Following the completion of the merger between NTL and Telewest and the acquisition of Virgin Mobile, the company entered into a 30-year licensing agreement with Sir Richard Bransons Virgin Group to use the Virgin brand, with a 10-year exemption clause. Branson accepted a mix of shares and cash, making him a 10.7% shareholder in the combined company at that time.  Thank you very much! Your agreement has been signed now and your shiny new device or your devices will soon clear on your way to you. I would like to download a copy of the agreement and see what the conditions are, including the data, etc., and whether there is an end date of the agreement, etc. Long and boring story, but there is an imminent divorce in treatment (!) The only link I could find to log in is wa via a Google search (virginmedia.icehosted.com/VirginMedia/WebPortal/SelfService/) If the account is under your name, we can pass security with you and update the email address registered on the account if necessary. We can also access your credit contract information, from here there is something specific that you need to know. Virgin Media and Sky failed to reach agreement on this issue and Sky responded with a letter to the public in major British newspapers on 28 February 2007. [Quote needed] Despite Sky`s letter, Virgin Media accused Sky of bullying them and encouraging consumers to change. Businesses were unable to resolve their disputes and after midnight on 1 March 2007, Virgin Media replaced the content of Sky 1, Sky 2, Sky Travel, Sky Travel Extra, Sky Sports News and Sky News with a standard message. Sky attributed part of the interest rate increase to the fact that the new deal would include Sky 3, Sky Arts and undisclosed high-definition and video-on-demand content. Sky said the deal would cost only 3p per customer per day (about $35,000,000 a year), but Virgin said a minimum payment guarantee included in the contract meant that the amount actually owed would exceed double the current payment.  In November 2014, Virgin Media agreed to sell its ADSL business to TalkTalk Group, allowing Virgin to focus on its cable broadband offering.  Virgin began transferring customers to TalkTalk in February 2015.
 On 4 November 2008, it was reported that an agreement had been reached for Sky`s Basic , including Sky 1, Sky 2, Sky 3, Sky News, Sky Sports News, Sky Arts 1, Sky Arts 2, Sky Real Lives and Sky Real Lives 2, to return to Virgin Media from 13 November 2008 to 12 June 2011. In exchange, Sky would offer the continued advancement of Virgin Media Television ` Living, Livingit, Bravo, Bravo`, Challenge, Challenge Jackpot and Virgin1 channels for the same period.  The agreements include a fixed annual transportation fee of USD 30 million for the chains, with both channel providers able to obtain additional capped payments when their channels meet certain results-related objectives. As part of these agreements, Sky and Virgin Media have both agreed to terminate all High Court procedures relating to the transport of their respective base lines.  In July 2007, Virgin Group insured 37% of its interest in Virgin Media for $224 million through a credit agreement with Credit Suisse, a transaction that allowed it to retain voting and dividend rights. Virgin Group had the opportunity to buy back the 12.8m Virgin Media shares it had mortgaged after two years, but decided not to do so in May 2009.