Virgin Media in talks to offer Sky Atlantic

Friday 4 February 2011 | 10:05 CET | News
UK cable operator Virgin Media is in talks to offer its customers the new channel Sky Atlantic. However, BSkyB is neogtiating sharply on the cost of showing the channel. The BSkyB chief operating officer Mike Darcey warned Virgin Media subscribers who want to watch The Sopranos and Mad Men not to expect Sky Atlantic on their EPG any time soon. Darcey indicated that Sky was in talks with Virgin Media about a carriage deal to get Sky Atlantic onto its cable TV service, the Guardian reports. But he implied that the two companies were some way off agreeing what Virgin Media might pay to carry Sky

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: BSkyB / HBA Telecom B.v. / Virgin Media
Countries: United Kingdom
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