North of England-based ISP Plusnet is extending its TV service trial in the New Year from staff to customers who have its Unlimited Fibre option.
Plusnet will provide a Humax YouView+ box offering Freeview channels and easy access to on-demand content, such as the BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4OD and Demand5. Plusnet is also offering customer trialists access to extra channels including top sporting action on BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN, as well as entertainment channels including SyFy, Universal, E! and Fox – all delivered through the fibre broadband connection.
Rob Perkins, Head of TV at Plusnet, described the extended trial as “an exciting step forward for Plusnet” which would ensure the ISP gained crucial feedback to ensure it launched the best service possible to a wider customer base later in the year.
People accepted onto the TV trial will be given loan of a YouView box and any other essential equipment for at least three months, at which point the box should either be returned or the trialist can opt in to the paid-for service.
The full launch date for Plusnet TV, along with pricing, is yet to be confirmed.
Plusnet is owned by BT.