Virgin Media and Turner have agreed a long term programming deal in the UK and Ireland. The partnership ensures Virgin Media customers will continue to enjoy their favourite channels like Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito, TCM and CNN International, as well as bringing Cartoon Network in HD to customers in Ireland for the first time. Also launching is catch-up TV and box sets to Virgin Media’s TV platform.
As part of the new deal, Virgin Media customers will have access to hundreds of hours of boxsets for kids featuring programmes such as Regular Show, Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Scooby Doo, Mr Bean, The Tom and Jerry Show and Fireman Sam. This will further boost Virgin Media’s existing selection of kids’ programmes.
The new programming deal also unlocks a wealth of Turner catch-up TV for Virgin Media customers in the UK and Ireland. Customers will have access to hours’ worth of programming with a 30 day catch up window.
The deal also strengthens the partnership over the long term, with Turner guaranteeing new rights to support Virgin Media’s future product launches.
David Bouchier, Chief Digital Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media said: “Our new deal with Turner means our customers will be able to access a wealth of on-demand programs, as well as continuing to enjoy some of the very best TV from channels as diverse as Cartoon Network, TCM and CNN International. We are committed to giving our customers the very best TV to watch, when and how they want, and it’s fantastic to work with partners who think in the same way.”