Virgin Media’s Bigger Combo Bundle includes 190+ TV channels and M250 Fibre Broadband. Read our review.

In the UK, the Bigger Combo Bundle is Virgin Media’s mid-range TV and broadband package. Currently available from £40 per month, it includes more than 190 television channels (including most Sky entertainment channels). You’ll also get Virgin Media’s M250 Fibre Broadband included, with an average download speed of 264Mbps.

You can upgrade your Bigger Combo Bundle to add the Sky Sports channels (with Bigger Sports Combo Bundle) or to add the Sky Cinema channels (with Bigger Movies Combo Bundle). Alternatively, you can upgrade to the Mega Volt Bundle for Sky Sports, Sky Cinema, Netflix and an unlimited O2 SIM card.

In this article, we’ll review Virgin Media’s Bigger Combo Bundle and what you’ll get with it, both in terms of television channels and the fibre broadband. We’ll then compare the Bigger Combo Bundle to rival packages from Sky and BT before looking at how you can switch your TV and broadband service to Virgin Media.

Plans From: From £40 per month
TV Channels: 190+ channels including Sky Entertainment
Upgrades:
Broadband: M250 Fibre Broadband (264Mbps average download speed)
Contract Length: 18 months
Box: Virgin TV 360 Box
Availability: 53% of UK homes
(check your postcode)

Bigger Combo Bundles & Channels

In the UK, the Bigger Combo Bundle is Virgin Media’s most popular broadband and TV bundle. It comes with 190+ television channels as standard (known as Mega TV) with the ability to add Sky Sports, Sky Cinema and Netflix to your plan.

You’ll also get Virgin Media’s M250 Fibre Broadband included on the Bigger Combo Bundle, along with a home phone service with weekend calls. There’s also a Bigger Combo Volt Bundle with an O2 SIM card included.

Bigger Combo Bundle

If you choose Virgin Media’s Bigger Combo Bundle, you’ll get more than 190 television channels included as standard. This includes the Sky Entertainment channels such as Sky Showcase, Sky Witness and Sky Max (though you won’t get have access to Sky Atlantic). You’ll also get Eurosport channels included, along with other factual and documentary channels like Discovery, Nat Geo and more.

The following table shows a list of channels you’ll get included on the Bigger Combo Bundle from Virgin Media:

Entertainment Channels:

  • BBC One HD
  • BBC Two HD
  • ITV HD
  • Channel 4 HD
  • Channel 5
  • 4Seven HD
  • 5 HD
  • 5 USA
  • 5 USA +1
  • 5Action HD
  • 5Select
  • 5Star
  • 5Star +1
  • alibi +1
  • alibi HD
  • Baywatch
  • BBC ALBA
  • BBC Four HD
  • BBC One
  • BBC Scotland HD
  • BBC Three
  • Blaze
  • CBS Reality
  • CBS Reality +1
  • Challenge
  • Channel 4
  • Channel 4 +1
  • Channel 5 +1
  • Comedy Central +1
  • Comedy Central Extra
  • Comedy Central HD
  • Crime & Investigation +1
  • Crime & Investigation HD
  • Dave HD
  • Dave Ja Vu
  • Deal or No Deal
  • DMAX
  • DMAX +1
  • Drama
  • Drama +1
  • E
  • E! HD
  • E4 +1
  • E4 Extra
  • E4 HD
  • Fear Factor
  • Gold +1
  • Gold HD
  • Great British Menu
  • Great! TV
  • Haunt TV
  • History Hit
  • Homes Under The Hammer
  • HorrorXtra
  • HorrorXtra+1
  • Inside Crime
  • ITV +1
  • ITV 2 +1
  • ITV 2 HD
  • ITV 3 +1
  • ITV 3 HD
  • ITV 4 +1
  • ITV 4 HD
  • ITVBe +1
  • ITVBe HD
  • Legend
  • More 4
  • More 4 +1
  • More 4 HD
  • MTV HD
  • Mystery TV
  • NextUp Live Comedy
  • Pick
  • Quest +1
  • Quest HD
  • Quest Red
  • Real Wild
  • RealityXtra
  • Really
  • S4C HD
  • Sky Arts
  • Sky Arts HD
  • Sky Comedy HD
  • Sky Crime +1
  • Sky Crime HD
  • Sky Max
  • Sky Max HD
  • Sky Replay
  • Sky Sci-Fi HD
  • Sky Showcase HD
  • Sky Witness +1
  • Sky Witness HD
  • Talk TV
  • Tastemade
  • The Chat Show Channel
  • TLC +1
  • TLC HD
  • Virgin Ultra HD 4K
  • W +1
  • W HD
  • Wipeout Xtra
  • Yesterday
  • Yesterday +1
  • plus more...

Movies:

  • Film4 +1
  • Film4 HD
  • Great! Movies
  • Great! Movies Action
  • Great! Movies Classic
  • Movies 24+
  • Movies24
  • Talking Pictures TV

Factual & Lifestyle:

  • Animal Planet
  • Animal Planet +1
  • Create & Craft
  • Discovery Channel +1
  • Discovery HD
  • Discovery History
  • Discovery History +1
  • Discovery Science
  • Discovery Science +1
  • Discovery Turbo
  • Eden +1
  • Eden HD
  • food network
  • Gems TV
  • God Channel
  • H2 HD
  • HGTV
  • History +1
  • History HD
  • I.D.
  • I.D. +1
  • Nat Geo Wild HD
  • National Geographic +1
  • National Geographic HD
  • PBS America
  • QVC
  • QVC Beauty
  • QVC Style
  • Sky Documentaries HD
  • Sky History
  • Sky Nature HD
  • Smithsonian HD
  • TJC
  • Together TV

Sports:

  • Eurosport 1 HD
  • Eurosport 2 HD
  • Sky Sports Mix HD
  • Sky Sports News HD
  • Sky Sports Racing
  • Viaplay Xtra

Kids:

  • CBBC HD
  • CBeebies
  • CITV
  • POP
  • Tiny Pop

News:

  • BBC News HD
  • BBC Parliament
  • Bloomberg TV HD
  • CNBC
  • euronews
  • Local TV
  • NHK World Japan
  • Sky News
  • Sky News HD

Music:

  • 4Music
  • BOX
  • Clubland TV
  • Kerrang!
  • Kiss
  • Magic
  • MTV 90s
  • MTV Hits
  • MTV Live HD
  • MTV Music
  • Now 70s
  • Now 80s
  • Now 90s

Other TV Channels:

  • Al Jazeera Arabic
  • Al Jazeera English
  • B4U Music
  • France 24 English HD
  • Islam Channel English
  • Islam Channel Urdu
  • plus more...

See all Bigger Combo Bundle channels →

At present, you can get the Bigger Combo Bundle from £40 per month:

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMobileMonthly Price
(may rise during contract)
Virgin Media
Bigger Combo Bundle

264Mbps
average download
Sky Showcase
190+ channels

Mega TV

No SIM
£40/month
18 month contract
Virgin Media
Bigger Combo Volt Bundle

264Mbps
average download
Sky Showcase
190+ channels

Mega TV
O2 SIM card
10GB Data
mobile SIM card
£44.99/month
18 month contract

Prior to September 2023, the Bigger Combo Bundle (which was previously known as the Bigger Bundle) came with TNT Sports included. For new plans that have been taken since the 4th September 2023, it’ll cost an extra £18 per month to add the TNT Sports channels.

Bigger Sports Combo

If you’d also like access to the Sky Sports channels, you’ll need to upgrade to Bigger Sports Combo Bundle. This is currently available for £65 per month. It gives you everything that’s included on the Bigger Bundle, as well as access to the following Sky Sports channels:

All of the channels included on the Bigger package, plus the following sport channels:

Sports:

  • Sky Sports Arena
  • Sky Sports Cricket
  • Sky Sports F1
  • Sky Sports Football
  • Sky Sports Golf
  • Sky Sports Main Event
  • Sky Sports NFL
  • Sky Sports Premier League

See all Bigger Sports Combo channels →

This package is normally advertised as having 195+ TV channels in total.

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMobileMonthly Price
(may rise during contract)
Virgin Media
Bigger Sports Combo Bundle

264Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky Sports
195+ channels

Mega TV + Sky Sports

No SIM
£65/month
18 month contract
Virgin Media
Bigger Sports Combo Volt Bundle

264Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky Sports
195+ channels

Mega TV + Sky Sports
O2 SIM card
10GB Data
mobile SIM card
£69.99/month
18 month contract

Bigger Movies Combo

If you want access to the Sky Cinema channels, this is available on Bigger Movies Combo Bundle. Currently available from £61 per month, it gives you everything that’s on the Bigger Combo Bundle, plus the following Sky Cinema channels on top:

All of the channels included on the Bigger package, plus the following movie channels:

Movies:

  • Sky Cinema Action
  • Sky Cinema Action HD
  • Sky Cinema Animation
  • Sky Cinema Comedy HD
  • Sky Cinema Drama
  • Sky Cinema Drama HD
  • Sky Cinema Family
  • Sky Cinema Family HD
  • Sky Cinema Greats
  • Sky Cinema Greats HD
  • Sky Cinema Hits
  • Sky Cinema Hits HD
  • Sky Cinema Premiere
  • Sky Cinema Premiere +1
  • Sky Cinema Premiere HD
  • Sky Cinema Sci-Fi & Horror
  • Sky Cinema Sci-Fi & Horror HD
  • Sky Cinema Select
  • Sky Cinema Select HD
  • Sky Cinema Thriller
  • Sky Cinema Thriller HD
  • Sky Comedy

See all Bigger Movies Combo channels →

The Bigger Movies Combo bundle is normally advertised as having 200+ channels included.

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMobileMonthly Price
(may rise during contract)
Virgin Media
Bigger Movies Combo Bundle

264Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky Cinema
200+ channels

Mega TV + Sky Cinema

No SIM
£61/month
18 month contract
Virgin Media
Bigger Movies Combo Volt Bundle

264Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky Cinema
200+ channels

Mega TV + Sky Cinema
O2 SIM card
10GB Data
mobile SIM card
£65.99/month
18 month contract

You’ll get a speed boost on your broadband and an inclusive O2 SIM Card when you upgrade to the Bigger Movies Combo Volt Bundle.

Biggest Combo

If you upgrade to the Biggest Combo Bundle (previously known as the Bigger TV bundle), you’ll get both Sky Sports and Sky Cinema included on your plan. You’ll also get a Netflix Standard subscription included (worth £10.99 per month). This gives you access to the entire Netflix catalogue with the ability to stream shows and movies on-demand in HD.

For the ultimate experience, you can upgrade this to the flagship Mega Volt Bundle which costs £85 per month. You’ll also get children’s TV channels included on the Mega Volt bundle, along with anytime calls on your landline and an O2 SIM card with unlimited data.

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMobileMonthly Price
(may rise during contract)
Virgin Media
Mega Volt Bundle

1130Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky SportsSky CinemaNetflix
230+ channels

Mega TV + Sky Sports + Sky Cinema + Kids Pick + Netflix
O2 SIM card
Unlimited Data
mobile SIM card
£85/month
18 month contract

Broadband on Bigger Combo

When you choose a Bigger Combo bundle on Virgin Media, you’ll get M250 Fibre Broadband included as standard. This is delivered over Virgin Media’s cable network and it gives you an average download speed of 264Mbps.

For comparison, the most widely-available plans on BT and Sky will only give you an average download speed of 67Mbps and 59Mbps. This is unless you’re able to get full fibre (FTTP) broadband where you live.

If you upgrade to a Bigger Combo Volt bundle, you’ll also get an O2 SIM card included with 10GB data per month (or unlimited data if you upgrade to the Mega Volt Bundle). You’ll also get a speed boost on your broadband. Volt customers will also get Intelligent Wi-Fi Plus, with up to three Intelligent WiFi Pods to boost the Wi-Fi signal through your home.

Alongside the broadband service, you’ll also get a home phone service included on all Bigger Combo bundles. You’ll get Virgin’s Weekend Chatter package included as standard, giving you unlimited weekend calls to UK landlines and Virgin Mobile customers.

Alternatives

Sky TV & Broadband

The closest alternative to Virgin Media’s Bigger Combo Bundle is Sky’s TV and broadband plans. On Sky, you’ll currently pay £39/month for Sky TV with Superfast Broadband (or £39/month for Ultimate TV which also comes with Netflix).

On Sky, you’ll get a average download speed of either 36Mbps or 59Mbps, depending on the plan you choose. You’ll get 140+ channels included on your Sky Stream deal, including all of Sky’s Entertainment channels (including Sky Atlantic).

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
(may rise during contract)
Sky
Sky Stream, Sky Entertainment & Netflix with Superfast Broadband

61Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky AtlanticNetflixDiscovery+
Sky Entertainment & Netflix

150+ channels included
£39/month
18 month contract
Sky
Sky Stream, Sky Entertainment & Netflix with Superfast Broadband + Sky Cinema

61Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky AtlanticSky CinemaNetflixDiscovery+
Sky Entertainment & Netflix + Sky Cinema Pack

150+ channels included
£47/month
18 month contract
Sky
Sky Glass, Sky Entertainment & Netflix with Superfast Broadband

61Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky AtlanticNetflixDiscovery+
Sky Entertainment & Netflix

150+ channels included
£52/month
plus £10 upfront
48 month contract

£24 for 3 months
Sky
Sky Stream, Sky Entertainment & Netflix with Superfast Broadband + Sky Sports

61Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky AtlanticSky SportsNetflixDiscovery+
Sky Entertainment & Netflix + Sky Sports Pack

150+ channels included
£59/month
18 month contract
Sky
Sky Stream, Sky Entertainment & Netflix with Superfast Broadband + TNT Sports

61Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky AtlanticTNT SportsNetflixDiscovery+
Sky Entertainment & Netflix + TNT Sports Pack

150+ channels included
£65/month
18 month contract
Sky
Sky Stream, Sky Entertainment & Netflix with Superfast Broadband + Sky Sports & TNT Sports

61Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky AtlanticSky SportsTNT SportsNetflixDiscovery+
Sky Entertainment & Netflix + Sky Sports & TNT Sports Pack

150+ channels included
£83/month
18 month contract

In selected postcodes, you’ll have the option to upgrade this to an Ultrafast or Gigafast broadband plan.

BT TV & Broadband

Another alternative that’s worth considering is BT’s TV and broadband plans.

For instance, you can choose BT’s Fibre 2 + Entertainment plan for an average download speeds of 67Mbps, along with Netflix and Sky’s Entertainment channels (including Sky Atlantic). There are also a range of Sports packages available on BT.

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
(may rise during contract)
BT
Fibre 2 + Sport

67Mbps
average download
TNT SportsDiscovery+
Sport

with TNT Sports & discovery+
£52.99/month
plus £31.99 upfront
24 month contract

with £50 reward card
BT
Fibre 2 + Entertainment

67Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky AtlanticNetflix
Entertainment

with NOW & Netflix
£56.99/month
plus £31.99 upfront
24 month contract

with £50 reward card
BT
Fibre 2 + Big Entertainment

67Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky AtlanticSky CinemaNetflix
Big Entertainment

with NOW & Netflix
£66.99/month
plus £31.99 upfront
24 month contract

with £50 reward card
BT
Fibre 2 + Big Sport

67Mbps
average download
Sky SportsTNT SportsDiscovery+
Big Sport

with TNT Sports, Sky Sports & discovery+
£81.99/month
plus £31.99 upfront
24 month contract

with £50 reward card
BT
Fibre 2 + VIP

67Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky AtlanticSky SportsTNT SportsSky CinemaNetflixDiscovery+
VIP

with NOW, TNT Sports, Sky Sports, Netflix & discovery+
£114.99/month
plus £31.99 upfront
24 month contract

£61.99 for 3 months

In selected postcodes, you’ll have the option to upgrade to BT’s full fibre broadband. This can give you average download speeds of up to 900Mbps.

Switching to Virgin Media

If you’re currently using another broadband & TV provider, it’s easy to switch your service to Virgin Media.

Start by ordering your new Virgin Media package online. When you do this, you’ll be given a choice of possible installation dates. Normally, a Virgin Media engineer will come around to install the service for you, unless you’ve recently been connected to the Virgin Media network (in which case, you might be able to install it yourself using a QuickStart kit).

You’ll need to tell your old provider that you’re moving to Virgin Media and that you’d like to cancel the old service with them.

For step-by-step instructions on how to switch, please select your current provider below:

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For more information, see our full guide to switching broadband provider in the UK.

More Information

For more information about the Bigger Combo bundle, please see Virgin Media’s official website. You can also read our Virgin Media review and our guide to Virgin TV 360.

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