Sky Cinema and Sky Sports

Virgin Media Staff

We’re raising our prices because Sky is increasing their cost to us

Sky has increased the cost for Sky Cinema and Sky Sports to their customers including us, and unfortunately this means we’re having to pass on the increase to our customers too, from June 1st 2016.

This way we can continue to show you all the best sport and movie channels in HD and over 1000 movies on demand.

We’re campaigning for a fairer deal for fans

The way live Premier League rights are sold is continuing to drive up the price for broadcasting live games. We’re campaigning for #moreballs, so we’ve asked the regulator Ofcom to look into the way TV rights are auctioned, to secure more games and a better deal for UK football fans. Currently, an element of these price rises eventually ends up hitting the pockets of fans.

Whilst we don’t agree with the bidding system, the customer is the most important focus for Virgin Media.  Throughout 2016, we will continue to increase both the sports and entertainment content on Virgin Media TV. 

We’re bringing you an unmissable sports and movies line-up

  • More Premier League action than ever next season – exclusive live coverage of every available game whether on BT or Sky (including 126 games in total on Sky Sports, 10 more than this season), plus all the new Friday Night football and Super Sunday action.
  • Exclusive live coverage of all the golf majors from Sky Sports, the new home of golf – including The Open at Royal Troon for the first time, plus all the play from The Ryder Cup, the European Tour and PGA Tour.
  • Every practice, qualifying and race in the Formula One™ calendar – with more than half of them shown exclusively live on Sky Sports.
  • More of the latest blockbusters – five new premieres a week on Sky Movies, many shown 12 months before online subscription services, so get ready for Jurassic World, Ricki and the Flash, Hot Pursuit and loads more.
  • Exclusive pop-up channels and movie seasons – so you can enjoy the greatest collections of Hollywood hits, with the likes of Sky Cinema May the 4th Be With You and Queens of Comedy.
  • Over 1000 movies available On Demand


We can show you how to make the most of your Sky Cinema and Sky Sports


You’ve got all the sport on Sky Sports and BT Sport in one package.

Only Virgin Media offer Sky Sports and BT Sport on one subscription, so you never miss a moment of the Premier League, Champions League, Formula One™, Ryder Cup and more.


You’ve got all 11 Sky Movies channels to watch on the go.

Your Sky Movies app lets you catch a movie wherever you are, on any of your devices. So, next time you’re kicked off the big telly, you’re sorted.


You can watch all your Sky Sports channels wherever you are.

Your Sky Sports app lets you get stuck into the live action on all your Sky Sports channels in another room or on the go, plus the award-winning iPad app gives you an unrivalled second screen companion experience.


We really hope you want to carry on enjoying everything.

Just visit for more information, or to find out the latest on our #moreballs campaign, go to

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