BEATING lockdown boredome is a tough challenge but its became slightly easier for the customers of one TV giant.

Virgin Media has added 18 channels for existing customers to keep people entertained during the coronavirus outbreak. 

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Customers will get to enjoy shows from channels on the company's entertainment package, including Comedy Central, Gold and MTV. 

Existing customers to the TV provider will get access to shows such as Only Fools and Horses, Gavin and Stacey and classic American sitcoms such as Friends and the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. 

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The offer lasts until Tuesday, May 2 and includes children's channels Cartoon Network and Nickleodeon until Tuesday, 21 April. 

The full line up of extra channels for families to enjoy includes: Comedy Central, DMAX, Discovery, FOX, GoldBox Hits, KerrangKiss, MagicID, Lifetime, MTV, TCM, TLC, Rishtey, Rishtey Cineplex, Sony SAB and Colors.