Friday, 18 June 2010
NEWS FROM VIRGIN MEDIA
Clancy selects her starting line up!
Abbey Clancy takes over Virgin Media On Demand during the World Cup
Abbey Clancy, fiancée of England striker Peter Crouch, is coming to the aid of thousands of World Cup widows across the country this month by taking over Virgin Media On Demand to provide hours of entertainment for women who want to escape the football.
‘Abbey Clancy’s Girls’ Night In’ on Virgin Media On Demand, will show a selection of the 24 year old model’s favourite television programmes to keep football widows across the country entertained whilst the beautiful game dominates the nation’s TV screens. Packed with a range of shows from classic girly favourites such as Friends and ER, to American teen drama Gossip Girl and reality must-see programmes Dating in the Dark and Four Weddings, Abbey’s takeover guarantees no one loses out this summer.
With over 110 hours of entertainment available to view at the touch of a button, Abbey’s line-up of programmes includes;
• Medical drama, ER (Season 15)
• American soap, The Hills (Season 5)
• Teen drama, Gossip Girl (Season 2)
• Risqué British drama, Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Season 2)
• The one which needs no introduction, Friends (Season 5)
• Reality TV series, Dating in the Dark (Series 1)
• Nuptial dramas, Four Weddings (Series 1)
• Teen docu-drama, Laguna Beach (Season 2)
• Spin-off to The Hills, The City (Season 1)
• Gordon Ramsay’s latest serving, The F Word (Series 5)
• Teen reality show, My Super Sweet 16 (Season 3)
• Princess of pop documentary, Kylie Minogue
Abbey said: “While I’ll definitely be cheering on Pete and our boys this summer, it’s fantastic Virgin Media On Demand have let me host a selection of girly TV favourites so that we can take a break from football when we want as well. So go on, treat yourself to the ultimate girls’ night in with some popcorn and pampering, complete with a dose of George Clooney!”
Aleks Habdank, director of on demand television and strategy from Virgin Media said: “We know football fever will grip the nation this summer but we wanted to make it a game of two halves by giving something back to those wanting a break from the football. We’re hosting a great selection of TV shows personally chosen by Abbey, which are all available through Virgin Media On Demand, to watch when you want to.”
‘Abbey Clancy Girls’ Night In’ will be available on Virgin Media TV On Demand throughout June. With over 4,600 hours of other content available on demand, there is guaranteed to be something for all non-football fans to watch this summer. To find out more about Virgin Media On Demand, visit www.virginmedia.com/ondemand.
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Notes to Editors
About Virgin Media
With almost 10 million customers, Virgin Media is the UK's first quad-play provider of broadband, TV, phone and mobile.
The company is one of the largest residential broadband providers in the UK, using a unique fibre optic cable network to deliver next generation ultrafast internet access of up to 50Mb to just over half of all homes. Combined with a high speed ADSL service and mobile broadband products, Virgin Media is able to offer broadband internet access to virtually the entire country.
Virgin Media has the UK’s most advanced TV on demand service and is the only TV platform to carry BBC iPlayer. It is the second largest provider of pay TV, was the first to launch a high definition TV service and offers a high-specification, HD-ready V+ personal video recorder.
The company operates the most popular virtual mobile network in the UK which, when launched, was the world’s first such mobile phone service. It is also one of the largest fixed-line home phone providers in the country.
Virgin Media also owns Virgin Media Television (VMtv) which runs eight entertainment channels, including Virgin1, LIVING, Bravo and Challenge. VMtv is a 50 per cent joint partner with BBC Worldwide in UKTV, which consists of ten channels including Dave, G.O.L.D., Watch and Alibi.
Virgin Media Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market and the London Stock Exchange (VMED).
For more information, go to www.virginmedia.com.