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Virgin Media bring NBC programmes to VoD

The never ending battle between Virgin and Sky continues today with the announcement of new content to Virgin Media's on-demand TV service coming in December. This comes hot on the heels of Sky's launch of the Sky Anytime+ Video-on-Demand (VoD) service that is going live at the end of October. Virgin's deal sees them teaming up with NBC Universal to offer popular US shows through their TV, website and mobile platforms. Content will include past seasons of House, Heroes, 30 Rock and The Office (US). Best of all, the content will be in high-definition, allowing customers to enjoy the most from these newly available shows.

"Our pioneering TV On Demand service continues to offer the greatest choice for all the family and we're delighted to bring our customers these great shows in HD from NBC Universal. With more and more consumers enjoying the flexibility of watching TV whenever they want, our new online and mobile services also give our customers a fantastic way to enjoy content wherever they are."

Cindy Rose, (Executive Director Digital Entertainment) Virgin Media

It is encouraging to see more programming becoming available for viewers to watch whenever they choose, and this should help build Video-on-Demand in to a more popular way to watch programming. With YouView (formerly Project Canvas) expected next year, video-on-demand direct on the television will be available to many more homes than before, with limitations moving towards broadband speeds and usage limits rather than programming schedules.


Another to add to the list of boxes I can do without paying for or to run.
I really cannot see the need of a box to watch on-demand, free or not, when there are literally thousands of sited providing exactly the same for free. One example.

  • m0aur
  • over 10 years ago

Can't get cable anyway.

  • timmay
  • over 10 years ago

Not everyone wants to hook their computer up to the TV when they want to watch VOD.

I wish I could get cable, I'd drop sky like a hot rock.

  • MrMot
  • over 10 years ago

Mmm ovguide, looks very US biased, and incredibly slow to use on the two providers I just tried.

Tried a search and it never returned...

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • over 10 years ago

Usually "watch <show name> online" will find you a site dedicated to just that show.

Lot easier to just download shows though.


Most modern PC's allow you to attach a seperate HDMI cable to the

  • otester
  • over 10 years ago

TV, just leave it as always cloning your monitor display.

  • otester
  • over 10 years ago

Taking the Ovguide 'Documentary' link you will find OD from many of the channels Sky charge for. I have found some very interesting material all delivered speedily and problem free.

  • m0aur
  • over 10 years ago

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