Virgin Money sponsors the Virgin London Marathon and launches Virgin Money Giving. Richard Branson runs the marathon in 5 hours – wearing a pair of butterfly wings.
Virgin Red Room – a cross-platform music show – launches across various channels, including online, mobile, Facebook and Twitter. Stars from Jarvis Cocker to Justin Bieber take part.
Formula One racing team, Virgin Racing, debuts with Timo Glock and Lucas Di Grassi.
Virgin Gaming – an online gaming service offering players cash, points and prizes playing in the comfort of their home – kicks off in the US.
Virgin Produced – a film and television development, packaging and production company based in LA – makes its debut with ‘Limitless’.
Virgin Hotels launches.
Virgin Wines expands to the US.
Virgin Megastores in Australia cease to operate.
Virgin Radio International launches a Calgary station.
Sky buys Virgin Media Television and Virgin1 is rebranded as Channel One.
Virgin reveals Project, a digital magazine created exclusively for Apple iPad.
Virgin Galactic takes its first test flight.
Virgin Money US withdraws from the market.
Virgin Digital Help starts offering the US public technical support for all of their digital problems.
Virgin Books publishes Richard Branson’s fourth book ‘Reach For The Skies’.