With the flip of a switch, Virgin Media has unlocked its complete range of paid-for kids channels to millions of viewers across the UK at no extra cost. The bundle of new channels, which includes premium children’s content and learning-based programmes, has been unlocked for Virgin Media TV V6 and Virgin TV 360 customers in time for half-term. The freebies will be available until March 8, 2022.
Without paying a penny, Virgin Media TV V6 and Virgin TV 360 viewers will be able to tune in to the likes of Cartoon Network, Cartoonito, Boomerang, Nickelodeon, NickToons, and Nick Jr. Best of all, the free deal covers both the live broadcast of the channels as well as the on-demand library. So, younger viewers will be able to catch up on entire boxsets of their favourite shows without waiting for the next episode to air.
Top shows for kids to dive into during the half-term includes Jellystone (Cartoon Network), Smurfs, Nicktoons, and Tom and Jerry in New York (Boomerang) as well as amazing boxsets such as Danger Force (Nickelodeon), Regular Show (Cartoon Network), Fireman Sam (Cartoonito), Paw Patrol (Nick Jr), and many others.
And it’s not just television shows, either. Boomerang will broadcast a number of movies, including Scooby-Doo and Tom & Jerry, every weekend throughout February. Daily movies will be broadcast on Boomerang during the two-week half-term period between Monday 14th to Friday 24th. Movies include Tom & Jerry’s Giant Adventure, Lego Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash, Tom & Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers, and more.
Customers will also be able to stream hundreds of free educational videos and kids boxsets from their mobile or tablet devices using the Virgin TV Go app. So, even those travelling away during the half-term period will be able to take advantage of the brilliant offer.
This latest giveaway isn’t the first time that Virgin Media has decided to treat its customers with freebie channels. A number of times during the Covid-19 pandemic, Virgin Media rolled-out paid-for channels at no extra cost in a bid to keep its subscribers entertained while many stayed home on furlough, were forced to self-isolate, or just needed a distraction when working from home.
For those without younger viewers in the house, Virgin Media unlocked a number of other paid-for channels earlier this month, including Sky History, Crime & Investigation, Comedy Central HD and MTV to watch for free throughout February. The full list includes Comedy Central HD, Comedy Central +1, Comedy Central SD, Comedy Central Extra, MTV, The Box, Box Hits, TCM SD, TCM HD, TCM +1, Sky History HD, Sky History +1, Sky History 2, Crime & Investigation HD, Crime & Investigation +1, Colors, Colors Cineplex, and Colors Rishtey.
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Just like the latest giveaway for children, Virgin Media customers will be able to watch both the live broadcasts from these channels as well as all on-demand content. As such, you’ll be able to catch up on boxsets from MTV, Comedy Central and Sky History throughout the month.
Of course, if you enjoy what you’re watching – or don’t finish a boxset binge – you’ll be able to add all of the above channels to your subscription. Virgin Media TV 360 bundles offer a number of options, including up to 200 television channels, as well as access to Sky Cinema, Sky Sports and BT Sport. Prime Video and Netflix can also be added on the box, with Virgin Media allowing viewers to search across libraries in all apps from a single menu.
David Bouchier, Chief TV & Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media O2, said: “For half term, and right up until 9 March, we are giving all of our Virgin TV customers access to our full range of kids’ programmes at no extra cost, all delivered by our hyperfast network. And while many families will be enjoying the great outdoors during half term, we have them covered with a stellar kids TV line-up of entertainment options, catering for all ages from toddlers to teens.”
Published at Tue, 08 Feb 2022 16:55:00 +0000