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Virgin Media fails to rule out ditching Current TV

Wednesday, November 16th 2011 by Nigel Adie
Virgin Media to ditch Current TV?

Current TV could be axed from Virgin Media in the new year.

Virgin Media has refused to rule out reports that it could be set to axe US channel Current TV from its electronic programme guide (EPG).

According to C21 Media, the cable company is set to cut the station in 2012 as part of a "comprehensive review" of its existing services and content.

When quizzed on the matter by tech news site the Register, a Virgin Media spokesman was unable to confirm or deny whether it is looking to ditch the channel, which is led by businessman Joel Hyatt and former US vice president Al Gore.

Instead, the representative said Current TV is contracted to remain on the cable broadcasting service until early next year.

"We constantly review our channel line-up to ensure we are providing our customers with content they want to watch and enjoy," they added.

Current TV is available in 75 million households across the world via cable and satellite, including 60 million homes in the US.

Among the shows aired by the channel, which appears at position 155 on the Virgin Media EPG, are Football High, Doctors Without Borders and What Did I Do Last Night?.

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