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Virgin TV offers free Asian channels for Diwali

October 11, 2022

By Nik Roseveare

From now until October 25th, Virgin Media is giving its TV customers access to 15 premium Asian TV channels – at no extra cost – in celebration of Diwali.

The TV channels included are part of Virgin Media’s Asian Mela bundle which normally costs £12 per month. Fans of reality TV can watch popular celebrity shows like Bigg Boss, the Indian version of Endemol Shine Group’s hit format show Big Brother, and the Indian version of Dancing with the Stars, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, both available on Colors. Viewers can also tune into Sony TV HD to watch Indian Idol, celebrated for introducing the world to stars such as Neha Kakkar and Monali Thakur.

Comedy fans can watch the new season of The Kapil Sharma Show on Sony TV HD, where Kapil Sharma is joined by special celebrity guests each week, and action fans can watch India’s third highest-grossing film ever, K.G.F: Chapter 2 (pictured) on Sony MAX HD.

Also, celebrated Indian drama, Anupama, airs on Utsav Plus starring Rupali Ganguly as Anupama and follows the life of a devoted Gujrati housewife to explore her fight for self-respect, dignity and pride to set out to live life on her own terms.

David Bouchier, Chief TV & Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media O2, said: “Diwali is such an exciting festival to bring families and friends together, that’s why we’re making 15 premium Asian TV channels available at no extra cost. This includes all the best programming and movies from India in HD, with some shows completely exclusive to Virgin Media.”

Full list of Asian Mela TV channels available:

  • 801: Utsav Gold HD
  • 802: Utsav Bharat
  • 803: Utsav Plus HD
  • 805: Sony TV HD
  • 806: Sony MAX HD
  • 807: Sony SAB
  • 808: Sony MAX2
  • 809: Zee TV HD
  • 810: Zee Cinema HD
  • 815: B4U Movies
  • 825: Colors Gujarati
  • 826: Colors HD
  • 827: Colors Rishtey
  • 828: Colors Cineplex
  • 829: NDTV Good Times

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