The first season is immediately available to the cableco’s Full House TV customers and the second and third series wil launch in April and July respectively.
Virgin has had a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) agreement with EE and its predecessors for the past 17 years but there had been speculation that BT’s purchase of the network could end that partnership.
Customers who subscribe to the BT Sport channels on BT TV, Sky and TalkTalk will all receive BoxNation at no extra cost after BT and channel owner Frank Warren announced a major tie-up.
In addition to being 10x faster than the TiVo – not much an achievement – the V6 allows customers to record up to 6 programmes at a time. Just in case they have an aversion to using catch-up apps.
Backed by parent company Liberty Global, the ISP is expanding its network and aims to reach an additional 4 million homes and business across the UK.
The deal guarantees customers in the UK and Ireland will continue to enjoy favourite channels like Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito, TCM and CNN International.
Demand for the firm’s TV business had been flat with customer numbers at the start of this year lower than in December 2010.