HD channels launch & more soon

Virgin have launched a raft of new HD channels for V+ customers.

FX HD, MTVNHD and National Geographic HD have all launched on Virgin Media (V+ only as these are high definition broadcasts) to join the existing BBC HD channel which – before today – was the only linear HD channel on Virgin TV. FX HD is available on channel 158, MTVNHD is available on channel 310 and National Geographic HD is available on channel 232.

Also, in a press release, Virgin Media have announced “ESPN HD will launch on 3rd August, with 4HD [Channel 4 HD] and LIVING HD coming soon”. They say “4HD will be available to all of Virgin Media‚Äôs TV customers at no extra cost, alongside the BBC HD channel. Virgin Media will make its full range of HD channels available at no extra cost to its XL TV customers”.

On Demand HD content is also still available.

Click here to read the press release in full.

4 HD channels launching very soon

Virgin Media has confirmed that several HD channels are coming very soon.

The high definition channels to be added will be LIVING HD, FX HD, MTVN HD and National Geographic HD. The Virgin Media press release says the first new HD channel will be “due to launch at the end of July”.

Neil Berkett (chief executive officer of Virgin media) says “As more homes become HD-ready, the launch of four new HD channels marks the next stage in the evolution of our pioneering TV service. Our line-up of HD channels and hugely popular on demand content is a unique and winning combination and we’ll continue to bring more sport, films, entertainment and documentaries to our customers”.

The press release also reveals “Virgin Media is also currently in active talks with UKTV about Good Food HD”.