• With the new Premier League season kicking off this week, football fans can make the transfer of the summer by making a saving of up to £363 when switching to Virgin Media over Sky and BT on equivalent services
  • Virgin Media’s Bigger + Sports bundle is priced at £72 per month and includes all Sky Sports and BT Sport channels on its latest Virgin TV 360 set top box as well as M500 broadband – perfect for streaming matches around the home
  • It comes as new research from Virgin Media has shown that 65% of football fans will be choosing to watch more football matches at home this season due to the cost of living crisis

 

With the new Premier League season kicking off on Friday 5 August, football fans can switch to Virgin Media to net a saving of up to £363 over the duration of their contract compared to equivalent Sky and BT bundles.

For the new Premier League 2022-23 campaign, there will be 200 televised matches – keep up to date with Virgin Media’s fixture finder tool – shown on Sky and BT Sport as well as Amazon Prime Video. And with these matches split between multiple broadcasters and subscriptions, it can be confusing and costly for football fans to select the right bundle.

New research from Virgin Media illustrates this view amongst football fans, with nearly two thirds (65%) saying that they’re confused about selecting the right TV and broadband bundle ahead of the new season. The research also shows that nearly two thirds (65%) of football fans will be watching more games at home due to the cost of living crisis.

It means that a switch to Virgin Media’s Bigger + Sport bundle for the new season is the smart choice for football fans. Priced at £72 per month, it offers the convenience of single billing and the ability to watch all Sky Sports channels in HD and BT Sport channels – including its HD and dedicated 4K BT Sport Ultimate channels – on its latest Virgin TV 360 set top box.

On equivalent services from Sky and BT, which include TV, broadband and landline services, it would be £363 more expensive with Sky (calculated over the course of an 18-month contract) and £307 with BT (calculated over the course of a 24-month contract) respectively.

The Bigger + Sports bundle also comes with M500 broadband, providing average download speeds of 516Mbps, meaning that families can also stream live sport on multiple devices throughout the home using Virgin TV Go. It’s also perfect for streaming Amazon Prime Video’s – not included in the bundle – two rounds of Premier League matches in October and December with the app also available on its set top box.

David Bouchier, Chief TV & Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media, said: “With the usual movement of players during the summer football transfer window, fans should follow suit and make the switch to Virgin Media ahead of the new Premier League season to net huge savings. Virgin Media is top of the table yet again when it comes to being the cheapest and most convenient place to watch all of the action so come and join us for what is set to be another great year of live sport.”

Virgin Media’s Bigger + Sports bundle offer, priced at £72 per month, is available between Monday 1 August and Friday 30 September.

For more information, visit > https://www.virginmedia.com/broadband/packages

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Note to editors

  • Virgin Media’s Bigger + Sports TV bundle is priced at £72 per month and includes all Sky Sports channels in HD as well as BT Sport in HD and 4K Ultra HD. It also comes with over 230 channels, M500 broadband and landline weekend calls. Price quoted is for new customers and the offer is available between Monday 1 August and Friday 30 September.
  • The cost per month is inclusive of existing offers and SD/HD channels. It includes set up, installation and delivery charges. It doesn’t include Amazon Prime Video subscription costs. For More information, visit https://www.virginmedia.com/shop/bundles
  • The comparison between Virgin Media, Sky and BT is on equivalent services for TV, broadband and landline packages.
  • When comparing Virgin Media and Sky’s equivalent services, the £363 saving claim incorporates Virgin Media customers adding Netflix for £6.99 per month to their contract (this is done due to Sky’s equivalent service include Netflix as standard). When comparing Virgin Media and BT’s equivalent services, the £307 saving claim is calculated over a 24-month period as BT only do 24 month contracts whereas Virgin Media’s contracts are 18 months.
  • Research correct as of Monday 1 August. Cost calculated over the first 18 months.
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