• Virgin Media O2 is adding a selection of 11 new FAST (Free Ad-Supported Streaming Television) channels to its TV service, providing its customers with a content boost at no extra cost
  • The channels offer a hybrid of traditional viewing and streaming offering customers a ‘lean back’ viewing experience
  • The entertainment upgrade will automatically be added to Virgin TV 360, Stream and V6 boxes, with no need for customers to take action
  • All 11 channels will be added to Virgin Media’s TV guide ensuring they are quick and easy to find
  • These channels complement the existing 19 FAST channels which includes three channels from Pluto TV (Catfish, CSI: New York and 5Cops) that Virgin Media O2 launched in March.

Virgin Media O2 is today announcing the launch of 11 brand-new FAST channels, offering customers the opportunity to immerse themselves in round-the-clock episodes of popular TV shows, at no extra cost.

Available to all Virgin TV customers directly via their set-top box, the brand-new FAST channels offer 24/7 access to binge-worthy shows and comfort series including Big Zuu’s Big Eats, Flipping Bangers: Deal Masters and Fan Favourite Concerts such as Mariah Carey – The Adventures of Mimi.

As part of the new channel line-up, Virgin TV customers will gain access to a variety of new FAST channels, including:

  1. History Hunters (A+E Networks)
  2. Deal Masters (A+E Networks)
  3. Qello Concerts (Stingray)
  4. Trace Sports Stars (Trace)
  5. Real Crime (Little Dot Studios)
  6. Real Life (Little Dot Studios)
  7. ZenLIFE (Stingray)
  8. UKTV Play Laughs (UKTV)
  9. UKTV Play Heroes (UKTV)
  10. UKTV Play Full Throttle (UKTV)
  11. UKTV Play Uncovered (UKTV)

The new channels join the existing 19 FAST channels which include three from Pluto TV that launched in March – Catfish, CSI: New York and 5Cops.

David Bouchier, Chief TV and Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media O2, said: “The introduction of these fantastic new streaming channels demonstrates our ambition to continue enhancing our entertainment offering, giving our customers even more choice and 24/7 access to their favourite shows.

“Having launched 30 streaming channels in the last year alone, we are constantly striving to offer our customers even more entertainment, providing them with easy access to shows we know they’ll love, at no extra cost.”

The new additions to Virgin Media’s TV line up can be found on the Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) and come as part of the company’s expanding FAST channel offering, providing an alternative and complimentary experience to traditional linear TV.

Virgin Media O2 will continue to evolve its FAST channel offering, adding more fantastic channels that will provide customers with even greater choice, at no extra cost.


Notes to Editor:

  • V6, Virgin TV360 and Stream customers only
  • FAST channels can be found on:
    • History Hunters (Ch234)
    • Deal Masters (Ch254)
    • Qello Concerts (Ch299)
    • Trace Sports Stars (Ch557)
    • Real Crime (Ch237)
    • Real Life (Ch238)
    • ZenLIFE (Ch298)
    • UKTV Play Laughs (Ch241)
    • UKTV Play Heroes (Ch228)
    • UKTV Play Full Throttle (Ch229)
    • UKTV Play Uncovered (Ch227)
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