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Virgin TV adds animal, wildlife and quiz channels

July 19, 2018

Virgin TV is bolstering its family and entertainment offering by adding three new channels: Love Nature HD, ZooMoo HD and IQTV.

Love Nature HD and ZooMoo HD are owned and operated by Blue Ant Media, have animals and nature at its core and have a range of diverse shows and content to suit all ages.

Love Nature HD gets closer than ever before to some of the world’s most incredible landscapes and wildlife. Not only does the channel celebrate the beauty and wonder of the natural world, it also provides hundreds of hours of original and never seen before feature programmes broadcast in the highest quality for all of the family to enjoy.

ZooMoo HD is an educational experience for children aged between 3-6 years-old and consists of more than 1500 self-contained shows. These feature spectacular wildlife footage with a range of puppetry, animations, and narrative techniques to create a unique viewing and learning experience for little viewers.

Both Love Nature HD and ZooMoo HD are available to Virgin TV Full House customers and can be viewed in HD on July 21st.

David Bouchier, Chief Digital Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media, said: “Wildlife and nature programmes continue to prove popular with viewers of all ages so we are delighted to add Love Nature and ZooMoo to Virgin TV. Both will be available in glorious HD so customers can feel even closer to nature. These new additions highlight our continued investment and commitment to our customer base by adding more exciting entertainment to Virgin TV for all the family to enjoy.”

Ward Platt, CEO, Kids & Global Networks, Blue Ant Media: “Our partnership with Virgin TV to debut Love Nature and ZooMoo channels in the UK and Ireland is critical to our global expansion as the company will introduce millions of new natural history fans to our stunning programming shot in some of the most beautiful and wondrous locations in the world. Blue Ant Media’s Kids & Global Networks division is under a year old, our launch on Virgin TV and upcoming international expansion of our channels in 2018 truly showcases the strength of our brands and their programming.”

Additioanlly, IQTV will launch next week on Virgin TV. The channel focuses on points-based, cerebral game shows such as Mastermind, Countdown, The Weakest Link and Only Connect, with over 100 episodes available at launch.

IQTV will be available through Virgin TV’s Video on Demand service and can be accessed by customers on Mix packages and above.

Rod Henwood and Nick James, co-founders of IQTV, said: “There are 3.5 million superfans of intelligent quiz shows in the UK and Eire, and IQTV is the first service dedicated exclusively to them. The great thing about intelligent quiz shows is that they entertain and challenge in equal measure; it’s a form of television that viewers can fully participate in. Launching IQTV on Virgin TV, a pioneer in on demand television, is a great boost to our service and a strong addition to their offering.”

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