Starbucks sponsors new Virgin Media offering

LONDON - Starbucks has signed up as exclusive sponsor of a new celebrity and entertainment portal on

Starbucks sponsors new Virgin Media offering

Under the partnership, the coffee retailer and producer becomes sole sponsor of Take 5, an area on featuring celebrity, fashion, beauty, travel and games content, giving users the opportunity to catch up with the latest leisure information.

Launching today (Thursday), the deal will run for five weeks. The campaign, negotiated by Virgin Media's sales house IDS and agency Starcom, will also feature a commissioned campaign evaluation survey. has been developing its entertainment portal areas in recent months, adding more video content and developing integrated on-air and online sponsorship deals.

Virgin Media recently merged its female-focused Siren portal with its LivingTV website, as part of a plan to create one of the country's top five women's websites, accessible via the main website.

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