BT has launched two new channel packs for its BT TV customers, HD Extra and Kids Extra.
HD Extra costs £3/month and gives you HD versions of BT Sport along with FOX HD, National Geographic HD, Nat Geo WILD HD, SyFy HD, History HD, Crime and Investigation HD.
This is essentially a free upgrade for BT TV customers who were already paying for the HD versions of BT Sport. The standard definition versions of BT Sport come included with BT TV’s standard packs and if you wanted BT Sport 1, Sport 2 and ESPN in HD, you’ve have to pay £3 extra a month.
Read Recombu Digital’s guides to BT Vision and BT YouViewAlongside HD Extra comes the Kids Extra pack. Costing an extra £3/month, this will add nine popular children’s channels including Nickelodeon, Disney, Boomerang and Cartoon Network to your mix of BT channels. The full line-up of kids channels has yet to be announced.
Alex Green, director of TV for BT, said: “This new line-up is undoubtedly our strongest TV offering. BT TV now offers over 100 TV channels, including more than 50 delivered via our broadband network.
“We can offer a fantastic HD quality experience through the power of fibre, and there’s something for all the family with our great new Kids channels. We know that customers don’t like paying a fortune for hundreds of channels they never watch so we’re making things easier for them and putting the choice in their hands.”
BT has also introduced a new £20 bundle. This includes BT Infinity 1 fibre-based broadband (normally £15/month) BT TV Entertainment channels (normally £7/month), BT Sport and a YouView box, plus a BT Home Hub 4. BT line rental is not included in the year-long deal. After 12 months is up, you’ll need to pay £25/month plus line rental for the same deal.