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Virgin TV boosts its sports selection with FreeSports

Virgin Media Staff

Virgin TV has extended its roster of sports channels for all TV customers with the addition of FreeSports!

  • Starts July 21st.
  • Channel 553.
  • Available to all customers.

The sports channel, which aims to broadcast up to 1000 events a year, specialises in airing a mix of domestic and international programming from the world’s most loved sports.

This vast selection includes highlights and live football, cricket, tennis, rugby, athletics and motorsport action as well as basketball, ice hockey and even drone racing.

Some of the top action on offer includes live International football friendlies, Premier League teams’ pre-season friendlies, Guinness PRO14 Rugby, ATP World Tour 250 tennis series, grassroots rugby league, British Basketball League, Global T20 Canada cricket as well as Red Bull Air Races.

It has been a sports-rich summer for Virgin TV customers. You'll have been able to watch some of the biggest events in the highest picture quality available, including the Champions League Final and Roland Garros in 4K Ultra HD as well as some of the matches at the World Cup in Russia.

Recently we've given you the opportunity to watch the Wimbledon Championships in Ultra HD and in Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) through the fully integrated BBC iPlayer app on Virgin TV’s V6 box. 

Showing these sporting spectacles in 4K UHD has been made possible through Virgin TV’s smallest and smartest set-top box – the V6 - and powered by our ultrafast broadband, which provides speeds of up to 350Mbps.

It has been an incredible summer of sport so far and our customers have had everything they need to experience it from the comfort of their homes. Bringing FreeSports to Virgin TV further boosts our roster of sports channels and our customers can expect more to come.

David Bouchier, Chief Digital Entertainment Officer, Virgin Media

All Virgin TV customers will be able to access FreeSports on channel 553 from Saturday 21 July.

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