August 02, 2010

Sky Premium channels arrive on Virgin Media...for some

Today's the day for those who've decided that a dozen Sky premium HD channels are worth the extra seven quid. I signed up online, but as of 8am this morning I was still without them - it seems to be a regional rollout so I will check again this evening.
Anyone else got them?

21 comments:

Bobo said...

Nothing here in Edinburgh. As I write it is 10:05am.

hen_broon said...

All the premium HD channels working fine in Twickenham when I checked at around 8am.

Andrew Nixon said...

All working fine here in Huddersfield.

Sean McCann said...

All working here in Belfast.

Andy said...

All working in Wimbledon

jondigidol said...

I have had them all this morning. Lewisham, London exchange.

Glenn said...

all sky movies hd are working in watford

Nialli said...

@jondigidol: were they working at 8am or have they activated more recently? I'm on the Lewisham headend.

jondigidol said...

@nialli

I checked them around 7:30 am.

NeverGoBackToSkyGuy said...
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NeverGoBackToSkyGuy said...

All Sky HD Movies and Sports channels working in Stockton-on-Tees!!

irishguymcr said...

I wasn't prepared to pay the £12 per box HD charge (£7 premium charge plus £5 V+ HD charge) so I got rid of TV and went with Sky HD instead and it was the best move I ever made, the Sky HD menus are so much better than on the V+.

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mercelous said...

I'm getting impatient. I ordered the channels on the 20th July and was confirmed by Email. I have rang Virgin this morning and was told I should get them today. Where are they. I'm in Leicester and still nothing. Not good enough Virgin.

T4DJS.COM said...

just checked mine and was told on screen i hadnt subscribed. (I had about 2 weeks back) rang up and it took 10 mins to sort it out now both v+ boxes have all the channels on :)

kevbhoy84 said...

I dont see the big hurry in getting Sky Sports HD in the next 2 weeks as theres only the community shield and Irish and Welsh friendly internationals in HD for football fans.

http://www.livesportontv.com/football

Luke said...

I literally just got off the phone to Virgin to order them, said it can take upto 24 hours, but will more likely be 10 mins or so.

The chap was telling me that nearly 80% of calls are angry customers refusing to pay for an OPTIONAL service, and threatening to cancel their subscriptions!

'Where are they. I'm in Leicester and still nothing. Not good enough Virgin'

And comments like that are a bit silly too. A national roll out of HD channels, that Virgin have finally got and made available for a very competitive price, and still people complain that they don't have it right here, right now.

If it helps to know, 15 mins after that call I made, and im watching Gladiator in HD (About as HD as I can expect anyway).

Good job Virgin.

mercelous said...

Regarding Luke's comment, it took me another call to Virgin and around 30 mins of music for a customer service rep to put me through to Technical Support and 10 mins of more music only to be told that if they are not on within 24 hours to call back. Delightful. Funny that within 10 mins they then magically appeared. And you wonder why I'm a bit miffed. Good job the calls were free.

Michael McAree said...

I phoned up and the message said it was easy to order online. So I did.
After the whole process was complete it said to could take up to 72 hrs for the channels to appear. Should have stayed on the phone and got them activated in 20 mins!

OLU said...

Movies plus £7 more, shit the whole thing cost 2 much
So I only took out sky movie 2 HD

Left sky movie 1 HD out
Wanna test it and see if they really look HD

ratedjko said...

Hi has anybody not yet recieved hd channels? or is it just me!