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London Lite11,289 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
That looks like a real game changer for BT TV, the incentive of being able to record NOW TV live channels in Full HD in addition to already having Netflix and Amazon Prime Video on one bill.

It blows TalkTalk's SD and 720p offerings out of the water.
DVB Cornwall9,206 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
This is turning into a PR nightmare for BT, the lack of information and the detail today has led to an avalanche of posts on the BT Community. All sorts of possibilities being mentioned, including that NOW TV will replace entirely the existing content bar BT Sport on the Platform. Losing amongst others Discovery and UKTV content in the process. I find that astonishing if true. We'll find out on Friday.
rdd3,503 posts since 21 Jun 2001
Sounds like a near repeat (in terms of customer confusion) of what happened recently when eir entirely relaunched its tv package. It already had a wholesale deal with Sky, but dumped all Sky and premium channels from its own service and directed people to Now TV. The difference is they don’t have this level of integration with Now TV (in fact the “integration” boils down to customer service staff telling people who enquire about Sky Sports to download the Now TV app).
DVB Cornwall9,206 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
On NowTV Sky Sports F1 Has reportedly gone 50fps today.

Having a look on both my 4K box and Roku SS+, it's looking great.

There's another rumour flying around that BT are to put the EPG version of NOWTV on their Multicast network on Friday which is really surprising, I'd always assumed, and indeed had read, that the boxes would switch to the NOWTV Unicast streams on these channels. CALLING NOGGIN - The argument being outlined is that it's not possible to record unicast - is this true?
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TellyTime199 posts since 9 Jan 2017
BT customers have gained the Sky channels but look set to lose 20 others:

Animal Planet
Comedy Central Extra
Crime + Investigation
Discovery Science
Discovery Turbo
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 2
Investigation Discovery
Movies 24
MTV Music
MTV Classic
Nat Geo
TCM Movies

None of the above are included in BT's new packages so it's only a matter of time until existing customers lose 20 channels... I wouldn't be happy!

They should get History and History 2 when they rebrand as Sky History and Sky History 2.
London Lite11,289 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Considering the close relationship between Sky and A+E for the History Channel, I'd like to hope that Crime & Investigation will end up on Now TV, but I was hoping they'd continue the existing BT TV multi-channel line-up in addition to NOW channels and AMC.