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    Virgin off free setanta

    This is a discussion on Virgin off free setanta within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Story on digispy: Cable - News - Virgin adds free Setanta to top TV pack - Digital Spy Virgin Media ...

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      Virgin off free setanta

      Story on digispy:

      Cable - News - Virgin adds free Setanta to top TV pack - Digital Spy

      Virgin Media is to offer customers who take Virgin Media's XL TV package an additional six Setanta Sports channels.

      The cable group says this is not a "one-off" offer, and the extra channels - Setanta Sports 1, Setanta Sports 2, Setanta Golf, Racing UK, Celtic TV and Rangers TV - will form part of Virgin Media's TV XL package on an ongoing basis from July 26.

      Virgin Media said in a statement that the offer would mean those who wish to watch all the live televised matches from the Barclay's Premier League "will pay over 110 less with Virgin Media than they would with Sky," over the first 12 months.

      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, chief executive 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."

      Virgin's XL customers will now get access to the 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. Next year Setanta will be showing 25 of the 40 televised fixtures from the English FA Cup, and a selection of England football Internationals and the Community Shield.

      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."


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      Re: Virgin off free setanta

      Great to see Virgin Media having some "worth-switching" deals, This can only mean better things for Sky customers as the competition increases.

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      Re: Virgin off free setanta

      Sure is.

      But..... a comparable offer from Sky would surely mean SS1, 2, 3 etc. being given free, and as much as I would love that, I would say we've got no chance of that.

      Here's hoping though.




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      Re: Virgin off free setanta

      well we paid for setenta to watch ice hockey season, and now we are stuck with it for 9 months

      its more than that website states it's 15 a month

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      Re: Virgin off free setanta

      Quote Originally Posted by FibreOptic View Post
      This can only mean better things for Sky customers as the competition increases.
      Spot on although I can't see how Sky can compete with this unless they have a similar deal with Setanta...

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      Re: Virgin off free setanta

      The only logical deal that will make Sky a bit of money aswell, Would be to offer the Setanta Bundle free with the Sports Premium and the current 10 without Sports Premium.

      So it would be like;

      Sky Sports & Setanta Bundle = 16.00 - 12 Channels
      Setanta Bundle = 10.00 - 8 Channels

      Also, Offering it through Sky would be better as the Multiroom is Enabled and Alone from Setanta its 10 each Viewing Card.

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      Re: Virgin off free setanta

      And into the arena comes BT Vision offering "near live" uncut football at 1.99 a game. Think this will only be after 10pm tho.

      Better off with extended highlights on Sky's Football First programme.

     

     

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