Virgin TV adds Sky movies and shows in Ultra HD

Give your content an Ultra HD boost

by Andy Bassett
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Virgin TV adds Sky movies and shows in Ultra HD

Virgin TV has added Sky Entertainment and Sky Cinema in Ultra HD to its service as a new option for subscribers.

From 25th Feb, Virgin TV customers will have the option of adding Sky Entertainment and Sky Cinema Ultra HD to their current package for £6 per month extra, though all new customers that sign up to Virgin Media’s Ultimate Oomph package will be able to watch Sky Entertainment and Sky Cinema Ultra HD at no extra cost.

With the new service, customers will be able to watch more than 1,300 TV episodes and 250 films in Ultra HD, amounting to over 1,500 hours of ultra high definition content at launch, including The Blacklist, Seal Team and movie blockbusters Birds of Prey and Twist with the promise that new TV series and films made available by Sky in Ultra HD will also be made available to watch.

All Sky Entertainment and Sky Cinema Ultra HD content will be available via a dedicated section in Box Sets and Movies so customers can easily find relevant UHD material with the flexibility to watch at a time that suits them. 

Virgin TV’s 360 and V6 set top boxes give customers the ability to watch Ultra HD and High Dynamic Range (HDR) content on popular streaming apps such as BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Prime Video and YouTube in all rooms in the home, at the same time.

In addition, the Virgin TV Ultra HD channel screens top TV series, concerts and documentaries in UHD picture quality, with BT Sport Ultimate allowing sports fans to get closer to the action, broadcasting a range of live sport in Ultra HD.

David Bouchier, Chief Digital Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media, said, “Unmissable telly deserves the ultimate in picture quality and Virgin TV customers can now enjoy top TV shows and films from Sky in Ultra HD. Our powerful Virgin TV 360 and V6 set top boxes allow our customers to watch the widest range of Ultra HD and High Dynamic Range content, all in one place, making us the true home of Ultra HD content.

If you do add Sky Entertainment and Sky Cinema Ultra HD to your Virgin TV package it’s worth noting that you will need an existing subscription to Sky Cinema and that customers should have a 4K compatible TV to fully enjoy the best picture quality possible.  

If you’re a Virgin TV customer, why not leave a comment and let us know whether the new Sky Entertainment and Sky Cinema in Ultra HD add on is something you’d be interested in?

Source: Virgin Press Release
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