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Virgin Media adds more Sky HD channels to TV line-up

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  • Sky News HD and Sky Sports News HQ HD join  Virgin TV
  • Virgin Media customers can now watch every Sky Sports channel in HD

Virgin Media TV customers can now keep up with the latest news and sports updates from Sky in stunning HD following today's launch of Sky News HD on channel 603 and Sky Sports News HQ HD on channel 511.

Stephane David, Executive Director of Content at Virgin Media said: "The addition of these channels to our line-up ensures our customers can enjoy even more breaking news, gripping sports stories and insightful features in the stunning clarity of HD. This launch also means our customers can watch an unrivalled range of sports TV in HD, including every Sky Sports channel, BT Sport and ESPN."

The channels join the extensive line-up of HD content already available to Virgin TV customers, which includes everything from entertainment, lifestyle and sports programmes to movies, documentaries and music. Their arrival means all the Sky channels available on Virgin Media can be viewed in HD.

Sky News HD and Sky Sports News HQ HD are available at no extra cost to Virgin Media's XL TV customers. Click here for more information about the HD channels available on Virgin Media. 

About Virgin Media

Virgin Media is the first provider of all four broadband, TV, mobile phone and home phone services in the UK.

The company's cable network - the result of multi-billion pound private investment - delivers ultrafast broadband to over half of all UK homes, with speeds of up to 152Mb, as well as market leading connectivity to thousands of public and private sector organisations across the country.

Virgin Media has developed the most advanced interactive television service, bringing together broadcast TV, thousands of hours of on demand programming and the best of the web in a single set-top box powered by TiVo. The company was the first to offer HD TV and 3D on demand to millions of British households.

The world's first virtual mobile network was launched by Virgin Media and it is also one of the largest fixed-line home phone providers in the country.

Virgin Media is a part of Liberty Global plc, the world's largest international cable company. Together Virgin Media and Liberty Global serve 27 million customers across 14 countries, helping connect people to the digital world and enabling them to discover and experience its endless possibilities.