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More HD content for BT Vision
Thursday 18 September 2008 15:23:50 by John Hunt

Days after announcing the launch of high definition (HD) content on BT vision, the digital TV and video on demand (VoD) service from BT, BT has announced that an agreement has been signed with NBC Universal to include a broad selection of feature films in HD from the NBC Universal catalogue. This includes current blockbusters such as The Incredible Hulk, Wanted and Charlie Wilson's War alongside older classics.

Films will cost £4.95 for 'current' films and £2.95 for older 'library' titles. As material is not streamed to the V-Box but downloaded, customers are only charged once the download has completed and viewing started. NBC Universal titles need to be viewed within 48hours of the start of viewing.

The addition of more content is always welcome and helps to improve the value of money for consumers who subscribe to the service.

Comments

Posted by CARPETBURN over 8 years ago
quote"Films will cost £4.95 for 'current' films and £2.95 for older 'library' titles. As material is not streamed to the V-Box but downloaded, customers are only charged once the download has completed and viewing started. NBC Universal titles need to be viewed within 48hours of the start of viewing."

Translation get of bottom go to blockbuster, rent titles (especially those older) for the same or less, enjoy in higher quality also.
Posted by Somerset over 8 years ago
It's a choice. Look at the positive side CB!
Posted by CARPETBURN over 8 years ago
quote"It's a choice. Look at the positive side CB!"

Well i give them credit for offering the content and it not being counted towards BT monthly caps... Can not give them credit over the price though, cheaper to just go to blockbuster or even use one of the many online movie rental companies.
When will these big companies realise if you want a music or video service to succeed you have to price it against the competition not above it.
Posted by comnut over 8 years ago
well actually you dont have to get off yer bottom :)

lovefilm.com seems the cheapest, blockbuster does it too..

No late fees, keep it as long as you like, post it back and you then get the next in your list posted 1st class...

- and hey if that goes wrong, blame your own laziness, guys!!
Posted by comnut over 8 years ago
I did a quick search about reliability of 'postal renting' - same mix of good & bad news...
I'll bet the film downloads will fail sometime... Halfway through watching, you get some problem, even though it has now charged you for the film...
Unless they put a 'watch anytime in this period for the one payment' like sky boxoffice does..

Its been while since I have done that, but AFAIK it means once I have paid for the movie, I can then re-watch any time in the next 24 Hrs, so solving any interruptions..
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