Virgin Media offers Big Bundle, Bigger Bundle and Ultimate Volt plans with either the Mixit TV or Maxit TV channels included.

In the UK, Virgin Media currently offers a range of TV and broadband packages from £29.99/month. You can get up to 260 channels on your Virgin TV 360 box, along with access to on-demand content and apps. You’ll also get the Virgin TV Go app for watching on-the-go.

In this article, we’ll compare Virgin Media’s TV bundles and what you’ll get included on each one. This includes the Big Bundle (with Mixit TV) and the Bigger Bundle (with Maxit TV). We’ll look at the channels included on each package and the best Virgin Media TV deals that are currently available.

Prices From: From £29.99/month
Virgin TV Plans: Mixit TV (with optional Drama channels add-on)
Maxit TV (with optional Sport & Movie add-ons)
Virgin TV Channels: Up to 230 channels
(choose your plan and tap on ‘Plan details’ followed by ‘See all channels’)
Virgin TV Add-Ons: Drama
Sky Sports
Sky Cinema
Kids
Asian Mela
Contract Length: 18 months
Box: Virgin TV 360 Box

Compare Virgin TV Packages

In the UK, Virgin Media currently offers a range of packages with fibre broadband, TV and home phone included.

Depending on the channels you’d like to watch, you’ll need to choose either a Big Bundle plan (with Mixit TV) plan or a Bigger Bundle plan (with Maxit TV). You can also choose the Biggest TV Bundle or the Ultimate Volt Bundle, both of which include a Netflix Standard subscription.

The following table shows a side-by-side comparison of the channels you’ll get on each package:

Big Bundle Bigger Bundle Ultimate Volt Bundle
Plans From: £29.99 per month £39.99 per month £136 per month
TV Channels: 100+ (Big Bundle)
135+ (Big Bundle + Drama)
190+ (Bigger Bundle)
195+ (Bigger Bundle + Sports)
200+ (Bigger Bundle + Movies)
210+ (Biggest TV Bundle)
230+ (Ultimate Volt)
TV Package: Mixit TV
(+optional Drama add-on)
Maxit TV
(+optional Sport & Movie add-on)
Maxit TV + Sports
+ Cinema + Kids
Channels Included
Free-to-air channels:
(inc BBC, ITV & C4)
Sky Entertainment:
(inc Showcase, Witness, Max)
With Drama add-on
Comedy Central: With Drama add-on
Syfy: With Drama add-on
Discovery & Nat Geo:
BT Sport & Eurosport:
Sky Sports: Requires Sport add-on
Sky Cinema: Requires Cinema add-on
Netflix: Requires Biggest TV Bundle
Kids TV:
(inc Cartoon Network & Nick)
Other Features
Broadband: M50 (Big Bundle)
M100 (Big Bundle + Drama)
M100 Gig1
Home Phone:
Mobile SIM: Requires Volt add-on Requires Volt add-on Unlimited data
More Information: Big Bundle packages Bigger Bundle packages Ultimate Volt packages

In the section below, you can see a detailed list of the channels available on each bundle. Alternatively, you can compare the bundles on the Virgin Media website.

List of Virgin TV Channels: By Package

Big Bundle

In the UK, Big Bundle is Virgin Media’s entry-level package with fibre broadband, TV and home phone. Currently available from £29.99 per month, it comes with M50 Fibre Broadband and Mixit TV which includes more than 100 channels.

The Mixit TV package mainly consists of free-to-air favourites that you’ll also find if you’re watching on Freeview. You’ll get channels from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. You’ll also get Dave, Drama, Challenge, Paramount Network and more.

The following table shows a list of the channels you’ll get on the Big Bundle with Mixit TV:

Entertainment Channels:

  • BBC ONE (101)
  • BBC TWO HD (102)
  • ITV (103)
  • Channel 4 (104)
  • Channel 5 (105)
  • E4 (106)
  • BBC FOUR HD (107)
  • BBC ONE HD (108)
  • ITV HD (113)
  • ITV +1 (114)
  • ITV2 (115)
  • ITV2 +1 (116)
  • ITV3 (117)
  • ITV4 (118)
  • ITVBe (119)
  • ITVBe +1 (120)
  • Pick (123)
  • Dave (127)
  • Really (128)
  • Drama (130)
  • Dave ja vu (131)
  • Challenge (139)
  • Channel 4 HD (141)
  • Channel 4 +1 (142)
  • 4Seven (143)
  • E4 +1 (146)
  • More 4 (147)
  • CBS Reality (148)
  • Horror Channel (149)
  • Channel 5 HD (150)
  • 5Star (151)
  • 5Select (152)
  • 5 USA (153)
  • Channel 5+1 (155)
  • BBC ALBA (161)
  • BBC Scotland HD (162)
  • S4C HD (166)
  • Quest +1 (173)
  • ITV3 +1 (174)
  • ITV4 +1 (175)
  • 5 USA +1 (185)
  • 5Star +1 (186)
  • Paramount Network HD (187)
  • Paramount Network (188)
  • Great! TV (189)
  • CBS Justice (192)
  • More 4 +1 (196)
  • CBS Drama (197)
  • Yesterday +1 (200)
  • CBS Reality +1 (201)
  • Horror Channel +1 (202)
  • 4Seven HD (203)
  • Quest Red (215)
  • Blaze (216)
  • Quest HD (217)
  • Your TV (218)
  • Forces TV (277)
  • plus more...

Movies:

  • Great! Movies Classic (424)
  • Great! Movies (425)
  • Great! Movies Action (426)
  • Film4 (428)
  • Film4 +1 (430)
  • Talking Pictures TV (445)

Sports:

  • Sky Sports Racing (535)
  • Freesports HD (553)

Factual & Lifestyle:

  • Yesterday (129)
  • Together (269)
  • PBS America (276)
  • HGTV (281)
  • God Channel (287)
  • Food Network (291)
  • Smithsonian HD (295)

Childrens TV:

  • CBBC HD (701)
  • CBeebies HD (702)
  • CITV (734)
  • POP (736)
  • Tiny Pop (737)
  • Pop Power (738)

Music:

  • 4Music (337)
  • Clubland TV (345)
  • Now 80s (346)
  • Now 90s (347)

Other TV Channels:

  • Local TV (159)
  • BBC NEWS HD (601)
  • Sky News (602)
  • BBC Parliament (605)
  • CNN International (607)
  • Bloomberg HD (609)
  • CNBC (613)
  • euronews (620)
  • NDTV 24x7 (621)
  • Al Jazeera English (622)
  • France 24 English HD (624)
  • NHK World-Japan (625)
  • GB News (626)
  • QVC (740)
  • QVC Beauty (741)
  • QVC Style (742)
  • Ideal World (747)
  • Create & Craft (748)
  • Gems TV (755)
  • Shopping Quarter (756)
  • TJC (757)
  • B4U Music (816)
  • Al Jazeera Arabic (831)
  • Islam Channel English (838)
  • Islam Channel Urdu (839)
  • plus more...

See all Big Bundle channels →

Big Bundle + Drama

You can upgrade to the Big Bundle + Drama package for a faster broadband and more than 135 television channels.

Currently available from £36.99 per month, the Big Bundle +Drama package gives you an upgrade to M100 Fibre Broadband. You’ll also get channels like Sky Showcase, Sky Witness, Sky Max, Comedy Central and Syfy added to your plan.

The following table shows a list of channels you’ll get included on Big Bundle + Drama:

All of the channels included on the Big package, plus the following channels:

Entertainment Channels:

  • Sky Showcase (110)
  • Sky Witness (112)
  • Sky Replay (121)
  • Sky Max (122)
  • GOLD HD (124)
  • W (125)
  • alibi (126)
  • Comedy Central (132)
  • Comedy Central +1 (133)
  • Syfy (135)
  • Syfy +1 (136)
  • Sky Witness +1 (140)
  • E4 HD (145)
  • ITV2 HD (176)
  • ITV3 HD (177)
  • ITV4 HD (178)
  • ITVBe HD (179)
  • Comedy Central HD (181)
  • W +1 (190)
  • alibi +1 (191)
  • GOLD +1 (194)
  • More 4 HD (195)
  • W HD (211)
  • alibi HD (226)
  • Dave HD (227)
  • plus more...

Movies:

  • TCM (415)
  • TCM HD (416)
  • TCM +1 (417)
  • Movies 24 (419)
  • Movies 24+ (420)
  • Film4 HD (429)

See all Big Bundle + Drama channels →

Unfortunately, Sky Atlantic isn’t available as part of the Entertainment line-up on Virgin Media. If you want to watch Sky Atlantic, you’ll need to get Sky TV, a NOW Entertainment membership or BT TV.

Bigger Bundle

If you upgrade to Virgin Media’s Bigger Bundle for £39.99 per month, you’ll get Maxit TV with more than 190 television channels. This includes the Sky Entertainment channels in HD quality. You’ll also get a range of documentary channels (including Discovery and National Geographic) and music channels (including MTV).

If you’re a fan of sports, you’ll get the BT Sport and Eurosport channels included on the Bigger Bundle. You’ll also get Sky Sports News and Sky Sports Mix. However, other Sky Sports channels are not included and require an upgrade.

The following table shows a list of the channels you’ll get on the Bigger Bundle with Maxit TV:

All of the channels included on the Big + Drama package, plus the following channels:

Entertainment Channels:

  • Sky Showcase HD (109)
  • Sky Witness HD (111)
  • Sky Max HD (121)
  • Sky Comedy HD (121)
  • Sky Comedy (122)
  • MTV (134)
  • Sky Crime HD (135)
  • E! (136)
  • Sky Crime (160)
  • Syfy HD (165)
  • TLC HD (168)
  • TLC+1 (169)
  • Comedy Central Extra (182)
  • MTV HD (183)
  • Sky Arts HD (206)
  • Sky Crime +1 (207)
  • DMAX (213)
  • DMAX +1 (214)
  • History HD (270)
  • Love Nature (294)
  • Virgin Ultra HD 4K (999)
  • plus more...

Sports:

  • Sky Sports News HD (509)
  • Sky Sports Mix HD (510)
  • Sky Sports News (519)
  • Sky Sports Mix (520)
  • Eurosport 1 HD (521)
  • Eurosport 2 HD (522)
  • BT Sport 1 HD (527)
  • BT Sport 2 HD (528)
  • BT Sport 3 HD (529)
  • BT Sport ESPN HD (530)
  • BT Sport Ultimate (531)

Factual & Lifestyle:

  • I.D. (170)
  • I.D.+1 (171)
  • Lifetime HD (208)
  • Crime & Investigation HD (209)
  • Crime & Investigation +1 (222)
  • Eden (245)
  • Eden +1 (246)
  • Eden HD (247)
  • Discovery HD (251)
  • Discovery Channel +1 (252)
  • Animal Planet HD (257)
  • Animal Planet +1 (258)
  • Discovery Science (259)
  • Discovery Science +1 (260)
  • Discovery Turbo (261)
  • Discovery History (262)
  • Discovery History +1 (263)
  • Nat Geo Wild HD (265)
  • National Geographic (266)
  • National Geographic+1 (267)
  • National Geographic HD (268)
  • History +1 (271)
  • H2 HD (272)
  • Sky Documentaries HD (277)
  • Sky Nature HD (279)
  • Home & Health (284)
  • Home & Health +1 (285)
  • Discovery Shed (286)

Music:

  • MTV MUSIC (310)
  • MTV Live HD (311)
  • MTV HITS (312)
  • MTV BASE (313)
  • The Box (335)
  • Box Hits (336)
  • Kiss (338)
  • Magic (340)
  • Kerrang (342)

Other TV Channels:

See all Bigger Bundle channels →

Bigger Bundle + Sports

For access to the other Sky Sports channels, you’ll need to upgrade to the Bigger Bundle + Sports package. This is currently available for £104 per month.

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

Sports:

  • Sky Sports Main Event HD (501)
  • Sky Sports Premier League HD (502)
  • Sky Sports Football HD (503)
  • Sky Sports Cricket HD (504)
  • Sky Sports Golf HD (505)
  • Sky Sports F1 HD (506)
  • Sky Sports Action HD (507)
  • Sky Sports Arena HD (508)
  • Sky Sports Main Event (511)
  • Sky Sports Premier League (512)
  • Sky Sports Football (513)
  • Sky Sports Cricket (514)
  • Sky Sports Golf (515)
  • Sky Sports F1 (516)
  • Sky Sports NFL (517)
  • Sky Sports Arena (518)

See all Bigger Bundle + Sports channels →

Bigger Bundle + Movies

For access to the Sky Cinema channels, you can upgrade to Bigger Bundle + Movies. For £97 per month, this gives you everything that’s included on Maxit TV, plus the following Sky Cinema channels:

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

Movies:

  • Sky Cinema Animation (401)
  • Sky Cinema Premiere HD (401)
  • Sky Premiere 1hr (402)
  • Sky Cinema Hits HD (403)
  • Sky Cinema Greats HD (404)
  • Sky Cinema Family HD (406)
  • Sky Cinema Action & Adventure HD (407)
  • Sky Cinema Comedy HD (408)
  • Sky Cinema Crime & Thriller HD (409)
  • Sky Cinema Drama & Romance HD (410)
  • Sky Cinema Sci Fi & Horror HD (411)
  • Sky Cinema Select HD (412)
  • Sky Cinema Premiere (431)
  • Sky Cinema Hits (433)
  • Sky Cinema Greats (434)
  • Sky Cinema Family (436)
  • Sky Cinema Action & Adventure (437)
  • Sky Cinema Comedy (438)
  • Sky Cinema Crime & Thriller (439)
  • Sky Cinema Drama & Romance (440)
  • Sky Cinema Sci Fi & Horror (441)
  • Sky Cinema Select (442)

See all Bigger Bundle + Movies channels →

Biggest TV Bundle

If you choose the Virgin Media Biggest TV Bundle, you’ll get Maxit TV with Sky Sports, Sky Cinema and an inclusive Netflix Standard subscription.

In total, the Biggest TV Bundle will give you more than 210 channels. You’ll also get Netflix Standard with HD-quality viewing and the ability to watch on two devices at the same time.

See all Bigger TV Bundle channels →

Ultimate Volt Bundle

The Ultimate Volt bundle is Virgin Media’s flagship package. It comes with access to more than 230 channels including the Maxit TV channels, plus the Sky Sports and Sky Cinema add-ons. You’ll also get a Netflix Standard subscription included, along with a range of children’s television channels such as Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr and Boomerang.

Customers with the Ultimate Volt bundle will get Virgin Media’s flagship Gig1 fibre broadband included which has an average download speed of 1,130Mbps. You’ll also get an O2 SIM card for your mobile phone with unlimited data included.

The Ultimate Volt Bundle is currently available for £136 per month.

All of the channels included on the Bigger package, plus sports, movies and the following childrens TV channels:

Childrens TV:

  • Cartoon Network (704)
  • Cartoon Network +1 (705)
  • Cartoonito (706)
  • Nickelodeon (712)
  • Nick +1 (713)
  • Nick HD (714)
  • Nick Junior (715)
  • Nick Jr too (716)
  • Nicktoons (717)
  • Boomerang (730)
  • Boomerang +1 (731)
  • Cartoon Network HD (732)

See all Ultimate Volt channels →

Virgin Media TV Packages

At present, you can get a Virgin Media TV & broadband package from £29.99/month. This also includes a home phone service.

The following table shows a list of Virgin Media’s latest TV & broadband deals:

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
Virgin Media
Big Bundle

108Mbps
average download
100+ channels

Mixit TV
£29.99/month
for 18 months
plus £35 upfront
Virgin Media
Big Bundle + Drama & Docs

213Mbps
average download
Sky Showcase
135+ channels

Mixit TV + Drama Pick
£37.99/month
for 18 months
plus £35 upfront
Virgin Media
Bigger Bundle

108Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseBT Sport
190+ channels

Maxit TV
£39.99/month
for 18 months
plus £35 upfront
Virgin Media
Bigger Bundle + Movies

108Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky Cinema
200+ channels

Maxit TV + Sky Cinema
£97/month
with £200 bill credit

for 18 months
plus £35 upfront
Virgin Media
Bigger + Sports

108Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky SportsBT Sport
195+ channels

Maxit TV + Sky Sports
£104/month
for 18 months
plus £35 upfront
Virgin Media
Biggest TV Bundle

108Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky SportsBT SportSky CinemaNetflix
210+ channels

Maxit TV + Sky Sports + Sky Cinema + Netflix
£126/month
with £200 bill credit

for 18 months
plus £35 upfront

If you choose a Virgin Media Volt bundle, you’ll also get an O2 SIM card included with it:

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMobileMonthly Price
Virgin Media
Big Volt Bundle

213Mbps
average download
100+ channels

Mixit TV
O2 SIM card
10GB Data
mobile SIM card
£37.99/month
for 18 months
plus £35 upfront
Virgin Media
Big Volt Bundle + Drama & Docs Pick

362Mbps
average download
Sky Showcase
135+ channels

Mixit TV + Drama Pick
O2 SIM card
10GB Data
mobile SIM card
£49.99/month
for 18 months
plus £35 upfront
Virgin Media
Bigger Volt Bundle + Movies

213Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky Cinema
200+ channels

Maxit TV + Sky Cinema
O2 SIM card
10GB Data
mobile SIM card
£106/month
for 18 months
plus £35 upfront
Virgin Media
Bigger Volt Bundle + Sports HD

213Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky SportsBT Sport
195+ channels

Maxit TV + Sky Sports
O2 SIM card
10GB Data
mobile SIM card
£116/month
with £200 bill credit

for 18 months
plus £35 upfront
Virgin Media
Ultimate Volt Bundle

1130Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky SportsBT SportSky CinemaNetflix
230+ channels

Maxit TV + Sky Sports + Sky Cinema + Netflix + Kids Pick
O2 SIM card
Unlimited Data
mobile SIM card
£136/month
with £200 bill credit

for 18 months
plus £35 upfront

All of Virgin’s plans now include a Virgin TV 360 box. You’ll also get access to Virgin TV Go which allows you to watch your favourite channels on-the-move.

The following Virgin Media TV add-ons are also available at an additional cost:

  • Asian Mela (includes 15 channels with the best of Bollywood entertainment)
  • Premier Sports HD + Box Nation
  • MUTV
  • Liverpool FCTV
  • Racing TV
  • Kids Pack
  • Baby TV

Frequently Asked Questions

What TV channels will I get on Virgin Media?
You’ll get the following channels included on your Virgin Media TV package:
  • Big Bundle: 100+ channels
  • Big Bundle + Drama: 135+ channels
  • Bigger Bundle: 190+ channels
  • Bigger Bundle + Sports: 195+ channels
  • Bigger Bundle + Movies: 200+ channels
  • Biggest TV Bundle: 210+ channels
  • Ultimate Volt: 230+ channels
What is Mixit TV?
Mixit TV is Virgin Media’s basic TV package. It gives you 100+ channels, most of which are also available on Freeview. Highlights include the normal terrestrial TV channels along with Pick, Dave, Challenge and Paramount Network.

You can add Drama to your Mixit TV package for access to selected Sky Entertainment channels including Sky Showcase, Sky Witness and Sky Max. You’ll also get Comedy Central, Syfy and more.

What is Maxit TV?
Maxit TV is Virgin Media’s premium TV package. It comes with 190+ channels including selected Sky Entertainment channels in HD, Discovery, National Geographic, BT Sport and Eurosport.

You can add the Sky Sports channels and the Sky Cinema channels to your Maxit TV package. Alternatively, you can upgrade to the Biggest TV Bundle or the Ultimate Volt Bundle which includes them both, along with a Netflix subscription.

Is it possible to get Sky Atlantic on Virgin Media?
No. Unfortunately, Sky Atlantic isn’t available to Virgin Media customers. If you want Sky Atlantic, you can get Sky TV, a NOW Entertainment membership or BT TV.
What sports channels are available on Virgin Media?
If you want access to all of the Sky Sports channels, you’ll need to choose the Bigger Bundle + Sports package.

If you only want access to BT Sport and Eurosport, you can choose the cheaper Bigger Bundle package without the Sports add-on. This also includes Sky Sports News and Sky Sports Mix.

More Information

For more information about Virgin Media’s television packages, please see the official Virgin Media website.

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  • Martin Aspinall said:

    It seems that you give good deals for new customers and good deals for people threatening to leave
    What about discount for loyal customers at this hard cost of living crisis

  • Very similar happened to me after 2 months of arguing and talking to 4 people who don’t seem to know anything about there job and signing a contract in April for £59 for mixit tv plus phone plus 200 to then be told I didn’t have a contract and needed to pay 185.00 that was overdue which I refused to pay I finally spoke to a honest bloke called kane who informed me that the manager that was dealing with me before never applied the offer he promised and kane took the time to sort it all out and backdate the offer so I really only owed them £43 in the end which I payed immediately but virgin is a waste of time very much a rip off company !!!

  • Definitely you have to put in disconnect request but next day they phoned me 😁muuuch better deal

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