First info on Virgin Media's quad-play services

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virginmedia.jpgSo, everyone knows that NTL and Virgin have got together for a joint quad-play venture, called Virgin Media, which’ll supply home-owners with TV, broadband, home phone AND mobile. And we know it’s all systems go this year for the new brand. But how will it work?

If you want an early glimpse, check out Virgin Media’s Know First website, which has a few details, along with the first screenshot of the new service’s digital TV electronic programme guide (pictured).

There will be three TV packages to choose from. Medium Virgin TV will have over 39 channels, including E4, CBeebies and Bravo. Large Virgin TV will offer over 83 channels, including all those in the Medium package plus others like Discovery, Cartoon Network and Eurosport. Finally, XLarge Virgin TV will have over 129 channels, including Disney, National Geographic and MTV. All the packages will come with a variety of on-demand options too.

Meanwhile, Virgin Broadband will also come in Medium (2Mb), Large (4Mb) and XLarge (8Mb) options, while home telephony follows the same pattern: Medium gives you unlimited UK landline weekend calls, Large has unlimited UK landline evenings and weekend calls, and XLarge offers completely unlimited UK landline calls at any time.

Mobile? It’s staying as Pay Monthly or Pay As You Go. Other news: current NTL users can opt to change their email addresses to @virginmedia.com if they want, and new-look Virgin Media bills will be sent out in the coming months. Oh, and the site has a competition to win tickets to the Virgin Media launch party and swigg champers with Richard Branson.

Virgin Media Know First website

Stuart Dredge

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