Virgin TV

Virgin TV is the cable TV service from Virgin Media, available on its own or combined with broadband and phone. You need to live in a street that’s been cabled to get it, so availability is not as good as Sky or BT, especially in rural areas, but if it is available you’ll find good value triple bundles and an innovative offering. This is largely down to TiVo, a new way to search, browse and record TV, which mixes live channels, on-demand, catch-up and web TV and makes it easier to access them all. HD and 3D availability is good, although less than Sky, and catch-up TV is especially good on Virgin, with the BBC iPlayer and others included whichever TV package you choose. Virgin broadband is known for its speed – up to 100Mb in parts of the UK – and for offering actual speeds closest to the ones advertised.

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