Virgin Media To Launch Virgin 1 Channel On 1st October
Virgin Media are launching a channel named "Virgin 1" on the 1st october. Which is expected to rival Sky One. Virgin 1 channel will be available "On Demand" on Virgin Media TV. The Virgin1.co.uk website is also set to launch on the 1st october.
Virgin Media has been on a commissioning and acquisition spree ahead of the launch, buying up The Riches, starring Minnie Driver and Eddie Izzard; The Sarah Connor Chronicles; the Star Trek franchise; and Crime Invasion: Britain's New Underworld, which looks at the rise of foreign gangs in UK organised crime.
The channel will be available on Freeview, satellite and cable and Virgin Media's catch-up TV, previews and exclusive content will also be available online.
The new channel, which has a wide selection of programmes that includes newly commissioned, acquired programming, user generated content and hit shows from Virgin Media TVs pay-TV channels LIVING, Bravo, Challenge and Trouble.
"Virgin 1" will replace FTN on Freeview from 6pm-6am until more bandwidth can be found, and 24 hours on cable and satellite (after discussions with Sky).
PS - I think there will be a Virgin 1 +1 channel too.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyUa8_xLO3w
Click Here To Watch The Virgin 1 Advert