According to Virgin Media, they will have Sky’s F1 channel this year:
“The channel will be added to the complete Sky Sports package available through Virgin Media, alongside Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2, Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports 4. Subscribers to this package will have the channel added automatically at launch. Sky Sports News is separately included in all pay TV tiers.”
At least Virgin seems to be doing what they can to stay in touch with the viewers, even though its no super deal for them or their viewers. It shows how Steve Rider is right in what he says about that deal in this interview (from about 6:42 in its about the BBC/Sky deal – he certainly is not buying the line the BBC had no choice) – might be slightly off topic, but its a great interview.