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how to watch summer of football




If this summer’s feast of footy has you wondering which way to turn, fear not – this handy guide is here to help!

Tips and tricks for football fans

With so much on offer in a sizzling summer of goal-smashing action, we wouldn’t blame you for crumpling into a ball and rocking back and forth at the thought of missing a single second.


So we’ve assembled this simple guide to ensure you can get back to doing what you do best – ignoring family members at yet another sun-soaked barbecue, and claiming a shady corner to watch each and every match. Follow these tips for a summer of non-stop action…

Take the action with you with Virgin TV Go

In allowing you to watch your favourite telly on your mobile, tablet, at home or on the move, Virgin TV Go lets you catch every tackle, card and net-ripping screamer no matter how far you stray from your tellybox. Download it now from the Apple app store or Google Play


Listen up for the latest from talkSPORT

Did you know you can listen to radio stations through your Virgin TV? This summer, we’re partnering up with talkSPORT – the only national talk radio station that is 100% dedicated to sport – as the official radio broadcaster of live World Cup matches. Many of the group-stage matches will take place while most of us are at work or on the move, so tune in to talkSPORT (CH 927) for live coverage, in-show features and exciting competitions.


Follow our man on the ground

We’re also teaming up with superstar YouTuber Hugh Wizzy, who will be bringing us all the latest action from Russia. In fact, he even got a head start by heading to England’s friendly against Costa Rica. Keep an eye out on Virgin Media’s Twitter and Facebook pages throughout the tournament to see what Hugh Wizzy’s up to!


Catch up on Sky Sports and BT Sport

If it’s an American Dream you fancy, then dare to Zlatan (as the ever-humble LA Galaxy striker might say) and head on over to Sky Sports as the MLS season hots up. Or, if the plethora of footy on show has you scratching your head, catch the daily round-ups on BT Sport ESPN’s Moscow Tonight or on Sky Sports News, and be bang up to date with all the latest football drama from Russia.


Watch it all as it should be – in 4K

As if wall-to-wall football wasn’t enough to get your pulse racing, there’s an even better way to watch that’s guaranteed to raise your roof! If you have a V6 Box, powered by Tivo®, and a compatible television set, you can watch all the action in awesome Ultra High Definition. Just look out for the Red Button prompts while you’re watching, and in  no time you’ll be admiring every penalty, pass and superstar tantrum like never before.


As well as being a sleek and shimmering feat of tellybox tech, your clever Virgin TV box has many hidden talents, which you can discover and explore with our list of super-useful Telly Hacks.

Enjoy rewards with the Virgin Red app

What could be better than a summer packed with football? How about a summer packed with football and a smattering of free pizza? Thanks to our friends at Papa John’s, we’ll be giving away thousands of FREE pizzas on certain England match days – just for Virgin Media customers! Then, as if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a chance to get a whopping 50% off all pizzas every day of the week. Just look out for the Virgin Media customer exclusive giveaway on the Virgin Red app on match days. Find out more about the Virgin Red app here.


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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.

Sky Sports: You must subscribe to Sky Sports in SD to take these channels in HD. Sky Sports News HD not included. Content available to view depends on TV package. 

Sky Sports available as an add-on for an additional monthly charge if not included in your package. Premium channels must be kept for at least 30 days. 

BT Sport is included in Full House TV (previously TV XL) and VIP bundles or can be taken as an add-on at additional monthly cost. Premium channels and upgrades must be kept for at least 30 days. 

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