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ESPN Classic to Kick-off from tomorrow on Virgin Media's TV Choice

# 13 February 2011, 10:54 by Cable Forum

From next week, Virgin Media Digital TV customers will be able to enjoy ESPN Classic on Demand with some of the most memorable moments from sporting history with matches from football, rugby and cricket and there is mention of previous Wimbledon finals available. There will also be some award winning sporting documentaries.

There will be apparently 20 hours of sporting action available on demand, with fresh content being updated every month. Virgin Media sports fans will be able to enjoy an extensive range of classic moments whenever they want.

Aleks Habdank, director of On Demand TV services & strategy at Virgin Media said:

“Brits love sport and we’ve got a wide range of options for every taste. Our customers can already pause and rewind sports to ensure they don’t miss a single moment, and now, with the addition of ESPN Classic content to our pioneering TV on Demand service, sports fans have even more flexibility for watching some of the greatest highlights from sporting history whenever they want.”

Murray Barnett, vice president, sports channels and syndication, Disney-ABC-ESPN Television, EMEA, said:

“Sports fans continue to utilise technologies to bring sport into their lives at the times, and in the places, that they want. We’re thrilled to work with a great partner like Virgin Media to continue to find ways to deliver ESPN’s great content to them whenever and wherever we can.”

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