Virgin TV 360 comes with up to 260 channels, depending on whether you choose the Big Bundle, Bigger Bundle or Ultimate Oomph plan.

In the UK, Virgin Media now offers the Virgin TV 360 service. It gives you a 4K-ready set-top box for watching TV at home along with access to up to 260 channels, catch-up TV and apps like Netflix. You’ll also get the Virgin TV Go application for your tablet and smartphone, allowing you to stream Virgin TV 360 channels wherever you are.

In this article, we’ll review and compare Virgin Media’s TV bundles and what you’ll get included on each one. This includes the Big Bundle (with Mixit TV), the Bigger Bundle (with Maxit TV) and the Ultimate Oomph bundle. We’ll also look at the channels you’ll get included on each package, so you can find the most appropriate plan for you.

Which Virgin TV Package Do I Need?

In the UK, Virgin Media currently offers a choice of five different television bundles:

  • Big Bundle gives you 100+ TV channels, mainly consisting of free-to-air channels and channels that you’ll also find on Freeview.
  • Big Bundle + Drama & Docs gives you 145+ TV channels. You’ll get Sky One and Sky Witness in standard-definition quality, along with channels like Discovery and National Geographic.
  • Bigger Bundle gives you 190+ TV channels. You’ll get the BT Sport channels included in this bundle, along with an upgrade to HD on Sky One and Sky Witness.
  • Bigger Bundle + Sports gives you 195+ TV channels. You’ll get all eight Sky Sports channels included on this plan, but only in standard-definition quality.
  • Ultimate Oomph gives you 230+ TV channels. It’s the flagship television package on Virgin Media, giving you Sky Cinema in HD and a number of children’s TV channels. You’ll also get an upgrade to Sky Sports in HD quality.

The following table summarises what you’ll get on each Virgin TV package:

Channels Big Bundle Big Bundle
+ Drama & Docs
Bigger Bundle Bigger Bundle
+ Sports
Ultimate Oomph
Total Channels 100+ 145+ 190+ 195+ 230+
Free-to-air channels
(e.g. BBC, ITV & C4)
Sky Showcase & Sky Max
(excludes Sky Atlantic)
SD HD HD HD
Discovery & Nat Geo HD HD HD HD
Comedy Central
BT Sport & Eurosport HD HD HD
Sky Sports SD HD
Sky Cinema HD
Kids TV
(e.g. Cartoon Network & Nickelodeon)
Other Inclusive Features
Broadband 54Mbps 108Mbps 108Mbps 108Mbps 630Mbps
Calls Weekends
(landlines)
Weekends
(landlines)
Weekends
(landlines)
Weekends
(landlines)
Anytime
(landlines & mobile)
Mobile SIM

For more information, you can compare the bundles on the Virgin Media website.

In the following section, we’ll look at the television channels you’ll get included on each package from Virgin Media.

List of Virgin TV Channels: By Package

Big Bundle

In the UK, Big Bundle is Virgin Media’s entry-level package with TV, home broadband and home phone included. It gives you access to more than 100 channels on your Virgin TV 360 box through the Mixit TV package. You’ll also get Virgin Media’s M50 fibre broadband with an average download speed of 54Mbps. There’s also a home phone service included with Talk Weekends.

On Big Bundle, you’ll get a total of 109 television channels on your Virgin TV 360 box. This mainly consists of free-to-air channels that you’ll also find on Freeview including BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. You’ll also get channels like Dave, Yesterday and Paramount Network included in your bundle.

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)
  • BET (184)
  • 5 USA +1 (185)
  • 5Star +1 (186)
  • Paramount Network HD (187)
  • Paramount Network (188)
  • Sony Channel (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)

Movies:

  • Sony Movies Classics (424)
  • Sony Movies (425)
  • Sony 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)
  • QVC (740)
  • QVC Beauty (741)
  • QVC Style (742)
  • Ideal World (747)
  • Create & Craft (748)
  • Gems TV (755)
  • Jewellery Maker (756)
  • TJC (757)
  • B4U Music (816)
  • Al Jazeera Arabic (831)
  • Islam Channel English (838)
  • Islam Channel Urdu (839)

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Big Bundle + Drama & Docs

If you choose the Big Bundle + Drama & Docs, you’ll get more than 145 channels included on your Virgin TV 360 box. This includes Sky One, Sky Witness, Comedy Central, Syfy and Fox. You’ll also get popular documentary channels included in your package such as Discovery, History and National Geographic.

Customers choosing the Big Bundle + Drama & Docs package will also get an upgrade to Virgin Media’s M100 fibre broadband service. This gives you high speed fibre broadband with average download speeds of 108Mbps. You’ll also get the Talk Weekends home phone plan included.

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

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

Entertainment Channels:

  • Sky Showcase (110)
  • Sky Witness (112)
  • 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)
  • FOX (157)
  • FOX +1 (158)
  • ITV2 HD (176)
  • ITV3 HD (177)
  • ITV4 HD (178)
  • ITVBe HD (179)
  • Sky Replay (180)
  • Comedy Central HD (181)
  • W +1 (190)
  • alibi +1 (191)
  • GOLD +1 (194)
  • More 4 HD (195)
  • FOX HD (199)
  • Sky Arts HD (206)
  • W HD (211)
  • DMAX (213)
  • DMAX +1 (214)
  • alibi HD (226)
  • Dave HD (227)
  • History HD (270)
  • Love Nature (294)

Movies:

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

Factual & Lifestyle:

  • I.D. (170)
  • I.D.+1 (171)
  • 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)
  • Home & Health (284)
  • Home & Health +1 (285)
  • Discovery Shed (286)

See all Big Bundle + Drama & Docs deals →

It’s important to note that Sky Atlantic isn’t available to customers on Virgin Media. You’ll need to choose Sky TV, a NOW Entertainment membership or BT TV to get access to Sky Atlantic.

Bigger Bundle

If you choose Virgin Media’s Bigger Bundle, you’ll get access to more than 190 channels through Virgin’s Maxit TV. This includes Sky One and Sky Witness in HD, along with the BT Sport and Eurosport channels in HD.

Customers choosing a Bigger Bundle will also receive Virgin Media’s M100 fibre broadband service and the Talk Weekends home phone plan.

All of the channels included on the Big + Drama & Docs 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 Crime +1 (207)
  • Virgin Ultra HD 4K (999)

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:

  • Sky Nature HD (279)

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:

  • Sky News HD (603)

See all Bigger Bundle deals →

Bigger Bundle + Sports

If you want access to the Sky Sports channels on Virgin TV 360, you’ll need to upgrade to the Bigger Bundle + Sports. This will give you all eight Sky Sports channels in SD (standard definition) quality.

You’ll also get Virgin Media’s M100 fibre broadband and the Talk Weekends home phone plan included with this package.

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

Sports:

  • 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 deals →

Ultimate Oomph

The Ultimate Oomph bundle is Virgin Media’s flagship package. It comes with access to more than 230 channels including all of the Sky Cinema and Sky Sports channels in HD. You’ll also get a range of children’s television channels including Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr and Boomerang.

Customers with an Ultimate Oomph bundle will also receive Virgin Media’s M600 fibre broadband which has an average download speed of 630Mbps. You’ll also get a Virgin Mobile SIM card with unlimited data included along with a Virgin Media home phone service with anytime calls.

The following table shows a list of the channels you’ll get on Ultimate Oomph:

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

Movies:

  • Sky Cinema Premiere HD (401)
  • Sky Cinema Animation (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)

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)

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 Oomph deals →

Frequently Asked Questions

What channels will I get on Virgin TV 360?
You’ll get the following channels included on your Virgin TV 360 package:
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 all of the normal terrestrial TV channels along with Dave, Yesterday and Paramount Network.

You can add Drama & Docs to Mixit TV if you want access to Sky One, Sky Witness, Comedy Central, Syfy, Fox, Discovery, History, Nat Geo and more.

What is Maxit TV?
Maxit TV is Virgin Media’s premium TV package. It includes 190+ channels including BT Sport and Eurosport in HD. You’ll also get Sky One and Sky Witness in HD quality, along with everything that’s included on Mixit TV with Drama & Docs.

You can add Sky Sports to Maxit TV if you want access to the eight Sky Sports channels.

Is it possible to get Sky Atlantic on Virgin Media?
No. Unfortunately, the Sky Atlantic channel isn’t available on Virgin TV 360. You’ll need to get Sky TV, a NOW Entertainment membership or BT TV if you want access to Sky Atlantic.
What sports channels are available on Virgin Media?
If you want to watch the Sky Sports channels on Virgin TV 360, you’ll need to choose the Bigger Bundle + Sports. For the Sky Sports channels in HD, you’ll need to upgrade to the Ultimate Oomph bundle.

If you want to watch BT Sport and Eurosport on Virgin TV 360, you can choose the Bigger Bundle package. The BT Sport and Eurosport channels are available in HD as standard.

More Information

For more information about Virgin TV 360 and the channels available, please see the official Virgin Media website.

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