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List of channels on Virgin Media (Ireland)

From TVCL – TV Channel Lists

Not to be confused with List of channels on Virgin Media (UK)

Current Virgin Media logo

Virgin Media Ireland (owned by Liberty Global Europe) is principally a digital television cable service available through subscription in Ireland, though there are areas that still receive an analogue service and the delivery technology can also vary. It was itself formed by the merger of Chorus Digital and NTL Ireland known as Chorus NTL until rebranded as UPC Ireland.

This is a list of the channels currently available on the Virgin Media Ireland service. The availability of channels varies depending on the package chosen and not all channels are available in all areas. Launch and removal dates are shown from the UPC Ireland rebrand on 4 May 2010, onwards.

MMDS was a wireless system in non-cabled areas and was closed in 2016 and the spectrum was sold off.

HD channel swap has been implemented on many channels on the Horizon set top box.

The most recent channels to launch were eir Sport 1 and eir Sport 1 HD on 27 August 2019.

Note: Virgin Media Television was formerly the TV3 Group, the broadcaster of Virgin Media One, Virgin Media Two, Virgin Media Three & Virgin Media Sport. It should not be confused with the broadband, phone and TV provider Virgin Media (Ireland).

Packages

Virgin Media Packages - There are three main package options available with additional premium subscription packages available for sports, movies and other select channels plus some pay-per-view options for events.

All HD channels are broadcast in 1080i HDTV. All SD and timeshift channels are in 16:9 SDTV.

The following colour keys are used to denote which package a channel belongs to:

Package Notes
General
Freedom TV The basic package available
Mix TV Includes channels in the Freedom TV package.
Full House TV Includes channels in the Freedom TV and Mix TV packages.
Movies
Sky Cinema HD Additional subscription required for Sky Cinema HD channels.
Sky Cinema Additional subscription required for Sky Cinema SD channels.
Sports
Sky Sports HD Additional subscription required for Sky Sports HD channels.
Sky Sports Additional subscription required for Sky Sports SD channels.
Racing TV Additional subscription required for Racing TV
MUTV Additional subscription required for MUTV
Specialist
Playboy Pack Additional subscription required for The Adult Channel & Babes & Brazzers.
ZEE TV Additional subscription required for Zee TV
Other
Premium Requires a subscription from an external provider
Pay-per-view Requires a one-off payment to view an event

Key

Key Description
HD Channel is broadcast in 1080i HDTV
SD Channel is broadcast in 16:9 SDTV unless stated
4:3 Channel is broadcast in 4:3 SDTV
+1 Channel is broadcast in 16:9 SDTV. Channel is a simulcast of the HD and SD channel but broadcast 1 hour later.
Service A service is available via the Red Button.
Player A catch up/on demand service is available via the Red Button.
Restrict Some programmes are restricted due to broadcasting rights.

Channel List

Information

HD SD +1 Channel name Notes Owner/parent company Broadcast hours Package HD Package SD Package +1
100 Virgin 100 Service Virgin Media (Ireland) 24 hours Freedom TV
999 Virgin Media Test Channel Service Virgin Media (Ireland) 24 hours Freedom TV

Entertainment

HD SD +1 Channel name Notes Owner/parent company Broadcast hours Package HD Package SD Package +1
135 101 107 RTÉ One Player Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Freedom TV Mix TV
136 102 RTÉ2 Player Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Freedom TV
150 103 110 Virgin Media One Player Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global) 24 hours Freedom TV Mix TV
137 104 TG4 Player Teilifís na Gaeilge 24 hours Freedom TV
149 105 Virgin Media Two Player Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global) 24 hours Freedom TV
148 106 Virgin Media Three Player Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global) 06:00–02:30 Freedom TV
139 108 BBC One Northern Ireland region BBC 24 hours Freedom TV
109 BBC Two Northern Ireland region BBC 24 hours Mix TV Freedom TV
140 Network region
142 111 161 Channel 4 Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours Mix TV Freedom TV Full House TV
162 112 113 E4 Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours Mix TV Freedom TV Full House TV
143 114 Sky One Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Mix TV Freedom TV
115 Sky Replay Sky UK Ltd 08:00 – 06:00 Freedom TV
430 116 Virgin Media Sport Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global) 24 hours Freedom TV
400
117 BBC Four BBC 19:00 – 06:00 Mix TV
168 118 152 More4 Channel Four Television Corporation 09:00 – 04:00 Mix TV Freedom TV Full House TV
120 153 Gold UKTV (BBC Studios) 07:00 – 04:00 Mix TV
121 TLC Player Discovery, Inc 24 hours Mix TV
122 Dave UKTV (BBC Studios) 07:00 – 03:00 Mix TV
173 123 Sky Comedy Sky UK Ltd 08:00 - 05:00 Full House TV
144 124 125 Sky Witness Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Mix TV Freedom TV Mix TV
176 126 166 Fox Disney Channels Worldwide 08:00 – 05:00 Full House TV
177 127 128 Comedy Central Paramount UK Partnership (Paramount British Pictures/Sky UK Ltd) 08:00 – 05:00 Mix TV Freedom TV Mix TV
179 129 Syfy NBCUniversal International Networks 24 hours Full House TV
130 CBS Reality CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership 24 hours Mix TV
131 ITV3 ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 24 hours Mix TV
132 ITV4 Restrict ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 24 hours Mix TV
133 Pick Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Mix TV
134 Comedy Central Extra Paramount UK Partnership (Paramount British Pictures/Sky UK Ltd) 09:00 – 06:00 Freedom TV
138 CBS Justice CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership 24 hours Mix TV
145 141 Sky Arts Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Mix TV Freedom TV
146 Horror Channel CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership 08:00 – 05:00 Mix TV
147 E! NBCUniversal International Networks 24 hours Mix TV
151 Alibi UKTV (BBC Studios) 07:00 – 03:00 Mix TV
154 Quest Discovery, Inc 24 hours Full House TV
155 Discovery Shed Discovery, Inc 24 hours Full House TV
156 Discovery Turbo Discovery, Inc 24 hours Full House TV
157 Challenge Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Mix TV
158 Sky Crime Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Mix TV
159 Quest Red Discovery, Inc 24 hours Mix TV
160 W UKTV (BBC Studios) 06:00 - 03:00 Full House TV
163 CBS Drama CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership 09:00 – 05:00 Mix TV
164 Drama UKTV (BBC Studios) 06:00 – 04:00 Mix TV
165 Really Discovery, Inc 04:00 – 02:00 Mix TV

News and Documentaries

HD SD +1 Channel name Notes Owner/parent company Broadcast hours Package HD Package SD Package +1
200 RTÉ News Player Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Mix TV
201 BBC News BBC 24 hours Mix TV
232 202 Sky News Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Mix TV Freedom TV
203 Euronews Media Globe Networks/NBC News International 24 hours Mix TV
204 CNBC Europe CNBC EMEA (NBCUniversal) 24 hours Mix TV
205 CNN International Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 24 hours Full House TV
206 BBC World News BBC Studios 24 hours Full House TV
207 Oireachtas TV Oireachtas Commission 24 hours Mix TV
219 208 209 Discovery Player Discovery, Inc 24 hours Mix TV
210 Discovery Home & Health Player Discovery, Inc 24 hours Full House TV
211 Discovery Science Player Discovery, Inc 24 hours Full House TV
212 Discovery History Player Discovery, Inc 24 hours Full House TV
213 Animal Planet Player Discovery, Inc 24 hours Full House TV
214 DMAX Player Discovery, Inc 24 hours Mix TV
221 215 National Geographic Channel NGC-UK Partnership (National Geographic Society/Disney Channels Worldwide) 08:00 – 05:00 Full House TV
222 216 Nat Geo Wild NGC-UK Partnership (National Geographic Society/Disney Channels Worldwide) 08:00 – 05:00 Full House TV
220 217 Sky History A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky UK Ltd) 08:00 – 05:00 Full House TV
218 Lifetime A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky UK Ltd) 07:00 – 05:00 Full House TV
225 Crime + Investigation A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky UK Ltd) 24 hours Full House TV
226 Sky History2 A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky UK Ltd) 08:00 – 05:00 Full House TV
240 Bloomberg Bloomberg L.P. 24 hours Full House TV

Movies

HD SD +1 Channel name Notes Owner/parent company Broadcast hours Package HD Package SD Package +1
300 Netflix Service Netflix, Inc. 24 hours Premium
999
331 301

Sky Cinema Comedy e

Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Cinema HD Sky Cinema
332 302

Sky Cinema Action e

Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Cinema HD Sky Cinema
333 303

Sky Cinema Spooky e
(Sky Cinema Family)

Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Cinema HD Sky Cinema
334 304

Sky Cinema Halloween e
(Sky Cinema Sci Fi & Horror)

Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Cinema HD Sky Cinema
335 305

Sky Cinema Disney e

Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Cinema HD Sky Cinema
336 306

Sky Cinema Harry Potter e
(Sky Cinema Select)

Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Cinema HD Sky Cinema
337 307

Sky Cinema Greats e

Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Cinema HD Sky Cinema
338 308

Sky Cinema Drama e

Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Cinema HD Sky Cinema
339 309

Sky Cinema Thriller e

Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Cinema HD Sky Cinema
342 312

Sky Cinema Animation e

Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Cinema HD Sky Cinema
340 318

Sky Cinema Hits e

Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Cinema HD Sky Cinema
341 320

Sky Cinema Premiere e

Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Cinema HD Sky Cinema
343 323 324 Film4 Channel Four Television Corporation 13:00 – 03:00 Mix TV Freedom TV Full House TV
327 328 TCM Movies Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 24 hours Full House TV

Sports

HD SD +1 Channel name Notes Owner/parent company Broadcast hours Package HD Package SD Package +1
430 400 Virgin Media Sport Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global) 24 hours Freedom TV
116
431 401

Sky Sports Main Event e

Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Sports HD Sky Sports
432 402

Sky Sports Cricket e

Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Sports HD Sky Sports
433 403

Sky Sports Action e

(February to September) Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Sports HD Sky Sports

Sky Sports NFL e

(September to February) Sky UK Ltd
(Branding licensed from the NFL)
434 404

Sky Sports Golf e

Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Sports HD Sky Sports
435 405

Sky Sports Premier League e

Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Sports HD Sky Sports
436 406

Sky Sports Arena e

Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Sports HD Sky Sports
437 407

Sky Sports Football e

Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Sports HD Sky Sports
438 408

Sky Sports News e

Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Sports HD Sky Sports
439 409

Sky Sports Mix e

Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Sports HD Sky Sports
411 Racing TV Racing TV 24 hours Racing TV
418

Sky Sports Racing e

Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Full House TV
424 423 Eurosport 1 Discovery, Inc 24 hours Full House TV
426 425 Eurosport 2 Discovery, Inc 24 hours Full House TV
428 MUTV Manchester United F.C. 10:45 – 00:00 MUTV
471 451 Virgin Media Sport Extra 1 Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global) Occasional Freedom TV
472 452 Virgin Media Sport Extra 2 Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global) Occasional Freedom TV
473 453 Virgin Media Sport Extra 3 Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global) Occasional Freedom TV
474 454 Virgin Media Sport Extra 4 Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global) Occasional Freedom TV
475 455 Virgin Media Sport Extra 5 Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global) Occasional Freedom TV
476 456 Virgin Media Sport Extra 6 Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global) Occasional Freedom TV

Lifestyle

HD SD +1 Channel name Notes Owner/parent company Broadcast hours Package HD Package SD Package +1
502 Fashion TV Michel Adam Lisowski 24 hours Full House TV
504 Investigation Discovery Player Discovery, Inc 24 hours Full House TV
505 QVC QVC (Liberty Interactive) 24 hours Full House TV
508 Food Network Discovery, Inc 24 hours Mix TV

Kids

HD SD +1 Channel name Notes Owner/parent company Broadcast hours Package HD Package SD Package +1
600 RTÉjr Player Raidió Teilifís Éireann 07:00 – 18:45 Mix TV
601 TRTÉ Block programming, simulcast of RTÉ2
(K1)
Raidió Teilifís Éireann 06:50-17:30 Mix TV
602 Cúla4 Block programming simulcast of TG4
(K1)
Teilifís na Gaeilge 06:50-11:30
15:00-19:00
Mix TV
603 Boomerang Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 24 hours Full House TV
634 604 605 Nickelodeon Nickelodeon UK (ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia/Sky UK Ltd) 03:00 – 00:00 Mix TV Full House TV
606 Nicktoons Nickelodeon UK (ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia/Sky UK Ltd) 03:00 – 00:00 Mix TV
607 Nick Jr. Nickelodeon UK (ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia/Sky UK Ltd) 24 hours Mix TV
608 CBBC BBC 07:00 – 21:00 Mix TV
609 CBeebies BBC 06:00 – 19:00 Mix TV
620 617 Cartoon Network Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 24 hours Full House TV
618 Cartoonito Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 04:00 – 21:00 Full House TV

Footnotes for the Kids table:

  • K1 - These times are the earliest and latest time this channel has broadcast in the past. Actual broadcast times may vary. (Updated April 2020)

Music

HD SD +1 Channel name Notes Owner/parent company Broadcast hours Package HD Package SD Package +1
701 MTV ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 06:00 – 03:00 Freedom TV
703 MTV Hits ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 06:00 – 03:00 Full House TV
704 MTV Base ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 06:00 – 03:00 Full House TV
707

MTV Classic e

ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 06:00 – 03:00 Full House TV
708 MTV Music ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 06:00 – 03:00 Mix TV
710

The Box e

The Box Plus Network (Channel Four Television Corporation) 07:00 – 03:00 Full House TV
712

Box Hits e

The Box Plus Network (Channel Four Television Corporation) 07:00 – 03:00 Mix TV
713 Magic The Box Plus Network (Channel Four Television Corporation) 07:00 – 03:00 Mix TV
715 Kerrang! The Box Plus Network (Channel Four Television Corporation) 07:00 – 03:00 Mix TV
716 4Music The Box Plus Network (Channel Four Television Corporation) 07:00 – 03:00 Mix TV
717 Kiss The Box Plus Network (Channel Four Television Corporation) 07:00 – 03:00 Mix TV

Specialist

HD SD +1 Channel name Notes Owner/parent company Broadcast hours Package HD Package SD Package +1
802 DCTV Dublin only. 4:3 Dublin Community Television Co-op 24 Hours Mix TV
803 CCTV Cork only. 4:3 Cork Community Television 24 Hours Mix TV
808 Zee TV Zee Entertainment Enterprises 24 hours ZEE TV
815 EWTN 4:3 Eternal Word Television Network 24 hours Mix TV
816 The God Channel The Angel Foundation 24 hours Full House TV
825 TV5Monde TV5MONDE, S.A. 24 hours Full House TV
859 The Adult Channel Playboy TV UK/Benelux Ltd. 22:00 – 05:30 Playboy Pack
860 Babes & Brazzers Playboy TV UK/Benelux Ltd. 20:00 – 05:30 Playboy Pack
862 PPV Channel Virgin Media (Ireland) Occasional Pay-per-view

Radio

All radio channels are broadcast in SD audio only.

SD Channel name Notes Owner/parent company Broadcast hours Package
901 RTÉ Radio 1 Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Freedom TV
902 RTÉ 2FM Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Freedom TV
903 RTÉ Lyric FM Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Freedom TV
904 Today FM Communicorp 24 hours Freedom TV
905 RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Freedom TV
906 BBC Radio Ulster BBC 24 hours Freedom TV
907 BBC Radio 1 BBC 24 hours Freedom TV
908 BBC Radio 2 BBC 24 hours Freedom TV
909 BBC Radio 3 BBC 24 hours Freedom TV
910 BBC Radio 4 BBC 24 hours Freedom TV
911 BBC Radio 5 Live BBC 24 hours Freedom TV
912 BBC Radio 6 Music BBC 24 hours Freedom TV
913 BBC World Service BBC 24 hours Freedom TV
914 Galway Bay FM Connacht Tribune 24 hours Freedom TV
917 WRN WRN Broadcast 24 hours Freedom TV
918 UCB Ireland United Christian Broadcasters 24 hours Freedom TV
928 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra BBC Varies Freedom TV
929 BBC Radio 4 Extra BBC 24 hours Freedom TV
930 FM104 Wireless Group 24 hours Freedom TV
931 98FM Communicorp 24 hours Freedom TV
932 Newstalk Communicorp 24 hours Freedom TV
933 Sunshine 106.8 Star Broadcasting Ltd 24 hours Freedom TV
934 Spin 1038 Communicorp 24 hours Freedom TV
936 Classic Hits Bay Broadcasting Ltd 24 hours Freedom TV
937 Radio Nova Classic Rock Broadcasting Ltd. 24 hours Freedom TV
940 RTÉ Radio 1 Extra Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Freedom TV
941 RTÉ Gold Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Freedom TV
942 RTÉjr Radio Raidió Teilifís Éireann 07:00 – 21:00 Freedom TV
RTÉ Chill 21:00 – 07:00
943 RTÉ Pulse Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Freedom TV
944 RTÉ 2XM Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Freedom TV

See also