• Virgin Media O2 is adding a selection of 14 new themed channels to its TV service, providing its customers with a content boost at no extra cost 
  • Based on a single show or theme, the channels offer a hybrid of traditional viewing and streaming offering customers a ‘lean back’ experience 
  • The entertainment upgrade will automatically be added to Virgin TV 360, Stream and V6 boxes  
  • All 14 channels will be added to Virgin Media’s TV guide ensuring they are quick and easy to find 

Virgin Media O2 is adding a range of new themed channels to its TV line up, offering customers access to even more entertainment at no extra cost.   

TV favourites including Deal or No Deal USA, Fear Factor and Baywatch are now available to Virgin Media TV customers via dedicated streaming channels, offering a ‘lean back’ viewing experience so they can dip in and out as they please.  

From popular genres such as comedy, crime and mystery to some of Britain’s best loved shows, the new channels are based around a single programme or theme offering customers access to thousands of hours of dedicated content at their fingertips, with programming available 24/7 via Virgin Media’s TV guide.  

The new channels combine traditional TV viewing with streaming, with pre-programmed ad breaks in between set schedules so customers always know what to expect when they tune in. Viewers can enjoy shows they know and love within the format of streamed programming that many have become accustomed to, with no subscription to any of the channels required.   

As part of the new channel line-up, customers with Virgin TV360, Stream or a V6 box can enjoy 14 new channels including:  

  1. Inside Crime  
  2. Real Wild 
  3. Mystery TV  
  4. HauntTV 
  5. History Hit  
  6. Baywatch  
  7. Homes Under the Hammer 
  8. Great British Menu  
  9. Tastemade  
  10. NextUp Live Comedy  
  11. The Chat Show Channel  
  12. Deal or No Deal USA 
  13. Fear Factor  
  14. Wipeout Xtra 

David Bouchier, Chief TV and Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media O2, said: “As viewing habits evolve and the sources of great programming multiply, we’re enhancing our TV offering to add streamed thematic channels. The new channels will elevate our customers viewing experience, providing a clear destination for some of Britain’s most recognised TV shows that we know our customers love. Whether it’s comedy, crime or cookery they’re after, our customers can now tune into extra entertainment, on us.”   

The launch of these new free to watch channels follows Virgin Media O2 upgrading all TV customers to HD at the beginning of the year and adding a range of fitness classes and additional programming all at no extra cost.   

Alongside gigabit speeds and a host of TV favourites, Virgin Media customers can benefit from the UK’s fastest WiFi guarantee offering download speeds of at least 30Mbps in every room or £100 credit back.   

Journalists can contact the Virgin Media O2 press office on:
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