Virgin Media is selling access to the Premier Sports subscription channels for less money than Sky.
Premier Sports will cost £7.99/month from the first one March onwards in addition to your Virgin TV subscription. Sky TV customers currently pay £9.99/month for Premier Sports.
For your money you’ll get access to live events including the New Zealand NRL Auckland Nines tournament, NHL, NASCAR Sprint Cup, GAA coverage and over 1,000 live events.
The channel, which launched on Virgin in October 2013, gave Virgin TV viewers access to all 28 games from the Rugby League World Cup.
It’s not yet known if Premier Sports will have exclusive access to any future Rugby League World Cup matches.
Premier Sports will also provide live coverage of European MMA matches from Cage Contender and Cage Warriors Fighting Championship. BT Sport HD, free to Virgin TV XL customers, provides extensive live coverage of UFC matches, so this could be a good fit for martial arts fans.
Coverage of NASCAR Sprint Cup and Trucks races could also sit well with petrolheads interested in getting BT Sport for the MotoGP coverage.
Stephane David, executive director of content at Virgin Media said: “Premier Sports joined our TV platform with a bang last year and brought breathtaking World Cup moments to our customers across the UK at no extra cost.
“As the introductory free to view period draws to a close we’re delighted to reveal a great value monthly subscription offer, which at £7.99 a month gives customers access to the channel on their TVs and also their mobiles, tablets and online through our Virgin TV Anywhere service.”
Premier Sports is also available to watch online for £9.99/month.
For the full sporting experience, Virgin TV customers can also sign up to a Sky Sports for £27.25/month. This gets you Sky Sports 1-4 and Sky Sports F1. Customers can also sign up for Sky Sports 1-2 in HD for an extra £7/month.
BT Sport, only available in HD on Virgin TV, costs £15/month, unless you’re a Virgin TV XL customer in which case it’s free.