Virgin TV L

Virgin TiVo Box

TV L is the middle of the three TV package sizes on offer from Virgin Media and gives you over 115 channels plus catch-up and on-demand content. TV M+ is the smaller package at 75 channels and the top one is TV XL, with over 175 channels to choose from.

Virgin TV L has all of the channels of M+ – including Sky 1, Sky Living, the Discovery Channel, Universal Channel and Eurosport – plus around 40 more. These extras include most of the Discovery family, Animal Planet, Comedy Central, Extreme Sports and SyFy, and there’s a definite benefit for kids with the addition on Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon, and for music fans as TV L includes MTV and VH1.

All of Virgin Media’s TV packages include access to BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4OD and Demand Five, and if you take it with a TiVo box it’s really easy to find catch-up content. In the same way as you would scroll forwards on the EPG to arrange recordings with TiVo you can scroll back through the last 7 days and select any catch-up programmes to watch.

On to the different boxes, TV M+ can be taken with a basic V HD box for £12.50 a month or with either a 500GB TiVo box or the 1 Terabyte version for £15.50 a month – the smaller box has free set-up and activation where the 1TB version with twice the memory will cost £49.95 for activation. These monthly prices depend on having a Virgin phone line which costs an extra £13.90 a month, so the total monthly cost for the basic package is £26.40. You can take TV L without a phone line for £18.50 a month.

Details of the Virgin TV L package

Here are the channels in the L package.

Entertainment

Virgin L

  • Alibi
  • BBC One
  • BBC One HD
  • BBC Two
  • BBC Three
  • BBC Four
  • BBC HD
  • Challenge
  • Challenge +1
  • Channel 4
  • Channel 4 HD
  • Channel 4+1
  • Channel 5
  • Channel 5 HD
  • Comedy Central
  • Dave
  • Dave ja vu
  • E! Entertainment
  • E4
  • E4 +1
  • 5 USA
  • 5 USA +1
  • 5*
  • 5* +1
  • G.O.L.D.
  • G.O.L.D. +1
  • ITV1
  • ITV1 +1
  • ITV2
  • ITV2 +1
  • ITV3
  • ITV3 +1
  • ITV4
  • ITV4 +1
  • ITV 1 HD
  • More4
  • Pick TV
  • Quest
  • Sky 1
  • Sky 2
  • Sky LIVING
  • Sky LIVING +1
  • Sky LIVINGit
  • Sky LIVINGit +1
  • Sky Living Loves
  • Syfy
  • True Entertainment
  • Universal Channel
  • Universal Channel +1
  • Watch

Factual

  • Animal Planet
  • Blighty
  • Community Channel
  • Discovery Channel
  • Discovery Channel +1
  • Eden
  • Yesterday
  • Yesterday +1

Kids

  • Boomerang
  • Cartoon Network
  • Cartoonito
  • CBBC
  • CBeebies
  • CITV
  • Nickelodeon
  • NickToons TV
  • Tiny Pop

Lifestyle

  • Discovery History
  • Discovery Realtime
  • Discovery Realtime +1
  • Discovery Science
  • Discovery Shed
  • DMAX
  • God Channel
  • Good Food
  • Home
  • Home +1
  • Home & Health
  • Really
  • Sky Arts 1
  • Sky Arts 2

Movies

  • Film 4
  • Film 4 +1
  • FilmFour HD
  • Movies 24
  • Movies 24 +
  • TCM
  • True Movies 1

Music

  • 4 Music
  • KISS
  • Magic
  • MTV Base
  • MTV Hits
  • MTV
  • VH1
  • Viva

News

  • BBC News
  • BBC Parliament
  • Bloomberg
  • CNBC
  • CNN International
  • EuroNews
  • Sky News

Shop and Play

  • Best Direct
  • bid tv
  • Gems TV
  • Ideal World
  • Jewellery Maker
  • Price-Drop TV
  • QVC
  • Speed Auction TV

Sport

  • At The Races
  • Eurosport
  • Eurosport 2
  • Extreme Sports
  • Sky Sports News