BT and Sky have signed a multi-year contract which will see Sky Movies made available through BT TV.
BT will offer Sky Movies for a monthly subscription that customers can add to their existing BT TV package from October 26.
The agreement means that BT will be able to offer its TV customers the option to bolt-on Sky Movies whether they are customers with the YouView box or the latest Vision + box. For Sky, the deal supports Sky’s growing wholesale content business.
BT TV customers will be able to enjoy the latest movies across 11 Sky Movies channels, in standard definition, both as streamed live channels and on-demand for those with BT Infinity fibre broadband. For customers with regular BT broadband Sky Movies is only available on-demand.
Pricing will be interesting .... a glance at Sky website suggests that £16 is their standard monthly price for the movie channels , Virgin media with presumably a wholesale deal hasthem for £19.50 and Now Tv has a standard price (that surely none actually pays) of £15.
No mention of HD that I've seen, but without 5.1 sound I suppose that doesn't matter [Does it BT???]
The press release states standard definition. No mention of recording either, presumably that will be available a few weeks after the launch of BT Sport
I agree, that's what I said when they dumped NowTV on the YV box. When I want to watch a film I want full HD, and lots of multichannel sound.
It is one of those odd things that you need fibre to stream standard definition tv channels? Very Unusual - the £16 may be a bit much when you consider the cost of getting the current selection of channels extra - I want to see more diverse content, a different selection of channels and HD. Like the selection that TalkTalk have.