So a couple of questions
on page 40 of the tarriff guide http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/consumer/assets/downloads/BT_PhoneTariff_Residential.pdf?s_cid...
What is BT TV now and why is it £7.50? What will it include?
What is TV replay and why is it an additional £5 extra. Is this the items from the extra channels? Or is this for non Youview subscribers? Are we going to be charged for recording?
Why is picturebox £5.10? I know it's not being offered to new subscribers but who would pay for it?
Don't forget the price guide has to cover all BT products and services, even withdrawn from new sale items. IIRC TV Replay used to be the catch-up players in the early Vision days.
from BT's 2nd quarter results statement :-
We added 38,000 TV customers in the quarter. We continue to focus on strengthening our TV proposition and are excited to announce we have entered into a partnership with Netflix that will allow our customers to sign up for Netflix alongside our other products and services, with the added convenience of paying on one bill directly through BT.
I wonder when it will be available, how much it will cost and if you will be able to stream Netflix in HD over DSL.
Also any news on BT Sport viewing figures and those who are paying for it etc?
The full statements aren't out yet and I am not sure they announce things in that much detail (BT obviously has massively more complex results than say a sky or talk talk because of the amount of products).
All it does say is the Premier audiences are up 45% and the ARPU (amount each customer spends) is up 7%, also consumer revenue is up 9% (BT TV/Sport services) with operating costs up 6%, so I guess after everything is paid out they have still gained 73 million in operating profit (up 26% on this time last year).
From the slides -Invest for Growth - under TV and Content it says
– customer base continues to grow
– Premier League audience up c.45%
– BT Sport Extra red button launched
– ‘Download to own’ going well
– Netflix coming soon
and a general summary
Galvanising the business for a step change in customer service
Much more to go for on cost transformation
Investments continue to deliver across the business
So it sounds like all BT are going to do is allow you to pay the Netflix subscription through your BT bill. Seeing as I am already subscribing and in the 2 year existing customer price freeze that isn't going to happen.
So we are back to BT withdrawing a service I do use (Film and TV boxsets) and giving nothing back...well worth bringing Delia in for....
I'm the same as you scointer. I already use Nextflix and it looks like that has been said BT are to withdraw BT film and box set bolt on that I also use at times and give us Netflix.
This is OK for some but for others its nothing new from BT as you have said.
I been using BT Film and box set bolt on to watch the likes of Blue Bloods that is still not on Netflix.