UKTV and Virgin TV have announced an expansion of their partnership which will provide Virgin Media Ireland customers with two new channels.

“Launching new channels on Virgin Media Ireland is part of our ongoing commitment to provide the UK and The Republic of Ireland with the best TV. I’m really pleased that Virgin Media Ireland customers will now have access to all the brilliantly entertaining shows on offer on Drama and Really.” – Simon Michaelides, Chief Commercial Officer at UKTV

Virgin TV customers can now tune in to UKTV’s Drama and Really channels for the first time. Drama will be available on channel slot 164 and Really on 165.

Drama is one of the UK’s most-watched non-PSB channel and showcases the best in quality drama. From period through to contemporary and comedy, the channel is a treasure trove of classic and modern stories.

With programmes including much loved The Heart Guy, Pride and Prejudice, Father Brown and The Brokenwood Mysteries, Virgin Media Ireland viewers will now be able to indulge in a handpicked range of the nation’s most celebrated TV dramas.

Really is a leading real-life channel, offering viewers an exhilarating, emotional roller coaster of programming with astounding blue light documentaries, real-life crime stories, lifestyle shows and premier paranormal shows. Popular series include exclusive UKTV Originals, Cops UK: Bodycam Squad and Helicopter ER.

Hit acquisitions such as Ghost Adventures are also on offer alongside popular shows like Antiques Road Trip, Homes Under the Hammer, Criminal Confessions and Born To Kill. Upcoming UKTV Originals on the channel include all-new Fantasy Homes by the Sea, starting in November this year, and Sarah Beeny’s Renovate Don’t Relocate which is set to air in 2019.

Drama and Really join UKTV’s Dave (122), Alibi (151), Gold (120) and W (160) channels on the platform. The broadcaster’s catch-up and on-demand service, UKTV Play is also available for Virgin Media Ireland customers. 

“Virgin TV is now the go-to platform for the best connected entertainment and viewing experience. We’re delighted to be building on our leadership by giving our customers more UKTV shows with the arrival of UKTV’s Drama and Really channels. Our goal has always been to offer our customers more choices and the ability to access all the programming they desire when and where they want it.” – Commenting on the launch, Paul Farrell, vice president of Virgin Media Ireland

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