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Extra TV channels with Vision+

Introducing Extra TV channels with Vision+

We've picked a selection of great TV channels and created two new TV packs. There are 18 fantastic channels including Discovery, Comedy Central, British Eurosport and Gold. Whether you love documentaries, comedies, crime, dramas or sports, there's something for everyone on Extra TV channels with Vision+.

You'll need to take one of our BT Infinity packages to get extra TV channels. Use our checker to see if you can get Extra TV channels and Infinity.

Note: Sport and Extra TV Channels are available to Infinity customers only, subject to availability. These products are not yet available on YouView. Check out the difference between BT Vision+ and YouView

Catch up on your favourite shows

Missed a show? Extra TV Channels includes 7 days of TV catch up from Discovery, Discovery Real Time, Animal Planet, FOX, HISTORY, and Crime & Investigation with more channels coming. There's plenty to keep you entertained.

You'll also get 7 days of TV catch up from BBC iPlayer, ITV on demand, 4oD and Demand 5 all available to watch on your TV.

HD Channels

HD channels

The Extra TV channel packages include free access to BBC, ITV and Channel 4 HD channels allowing you to enjoy incredible picture detail in richer, more life like colours. Plus, you can also record in HD.

Sky Sports

Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2, and ESPN

Add Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2 and ESPN to your package for magnificent live sport. Get all the live sports on TV including 115 live Barclays Premier League games, selected live games from UEFA Champions League and La Liga.

BT Vision on demand

BT Vision has over 5,500 shows available including the best UK and US TV shows, blockbuster (pay per view) and classic films, Kids shows with no ads, and more. It's like having your own DVD library, but with more choice!

See what's on

Extra TV channels with Vision+ brings you:

What BT Vision+ brings you

The Vision+ digibox

  • The Vision+ digital box

    It's a Freeview box, digital TV recorder and gateway to on-demand TV combined

    Our sleek black Vision+ digital box is a Freeview box and digital recorder all rolled into one. Unlike some Freeview digiboxes you can also pause, rewind, record and store up to 300 hours of your favourite live shows and films. It gives you access to all of BT Vision's great on demand entertainment, inlcuding thousands of hours of TV shows and Vision Box Office Films in standard definition, HD to watch when you want (charges apply for on-demand content).

  • Vision+
  • Record your favourite shows
  • Things you need to know
  • Getting the best picture

The Vision+ digital box

It's a Freeview box, digital TV recorder and gateway to on-demand TV combined

Our sleek black Vision+ digital box is a Freeview box and digital recorder all rolled into one. Unlike some Freeview digiboxes you can also pause, rewind, record and store up to 300 hours of your favourite live shows and films. It gives you access to all of BT Vision's great on demand entertainment, inlcuding thousands of hours of TV shows and Vision Box Office Films in standard definition, HD to watch when you want (charges apply for on-demand content).

Recording your favourite shows

Push once to record a show, twice to record the series and three times to cancel.

Find your show from the TV guide or by using the search. Going away? Set up all your recordings in advance so you never miss a show.

Things you need to know

Things you need to know about Extra TV channels:

  • Extra TV channels are only available with a BT Infinity package. Your broadband speed needs to be over 15mbps.
  • These channels are delivered over BT Infinity which means your Vision+ box will need to be connected to your Hub whilst viewing the channels.
  • Audio description and subtitles are currently unavailable on the Extra TV channels, these services will be available in the future.
  • Other online activities may be slowed down whilst you're watching Extra TV channels. We recommend you switch off your Vision+ box when you're not watching or recording these channels.
  • Your BT Vision+ box and Hub will need to be connected directly together with an ethernet cable.

Getting the best picture

BT Vision box+ comes with our top 50 box office movies in stunning HD. You'll also get access to BBC HD, BBC One HD, Channel 4 HD and ITV HD.

You'll need to connect your Vision+ Box to an HD ready TV with an HDMI cable to watch HD channels.

Are you eligible for BT Vision?

Use our service checker to see if you are
eligible for BT Vision+

All Extra TV channels including Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2 and ESPN are only available to BT Vision customers who are on or take a BT Infinity package. Not everyone who is eligible for BT Infinity is able to receive Extra TV Channels.

The legal stuff

Extra TV channels – Available to new and existing broadband customers that sign up to a 12-month TV Essential Extra contract. If you've got less than 12 months left on your Infinity contract, you'll need to re-contract to Infinity for another 12 months. HD ITV1 not available in NI or Scotland. HD and Blockbuster films cost extra. HD requires a HD ready TV and a HDMI cable (supplied with new, but not replacement boxes). You'll need a minimum line speed of 15Mbps. You will be charged £49 if you are a new BT TV customer or require a replacement box for Extra TV Channels. New to Infinity 1 and Unlimited Infinity 1 customers will also be charged £30 activation. You'll need a BT Home Hub 3. A 10 metre cable or Engineer Install will be provided if required. Quality of content depends on local transmitter, suitable rooftop aerial and availability of digital channels. You'll need to pay by Direct Debit and we'll charge you for On Demand content. Subject to availability. Terms apply.

BT Vision – £49 activation. £6.95 hub delivery charge. To get BT Vision you'll need to sign up to a 12-month TV contract and an 18-month contract for BT Broadband or Infinity (existing BT Broadband customers with less than 12 months left on their contract need to re-contract their Broadband for 12 months). TV Essential is £5 a month. TV Unlimited is £12.50 a month. If you stop your service in the first year we'll charge you up to £199. ITV catch-up not available in NI. You'll need a fast enough line and a BT Home Hub (included if you haven't already been given one). Quality of content depends on local transmitter, suitable rooftop aerial and availability of digital channels (www.bt.com/freeview). You'll need to pay by Direct Debit and we'll charge you for On Demand content. Subject to availability. Terms apply.

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