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Top sporting events this summer on Virgin Media

08 August 2018

2018 has been a summer of sport for Virgin Media customers to date, and the live sporting action is set to continue into the autumn. One of the most exciting sports developments for July 2018 is the addition of FreeSports to the Virgin channel line up. FreeSports is a free channel which can be found on channel 553 from 21 July 2018 and hosts up to 1,000 sporting events each year, including international soccer friendlies, Premier League friendlies in the pre-season warm up, PRO14 Rugby and Red Bull Air Races. Some of the sports highlights due to hit Virgin channels for the rest of summer 2018 include:

Sky Sports and BT Sports

Sky Sports

  • 126 live Premier League fixtures across the 2018/19 season
  • MLS
  • EFL
  • Carabao Cup

BT Sport

  • All UEFA Champions League fixtures
  • 42 live Premier League fixtures across the 2018/19 season
  • The Emirates FA Cup

Sports channels from Virgin Media

Customers of Virgin Media pay on a monthly basis for their selected sports channel add-ons, apart from the FreeSports channel which can be viewed by all customers. Some of the sports packages Virgin customers can opt for are listed below:

The Sky Sports Collection package

This includes all the above soccer events plus golf, Rugby League, cricket, the Superbike World Championship, tennis, athletics and Moto GP. The Sky Sports Collection offers customers seven channels of live sporting action as well as selected highlights. Sporting events to be featured on the Sky Collection in the next few weeks include Prudential Ride London 2018, which takes place on 28 July.

The BT package

The BT package from Virgin includes soccer fixtures from the above leagues, as well as Bundesliga matches, Aviva Premiership Rugby Union, and UFC. Virgin Media's BT Sports package now includes the BT Sport 4K UHD channel at no extra cost. This exciting channel features even more of the top sporting fixtures from major leagues. The Eurosport Collection package is also available with Virgin, and Eurosports features hosts of popular sporting events and live games, particularly for customers with interests in European sporting fixtures. If you're planning to sign up for sports channels from Virgin Media, check out the entire range of vouchercloud discount codes. Our voucher codes save money across a range of Virgin Media packages, making premium sports channels even more affordable.

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