NowTV, the contract free offshoot from Sky, has announced a number of new contract-free three-in-one broadband, calls and TV packages alongside their new Freeview-sporting NowTV Smart Box. The new box is based on the US Roku 4 (which hasn't arrived in the UK) and allegedly supports 4K video; although to-date there doesn't appear to be any 4K material available as NowTV block both Netflix and Amazon Instant Video services on the device.
The full press release is below, and you can check out more on the Combo options that all launch early next month on the official NowTV site here.
Online streaming service NOW TV today announces the launch of the NOW TV Combo - the UK’s first ever contract-free triple play bundle, offering the latest and best TV, unlimited broadband as well as a range of call packages, all without a contract.
Available from July, the NOW TV Combo comes complete with the brand new NOW TV Smart Box, combining a wide range of live and on demand TV with up to 35 pay TV and over 60 free-to-air TV channels, making it even easier for people to find and watch the shows they love.
Launched in 2012, NOW TV changed the way customers can watch the latest movies, must-see TV shows and exclusive live sports available on pay TV, giving them the flexibility to enjoy great entertainment on their terms, without a contract. And the NOW TV Combo will give customers even better control, enabling them to get TV, reliable unlimited broadband and call packages starting from just £9.99* a month plus line rental, without a contract.
Gidon Katz, Managing Director of NOW TV said: "NOW TV has got something for everyone – TV they love to watch, when they want and on their own terms. It’s why we’re not stopping there. With the NOW TV Combo, we’re pushing the boundaries again with the UK’s first contract-free triple play bundle. Plus, our customers will get the benefits of our new NOW TV Smart Box that brings together free-to-air and Pay TV shows seamlessly. We know people want the freedom and control of a no strings relationship when it comes to choosing their TV, broadband and call package, so the NOW TV Combo is the product and service they deserve."
Every NOW TV Combo comes with the brand new Smart Box, which is the most advanced streaming box available in its price bracket†, enabling customers to watch the best free and pay TV available all in one place. This means easy switching from the latest episodes of Game of Thrones or Geordie Shore on NOW TV to shows on one of 60 free-to-air channels or Catch Up services, without having to swap inputs on the TV remote.
The new homepage is the one stop destination for all our customers’ viewing needs. The super simple homepage also offers editorial recommendations updated throughout the day, featuring the best shows from all the channels. With so much great TV to watch, the new live pause functionality, of up to 30 minutes, means you never need miss a moment of the action from phone calls or tea-making interruptions. It’s also easy to turn your standard TV into a smart TV with the new box; simply connect the box to a digital TV aerial and broadband to start watching instantly.
Creating a NOW TV Combo is simple; you just need to check you’re in a NOW TV network area and then just select the TV, available broadband and call options that work best for you:
Firstly, choose how you want to be entertained with one or more NOW TV Month Passes:
Entertainment Pass - watch 11 channels not on Freeview and 250 box sets
Sky Cinema Pass – enjoy over 1,000 movies on demand and from July a new premiere every single day
Sky Sports Pass - see the biggest matches and events live on 7 Sky Sports channels
Kids Pass – watch six dedicated channels and thousands of episodes on demand
Choose your running speed from the three unlimited broadband options:
Brilliant Broadband - speeds up to 17Mbps
Fab Fibre - speeds up to 38Mbps
Super Fibre - speeds up to 76Mbp
Choose how you want to keep the conversation going with three call package options:
Pay as you use - only pay for calls you make
Evening and Weekends - unlimited calls to UK landlines, UK mobile numbers and calls to 0870 and 0845 numbers during evenings (7pm to 7am) and weekends
Anytime calls - unlimited calls to UK landline and UK mobile numbers and calls to 0870 and 0845 numbers, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
The no contract NOW TV Combo comes with a one off set up fee of £40 for Unlimited Brilliant Broadband and £50 for Unlimited Fab Fibre Broadband and Unlimited Super Fibre Broadband.
It will also launch with a 12 month special pricing offer across all packages. Prices range from £9.99 to £51.99 per month, plus line rental at £17.99 per month.
The NOW TV Combo will be available to customers from early July. The exact date will be announced nearer the time. More information on the NOW TV Combo can be found nowtv.com/combo.