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Virgin Media pay-TV customers will continue to have access to Sky Sports 1 and 2 on the platform, it has been reported.

Neil Berkett, Chief Executive at Virgin Media, revealed that his company has agreed a deal to offer the Sky Sports channels for the coming year.

"We have surity through 2013," he stated, as reported by the Guardian.

"I'm comfortable with where we are in terms of continuity and surity of supply."

Virgin Media originally agreed its deal to carry Sky Sports 1 and 2 in 2010, however this contract was due to expire in the summer.

The new agreement ensures Virgin Media's subscription-TV customers will continue to have access to sport including Premier League football and Test cricket.

Last week it was reported that BT and Sky have been unable to reach an agreement over the sharing of rights for Premier League football action.

From 2013-14, BT is joining Sky as a broadcaster of live top-flight action. The TV, home phone and broadband provider will broadcast 38 games per season, while Sky will air 116.

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