Virgin Media has boosted its live football offering with access to every midweek game from the EFL Championship, via the Red Button on Sky Sports.
Virgin TV Full House subscribers, who have access to the Sky Sports Football channel through their package, will be able to hit the red button and watch an additional eight games on Tuesday and Wednesday night this week.
Red Button games this week include: Derby County v Ipswich town, QPR v Bristol City, Rotherham United v Hull City (all 7:45pm KO) on Tuesday. Wednesday night games are: Blackburn v Reading, Norwich v Preston North End, Sheffield Wednesday v Millwall (all 7:45pm KO), Bolton Wanderers v Birmingham City and Stoke City v Wigan Athletic (both 8pm KO).
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Those are available on top of the two live games being shown on either night (Leeds vs Swansea and Bradford vs Aston Villa) this week. There are eight rounds of midweek Championship matches over the course of this season, so it guarantees fans the ability to watch their team a number of times between now and May.
Sky is rolling out the option to its own subscribers this week, so it’s great to see Virgin customers get access to the feature early doors, to use the football parlance.
It’s another boost for Virgin Full House subscribers who have access to BT Sport and Sky Sports as part of their subscription. Or, as the company likes to say #AllTheFootball. Virgin charges £79 a month for its Full House TV bundle, which includes access to its super fast broadband. Virgin says a similar bundle with Sky costs £102, £95 through BT and £90 a month through TalkTalk.
Virgin is also promising access to Eurosport, ESPN, FreeSports and PremierSports via the Full House bundle.
Virgin’s David Bouchier writes: “This is great news for our customers who follow a team in the English Football League Championship as they will be able to watch more of their side in action. This is a further boost to Virgin TV’s already strong sport offering and allows our customers to watch more live sport all in one place.”
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