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UKTV channels return to Virgin TV as pricing dispute settled

UKTV and Virgin Media end pricing dispute

UKTV and Virgin Media have settled their dispute which will see the return of channels and services to the Virgin TV package.

The pricing dispute, which ultimately saw UKTV pull its channels, has been resolved and Virgin will be able to offer the full range of services once again immediately, it has said. Channels include; Gold, Alibi and Yesterday.

Other services provided by UKTV will include High Definition (HD) programming via Dave HD and Gold HD channels which will be added to the bundle as well as five times more on demand and catch-up content.

Simon Michaelides, chief commercial officer for UKTV, said: “Viewers are at the heart of UKTV and we want to thank them for all of their support. We know this has created real disruption for some of our viewers and we’re so sorry for this, but we are thrilled to be back, broadcasting our channels and shows to customers of Virgin Media once more.”

David Bouchier, chief digital entertainment officer at Virgin Media, added: “Reaching this agreement reaffirms our longstanding partnership with UKTV and is fantastic news for our customers.

“They can enjoy channels like Dave and Gold once again, including in HD, and also get more UKTV on-demand programming than ever before. On top of this, the channels we’ve recently added to Virgin TV will remain.

“We are sorry for what we know has been a frustrating time for our customers, but are pleased that our TV bundles are now even bigger. Our unwavering commitment to investing in incredible programming remains.”