Virgin Media has added Demand Five to its cable TV service, making it the only TV provider to offer catch-up services from all four main terrestrial broadcasters. That also makes Virgin the only TV provider to show catch up content of all of the major soaps: Eastenders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks, Home and Away, Neighbours and Doctors.
The multiscreen deal with Channel 5 Broadcasting offers programming from all of FIVE’s TV channels, including home grown shows like Fifth Gear and The Gadget Show, as well as popular US dramas including The Mentalist, Grey’s Anatomy and CSI: Miami.
Demand Five will also be available through the Virgin Media website, with certain shows also shown on mobile “in due course”. The service will be added at no extra cost to customers from November.
Virgin Media also recently unveiled a 1TB Tivo set-top box that can be used with its service.