Virgin Media has today announced a new five-year deal with Sky that will allow the cable TV operator to get all of the remaining Sky HD channels that have yet to be accessible on the service, including Sky F1 HD, Sky Sports 3 HD, Sky Sports 4 HD, Sky Sports News HD and Sky News HD.
All of this channels will be available to watch through the service this summer, alongside all of the other Sky Sports channels that are already available as standard, coming at no extra cost to all of those who currently subscribe to the existing Sky Premium HD bundle, which is currently £7 a month.
This now means that Virgin Media is the only service which offers all sports broadcasting options without customers having to sign up to a separate contract.
Virgin Media will also be launching new dedicated applications this summer, allowing customers to access the Sky Sports and Sky Movies channels after the move. The channels will also be available using Virgin Media’s TV Anywhere apps for both iOS and Android, allowing users to access Sky 1, Sky 2, Sky Living, Sky LivingIT and Sky Arts 1 as part of the agreement.
“We are excited our customers will be able to watch even more great TV from Sky on more devices as a result of the most extensive agreement ever signed between Virgin Media and Sky,” said Tom Mockridge, CEO of Virgin Media.
“This promises to be a fantastic summer of entertainment and our customers, whether at home or on the go, will get to enjoy Sky’s range of channels for years to come as a result of our investment.”