Virgin Media launches dedicated UHD entertainment channel

Virgin Media is launching the UK’s first dedicated 4K ultra high definition (UHD) entertainment channel from September 17th. The channel will be exclusively available for Virgin TV Full House and VIP customers with a V6 set-top box. These customers can tune into a collection of dramas, documentaries and, Virgin claims, some of the biggest names…

Virgin Mobile launches ‘Truly Unlimited’ mobile phone plan for £25 a month

Virgin Mobile has today launched what it claims is the UK’s most generous big data deal, with no caps, throttling or hidden catches. Truly Unlimited is a mobile plan created exclusively for Virgin Media’s TV, broadband and landline customers.  Unlike most other ‘unlimited’ offerings, Virgin Mobile’s new plan is - it claims - truly unlimited,…

Virgin Media voted best provider at uSwitch Broadband Awards 2016

Virgin Media scoops an impressive six out of 12 trophies, including best TV content and best customer-rated broadband UK broadband provider Plusnet takes home three prizes - best in class for both value and customer service Following their Ultra Fibre Optic initiative in York, TalkTalk and Sky joint winners for broadband innovation   At the…

The Digest: Elon Musk’s next mission… and 4 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Elon Musk's next mission: internet satellites | The Wall Street Journal "Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk shook up the automotive and aerospace industries with electric cars and cheap rockets. Now, he is focused on satellites, looking at ways to make smaller, less-expensive models that can deliver Internet access across the globe, according to people…

Wifi will now work at 150 Tube stations

Good news for London commuters this morning as Virgin Media has announced it has installed wifi in its 150th London Underground station. The news comes as Wimbledon, Richmond, Morden, East Ham, Barking and Upminster are all brought online, providing travellers with blessed relief from the horror or having to stare vacantly at other people. Apparently…

Almost half of Britons watch mostly time-shifted TV

Technology has really changed how people watch television. About a fifth of all TV viewing is now time-shifted – either from the DVR or via video-on-demand, Virgin Media found in a study based on data from more than 2.3 million set-top boxes. And, according to the research, almost half (43 per cent) of people mostly…

Britons don’t want web filters, says Ofcom

UK web users must really like their porn. Either that, or they just don't like the government telling them what they can and cannot look at online. A new report from Ofcom shows that broadband customers in the UK are overwhelmingly choosing not to use parental-control systems foisted on ISPs by the government - with…

Virgin TV Anywhere launches on Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire and Virgin Media users have reasons to smile this afternoon: Virgin has just launched its TV app on Amazon's app store, making it available on most Kindle Fire devices. The app is analogous to Sky Go - offering 91 live TV channel streams and over on-demand content from most major providers. Virgin is…

Netflix ranks Virgin Media as UK’s fastest ISP

Not all of its customers might agree, but Virgin Media has been rated the UK's best ISP by streaming service Netflix. Virgin Media tops the current list on the official Netflix blog with an average speed of 3.30Mbps, with BT in second place at 2.96Mbps. Sky is in third on 2.74Mbps, then EE on 2.62Mbps…

Virgin chief brands BSkyB broadband 'lousy'

In what many broadband customers in the UK would consider a case of the pot calling the kettle black, Virgin Media boss Tom Mockridge has criticised BSkyB by claiming that its broadband service is lousy. And to add further insult,…