I’m not a subscriber to Virgin Media myself but I’ve had queries from people who are, wondering how the Sky/BBC F1 deal will affect them. This announcement today may be of interest:
Virgin Media has struck a deal with the BBC to give viewers access to hundreds of hours of extra coverage of major sports events next year, including live video streams from the London 2012 Olympics, through its TiVo service.
[...] the deal also covers the “red button” content of events including Formula One, Wimbledon and Euro 2012.
Surely the installation fee is for new customers only?
The Virgin Media TVOD (interactive) services and TiVo boxes are truly amazing already, this sounds like it is getting better and better. I miss the TVOD so much now I’ve moved to a non cabled area and have to put up with Sky.
This is clearly separate to any issues with Virgin carrying the F1 channel, but can’t imagine this news releasing now will do their negotiations any favours!