Virgin Media enhances Horizon TV offering with new On Deamnd features
New Replay TV and Startover function to bring welcome new features for Horizon TV customers
Virgin Media customers with Horizon TV can now enjoy a host of new free On Demand TV features in time for the Christmas season.
Replay TV will enable viewers to scroll back through their on-screen Horizon TV guide for a full seven days, giving them access to their favourite shows they might have missed.
The move represents a first for Irish TV while the Startover function will enable customers to watch a programme from the very start, even if they miss the beginning.
Both Replay TV and the Startover function are available at no extra cost to all Horizon TV subscribers from 1 December 2015.
Virgin Media Ireland has revealed that 26 channels in the Horizon TV will initially have the new functions, although more will be added during the coming year.
Among the main channels to be included are RTE One, RTE2, 3e, BT Sports, TV3, UTV Ireland, and Setanta, as well as popular children’s channels MTV, Nickelodeon and Disney.
Changing the customer TV experience
Bill Blake, Virgin Media’s Head of Commercial and Products, said the provider was delighted to be launching the new services as they can “bring the magic” to customers.
He added that customers no longer need to worry about missing any programmes, or even about rushing to catch the start of a show.
“Not only are these features a first for our customers, Virgin Media are the first company to offer Replay TV and Startover in Ireland,” he explained. “This is only the beginning and we’ll be constantly adding new channels.”
Horizon TV customers will still be able to record four channels simultaneously, enabling them to catch all of their favourite shows.
Replay TV joins a host of other On Demand TV options that are available from Virgin Media Ireland, as RTE Player, TV3, TG4 and Sky are among the different TV players that can be used.
The MyPrime service is also part of the package, providing customers with entertainment across various platforms including Horizon Go – making programming available anywhere at any time.