The YouView FreeView/IPTV hybrid is proving to be the box of choice for broadband providers, with Jersey Telecom now making the 500GB version free for its subscribers who are on a 16 Mbps or faster service. For those who record a lot of TV, there is the option of the 1TB box for £49.
There does not appear to be any activation fee involved, and the monthly broadband fees remain the same, a big advantage is that 20GB of extra usage allowance comes with the YouView box which is enough for around 15 hours of on-demand/catch-up viewing.
Jersey Telecom is in the middle of converting its copper local loop to a totally fibre local loop, and offers a 1 Gbps service (with 50GB allowance) for £59.99 a month. While the usage limit is a little low, there are 8 hours of unlimited usage available between midnight and 8am, so people can potentially fill their YouView planner with on-demand content overnight.