From telly to tablet: Virgin TV Anywhere gets 15 new channels

2nd October 2014

  • New news, music, gaming and entertainment channels now available
  • 40 more channels than Sky available to watch on the go
  • Two more major entertainment channels to arrive next month

Virgin Media has added another 15 live channels to its award winning1 mobile TV service, Virgin TV Anywhere, bringing the total number of channels available for customers to watch on the go to 107. The arrival of the new channels means Virgin TV customers can enjoy over 402 more channels than Sky Go users on smartphones, tablets and computers.

The latest additions to Virgin Media’s on the go line-up include news, entertainment, music and gaming channels from around the world, such as Al Jazeera, France 24, ARY News, B4U Music, Ginx and Lahme3. A further two major entertainment channels will also join the service next month.

The new channels join the existing collection of entertainment, sport, news, children’s, documentary and music channels already available on Virgin TV Anywhere4.

Scott Kewley, Virgin Media’s Director of Digital Entertainment, said: “The new channels we’ve added will enable customers to keep up with the news from around the world, ramp up the suspense with an exciting drama or listen to the latest music on the go. Their arrival means we’ve more than doubled the amount of channels available on the go to our TV customers since the service launched two years ago, further extending our lead as the provider of the most comprehensive entertainment-anywhere service in the UK.”

Virgin Media has added 45 live channels online and 65 to the app since Virgin TV Anywhere launched in November 2012, with two more channels still to come next month.

Virgin TV customers can watch their favourite programmes around the home and while out and about at no extra cost on smartphones, tablets and computers using Virgin TV Anywhere and the Sky Movies and Sky Sports apps.

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.

For further information on Virgin TV Anywhere, head to

Notes to editors

1 Virgin TV Anywhere has been awarded the 2014 Connected TV ‘Companion and Second Screen Prize’, the 2014 TV Connect Award for ‘Best Multiscreen TV Service’, the 2014 TV Connect Awardfor ‘Best Live Online TV Service or Solution’ and the 2013 Connected TV ‘Companion and Second Screen Prize’.

2 Virgin Media currently offers 40 more channels on the go than Sky (rising to 42 when two further entertainment channels join the line-up next month), with 107 channels through the Virgin TV Anywhere and Sky Sports and Movies apps (rising to 109 when two further entertainment channels join the line-up next month), while Sky currently offers 67 channels through its Sky Go website.

3 A list of the live channels added to Virgin TV Anywhere is included below.


Al Jazeera (Arabic)

Al Jazeera (English)

ARY News

B4U Music


Forces TV

France 24 (English)

France 24 (French)



NDTV 24*7

NHK World HD

The Africa Channel



Streaming services on Virgin TV Anywhere can be used anywhere in the UK using a fixed or wireless broadband connection. Streaming over 3G 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.

4 A list of supported Android devices can be found here.

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.

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