Virgin Media offers Big Bundles & Bigger Combo Bundles with either the Mixit TV channels or the Mega TV (Maxit TV) channels included.

In the UK, Virgin Media currently offers a range of bundles with fibre broadband and TV included from £33 per month. You’ll get up to 230 channels on your Virgin TV 360 box, along with access to on-demand content and apps. You’ll also get Virgin TV Go for watching your channels on a smartphone, laptop or tablet.

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

Prices From: £33 per month
Virgin TV Plans: Mixit TV (with optional Drama & Docs add-on)
Mega/Maxit TV (with optional Sport & Movies 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 & Docs
Sky Sports
Sky Cinema
TNT Sports
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 bundles giving you fibre broadband, TV and home phone in one combined package. They also offer Volt bundles that come with an O2 SIM card for your mobile phone.

Depending on the channels you’d like to watch, you’ll need to choose either a Big Bundle plan (with Mixit TV) or a Bigger Combo Bundle plan (with Mega/Maxit TV). You can also choose the Biggest Combo Bundle or the Mega Volt Bundle, both of which come with 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 Combo Bundle Mega Volt Bundle
Plans From: £33 per month £40 per month £84.99 per month
TV Channels: 100+ (Big Bundle)
135+ (Big Bundle + Drama & Docs)
190+ (Bigger Combo)
195+ (Bigger Sports Combo)
200+ (Bigger Movies Combo)
210+ (Biggest Combo)
230+ (Mega Volt)
TV Package: Mixit TV
(+optional Drama & Docs add-on)
Maxit/Mega TV
(+optional Sport & Movie add-ons)
Maxit/Mega TV + Sports
+ Cinema + Kids + Netflix
Channels Included
Free-to-air channels:
(inc BBC, ITV & C4)
Sky Entertainment:
(inc Showcase, Witness, Max)
With Drama & Docs add-on
Comedy Central: With Drama & Docs add-on
Discovery & Nat Geo: With Drama & Docs add-on
Eurosport:
Sky Sports: With Sport add-on
Sky Cinema: With Cinema add-on
Netflix: With Biggest Combo bundle
Kids TV:
(inc Cartoon Network & Nick)
TNT Sports: Add £18/month
(included before September 2023)
Add £18/month
(included before September 2023)
Other Features
Broadband:
Home Phone:
Mobile SIM: Requires Volt add-on Requires Volt add-on Unlimited data
More Information: Big Bundle packages Bigger Combo packages Mega Volt packages

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

List of Virgin TV Channels: By Package

Big Bundle

At present, Virgin Media’s Big Bundle is available from £33 per month. It’s the cheapest way of getting fibre broadband, TV and home phone together in one package from Virgin Media.

Alongside the M250 Fibre Broadband (which has an average download speed of 264Mbps), you’ll get the Mixit TV plan with access to more than 100 channels.

The Mixit TV plan mainly consists of free-to-air channels, most of which you’ll also find if you’re watching on Freeview. For instance, you’ll get all of the free-to-air channels from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. You’ll also get Dave, Drama, Legend, Pick, Quest, RealityXtra, 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 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
  • 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
  • Dave HD
  • Dave Ja Vu
  • Deal or No Deal
  • Drama
  • Drama +1
  • E4 +1
  • E4 Extra
  • Fear Factor
  • Great British Menu
  • Great! TV
  • Haunt TV
  • History Hit
  • Homes Under The Hammer
  • HorrorXtra
  • HorrorXtra+1
  • Inside Crime
  • ITV +1
  • ITV 2 +1
  • ITV 3 +1
  • ITV 4 +1
  • ITVBe +1
  • Legend
  • More 4
  • More 4 +1
  • Mystery TV
  • NextUp Live Comedy
  • Pick
  • Quest +1
  • Quest HD
  • Quest Red
  • Real Wild
  • RealityXtra
  • Really
  • S4C HD
  • Sky Arts
  • Talk TV
  • Tastemade
  • The Chat Show Channel
  • W +1
  • W HD
  • Wipeout Xtra
  • Yesterday
  • Yesterday +1
  • plus more...

Movies:

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

Factual & Lifestyle:

  • Create & Craft
  • food network
  • Gems TV
  • God Channel
  • HGTV
  • PBS America
  • QVC
  • QVC Beauty
  • QVC Style
  • Smithsonian HD
  • TJC
  • Together TV

Sports:

  • 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

Music:

  • 4Music
  • Clubland TV
  • 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 Big Bundle channels →

Big Bundle + Drama & Docs

If you upgrade your Big Bundle with the ‘Drama & Docs’ add-on, you’ll get access to a selection of premium entertainment channels such as Sky Max, Sky Witness, alibi and Comedy Central. You’ll also get documentary channels including Animal Planet, Discovery, History, and National Geographic.

The following table shows a list of the 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:

  • alibi +1
  • alibi HD
  • Comedy Central +1
  • Comedy Central HD
  • Crime & Investigation +1
  • Crime & Investigation HD
  • DMAX
  • DMAX +1
  • E4 HD
  • Gold +1
  • Gold HD
  • ITV 2 HD
  • ITV 3 HD
  • ITV 4 HD
  • ITVBe HD
  • More 4 HD
  • Sky Arts HD
  • Sky Max
  • Sky Replay
  • Sky Witness +1
  • plus more...

Movies:

  • Film4 HD
  • Movies 24+
  • Movies24

Factual & Lifestyle:

  • Animal Planet
  • Animal Planet +1
  • Discovery Channel +1
  • Discovery HD
  • Discovery History
  • Discovery History +1
  • Discovery Science
  • Discovery Science +1
  • Discovery Turbo
  • Eden +1
  • Eden HD
  • H2 HD
  • History +1
  • History HD
  • I.D.
  • I.D. +1
  • Nat Geo Wild HD
  • National Geographic +1
  • National Geographic HD

See all Big Bundle + Drama & Docs channels →

Unfortunately, Sky Atlantic isn’t available to customers on Virgin Media. If you’d like to watch Sky Atlantic, you’ll need to get Sky TV, a NOW Entertainment membership, or BT TV.

Bigger Combo Bundle

Starting from £40 per month, you can upgrade to Virgin Media’s Bigger Combo Bundle. This comes with M350 Fibre Broadband (with an average download speed of 362Mbps), plus Maxit TV (aka Mega TV) for access to more than 190 television channels.

The Bigger Bundle with Maxit TV gives you Sky’s entertainment and documentary channels in HD quality (excluding Sky Atlantic which is not available to customers on Virgin Media). You’ll also get the Eurosport channels in HD, along with Sky Sports News and music channels such as MTV.

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

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

Entertainment Channels:

  • Comedy Central Extra
  • E
  • E! HD
  • MTV HD
  • Sky Comedy HD
  • Sky Crime +1
  • Sky Crime HD
  • Sky Max HD
  • Sky Sci-Fi HD
  • Sky Showcase HD
  • Sky Witness HD
  • TLC +1
  • TLC HD
  • Virgin Ultra HD 4K
  • plus more...

Factual & Lifestyle:

  • Sky Documentaries HD
  • Sky History
  • Sky Nature HD

Sports:

  • Eurosport 1 HD
  • Eurosport 2 HD
  • Sky Sports Mix HD
  • Sky Sports News HD

News:

  • Sky News HD

Music:

  • BOX
  • Kerrang!
  • Kiss
  • Magic
  • MTV 90s
  • MTV Hits
  • MTV Live HD
  • MTV Music

See all Bigger Combo Bundle channels →

Prior to the 4th September 2023, the TNT Sports channels were included on Virgin Media’s Maxit TV service. With the new Mega TV service (available on plans taken since the 4th September 2023), you’ll need to add an extra £18 per month for access to the TNT Sports channels.

Bigger Sports Combo Bundle

If you want access to the Sky Sports channels, you’ll need to upgrade to the Bigger Bundle + Sports. This is currently available from £71 per month.

The ‘Sports’ add-on will give you access to Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports F1, and all of 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 Bundle channels →

By default, the Sky Sports channels are only available in standard-definition (SD) quality. You’ll need to pay an extra £7 per month to upgrade them to HD quality. This HD upgrade also includes the Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports F1 channels in Ultra HD (4K) quality.

If you want access to the TNT Sports channels as well as the Sky Sports channels, this is available with the ‘TNT Sports Collection’ add-on (for an £18 per month).

Bigger Movies Combo Bundle

For access to the Sky Cinema channels, you can upgrade to Bigger Movies Combo bundle. This is currently available from £55 per month and gives you everything that’s on Mega TV, plus the following Sky Cinema channels:

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 Movie Combo channels →

Biggest TV Bundle

Virgin Media’s Biggest Combo Bundle comes with the Mega TV channels, plus Sky Sports, Sky Cinema and an inclusive Netflix Standard subscription.

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

See all Biggest Combo Bundle channels →

Mega Volt Bundle

Currently available from £84.99 per month, the Mega Volt bundle is Virgin Media’s flagship package.

On the Mega Volt bundle, you’ll get Virgin Media’s M500 fibre broadband (with an average download speed of 516Mbps). You’ll also get anytime calls included on your home phone, along with an O2 SIM card for your mobile phone with unlimited data.

On your Virgin TV 360 service, you’ll get access to more than 230 channels in total. This includes all of the Maxit TV channels, plus Sky Sports and Sky Cinema in HD quality. You’ll also get a Netflix Standard subscription included, along with a range of children’s TV channels such as Boomerang, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and Nick Jr.

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

Sports:

  • Sky Sports Action HD
  • Sky Sports Arena HD
  • Sky Sports Cricket HD
  • Sky Sports F1 HD
  • Sky Sports Football HD
  • Sky Sports Golf HD
  • Sky Sports Main Event HD
  • Sky Sports News
  • Sky Sports Premier League HD

Kids:

  • Boomerang
  • Boomerang+1
  • Cartoon Network
  • Cartoon Network HD
  • Cartoon Network+1
  • Cartoonito
  • Nick HD
  • Nick Jr.
  • Nick Jr. Too
  • Nick+1
  • nickelodeon
  • Nicktoons

See all Mega Volt channels →

Virgin Media TV Packages

At present, you can get a Virgin Media TV & broadband package from £33 per month. This also includes a home phone service. The following table shows a list of Virgin Media’s latest TV & broadband deals:

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
(may rise during contract)
Virgin Media
Big bundle

264Mbps
average download
100+ channels

Mixit TV
£33/month
18 month contract
Virgin Media
Bigger Combo Bundle

362Mbps
average download
Sky Showcase
190+ channels

Mega TV
£40/month
18 month contract
Virgin Media
Bigger Movies Combo Bundle

516Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky Cinema
200+ channels

Mega TV + Sky Cinema
£55/month
18 month contract
Virgin Media
Bigger Sports Combo Bundle

516Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky Sports
195+ channels

Mega TV + Sky Sports
£71/month
18 month contract
Virgin Media
Biggest Combo Bundle

132Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky SportsSky Cinema
210+ channels

Mega TV + Sky Sports + Sky Cinema
£79/month
18 month contract

If you upgrade to a Volt bundle, you’ll get faster download speeds on your Virgin Media broadband. You’ll also get an O2 SIM card included for use on your mobile phone:

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMobileMonthly Price
(may rise during contract)
Virgin Media
Big Volt bundle

264Mbps
average download
100+ channels

Mixit TV
O2 SIM card
6.0000GB Data
mobile SIM card
£37.99/month
18 month contract
Virgin Media
Bigger Combo Volt Bundle

362Mbps
average download
Sky Showcase
190+ channels

Mega TV
O2 SIM card
10GB Data
mobile SIM card
£44.99/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
Virgin Media
Bigger Sports Combo Volt Bundle

516Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky Sports
195+ channels

Mega TV + Sky Sports
O2 SIM card
10GB Data
mobile SIM card
£75.99/month
18 month 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
£84.99/month
18 month contract

All of Virgin Media’s TV plans now include a Virgin TV 360 box. You’ll also get access to the Virgin TV Go app, allowing 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)
  • TNT Sports Collection
  • Viaplay Sports
  • 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 & Docs: 135+ channels
  • Bigger Combo Bundle: 190+ channels
  • Bigger Sports Combo Bundle: 195+ channels
  • Bigger Movies Combo Bundle: 200+ channels
  • Biggest Combo Bundle: 210+ channels
  • Mega 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, Drama, Legend and more.

You can add Drama & Docs to your Mixit TV package for access to selected Sky Entertainment channels including Sky Showcase, Sky Witness and Sky Max. You’ll also get Animal Planet, Discovery, History and National Geographic.

What is Maxit TV?
Maxit TV (also known as Mega TV) is Virgin Media’s premium TV package. It comes with 190+ channels including selected Sky Entertainment channels in HD.

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

Is Sky Atlantic available 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 Sports Combo bundle.

If you only want access to the Eurosport channels, you can choose the normal Bigger Combo Bundle without the Sports add-on. This also includes Sky Sports News and Sky Sports Mix.

From the 4th September 2023, you’ll need to pay an extra £18 per month to get TNT Sports on Virgin Media.

More Information

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

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  • Thakorbhai r mistry said:

    how come on sky there are asian channels like bollywood, but not on virgin media
    seems they havnt put them on? regards

  • why is it going to cost me £71.00 for basic mix it tv
    when I have been a customer.since 2015 and was paying £136 per month with full.paxkage
    so unfair

  • Colin Hardie said:

    Just had occasion to contact virgin media and got thru to a guy called Vila’s who helped me enormously. Although I only needed to retrieve some channels on my tv that I had lost the day before. He was able to reduce my monthly cost by 2£ a month and I now have all the channels I had before plus some extra ones ( Sports channels no less) Vey pleased.

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