Plusnet used to offer digital TV based on the Freeview platform, although this is no longer available to new customers – Plusnet says it's decided to focus on its broadband services instead. Read on to learn whether this is a smart move or a disappointing one.
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Until recently, Plusnet’s TV service was based on YouView – an internet-connected service that combines Freeview with on-demand and catch-up TV. A handful of premium television channels were included, as was BT Sport Lite (a stripped-down BT Sport package offering access to BT Sport 1 only).
However, Plusnet has now stopped offering its service to new customers – and existing customers will not be permitted to recontract. This means that Plusnet's TV services are expected to be wholly unavailable from mid-2022.
Plusnet offered a choice of two TV boxes. The basic YouView set-top box offered access to more than 70 Freeview channels, plus seven days of catch-up TV. A second option – the YouView+ PVR - allowed users to pause and rewind live TV for an additional upfront fee.