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Virgin Media inks sci fi deals

UK cable operator Virgin Media has inked a number of content deals that will see it launch a raft of sci-fi series on its video-on-demand service.

The cabler, which operates a number of thematic channels including Living, Bravo and free-to-air Virgin1, has inked programming deals with US studio Warner Bros. to airs series including Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Supernatural, Pushing Daisies, Moonlight and Babylon 5 and distributor ContentFilm to air season one of vampire drama Blood Ties and Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda.

It will also make a number of seasons of Star Trek available to on-demand viewers including season five of Star Trek: The Next Generation, season seven of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

FX series including Charlie Jade and Regenesis, which is produced by Canadian producer Shaftesbury Films, will also be offered, as will a number of horror movies from Zone Horror.