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Virgin 1 acquires music series

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Virgin 1 has acquires a series of concerts for linear presentation on the channel and for use on Virgin Media's cable on demand service.

Virgin 1 Presents... from Music Engine Productions will comprise 13 hour-long programmes containing a mixture of music performance and artist interviews shot at venues across the UK. Virgin 1 has picked up the series on an exclusive basis.

The first episode, Virgin 1 Presents The Guillemots at The Astoria, will go out at 11pm on Saturday, November 17 followed by Virgin 1 Presents Robert Plant at The Cornbury Music Festival on November 24.

"The Virgin brand has long been synonymous with music so we are thrilled to have such a high calibre of cool and iconic performers on the channel," said Amy Barham, head of acquisitions at Virgin 1.

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