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Virgin Media TV channels

Player TV

This is the basic Virgin Media TV (www.virginmedia.com) package - but don’t let that put you off. With More TV you get a good range of free-to-air entertainment, factual, and local channels, along with a ton of radio and ten HD channels included as standard. Plus, loads of them come with '+1' version too so you can catch the stuff you missed an hour ago. Here are the channels you get:

Type

Channels

Entertainment

BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, 4Seven, 5Star, 5 USA, 5 USA +1, BBC ALBA, Challenge, Dave, Drama, E4, Forces TV, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, ITVBe, More 4, My5, Pick, Quest, Really, S4C, Spike, TruTV, regional channels, radio

Movies

Film4, Movies4Men, Movies Mix

Factual and lifestyle

The Community Channel, Home, Yesterday

Kids

CBBC, CBeebies, CITV, Pop

Music

4Music, VIVA

News

BBC News, BBC Parliament, CNBC, CNN International, Sky News/p>

Shopping

Create and Craft, Gems TV, Ideal World, Jewellery Maker, QVC, QVC Beauty, QVC Style, The Jewellery Channel

Regional and international

RTE One, RTE Two, TG4

HD

BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four, CBBC, Cbeebies, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5

Mix TV

Upgrading to Mix TV gives you a hefty load more TV. That’s more entertainment, more music, and more news. There’s also a bunch of international channels thrown in too.

Channels include everything in Player TV, plus:

Type

Channels

Entertainment

Alibi, BET, CBS Action, CBS Reality, Comedy Central, DMAX, E!, FOX, GOLD, Horror Channel, MTV, Real Lives, Sky Arts, Sky 1, Sky 2, Sky Living, SONY Channel, Syfy, TLC, True Entertainment, Universal Channel, W

Movies

Movies 24, TCM

Sports

Bike, Copa90, Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2, Motors TV, Sky Sports News HQ, Sky Sports Mix

Factual and lifestyle

Food Network, I.D., PBS America, Travel Channel

Kids

Boomerang, Cartoon Network, Kids Extra, Tiddlers TV, Tiny Pop

Music

The Box, Clubland, AKA, Now Music, Kiss, Magic, MTV Music, Vintage TV

News

BBC Worldwide, Bloomberg, Euronews, NDTV 24x7

International

&TV, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera English, ARY News UK, B4U Music, COLORS, France24 English, France24 French, Hum Europe, NDTV India, Nollywood Movies, Rishtey Europe, SONY SAB, UMP Movies, Worldbox, Zing

Fun TV

Fun TV isn't much bigger than Mix TV, but it serves as a very nice boost. There are more factual and documentary channels, a bit more kids' TV, and more music.

Channels include everything in Mix TV, and:

Type

Channels

Factual and lifestyle

Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Discovery History, Discovery Science, Discovery Shed, Discovery Turbo, Eden, GINX, God Channel, Good Food, H2, Home and Health, National Geographic Channel

Kids

Nickelodeon, Nick Junior, Nicktoons

Music

Box Hits, Box Upfront, Kerrang, MTV Base, MTV Hits, VH1

Full House TV

This is Virgin Media’s biggest TV package of all, and it lives up to its name with more than 245 channels - a whopping 45 of which are HD. Plus, you get BT Sport.

Channels include everything in Fun TV, plus:

Type

Channels

Entertainment

CBS Drama, Nordic Noir

Sports

BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3, BT Sport ESPN

Factual and lifestyle

CI, History, Lifetime

Kids

Cartoonito, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney Original Movies, Disney XD, Sesame Street

Music

MTV Dance, MTV Live, MTV Rocks

HD

All BT Sport channels, Alibi, Animal Planet, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, Dave, Discovery, E4, Eden, Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2, Film4, FOX, Good Food, H2, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, ITVBe, Lifetime, More 4, MTV, MTV Live, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, NHKworld, Nickelodeon, Sky Arts, Sky 1, Sky Living, Sky News, Sky Sports Mix, Sky Sports News HQ, Syfy, TCM, TLC, Universal Channel, W

You can also upgrade a Full House TV package to VIP, which adds on Sky Cinema and Sky Sports.

Premium channels

Whichever Virgin Media TV package you go for, there’s always the option to add on premium channels for an extra cost - namely kids, international, and adult TV. Here’s what you can get:

Type

Channels

Kids

Baby TV

International

ARY Digital, B4U Movies, NDTV Good Times, NDTV Spice, SONY Max, SONY TV Asia, Star Gold, Star Life OK, Star Plus, Zee Cinema, Zee Punjabi, Zee TV

Adult

Adult Channel, Filth XXX, My Ex Girlfriends, Playboy TV, Red Hot XXX, Television X, Wives XXX, XXX Mums

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