Sky Q and Virgin Media customers set to lose out on popular television channels

published 30.06.2020 08:41

by Aaron Brown from

Despite early reports that boxsets and films were being pulled by Sky to ensure they were exclusive to Disney+ when it rolled out in the UK back in March, it seemed as if the arrival of Disney+ wouldn't bring about any change to those who paid monthly subscriptions to Sky Q, NOW TV, Virgin Media and BT, with Disney movies still available on Sky Cinema channels, new episodes of The Simpsons airing on live channels, and more.

But they'll shift from Sky Q, Virgin Media and BT TV to the Disney+ subscription service, which costs £5.99 a month and offers unlimited access to classic animated Disney films, recent live-action remakes, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the complete Star Wars saga, and Discovery Channel films and shows.

From October 1, the Disney Channel, DisneyXD and Disney Junior will no longer be available to those with subscriptions to Sky TV, Virgin Media, BT TV services.

Disney is pulling its live television channels from Sky Q and Virgin Media TV V6 boxes across the UK this year.

Addressing the removal of the Disney channels from Sky Q, a Spokesperson for Sky said: “We have over 5,000 episodes of on-demand content alongside our brilliant linear channels, from our partners Viacom and Turner, and we’re investing more in our own Sky Kids Originals too, like Moominvalley and Morph.