Virgin Media today announced its sponsorship of the great British freefall team, the Red Devils. Virgin Media will be helping the Red Devils team stay in touch and up-to-date with top-of-the range Blackberry Curve 3G handsets and mobile bundles.
Graeme Oxby, executive director of mobile and home phone, at Virgin Media said: “We’re proud to be supporting such a great British team. The Red Devils are a fantastic example of team work and ambition and what better fit for two red, British, superfast brands! We’re always looking at innovative new ways to keep you connected, when you’re at home, out and about, on London Underground and now, 13,000 feet above ground.”
Lance Corporal Danny Kelly of the Red Devils, said: “Virgin Media is a great brand to partner with and up for the challenge of keeping up with the Red Devils. We need to stay in touch as we move around the UK, and further airfield, and are looking forward to making the most of our shiny new handsets.”
The Parachute Regiment Freefall Team 'The Red Devils' is the official parachute display team of both the Parachute Regiment (The Paras) and the British Army.
The team's role is to promote both the Parachute Regiment and the British Army in support of recruitment - this is achieved by carrying out over 100 spectacular parachute displays at public events each year and by attracting positive publicity through the media.
The team is manned by 20 serving soldiers from the Parachute Regiment's three full-time battalions: 1, 2 & 3 PARA.
Every member of the team has served a minimum of three years in a Parachute Regiment battalion and has taken part in at least one operational tour of duty in either: The Falkland Islands, Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and/or Iraq.
For more information about the Red Devils, go to www.reddevilsonline.com.
Virgin Media is the first provider of all four broadband, TV, mobile phone and home phone services in the UK.
The company’s cable network – the result of multi-billion pound private investment – delivers ultrafast broadband to over half of all UK homes, with speeds of up to 120Mb, as well as market leading connectivity to thousands of public and private sector organisations across the country.
Virgin Media has developed the most advanced interactive television service, bringing together broadcast TV, thousands of hours of on demand programming and the best of the web in a single set-top box powered by TiVo. The company was the first to offer HD TV and 3D on demand to millions of British households.
The world’s first virtual mobile network was launched by Virgin Media and it is also one of the largest fixed-line home phone providers in the country.
Virgin Media is a part of Liberty Global plc, the world’s largest broadband communications group. Together Virgin Media and Liberty Global serve 25 million customers across 14 countries, helping connect people to the digital world and enabling them to discover and experience its endless possibilities.