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BT Vision PVR to offer replay TV service

December 5th, 2006 · No Comments

BT will offer its V-Box PVR free of charge to subscribers to its Total Broadband package. The telecoms giant has also confirmed that the Freeview ready personal video recorder will offer a Replay TV service, designed to allow viewers to catch up with a selection of broadcast TV programmes from the previous week.
However, the box must be installed by a BT engineer, for an installation fee of 60 pounds and a connection charge of thirty quid. A self-install version will only be available late next year, presumably at the start of its new sports service. Following a deal with Setanta V-box owners will have access to the Setanta Sport channel and its 46 live FA Premiership games and 60 live games from the Scottish Premier League.
The PVR does not require a subscription, but there is an option to buy extra content. Movies will be available on a pay per view basis, priced between two and three pounds each.
Ian Livingston, BT Retail chief executive said: “BT Vision is all about giving control to the viewer, control over what they watch, when they watch it and how they pay for it. We believe that broadband can transform television and take it into a new era. BT Vision is ideal for people who want more choice than Freeview delivers but who want that extra choice without being tied to a pricey, long-term subscription.”

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