Broadband provider Plusnet today launched its long-promised YouView-powered TV service.
The ISP launched trials of the service in December 2013, fuelling unfulfilled expectations that a launch would follow in 2014. Confirmation that the BT-owned ISP would finally launch the service came via YouView last month.
YouView TV from Plusnet is available to customers with a Plusnet Unlimited Fibre or Plusnet Unlimited Fibre Extra broadband package and includes 15 premium entertainment channels including Fox, Universal and SyFy for £5 per month.
Additional kids channels and a HD pack are available as monthly add-ons for just £3 per month.
As with all YouView boxes, customers also get access to catch-up players from the BBC, ITV, UKTV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 as well as Sky Store, NOW TV’s movie service and Netflix.
Unlike BT which offers the option to add the cost of Netflix to their phone and broadband deal, Plusnet’s customers need to sign up direct with the streaming service.
The ISP’s sales page currently makes no mention of BT Sport which it already offers to customers who get their TV from Sky.
As with TalkTalk and BT’s YouView-based TV services, Plusnet’s offering comes with a choice of recording (YouView+) and non-recording (YouView) set top boxes.
Both packages are subject to an 18 month contract and customers choosing a YouView+ STB will need to pay £50.00 upfront for the device.