ESPN, ESPN HD & ESPN Classic confirmed

Details of the new ESPN channel on Virgin Media have been announced.

Virgin Media have said “the new ESPN channel will be available in both standard and High Definition (HD) to Virgin Media’s 3.5 million digital TV customers from 3rd August”.

This comes as a surprise as we didn’t think Virgin would get the HD channel.

The new UK ESPN channel will air Premier League Football and other top sports.

Virgin Media continue – “Customers who subscribe to Virgin Media’s XL TV pack will be able to watch ESPN and ESPN HD at no additional cost. As part of the deal, these subscribers will also receive ESPN Classic, featuring the greatest moments of UK and European sport… dedicated sports fans who are on Virgin Media’s M or L pack will be able to subscribe to ESPN and ESPN HD for a great value price of £8 a month if they already subscribe to any combination of the Sky Sports channels, or £10 a month if not” and “as a special introduction to the new ESPN and ESPN HD channels, Virgin Media will make these ESPN channels available to all of its digital TV customers, for no additional cost, during August”.

So this means three new channels coming to Virgin Media in August – ESPN, ESPN HD (for V+ customers) and ESPN Classic. The existing ESPN America channel will close down on all platforms – cable and Sky.

Click here to read the Virgin Media press release in full.