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Overwhelmingly, we heard that viewers wanted UKTV and Virgin Media to agree a deal that would return our channels as quickly as we could. An update from the team at UKTV. Thank you everyone for your support.
Virgin Media is focusing on three main areas for the channel; dramas, concerts and documentaries. Other customers will have to upgrade to this tier in order to start watching free of any additional charges. Virgin TV Full House and VIP customers without a 4K television do not need to worry though as the new channel will provide full support for lower-resolution monitors.
Virgin Media has a variety of TV-only plansas well as packages that come with broadband, TV and home phone all in one. Virgin TV comes with lots of great features as standard - including access to Virgin Movies and Box Sets, and the ability to record four shows at once, while watching a fifth. Virgin Media TV offers much of the same features and channels as eirSky and Vodafonehowever the Virgin Media TV box allows you to record more shows at once - while still watching TV - than the eir and Vodafone boxes, which is worth bearing in mind. However, if you ARE interested in a bundle, Virgin Media has some of the fastest broadband speeds out there!
TV3 is set to rebrand its stations as Virgin Media Television - with new channel names and a new sports channel to be launched. The group confirmed these plans in Juneand the broadcaster hopes to strengthen its new brand with a fresh new season of programming. The rebrand will come into effect on August 30when viewers will see the new channel identities on-air.
As a bonus, across all packages both YouTube and Netflix exist as red button services on two fixed channels for easy access. There was some confusion about what channels you can and cannot get on Virgin Media, largely because of its dispute with UKTV in the summer of The BBC — which half-owns UKTV — insisted on retaining on-demand rights to some of its comedy and drama shows on both free-to-air and pay stations.
You can even take the telly you love on the go, wherever you have an internet connection with WiFi, 3G or 4G in the UK. Exceeding this could result in significant charges. For security reasons, and to protect the rights of our content partners, Virgin TV Go cannot be used on jailbroken devices, where unauthorised modifications have been made to the operating system.
Instead, it wants to sell them to paid subscription services like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Virgin Media began notifying its customers of the reduced service on Thursday evening, while a message on the affected channels appeared on Friday stating: "This channel is being replaced from Sunday. New channels have since been announced that will help repopulate its platform, including Vice TV and FreeSports.
Email address:. Virgin Media customers lost access to UKTV channels like Dave and Gold last weekend, and now they could be facing the prospect of even more programming being absent from their subscriptions. Allegedly, the broadcaster has made it clear in writing that it will be removing its channels from Virgin TV as soon as this weekend, if an agreement between the two parties cannot be reached.
Update : Well, it's official. Virgin Media has also released a statement today, saying that they are also "disappointed" that UKTV's channels are no longer available through their platform. Original July 20 : If you're a Virgin Media customer we've got some bad news for you, as you might be about to lose 10 of your TV channels. And crucially