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By Aaron Brown TZ. However, amongst subscription providers, this puts Virgin at a big advantage over the currently HDR-less Sky. Unlike the BBC's terrestrial feed, and some other versions of the iPlayer app, Virgin's one is capable of supporting both UHD and HDR, giving you all the cross court volleys you could dream of at higher resolution and with greater contrast and colour brilliance than ever before.
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Cindy Rose, executive director of digital entertainment at Virgin Media, said Discovery's "engrossing programming is all the more amazing in high-definition, and will make a compelling addition to Virgin's growing HD line-up". Rose said Virgin would add several more HD channels in the near future. Dee Forbes, executive vice-president and managing director of Discovery Networks UK, said Discovery offered HD services in 23 international markets and the opportunity to see shows in high definition was increasingly popular with viewers. Discovery was included in Sky's launch HD package in May
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Virgin Media has a variety of TV-only plansas well as packages that come with broadband, TV and home phone all in one. Virgin TV comes with lots of great features as standard - including access to Virgin Movies and Box Sets, and the ability to record four shows at once, while watching a fifth. Virgin Media TV offers much of the same features and channels as eirSky and Vodafonehowever the Virgin Media TV box allows you to record more shows at once - while still watching TV - than the eir and Vodafone boxes, which is worth bearing in mind.
The company is continuing to broaden the range of content available in stunning high definition with the arrival of these new channels, and Virgin Media customers now have access to over 30 HD channels with up to 19 channels available for no additional monthly fee. Sky Arts is the only stable of channels in the UK dedicated solely to the arts, and Virgin Media customers will be able to engage with the some of the best culturally stimulating programming available in spectacular high-definition. Both channels cover the greats of contemporary and classical arts - from iconic rock performances to the best operas, from ballet to books, from theatre to photography.
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Nearly three weeks after Virgin Media customers lost 10 UKTV channels as a result of a rights row between the two, a new deal has been reached that will see the channels back where they belong. The lost channels will be returning to Virgin Media as soon as possible — so if they're not already back on your TV guides, they will be soon — after Virgin Media and UKTV reached a new long-term agreement to restore all of UKTV's channels and services. On top of this, the channels we've recently added to Virgin TV will remain.
Instead, it wants to sell them to paid subscription services like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Virgin Media began notifying its customers of the reduced service on Thursday evening, while a message on the affected channels appeared on Friday stating: "This channel is being replaced from Sunday. New channels have since been announced that will help repopulate its platform, including Vice TV and FreeSports.