Virgin Media slash Sky Sports and Movies channel prices

Annual savings top £100 in new pricing system

Sports addicts and movie buffs rejoice and love thy wallet

Virgin Media has confirmed it is to drastically cut the cost of Sky’s premium sports and movie services offering its subscribers an annual saving of up to £126.

Starting on July 1st, all incoming and existing customers signing on to the M+, L or XL TV packages will be able to add single of packaged Sky cannels to their available listing at reduced costs.

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A single channel from a selection of Sky Sports 1 or 2 or Sky Movies 1 or 2 will now cost customers £13.50 per month. A saving of up to £9. The full Sky Sports Collection, Sky Sports 1, 2, 3 and 4 will now set customers back just £20.50 per month, cutting £42 off the previous annual prices whilst the Sky Movies Collection of six different channels will save flicks fans £84 annually.

Virgin Media customers will also now be able to pool both the Sky Sports Collection and Sky Movies Collection for £27.50, a £72 annual saving for the M+ customers but disappointingly for XL contract holders not a penny different in price to their current offerings.

These new pricing systems have emerged following Sky reached an agreement with Virgin Media, BT Vision and Top Up TV for new pricing arrangements after Ofcom order the satellite providers to slash their standalone subscription fees.

Despite the reduced fees offering improved deals for their customers, Virgin Media has lodged a legal challenge at the Court of Appeal against Ofcom and their new pricing model for not including Sky Sports 3 or 4 and the full range of Sky Movies on an individual basis.