BT Digital TV
BT Vision is the BT digital TV service combining Freeview channels with on demand and Pay per View content which is streamed through your BT broadband. The two are brought together in the BT Vision V+ box, which takes the Freeview channels and lets you record them or pause and rewind live TV (by temporarily storing the data in the hard drive) and takes the extra on-demand content from your broadband connection.
Here’s how the viewing packs work on BT Vision – you can select from any of the following individual viewing packs
TV Pack £6.99 a month – The best series from the US and UK, with new programmes added weekly. Enjoy drama, comedy, documentaries and much more TV Replay £2.99 a month – Catch up on a hand-picked selection of TV shows broadcast over the last week on BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Five
Picture Box (Film) £4.99 a month – Choose from 28 films at any one time with everything from blockbusters to family favourites to cinema classics
Kids £6.99 a month – Kids’ favourite shows from all the leading channels – with no interruptions from adverts Music £6.99 a month – The top 20 videos every week, plus music from the 70s to the 00s, concerts, documentaries, karaoke and more
Sport £4.99 a month – Watch 242 Barclays Premier League games per season, plus Moto GP, TNA Wrestling and a huge archive of classic sport
Bollywood and Beyond £6.99 a month – The best film and TV from India The most cost effective way to get the viewing packs is by taking out a Value Pack – Bronze, Silver or Gold.
All of the Value Packs include the TV and TV Replay packs and then you can add any 2 (Bronze), 3 (Silver) or all 4 (Gold) of the Picture Box, Kids, Music and Sport packs. The Bolly and Beyond pack can be added to any of these Value Packs for an additional £6.99 a month or taken as a single pack. The drawback to taking any of these as a single pack is the initial cost of the Vision + Box – if you take a Value Pack the Vision + Box will cost either £15 for a reconditioned box (one year warranty) or £45 for a new one, if you just want the box and, say, the Sport Pack, the box will cost £90.
As you can see another benefit of taking out a Value Pack is the ESPN Sport which comes free with your chosen viewing packs if you pay the one-off £9.99 card fee. This offer also applies to single viewing packs with the exception of TV Replay and Bollywood and Beyond.
BT TV Starter Deal
£5 first 6 months then £18
Only £18 a month > £25 Sainsburys Gift Card > Free YouView Box (£49 set-up) > 16Mb Broadband – 10GB usage > Freeview, Catch-Up & On Demand > Eve & Weekend calls > Online only
Best Value Unlimited TV
£12.50 a month first 6 months
Then £25.50 a month. Unlimited TV > £25 Sainsburys Gift Card > 16Mb Broadband > YouView Box – Freeview, Catch-Up & On Demand > Eve/Weekend calls > Online only
TV Essential with Infinity
£23 a month £18 first 6 months
£18 a month first 6 months! > YouView Box > Superfast Broadband up to 38Mb with up to 40GB of downloads > YouView Box – Freeview, Catch-up > Evening & Weekend calls
Sky Sports on BT Vision
From £38 a month First year
Normal price £43 a month for 38Mb speeds, Eve & Weekend calls + Sky Sports 1 and 2 – must live in BT Infinity area. Vision+ Box – not a YouView package.