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From telly to tablet: Virgin TV Anywhere gets 15 new channels

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  • New news, music, gaming and entertainment channels now available
  • 40 more channels than Sky available to watch on the go
  • Two more major entertainment channels to arrive next month

Virgin Media has added another 15 live channels to its award winning1 mobile TV service, Virgin TV Anywhere, bringing the total number of channels available for customers to watch on the go to 107. The arrival of the new channels means Virgin TV customers can enjoy over 402 more channels than Sky Go users on smartphones, tablets and computers.

The latest additions to Virgin Media's on the go line-up include news, entertainment, music and gaming channels from around the world, such as Al Jazeera, France 24, ARY News, B4U Music, Ginx and Lahme3. A further two major entertainment channels will also join the service next month.

The new channels join the existing collection of entertainment, sport, news, children's, documentary and music channels already available on Virgin TV Anywhere4

Scott Kewley, Virgin Media's Director of Digital Entertainment, said: "The new channels we've added will enable customers to keep up with the news from around the world, ramp up the suspense with an exciting drama or listen to the latest music on the go. Their arrival means we've more than doubled the amount of channels available on the go to our TV customers since the service launched two years ago, further extending our lead as the provider of the most comprehensive entertainment-anywhere service in the UK."

Virgin Media has added 45 live channels online and 65 to the app since Virgin TV Anywhere launched in November 2012, with two more channels still to come next month.

Virgin TV customers can watch their favourite programmes around the home and while out and about at no extra cost on smartphones, tablets and computers using Virgin TV Anywhere and the Sky Movies and Sky Sports apps. 

Virgin TV customers can access Virgin TV Anywhere online or, if they have Virgin Media TiVo®, through a mobile and tablet app on iOS and Android devices4

For further information on Virgin TV Anywhere, head to http://store.virginmedia.com/discover/tv/using-on-the-go.html   

1 Virgin TV Anywhere has been awarded the 2014 Connected TV ‘Companion and Second Screen Prize', the 2014 TV Connect Award for ‘Best Multiscreen TV Service', the 

2014 TV Connect Award for ‘Best Live Online TV Service or Solution' and the 2013 Connected TV ‘Companion and Second Screen Prize'.

2 Virgin Media currently offers 40 more channels on the go than Sky (rising to 42 when two further entertainment channels join the line-up next month), with 107 channels through the Virgin TV Anywhere and Sky Sports and Movies apps (rising to 109 when two further entertainment channels join the line-up next month), while Sky currently offers 67 channels through its Sky Go website.

3 A list of the live channels added to Virgin TV Anywhere is included below. 

 

Channel

Al Jazeera (Arabic)

Al Jazeera (English)

ARY News 

B4U Music

E!

Forces TV

France 24 (English)

France 24 (French)

Ginx

Lahme

NDTV 24*7

NHK World HD

The Africa Channel

TV5

Zing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Streaming services on Virgin TV Anywhere can be used anywhere in the UK using a fixed or wireless broadband connection. Streaming over 3G is not supported. Whilst there is no charge to use the Virgin TV Anywhere service for Virgin TV customers, charges may apply for using public Wi-Fi or mobile networks.

4 A list of supported Android devices can be found here: http://store.virginmedia.com/content/dam/eSales/Downloads/TVA%20on%20Android%20-%20device%20PDF%20v9.pdf.

About Virgin Media

Virgin Media is the first provider of all four broadband, TV, mobile phone and home phone services in the UK. 

The company's cable network - the result of multi-billion pound private investment - delivers ultrafast broadband to over half of all UK homes, with speeds of up to 152Mb, as well as market leading connectivity to thousands of public and private sector organisations across the country.

Virgin Media has developed the most advanced interactive television service, bringing together broadcast TV, thousands of hours of on demand programming and the best of the web in a single set-top box powered by TiVo. The company was the first to offer HD TV and 3D on demand to millions of British households.

The world's first virtual mobile network was launched by Virgin Media and it is also one of the largest fixed-line home phone providers in the country.

Virgin Media is a part of Liberty Global plc, the world's largest international cable company. Together Virgin Media and Liberty Global serve 24 million customers across 14 countries, helping connect people to the digital world and enabling them to discover and experience its endless possibilities.