How do you fancy feasting your eyes on a range of awesome films and TV, all in incredible Ultra High Definition, and at no extra cost? Consider it our special Christmas gift to you
By Virgin TV Edit
There is always a wealth of unmissable entertainment on the Virgin TV UHD channel, with great TV shows, concerts and, of course, top movies. Whether you’re in the mood for witty drama, mind-bending sci-fi, or hide-behind-the-sofa horror, it’s all coming to your telly this Christmas. Oh, and did we mention it’s going to be in glorious Ultra High Definition? All that, and at no extra cost.
From Friday 1 December until Monday 1 January, Virgin TV customers with a V6 box, powered by TiVo®, a Virgin TV 360 box or Stream from Virgin Media can enjoy our dedicated Virgin TV UHD channel (CH 175/999) on us! And don’t worry if you don’t have a 4K telly, because you can also watch everything it has to offer in High Definition.
And with Virgin TV 360, you can enjoy Virgin TV Ultra HD around the home thanks to our incredible multiroom experience.
Click here to see the best UHD entertainment picks, including Survival Of The Species With Ben Fogle, An Accidental Studio and Dancing On Icebergs.
Plus, you can settle down to a film every night this festive period from 9pm in pixel packed Ultra HD (except Monday 1 January), including Field of Dreams, Backdraft, Hanna and Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. Read on to find out which other films are in store for you this December at no extra cost...
Saturday 2 December, 10pm, Virgin TV Ultra HD (CH 175/999)
Jake Gyllenhaal is great in this first-person account set during the Gulf War that puts you inside the state of mind of a Marine during a conflict. Director Sam Mendes subverts what you expect a war film should be. Instead, it’s a character study about why people are drawn to war and the psychological toll that action (or indeed, inaction) takes on them.
Saturday 9 December, 9pm, Virgin TV Ultra HD (CH 175/999)
An apt title for this movie by Angelina Jolie, who directs the true story of Olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) who is held captive by the Japanese in a prisoner of war camp. With a script by the Coen brothers, it’s an epic war film. But at its heart is the age-old story about humanity’s perseverance in the face of overwhelming odds.
Sunday 10 December, 9pm, Virgin TV Ultra HD (CH 175/999)
From the Coen brothers comes this all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age, that lampoons and pays tribute to the era. Starring (deep breath) Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum. All-star is right!
Monday 11 December, 9pm, Virgin TV Ultra HD (CH 175/999)
This era-spanning biopic from Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) examines the tumultuous life of Apple’s Steve Jobs. With Michael Fassbender in the title role, we get to see the ego, temper, and messiah complex Jobs was renowned for – particularly when it comes to his board, his co-workers and his daughter.
Zero Dark Thirty
Wednesday 13 December, 9.30pm, Virgin TV Ultra HD (CH 175/999)
This film depicts the decade-long operation that spanned two US presidential administrations to track down Osama bin Laden. But this is no stars and stripes chest-beating flick. Director Kathryn Bigelow doesn’t pull her punches as it dispassionately explores the lines crossed to accomplish that mission, and Jessica Chastain excels in her role as the key operative.
The Dark Tower
Wednesday 20 December, 9pm, Virgin TV Ultra HD (CH 175/999)
Based on the ambitious and expansive novel series by Stephen King, The Dark Tower sees the last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba) locked in an eternal battle against the Man in Black, Walter O’Dim (Matthew McConaughey) to stop him from toppling the Dark Tower that holds the universe together. Action-packed sci-fi.
Christmas Eve, 9pm, Virgin TV Ultra HD (CH 175/999)
Neill Blomkamp has gone on to direct big budget movies like Elysium and Grand Turismo, but it’s his low budget 2009 effort that is most fondly remembered (and was produced by Peter Jackson, no less). When aliens land in Johannesburg, they don’t invade. They’re looking for refuge. With parallels to the apartheid era, it’s still a brilliant, timely watch.
How to access the Virgin TV Ultra HD channel
Simply go to Channel 175/999 or press the up button on the EPG to easily access Virgin TV Ultra HD. Don’t have a UHD TV? Never fear, because you can also watch the Virgin TV Ultra HD channel through your HD TV. Lucky you!
TV channels: Channels, content and features available depend on your chosen package. Channel line-ups and content are subject to change at any time and to regional variations.
HD: HD TV set, V HD Box, TiVo box, Virgin TV V6 box or Virgin TV 360 box connected with HDMI cables required for HD channels. Number of inclusive HD channels depends on package.
Virgin TV UHD channel: Available to Maxit/Full House TV customers only. Primetime only – see channel for programming schedule each day. 4K enabled TV/device and V6 box required to watch content in UHD. Quality assumes your equipment is working at optimum standard.
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