Virgin Media unveils game changer with unprecedented savings on Sky Sports

13th July 2014

  • New and exclusive Season Ticket for a one-off upfront cost of £150
  • Only Virgin Media offers every major live sports channel in one place from a single provider
  • For the first time, Virgin Media customers can watch every Sky Sports channel ‘on the go’ and all in HD at home too
  • New Sky Sports 5 and Sky Sports 5 HD available to Virgin Media customers from launch

Virgin Media has unveiled the UK’s first sports television Season Ticket; a new and exclusive way fans can save hundreds of pounds on the cost of watching Sky Sports channels at home and on the go. With three new Sky Sports HD channels arriving on Virgin TV this week, only Virgin Media will offer every major live sports channel in one place from a single provider.

Big savings with Virgin Media Season Ticket

Available to new and existing Virgin Media customers until the close of the transfer widow at the end of August, the Season Ticket gives ten months access to Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2, Sky Sports 3, Sky Sports 4 and Sky Sports 5 for a one-off upfront cost of £150.*

The unprecedented savings add up to over 40% compared to paying month-by-month. When combined with Virgin Media’s Big Kahuna quad-play bundle, households can save over £400 in a year compared to the closest comparable offering from Sky.**

Virgin Media is the home of sport on TV – at home or on the go

Virgin Media is taking pole position as the most comprehensive provider of top sports TV in the UK, delivering all the live sporting action from Sky Sports, BT Sport, ESPN, British Eurosport, Premier Sport, BoxNation, Racing TV and more.

As the only way to get every major live sports channel from one provider, Virgin TV is set to take the title of High Definition heavyweight on Tuesday, 15th July, when it adds Sky Sports 3 HD, Sky Sports 4 HD and Sky Sports F1 HD. Sky Sports 5 and Sky Sports 5 HD will be available from launch on Tuesday, 12th August.

Virgin Media customers will also soon have access to all their Sky Sports channels on the go, for the first time, through a dedicated app. This will be initially available for iOS mobile and tablet devices, as well as online, with an Android version coming later.

Dana Strong, Chief Operating Officer at Virgin Media, said; “Virgin Media is now the home of all the major live sports in the UK in HD or on the go.  This is the first time all the Sky and BT Sport channels will be available in one place, backed by superfast broadband, for a single great value price.

“It doesn’t matter if you are watching at home or on the go, you now have front row access to all the top sporting action with Virgin Media.”

Notes to editors

  • The Virgin Media Season Ticket cannot be taken in conjunction with any other offer. Available until 1st September 2014, 12 month Big Bundle contract or re-contract applies. Sky Sports in HD is available with Virgin Media for £7 a month.
    • Comparison based on prices as of 8th July 2014. Virgin Media’s Big Kahuna plus Sky Sports versus Sky’s Family Bundle plus Sky Sports.
Sky’s Family bundle
Virgin Media Big Kahuna

Entertainment Extra+ pack (incl Sky1 and Sky Living)

TV XL pack (incl Sky1 and Sky Living)

Unlimited weekend landline calls & 0870


Unlimited weekend landline calls , 0870 & Virgin mobiles


Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro (up to 76Mb) with unlimited downloads

Fibre optic broadband (152Mb) with unlimited downloads

BT Sport and ESPN channels in HD


BT Sport and ESPN channels in HD


Sky Sports 1-5


Sky Sports 1-5 Season Ticket

£150 for first 10 months and then £27.25/month thereafter

Line rental


Line rental





Included if purchased online

Average monthly total (over 18 months)


Average monthly total (over 18 months)


Total annual saving


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.