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#267660 - 4th Nov 2008 3:02pm Sky Basic Channels To Return To Virgin Media
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Sky's bouquet of basic TV channels including Sky1 and Sky News are to return to Virgin Media's digital cable service on November 13.

The broadcasters have reached two separate agreements for the carriage of the Sky basics package on Virgin and Virgin Media Television's Living, Bravo, Trouble and Virgin1 bouquet on the Sky electronic programme guide.

Full commercial terms were not disclosed but the agreements include annual carriage fees plus additional capped payments subject to performance-related targets. Both deals expire on June 12, 2011.

The Sky basic channels will be spread across each tier of Virgin's cable TV service: Sky3, Sky News and Sky Sports News will be available in the lowest M tier; Sky1 and Sky2 will be available in the L tier; and Sky Arts 1, Sky Arts 2, Sky Real Lives and Sky Real Lives 2 will join the XL tier.

Good News for both Sky and Virgin Media customers imho.

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#267893 - 5th Nov 2008 9:15pm Re: Sky Basic Channels To Return To Virgin Media [Re: MattLFC]
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Woohoo! bout time smile Sky 1 (Stargate yay!) Glad ive got the XL package at a deal..
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#267928 - 5th Nov 2008 10:37pm Re: Sky Basic Channels To Return To Virgin Media [Re: SoundLad]
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yerrr (prison break) sky1. :)glad av got the euro-vox box wink
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#267929 - 5th Nov 2008 10:45pm Re: Sky Basic Channels To Return To Virgin Media [Re: ]
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Heh maybe now Sky can refrain from having to increase prices so much, since they are no longer going to have to be subsidising the likes of Sky1...

Then again, maybe not haha!

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#269932 - 17th Nov 2008 10:14pm Re: Sky Basic Channels To Return To Virgin Media [Re: MattLFC]
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Oh how I miss my V+ box cry

To be fair though, apart from Stargate, most of the sky basics are naff.

We'd have been better off investing in more HD content.

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