Virgin Media offering help to parents during lockdown with free kids TV channels

Virgin Media is providing free children’s TV shows to its customers during the coronavirus lockdown in a bid to help parents.

Families that have subscribed to Virgin Media can now access seven channels, such as Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, for free. The free access will run until April 21 and should help parents occupy their kids during the school closures.

Access will be applied automatically to customers on Virgin Media’s Mixit and Maxit bundles.

‘With some parents across the UK at home with their little ones, Virgin Media is offering families a helping hand to keep their kids entertained,’ the television, internet and phone provider said in a press release.

‘This includes family favourites such as Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito and Nickelodeon. 

‘Across these channels, a range of shows from Ben 10, Paw Patrol, Teen Titans and classics like Tom and Jerry, ScoobyDoo and Spongebob Squarepants, will be available for kids to watch.’

‘For extra flexibility, there’s also a thousand episodes On Demand, so parents can pick and choose a their kids’ favourite shows.’

The full list of free channels are:

  • Cartoon Network
  • Boomerang
  • Cartoonito
  • Nickelodeon
  • Nick Jr
  • NickToons
  • Nick Jr Too

Virgin Media is also among the companies that have removed data caps on fixed broadband services to help vulnerable people stay connected during the crisis.

It is among a range of immediately effective measures which have been signed up to by major internet service and mobile providers that also includes BT/EE, Openreach, Sky, TalkTalk, O2, Vodafone, Three, Hyperoptic, Gigaclear, and KCOM.

The companies have pledged that anyone who is struggling to pay their bill due to the pandemic will be treated fairly and appropriately supported, the Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Department said.

The firms have also agreed to offer some new, generous mobile and landline packages to ensure people are connected and the most vulnerable continue to be supported during the Covid-19 outbreak.

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