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Virgin Media rolls out online video service

UK cable operator Virgin Media has today rolled out its new online video service.

The Virgin TV Anywhere service brings TV content to computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. From launch, users will be able to stream up to 43 channels online, including range of Sky Sports and Sky Movies channels. Up to 4,000 hours of TV is also available to watch On Demand at any time and the service includes integrated access to catch-up TV services from BBC, ITV, 4oD and Demand 5.

Virgin TV Anywhere is available to all Virgin TV customers at no extra cost. TiVo customers have access to additional functions, including remote record.

Cindy Rose, executive director of digital entertainment at Virgin Media, said: “The world of digital entertainment is moving so fast, consumers are always looking for the next ‘big thing’ to take advantage of the features and connectivity built into today’s gadgets. Virgin TV Anywhere builds upon our fantastic TV service, blending in the best of TiVo and our expertise in broadband and mobile, to bring customers a compelling entertainment experience to enjoy whenever they want, wherever they are – all at no extra cost.”