Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Confirmed: Virgin has "constant discussions" for Sky Atlantic.

The following is thanks to Guardian.co.uk.

''Eamonn O'Hare, chief financial officer at Virgin Media said that Virgin Media has so far "not seen any impact" from the rival YouView service.

"We don't want to be complacent about it, it is going to be a competitive threat," he said. "YouView is getting its act together right now".

He added that in one sense Virgin Media could capitalise on YouView's arrival as to get the best out of the service customers will need high-speed internet connections.

He would not be drawn on whether Virgin has entered discussions in to carrying BT's new pay-TV sports channel, which will carry Premier League football and rugby, but said that he expected BT would see value in doing a deal to reach the cable company's 4m TV households.

Virgin Media has still not struck a deal it feels is commercially viable to carry Sky Atlantic, O'Hare said there were "constant discussions".''