It is likely that Virgin Media's new set-top box will go on sale early next year, while we would also expect existing customers to be given the chance to get hold of it first.
Virgin Media owns and operates its own fibre-optic cable network in the United Kingdom, although currently their optical fibre network does not reach the customer premises, rather they connect to a street cabinet (called Fibre to the Cabinet or FTTC).
As of 31 December 2012, it had a total of approximately 4.8 million cable customers, of whom around 3.79 million were supplied with its television services (Virgin TV), around 4.2 million with broadband internet services and around 4.1 million with fixed-line telephony services.
Virgin Media looks set to unveil its new 4K set-top box on November 30th.
Invites to journalists resembling a cinema ticket have been sent out for that date, which looks to be the day when questions about the new Ti Vo box will get answered.
Prior to acquiring Virgin.net, NTL offered a similar package called NTL Freedom.