BT has announced that it will give away YouView set top boxes to new Infinity broadband customers. The Humax boxes are valued at £299. Customers will have to pay a £49 activation charge and delivery. YouView from BT will debut on 26 October.
Broadband customers not in an Infinity enabled area will also be able to get a free YouView box when they subscribe to BT’s TV Essential service for £4 a month, and existing customers can also upgrade to YouView for £49.
The service will provide access to more than 100 digital TV and radio channels, catch-up and on demand TV content from providers including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, and access to BT Vision.
The box will have a 500Gb hard drive, able to store up to 300 hours of SD TV or around 125 hours of HD TV.