New BT multi-room
BT is launching a multi-room YouView service. An additional box will include the same channel subscriptions and additional packages as the main device in the house. However, Sky Movies will not be available on the Extra Box.
Customers will be required to take out a 12-month Extra Box subscription for £5 (€6) per month and buy an additional YouView+ DVR box for £99. Customers will be restricted to two boxes per household.
The offering is restricted to customers with an Internet line speed of greater than 34Mbps, which BT says covers the majority of its BT Infinity subscribers. The second box offering is restricted to YouView customers. Customers with a BT Vision set-top box can exchange the older device for a YouView+ box for a one-off fee of £35.
BT’s TV service passed the one million customer milestone at the end of March. In recent months the service has launched buy-to-keep movie downloads and has added to its HD line-up.