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BT launches YouView extra box for multiple rooms


BT customers will now be able to get a second YouView box so they can watch the TV service in a different room.

The Extra Box will cost £99 with an additional £5 per month subscription also payable. The second box offers all the functionality of the first, including seven-day catch-up TV, and pause, record and rewind options.

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 said that customers will need BT Infinity fibre broadband to allow simultaneous viewing of on-demand channels on multiple TVs in HD quality.

“We are delighted to be able to offer BT customers the added flexibility of having two YouView+ boxes in their home. Over the past year, we have transformed our service by introducing pay TV channels delivered in fantastic HD quality on our market-leading YouView+ box. We believe this offers the best quality TV experience and the most competitive bundle with fibre in the market,” said Alex Green, director of TV for BT.

“Our content line-up is growing by the month and offers everything from premium Sport to movies to download to own. Our recent developments have been extremely well received by customers and we now have a very strong foundation for growth as we carry on expanding our service.”

In April the firm announced it had exceeded the one million TV subscriber mark for the first time, in part due to the popularity of its BT Sport channels.

In January this year, BT became the first pay-TV provider in the UK to offer movies to buy-to-keep as well as rent. In February, BT extended its HD line-up by adding Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet and British Eurosport 1 and 2, taking total HD channels to 27.
In addition in February, BT launched the fastest, smallest, YouView+ box on the market. It has already received rave reviews, with seenit.co.uk declaring it “a powerhouse of an experience” and “the best value smart TV box on the market”.

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