Virgin Media adds Vintage TV channel

Vintage TV brings classic rock and pop to Virgin Media's line-up of music channels.

Virgin Media has added an extra music channel to its digital TV service.

Vintage TV, which hosts a wide range of originally programmes and classic concert footage, is now available to all 3.8 million households with Virgin Media television.

The new channel also features full-length interviews from the rock 'n' roll archives and a variety of "informative and entertaining" music documentaries.

David Pick, founder and chief executive of Vintage Entertainment Limited, which owns the music channel, said: "Vintage TV fulfils the appetite of the UK's music lovers for the very best content - music that stands the test of time.

"We're delighted to be making our channel available for Virgin Media customers."

To celebrate the launch of Vintage TV, Virgin Media quizzed that UK's music fans to uncover which rock and pop legends Britain would most like to have met.

Virgin Media's Top 10 bands Brits would most like to spend time with:

  1. Queen
  2. David Bowie
  3. Stevie Wonder
  4. Fleetwood Mac
  5. Oasis
  6. Bryan Adams
  7. Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)
  8. Joy Division
  9. Don Mclean
  10. The Undertones

Richard Wheeler, Virgin Media's head of content acquisition, commented: "Queen still proves the show must go on, as the UK continues to enjoy some of the best songs from the last century on Vintage TV."

Meanwhile, broadband provider TalkTalk has added a new music channel to its internet-connected V platform YouView, allowing viewers to watch classic live shows on demand - from stars including Kylie Minogue and Coldplay - for a one-off payment of £4 each time.

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