Virgin Media O2 is marking Black History Month (1 to 31 October) with a special collection of on-demand programming celebrating the achievements and contribution of Black people in the UK and globally.

The ‘Black History Month’ collection, which is available for Virgin TV customers from today (1 October), features and celebrates Black talent from across music, entertainment, film and sport, and reflects the theme for this year’s Black History Month – ‘Proud to Be’.  The collection also highlights racism and inequality experienced by the Black community.

The programming includes spectacular performances from artists such as Beyoncé – live from her ‘I Am…The World Tour’ (Sky Arts), hard-hitting documentaries including ‘8 minutes 46 seconds: The Killing of George Floyd’ (Sky Documentaries), legendary sitcoms such as cult classic, Desmond’s (Channel 4), and must-watch movies including Judas and the Black Messiah (Sky Cinema).

David Bouchier, Chief TV & Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media, said:

“We’re proudly celebrating Black History Month with a fantastic collection of shows, documentaries, music and movies featuring a wealth of Black talent whose achievements and experiences have made a significant and lasting impact on society.

“Whether it’s watching the incomparable Beyoncé live in concert, being knocked out by the true story of heavyweight boxer George Foreman or shedding a tear to Will Smith’s performance in the ‘Pursuit of Happyness’, our on-demand line-up will keep Virgin TV customers entertained and informed during Black History Month.”

Virgin Media O2’s ‘Black History Month’ on-demand collection is available via Virgin TV set-top boxes and includes:

Black History Month (documentaries)

Tuskegee Airmen: Legacy Of Courage: Sky History

Terror in Tulsa: The 1921 Race Massacre: Sky History

Salute: Sky History

Lennox: The Untold Story: Sky Documentaries

The Legend of the Underground: Sky Documentaries

8 minutes 46 seconds: The Killing of George Floyd: Sky Documentaries

Althea: Sky Documentaries

Foreman: Sky Documentaries

Micah Richards: Tackling Racism: Sky Documentaries

400 Years: Taking The Knee: Sky History

Aftershock: Beyond The Civil War: Sky History

Black Patriots: Heroes Of The Revolution: Sky History

Dogfights: Tuskegee Airmen: Sky History

The LA Riots: 25 Years Later: Sky History

Celebrate…Black Music

Beyoncé: I Am…The World Tour (Live): Sky Arts

Chuck Berry: Brown Eyed Handsome Man: Sky Arts

Tina Tuner at the BBC: BBC iPlayer

Michael Kiwanuka Live: Sky Arts

Lauryn Hill Live: Sky Arts

Amazing Grace: Virgin Media Store

Prince Purple Rain: Virgin Media Store

Whitney: Can I Be Me: BBC iPlayer

Amazing Grace: Virgin Media Store

Billie: Virgin Media Store

Music Icons: Sky Arts

The Apollo: Sky Arts

Celebrate…Black Talent (entertainment)

Luther: Alibi

The Equalizer: Sky Witness

Wolfe: Sky Max

The Fresh Prince of Belair: Sky Comedy

Chewing Gum: Channel 4

Desmond’s: Channel 4

Kiri: Channel 4

We Got Love: E!

In The Long Run: Sky Comedy

Celebrate…Black Actors (movies)

Judas and the Black Messiah: Sky Cinema

Bad Boys For Life: Sky Cinema

The Shawshank Redemption: Sky Cinema

Miss Juneteenth: Sky Cinema

Antebellum: Sky Cinema

Pursuit of Happyness: Sky Cinema

Virgin Media O2 is celebrating Black History Month with a series of events for its employees throughout October which will provide the opportunity for its people to celebrate, highlight and recognise the contributions of the Black community to British society.


Note to Editors

  • Access to the programmes included in the ‘Black History Month’ collection will depend on a customer’s subscription and if they subscribe to streaming services
  • Many of the programmes in the ‘Black History Month’ collection can be viewed now and more will be added to the collection throughout October
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