Virgin TV customers to get Premier Sports at no extra cost

20 July 2018

Premier League football fans can watch International Champions Cup this weekend

Virgin TV will be giving all of its customers two months’ free access to Premier Sports, which would normally cost £9.99 a month.

This fantastic offer kicks-in from this Saturday and follows the news that FreeSports – Premier Sports’ sister channel – is now available on Virgin TV.

The news couldn’t come at a better time for football fans with the ‘big six’ Premier League sides – including Manchester United and Liverpool – all taking part in the International Champions Cup against Europe’s elite clubs in the US with Premier Sports the only place to watch all of the action live.

There is more to Premier Sports than just football. It has signed a landmark deal to be the exclusive broadcaster for the Guinness PRO14 competition. It will show all 152 games with no less than 21 games free-to-air on FreeSports. It also airs NHL ice hockey matches, action from the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), motorsport events and Rugby League.

All Virgin TV customers will be able to watch Premier Sports in high-definition on channel 551 and temporarily on 127. It is free for two months initially with no additional subscription required.

David Bouchier, Chief Digital Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media, said: “We are delighted to be offering our customers Premier Sports to sample at no extra cost. This opportunity expands our already impressive array of sports channels and Premier Sports has some great events from the world of sport, starting with the ICC tournament in the US this weekend.”

Richard Sweeney, CEO at Premier Sports, said: “This is a very exciting proposition for new and existing customers to view some of the great content Premier Sports has to offer. The channel boasts some amazing coverage in the next few months including the ICC tournament featuring the top sides in England as well as every game from the PRO14 beginning late August.”


PremierSports on Virgin TV

  • Available from Saturday 21 July on channel 551 and temporarily 127. High-definition. Available for all Virgin TV customers for free for two months initially.

Notes to editors

About Virgin Media

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

Our dedicated, ultrafast network delivers the fastest widely-available broadband speeds to homes and businesses and we’re expanding this through our Project Lightning programme, which could extend our network to up to 17 million premises.

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About Premier Sports

Premier Sports launched in August 2010 to primarily facilitate out of market premium sports content to audiences in the United Kingdom. The channel is available through subscription in over 16 million homes via the SKY (in HD) and Virgin platforms. We are also available in every home in HD via our online Premier Player.

We believe in giving our customers a strong voice on how the channel is run and we constantly look at sports rights and make changes to our schedule based on requests from fans of the station on Facebook and through email. If you wish to get involved shaping the channel join us here on Facebook or follow us on Twitter here.

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