UKHot40

CBS Action

Dexter, Star Trek: Enterprise, Hawaii Five-O

CBS Drama

CSI, Dallas, Waterloo Road, Judge Judy

Extreme Sports

Ticket to Ride 2012, Warped Roadies, Silent Revolution

The Horror Channel

Grindstone Road, Attack of the Werewolves, Dr Who

Sony SAB

F.I.R., Baal Veer


3 Virgin TV customers who have Sky Movies in their TV package log into the app using their My Virgin Media username. All Android devices are currently able to download and stream on the Sky Movies app except the Asus Transformer TF101 and Amazon Kindles. The app is not currently available for devices running on Android 5 (Lollipop) but will be soon.

4 Virgin TV Anywhere is available on iOS and a range of Android devices. A full list of supported and enabled Android devices for Virgin TV Anywhere can be found here.

Streaming services on Virgin TV Anywhere can be used anywhere in the UK using a fixed or wireless broadband connection. Streaming over 3G or 4G is not supported. Whilst there is no charge to use the Virgin TV Anywhere service for Virgin TV customers, charges may apply for using public Wi-Fi or mobile networks.

 

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. And we’re expanding this through our £3bn Project Lightning programme, which will reach 17 million premises.

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 to customers. 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 widely available broadband speeds and tailor-made services.

Virgin Media is part of Liberty Global, the world’s largest international cable company. Together Virgin Media and Liberty Global serve 27 million customers across 14 countries.