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Free Setanta Sports For Virgin Media XL Customers

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9y, 6m agoFound 9 years, 6 months ago
Just Announced Today Typical just canceled my XL subscription to go to Sky!

Virgin Media and Setanta Sports unveil ground-breaking TV sports package
Action-packed Setanta Sports channels to be included in basic TV package for first time
Combination of quality and value sets Virgin Media's TV service apart from the competition
Makes Virgin Media best place to watch all the action from the Barclays Premier League
Virgin Media and Setanta Sports today announced plans to transform the TV market by giving new and existing customers who take Virgin Media's XL basic TV package six Setanta Sports Channels* for free.

The innovative and revolutionary deal means that, from the 26th July, pay TV customers and sports enthusiasts will for the first time get a round-the-clock diet of top flight sporting action without having to buy a separate sports package.

Customers will get live coverage from over 250 showcase events a year, among them some of the biggest occasions in the sporting calendar. These will include 46 live games from the Barclays Premier League, 60 matches from the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League and the US PGA Tour golf, as well as European League football, rugby and horse racing from around the country. From 2008, customers will also get 25 of the 40 televised fixtures from the English FA Cup, a selection of England football Internationals and the Community Shield.

Over the course of a year, diehard football fans who want all the live televised matches from the Barclay's Premier League will pay over £110 less with Virgin Media than they would with Sky. Following changes in the ownership of broadcast rights, the deal also means that, from the start of the new football season, Virgin Media will be the only provider to offer all these matches under a single contract.

The combination of great content and unbeatable value will help make Virgin Media's XL package the UK's best quality TV offer. This package is not a one-off promotional or introductory offer and will form part of Virgin Media's TV offer on an ongoing basis. Customers of any other Virgin Media TV service who want to add these Setanta channels to their service will be able to do so for just £8 a month.

Commenting on the deal, Malcolm Wall, CEO of content for Virgin Media, said: This deal will transform the world of TV sport and makes our XL TV package the best of its kind in the UK.

When we launched Virgin Media last February, we said we were going to shake things up, provide something unique and give our customers superior offerings. Today we're making a down payment on our promise by giving our customers the very best sporting action combined with unbeatable value. But this is only the beginning. In terms of both sport and other new high value content, there's much more to come from Virgin Media.

Michael O'Rourke, co-founder of Setanta Sports, said: This deal emphasises Setanta's determination to make premium sports content available to as many people as possible, at the best value possible.

Virgin Media's XL customers will be absolutely delighted to get our sports channels for no additional charge. They will receive 46 exclusively live Premier League games, 60 Scottish Premier League games and all the live US PGA Tour Golf. It is compelling viewing for all sports fans, and the addition of the FA Cup and England internationals next year will make it even better.

Customers can sign up to the new deal and find out more about Virgin Media by visiting http://www.virginmedia.com or calling 0800 052 2525.


new link. the main link has got 2 http
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#1
VERY Good move from Virgin!

Voted HOT!!!
#2
Good move for Virgin, will defiantly be looking forward to this and knowing i wont be paying Sky a penny to get my football fix during the season :).
#3
Rubbish, i've only got the L TV on the 2 for £20 deal.

Anyone know how much it'll cost to upgrade for XL for this?

M
#4
Was going to book this for November to watch the Calzaghe v Kessler fight. Love to watch prem footy but the OH won't let me pay the extra so voted Very Hot.
#5
Should be just an extra £9.00.............
#6
even better if you are a liverpool fc fan,,,,,,,,as from september liverpool will have their very own channel on setanta sports,were you will be able to see all liverpool fc's games ( not live),,reserve games,player interviews,,ect ect....i for one am looking forward to that
#7
morpheus
Rubbish, i've only got the L TV on the 2 for £20 deal.

Anyone know how much it'll cost to upgrade for XL for this?

M


Cost me a fiver per month a few months ago. I dont think its changed
(it costs you £8 to add setanta to the M pack which is a little strange)
#8
Is this only available in Digital TV areas? Im still on analogue :-(
#9
im on xl ...voted hot hot hot
#10
Anyway of finding out which premiership football games will be available on these channels?
#11
http://gb.setanta.tv/gb_index.htm

this covers the first half of the season
#12
Civilised Maniac
Anyway of finding out which premiership football games will be available on these channels?


Right here; http://gb.setanta.tv/gb_index.htm

I'm on XL so i'm well chuffed. Good on Virgin hitting back at Sky - I dont mind losing Sky One etc when Setanta is better for me anyway!

VERY HOT!!
#13
sinjin_smythe
Is this only available in Digital TV areas? Im still on analogue :-(

I'm in a cabled area, but they wont upgrade my block of flats to digital, even though an engineer I know told me they've had requests to do so from over half the block (40+ flats want digital).
They even have a cabinet at the bottom of the block, so it would simply be a case of pulling new cable through from the cabinet to the flats for those who want it.

The annoying thing is, we keep getting junk mail from VM through the post all the time, asking us to sign up for the digital services...


Still, good deal for those who can get it.
#14
Danosaur1
http://gb.setanta.tv/gb_index.htm

this covers the first half of the season


crazygoog
Right here; http://gb.setanta.tv/gb_index.htm

I'm on XL so i'm well chuffed. Good on Virgin hitting back at Sky - I dont mind losing Sky One etc when Setanta is better for me anyway!

VERY HOT!!


Thanks!:thumbsup:
#15
Brilliant! My Sky was cut off today as i was planning on moving to Virgin Media and wasnt sure whether to go for the L or XL package, this has definitely made my mind up! Go Virgin! Brilliant deal! :):thumbsup:
#16
I got the xl package as part of the 3 for £30 deal when they were trying anything to keep customers. Would I still be able to get this does anyone know? Ta in advance

Edit: Just been on the website and
"If you're on XL, you don't need to do a thing. Just look forward to heaps more footie for free from the 26 July"

Much obliged to Davie deal wouldn't have realised otherwise.
#17
wat channel?
#18
alanchiz
Cost me a fiver per month a few months ago. I dont think its changed
(it costs you £8 to add setanta to the M pack which is a little strange)
just spoke to a nice scottish lady if your on the l pack you can go on xl for £5 extra which i have just done:thumbsup:
#19
Notice how the website doesn't show the Broadband and tv deal for £20 anymore...Sneaky ******s aren't they...:x

Although this is a good deal if your on the M tv package and being able to upgrade for £8...
#20
Excellent deal, voted hot!
#21
I like to watch the live games on Sundays.
Will this allow me to do the same ?????
#22
crazylegs
Notice how the website doesn't show the Broadband and tv deal for £20 anymore...Sneaky ******s aren't they...:x

Although this is a good deal if your on the M tv package and being able to upgrade for £8...


Here for £25..... broadband and tv.... http://allyours.virginmedia.com/websales/product.do?id=11025
#23
I am on the VIP package with Virgin media ie XL tv, phone and broadband - i presume i will also get Sentanna sports?

Do we have to contact Customer services or do we get it automatically?
#24
Seems Liverpool Fans will also get LFC TV free as well
:http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/news/drilldown/N156434070720-1122.htm
#25
simon1966
Do we have to contact Customer services or do we get it automatically?

It should just come on next Thursday automatically, In time for Dundee Utd Vs Barca & Celtic vs Newcastle
#26
ahh im on XL but i hate football its so boring :-(
#27
im on the cheapest tv package how will this work then how much it will cost me to get setanta then? if i want it free lol
#28
BTw does anyone have a number for virgin for an english call centre , i rang earlier and spoke to some indian guy who was rude and put the phone down on me , im so mad
#29
shatpank81
im on the cheapest tv package how will this work then how much it will cost me to get setanta then? if i want it free lol

It will cost £8 for setanta but you could always phone them if your out of contract & pick the thinking of leaving option and see if they can do you a deal, to get xl for less, dont know how sucessfull you would be, think it depends on who you get
#30
Fantastic news, my Liverpool mad sons will be made up, makes up for losing Sky 1, especially with prison break being on there for next series, posted HOT HOT HOT!!!!
#31
hi , my son said i HAD to vote this one hot !!!!! its a good one , cos we lost lost , 24 etc !!! so getting something back . wish it was lost , lol
#32
I got sky and virgin XL already. So its all gd.

Hot deal
#33
I hate ball sports is there any other sports on these cannels like f1 hill climb or tractor pulling or even truck racing
#34
raptorcigs
tractor pulling or even truck racing



:whistling:
#35
Just upgraded our virgin package to XL after losing Sky 1. Was gutted cos I was part way through Lost and 24. I'm now a happy bunny. More so cos I'm a Liverpool fan. Fantastic!!!! HOT.
#36
morpheus
Rubbish, i've only got the L TV on the 2 for £20 deal.

Anyone know how much it'll cost to upgrade for XL for this?

M


You tried ringing to cancel subscription?? Virgin offer you all sorts to stay with them. We did it last month and got upgraded package for cheaper. See thread here
http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=381257
I know the thread's an old one but it still worked for me!

Just read the end of that thread and it appears it's not as easy to get this now,still give it read and see what you think - surely gotta be worth trying!?!?
#37
I have got Sky and just had to pay to get Setanta so voted hot. :x (managed to get first two months for a pound using Yorkshire Bank offer)

I used to have Virgin (Telewest) but it was the lack of HD programmes that prompted me to change, as far as I am aware this is still the case. I can honestly say the difference in quality when watching movies and sports is awesome. When they sort that out and get Sky One back I will seriously think of returning as a customer.
#38
why not just buy a eurovox box off ebay , they get all the channels for free !!! obviously i use mine just to get the freeview channels but the box basically decodes all the channels anyway and theres over 250 of them !! - you just have to remember which channels you have subscribed too so you dont watch the channels that you havent paid for , sometimes you forget though !!!
these boxes sell for around £100 on ebay ....
#39
Can anyone tell me more about the eurobox
#40
eurovox have any updates?

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