Virgin TV is a digital and analogue cable television service in the UK, owned by Virgin Media.
Its origins date from NTL and Telewest, two of the largest cable operators in the country which merged on 6 March 2006. All services (including TV) were rebranded under the Virgin name in February 2007. Virgin TV is the largest cable television provider in the country.
Virgin TV live
Virgin TV ranks as the UK’s second largest pay TV service. In 2007, it had 3.6m subscribers, compared to BSkyB’s 8.2m on Sky, as of Q3 2007. Virgin’s digital cable television currently uses the Nagravision 3 conditional access system.
Currently 55% of UK households potentially have access to Virgin’s network, while anyone in the UK with a line-of-sight view of the Astra & Eurobird satellites at 28.2° east has the ability to receive Sky’s service