BT Sport & Virgin Tv agree new deal including 4k UHD

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  1. rangeral

    rangeral Well-Known Member

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    From 30 July Virgin Media will be adding the BT Sport 4K UHD channel to its top TV bundles at no extra cost.

    This comes as Virgin Media has reached a new multi-year agreement to continue bringing all of the sporting action from BT Sport to Virgin TV. This includes all 351 UEFA Champions League & UEFA Europa League games alongside 42 live Premier League matches, the FA Cup, European Rugby Champions Cup, Boxing, MotoGP and much more.

    Now, for the first time on Virgin TV, many of these major sporting events will also be shown in stunning 4K Ultra High Definition – which is four times the detail of High Definition (HD).

    BT Sport 4K UHD will be included in Virgin TV Full House and VIP bundles, while Virgin TV customers already taking BT Sport will get the channel automatically added at no extra cost. To enjoy this selection of sport in stunning quality, a Virgin TV V6 box and compatible 4K UHD television will be required.

    New and existing Virgin TV customers taking Player or Mix bundles will be able to add all BT Sport channels, including 4K UHD, to their package for £18 per month.

    The BT Sport pack features four core channels – BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3 and BT Sport ESPN. The BT Sport 4K UHD channel will be available on channel 531. HD versions of all BT Sport channels will continue to be available alongside access to BT Sport on the move through the Virgin TV Go mobile app.

    David Bouchier, Chief Digital Entertainment Officer said: “Virgin TV is all about offering the best sporting action in one place. We’re now taking the experience one step further. We’re bringing our customers even closer to the action by showing top sporting events in the very best 4K Ultra HD picture quality. It’s the next best thing to actually being in the stadium - so the grass is quite literally getting greener for Virgin TV customers.”

    Tony Singh, Content and Business Development Director, Consumer at BT said: "We are delighted to be building on our successful partnership with Virgin Media, extending our carriage deal and adding great new features like UHD. BT Sport was the first broadcaster in Europe to launch a live UHD sport channel and we are thrilled that Virgin customers will now be able to enjoy our best coverage of our best events."

    The Virgin TV V6 is half the size of the previous TiVo box with 10 times the power and supports 4K UHD and High Dynamic Range (HDR) programming. More than 1.6 million Virgin TV customers already have the V6 box with this number continuing to increase. All current broadband, TV and phone bundles for new Virgin Media customers come with a V6 box included.

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    Notes to editors

    BT Sport channels/ EPG numbers from 30 July 2018

    • 527 - BT Sport 1 HD
    • 528 - BT Sport 2 HD
    • 529 - BT Sport 3 HD
    • 530- BT Sport ESPN HD
    • 531 - BT Sport UHD
    • 532 - BT Sport 1
    • 533 - BT Sport 2
    • 534 - BT Sport 3
    • 548 - BT Sport ESPN
     
  2. Recoba's Miracle

    Recoba's Miracle Well-Known Member

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    Excellent news
     
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  3. rangeral

    rangeral Well-Known Member

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    Tomorrow's game is in 4K UHD if you are a BT TV customer

    Motherwell away on August 26th is the same so if you are BT TV customer or Virgin Media customer with a V6 box plus compatible TV
     
  4. rossgers

    rossgers Well-Known Member

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    Great news. Really pisses me off that sky want extra money for HD. It's 2018 ffs.
     
  5. TerrySilverLoyal

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    Great feel like the 4k channel on BT isnt used enough for me would like more of the Rangers games on it
     
  6. ArnoldRimmer

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    Wrong thread
     
  7. CaptainCourageous

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    I wish they did Virgin in my area.
     
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  8. Mitchell McCoist

    Mitchell McCoist Well-Known Member Official Ticketer

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    Any deals on BT sport on sky?

    Cancelled mine for the summer but will look to start it again at start of season
     
  9. Oduwa

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    It’s all dirty cows round here too.
     
  10. Superrangers

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    About time. They need to get Freesports too.
     
  11. rangeral

    rangeral Well-Known Member

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    That is meant to be coming as well just probably striking out a carriage deal as it involves Premier Sport as well

    I know that is on Virgin Media
     
  12. sifter

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    So no 4k on sky?
     
  13. Baloo72

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    Nice
    Get that on to record now
     
  14. rangeral

    rangeral Well-Known Member

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    Another nail in the sky coffin?
     
  16. sifter

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    Could see me cancelling sky sports after the open finishes next weekend . maybe less premier league on BT but far more football i'd rather watch on it than sky
     
  17. Herman

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    Stupid question time!! I have a v6 box and a 4k TV due I have to upgrade my hdmi connection for UHD
     
  18. johnto

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    Agreed. In general sky is massively fallen. Overloaded with adverts and have lost content left right and centre
     
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    I love Virgin.
     
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  20. Cooper_11

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    My Street was cabled last year but I kept my Sky package as it was the easy, lazy thing to do.
    I’m now gonna get off my arse and get onto Virgin to see what’s available as a new customer.
    Sky Broadband has been pish for a while as well, so I look forward to getting the fibre optics and proper, undisrupted Broadband. Just need to change all those sky email addresses to a temporary Gmail address.
     
  21. GR3

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    No, it should work no problem.
     
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  22. stillAlwaysblue

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    I have the previous Tivo box. Wonder if they will want cash if I upgrade to the new box.
     
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    They were doing the V6 box for free a while back. Piss easy to set up as well.
     
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    But it's booming apparently according to some o_O
     
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    Not in my area either, can't find out if they have any plans for cabling anytime soon.
     
  26. connman

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    Phone up for a fault on your tivo and we'll upgrade you to v6
     
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    V6 box is excellent and the new bluetooth remote means you can fire it in a cupboard and it still works great.
     
  28. wc06

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    Sky do something called lifetime email. Even when you are no longer with them, you still keep your sky email addresses mate.
     
  29. OneManTagTeam

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    Does BT do 4K on Sky Q? Moved to a new build and all other streets around me have Virgin but the cables haven’t been installed yet and won’t be for a while
     
  30. Pablo Escobar

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    How new does you tv need to be to have this ultra hd? I have a Samsung about 3 years old
     
  31. TerrySilverLoyal

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    Long as its displays 4k and the box that its played through
     
  32. TerrySilverLoyal

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    No only through the BT box as of the now
     
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  33. Chopper

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    Changing to Virgin from Sky in August. Result.
     
  34. Chickenpakora

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    Does anyone’s BT box shutdown when they change the channel

    Got a replacement box and it’s doing it again and is hotter than the sun when you pick it up

    I actually at first though it was to do with the universal remote thing but after changing back to the by remote and then a new box it’s still does it

    Only reason I have BT is because I moved house so made sense for a year but will now go back to virgin as I think it’s fibre right into The house
     
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    They were upgrading for free as far as I am aware mate.Give them a call.

    W.A.T.P
     
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    You would only need a better quality HDMI cable if you were using a long one. If it's just short from your box to the telly it should be fine.

    W.A.T.P.
     
  37. Duranman

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    Think I'm under contract with sky and bt sport till October. Both going then, unless they give me it for free basically.
     
  38. Jonnyleblue

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    Unless your hdmi is ancient you will be fine.

    You can test it now. If you can access bbc i player through your tv(not your v6 box) you can watch the world cup in uhd
     
  39. GR3

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    No and I don’t see it coming over to Sky any time soon.
     
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  40. johnto

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    Aye for the fukking wrestling :confused:
     
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    Thanks wc06. That makes it even easier. I’ll be onto Virgin this week to see what they can do for me.
    I can slowly change my emails at my leisure once I’ve got Virgin up and running.
     
  42. Denny blue

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    I also had TiVo Mrs phoned to say sky where offering a better deal they changed all TiVo boxes I had too the v6 and put the TiVo boxes in kids rooms so I have v6 in living room and my bedroom and the TiVo where fitted in kids room it cost me nothing and they reduced my monthly bill by £22 not bad to have a crab it wife
     
  43. Cutty/Young

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    Got a 75mb fibre connection speed and 4k uhd tv and just not getting this 4k stuff at all,picture looks duller and not as colourful,looks totally different when you watch a 4k trailer on youtube compared to what you get watching it through the BBC.
     
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  44. Cauldwell

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    From this post I went to my Virgin account to check and there was an upgrade offer which I perused and thought was allright. We could feature quite a lot on BT this season, so Im in.
     
  45. Commentator

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    I tried the Iplayer offering and preferred the HD on Sky for similar reasons, just looked 'meh'.
     
  46. UistGer

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    Yeah mine was the same, I changed the picture setting to 'dynamic' and it made it look a lot better. Not quite 'go out and splash £500+ on a tv' quality, but it did look pretty good
     
  47. Govan Ger

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    Its usually £28 a month, I phoned them a few weeks ago and got it half price £14,give them a call.
     
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  48. sapper

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    Question do they have any other 4K UHD content other than the occasional game?
     
  49. rangeral

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    I don't know. In terms all EPL games are 4k HD while FA Cup and some CL & EL games are covered plus I think other live sports that they cover
     
  50. sapper

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    Thanks was tempted to go back to Virgin, got sky q at the moment. Given me some food for thought thanks.
     
  51. Laudrup1

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    "at no extra cost"

    *puts £15 on the monthly bill come September*
     

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