By Patrick Munn | October 31, 2019 - 1:40 pm | No Comments
Pure is coming to the UK. Virgin Media has acquired the Canadian drama series after striking a deal with international distributor Cineflix Rights. The series premieres on Virgin TV Ultra HD today (Thursday October 31st). Additionally, Virgin Media has announced that Irish drama Darklands will premiere on Monday November 25th.
By Patrick Munn | September 13, 2019 - 2:49 pm | No Comments
The Feed will premiere on Virgin TV Ultra HD on Monday September 16th at 9pm, it has been announced. From The Walking Dead's Channing Powell, The Feed follows the Hatfield family, famed for Lawrence’s invention of The Feed – a high-tech brain implant which allows people to instantly share thoughts, memories and emotions – and explores the complex and dramatic relationship between the eldest son Tom, his family and the invasive and terrifying technology they’ve sold to the world.
By Patrick Munn | January 9, 2019 - 4:38 pm | No Comments
After a delay of nearly six weeks, StarzPlay has now launched on the Virgin Media platform. Virgin Media customers will require a StarzPlay add-on subscription (costing £4.99 per month) to access the service.
By Patrick Munn | November 28, 2018 - 12:28 pm | No Comments
UPDATE. November 28th:StarzPlay will be launching on Virgin Media a little later than initially planned. I'm hearing that due to technical issues, the streaming service from the U.S. premium cable network will not be launching on the Virgin Media platform tomorrow (November 29th) as originally planned. Virgin are working to remedy the issue and "ensure the best possible experience" for customers. No word yet on a revised launch date for StarzPlay.
By Patrick Munn | September 17, 2018 - 2:44 pm | No Comments
Channel 5 is adding a new drama series to their line-up. The VIMN backed broadcaster has acquired Blood, a psychological crime thriller from Riviera scribe Sophie Petzal which is being headlined by Line Of Duty's Adrian Dunbar, in a pre-sale deal with All3Media International. Additionally, Virgin Media has licensed the SVOD rights and will make the series available as a box-set following Channel 5's linear window.
By Patrick Munn | September 12, 2018 - 11:58 am | No Comments
Virgin Media has announced plans to launch the UK's first dedicated 4K channel, Virgin TV Ultra HD. Ahead of the launch, Virgin Media has agreed a wide-ranging deal with Sony Pictures Television for a number of U.S. scripted series from their distribution catalogue. They have picked up first run rights to Shut Eye and The Art Of More, neither of which has previously aired in the UK; and linear/repeat rights to House Of Cards, Masters Of Sex and StartUp. Notably, Masters Of Sex was dropped by Channel 4 in 2016 and its final two seasons never aired in the UK.
By Patrick Munn | August 11, 2018 - 10:12 am | No Comments
The nearly month-long dispute between UKTV and Virgin Media is now over. The two companies have come to terms on a new "long-term" carriage deal that will see all ten of UKTV's channel brands return to the platform. Virgin Media said the reinstatement of the channels would happen "as soon as possible", with some returning immediately.