If you're an existing Virgin TV customer, you don't need to do anything additional to opt in, and there won't be a change in your contract.

If you're not with Virgin already, it's a good time to sign up. Pick up a current discount on its 12-month Big Bundle broadband and TV offer, which reduces the rate to £29.99 per month from £38 per month. The service offers high speed downloads of 108Mbps, along with free weekend calls to UK landlines and Virgin mobile numbers. You also get all these channels too.

This isn't the first time Virgin has made content free to its customers. Last week it made the following kids' channels free until 21 April:

  • Cartoon Network
  • Boomerang
  • Cartoonito
  • Nickelodeon
  • Nick Jr
  • NickToons
  • Nick Jr Too

Then earlier this week, the provider made another 18 popular entertainment channels free until 2 May for customers, including Comedy Central, Discovery, MTV and Fox. You can see the full list below:

  • Comedy Central
  • DMAX
  • Discovery
  • FOX
  • Gold
  • Box Hits
  • Kerrang
  • Kiss
  • Magic
  • ID
  • Lifetime
  • MTV
  • TCM
  • TLC
  • Rishtey
  • Rishtey Cineplex
  • Sony SAB
  • Colors

There certainly isn't a shortage of content during the lockdown. Head to Virgin now to see its TV and broadband offers if you're not already a customer – and existing Virgin TV customers can, well, sit back, relax, and indulge in some shameless TV and chocolate bingeing this Easter long weekend.

Also see our list of lockdown freebies if you need other ways to stay occupied. Read about Virgin TV 360.