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Virgin Media to Give All TV Customers Free Channels in February

Throughout February, Virgin Media TV subscribers will have free access to 20 additional channels, spanning entertainment, documentary, and music, including from Sky and Comedy Central.

Between 1 February and 1 March, households with Virgin Media TV plans can tune into live broadcasts of the following 20 channels for no additional cost:

  • Comedy Central HD (Channel 132)
  • Comedy Central +1 (Channel 133
  • Comedy Central SD (Channel 181)
  • Comedy Central Extra (Channel 182)
  • MTV (Channel 183)
  • The Box (Channel 335)
  • Box Hits (Channel 336)
  • TCM SD (Channel 415)
  • TCM HD (Channel 416)
  •  TCM +1 (Channel 417)
  • Sky History HD (Channel 270)
  • Sky History +1 (Channel 71)
  • Sky History 2 (Channel 272)
  • Crime & Investigation HD (Channel 209)
  • Crime & Investigation +1 (Channel 222)
  • Colors (Channel 826)
  • Colors Cineplex (Channel 828)
  • Colors Rishtey (Channel 827)

The offerings include comedy, classic movies, history and crime documentaries, and Asian programming from the popular Asian Mela pack. Highlights from the channels include Impractical Jokers, on Comedy Central Extra; Killer Britain with Dermot Murnaghan on Crime & Investigation; and Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman on Sky History.

Virgin will also unlock all on-demand content from the broadcasters, allowing you to catch up on boxsets from Comedy Central, MTV, and Sky History.

Virgin says the promotion builds on their previous “response to the pandemic,” which included a month of 22 free channels between February and March 2021.

David Bouchier, Chief TV & Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media O2, said: “To welcome in the New Year, we are giving all of our TV customers access to some of our top documentary, entertainment and music channels at no extra cost throughout February. This is great news for our TV customers with some fantastic shows available this month such as Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman and a host of other programming available on demand.”

But Virgin Media customers should also brace for a price hike to come into force just as the new channels disappear. From 1 March, Virgin Media broadband and TV customers will see their bills rise by a typical £4.70 per month. Virgin attributed the price increases to rising costs and heavier use of its services by customers.

Lauren Smith
Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith has worked as a journalist and copywriter for most of the last decade, covering technology, energy, and consumer rights, in the US and UK.

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