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Virgin Media has confirmed the Paramount Network and VICE TV are to be added to its platform this weekend.

From Saturday 21st July, customers will be able to access the Paramount Network in high-definition on channel 187.

This will enable them to view programmes such as Marvel's Agent Carter, fantasy drama Heroes Reborn and hit comedy Will & Grace.

Other highlights include the seventh season of Suits and horror/sci-fi drama The Strain.

The Paramount Network also offers plenty for movie fans, with the likes of War of the Worlds, Dances With Wolves and The Talented Mr Ripley among the many box office smashes and critically acclaimed films available.

David Bouchier, Chief Digital Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media, commented: "Paramount is home to some of the biggest hit TV shows from the US and we are proud to be the only Pay TV provider that will be screening the channel in high-definition to our customers."

Meanwhile, VICE TV will launch on channel 219 and showcase programmes including The Trixie and Katya Show, My House and The Ice Cream Show.

Other highlights will include original UK productions, such as one-off investigative documentary To Catch a Cat Killer and documentary Hate Thy Neighbour, starring comedian Jamali Maddix.

Mr Bouchier said Virgin TV is delighted to be bringing VICE TV to customers, as its diverse range of shows will "really appeal to our youth audience".

"This is another exciting addition to Virgin TV’s line-up as we continue to expand our customer offering with even more of the best programming from around the world," he stated.   CJ Fahey, General Manager of VICE TV & Studios in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, added that 2018 has already been an "exciting year" for VICE in the UK, as it continues in its commitment to delivering youth-focused, original content to audiences.

"We are looking forward to working in partnership with Virgin Media in bringing our content to their customers and we are delighted to be able to showcase our programming to a host of new viewers," he said.

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