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ESPN Classic VOD coming to Virgin Media

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Virgin Media has today announced the forthcoming addition of archive content from ESPN Classic to the cable operator's video on-demand platform.

On February 14, Virgin Media customers will be able to watch memorable moments from football, cricket, rugby and tennis, along with ESPN's 30 For 30 film series.

To coincide with this year's RBS Six Nations Rugby tournament, ESPN Classic On-Demand will host a range of the Best Ever Rugby Matches.

Football fans will be able to catch up on games from the last five seasons of the Premier League, and cricket fanatics will enjoy archive footage of some of the sport's best players in Legends of Cricket. In addition, the on-demand service will offer the legendary 1974 film An Audience with Muhammad Ali.

In total, ESPN Classic On-Demand will host 20 hours of sporting action, with fresh content updated every month. Customers using Virgin Media's Online Player will be able to enjoy a selection of the content from wherever they have a broadband connection.

"Brits love sport and we've got a wide range of options for every taste," said Aleks Habdank, director of on-demand TV services & strategy at Virgin Media.

"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 of sports channels and syndication at Disney-ABC-ESPN Television (EMEA), added: "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."

Earlier in the week, ESPN confirmed plans to launch new mobile applications for Formula 1 and cricket, along with a revamped version of its Premier League goals service.

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