EE becomes exclusive mobile partner for BRITBOX

VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 9,866 ✭✭✭
EE which is owned by BT, will be offering 6 months free Britbox inclusion from 31st March via a wide range of Smart TVs, as well as streaming devices including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Google Chromecast. 

https://newsroom.ee.co.uk/ee-becomes-exclusive-mobile-partner-for-britbox-and-offers-customers-six-months-subscription-with-inclusive-data/
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  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 328
    Hmmm and that widens Britbox's appeal how?
    Ignore this if you disagree. 
  • scottscott Member, Super User Posts: 2,097 ✭✭✭
    kodikid said:
    Hmmm and that widens Britbox's appeal how?

    You don't think being given it free for six months would encourage someone to try it?
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 328
    No. 
    Unlike Netflix and the soon to be launched Disney, Brit box content is mostly available on iplayer. I can see its appeal in north America but not here.
    Ignore this if you disagree. 
  • John LJohn L Member, Super User Posts: 603 ✭✭
    edited 12 February 2020, 11:30AM
    scott said:
    kodikid said:
    Hmmm and that widens Britbox's appeal how?

    You don't think being given it free for six months would encourage someone to try it?


    I'm trying to work out what the £220 gives you after the 6 months. £5.99 X 6 equals approx. £36? Unless they mean extra gold plated features or part of their line rental/broadband service? John L 


    Can't wait for the day when Youview get rid of the dreaded darkened banner when using fast forward/rewind recordings. 
  • scottscott Member, Super User Posts: 2,097 ✭✭✭
    John L said:
    scott said:
    kodikid said:
    Hmmm and that widens Britbox's appeal how?

    You don't think being given it free for six months would encourage someone to try it?


    I'm trying to work out what the £220 gives you after the 6 months. £5.99 X 6 equals approx. £36? Unless they mean extra gold plated features or part of their line rental/broadband service? John L 



    You might need to re-read -

    BritBox is the latest addition to Entertainment on EE – pay monthly mobile customers receive subscriptions for BT Sport, Apple Music, Apple News+ and MTV Play with up to six months of access for free – worth up to £220

  • scottscott Member, Super User Posts: 2,097 ✭✭✭
    edited 12 February 2020, 12:32PM
    kodikid said:
    No. 
    Unlike Netflix and the soon to be launched Disney, Brit box content is mostly available on iplayer. I can see its appeal in north America but not here.


    @kodikid

    I don't think the bulk of Britbox content (90% ITV owned/ 10% BBC owned + other content) would be available on iPlayer. I have yet to see a single ITV programme on the iPlayer, maybe you have a different iPlayer version to me because I thought iPlayer was BBC only and only had content up to 1 year old (I think the BBC has been making content for more than a year but happy to stand corrected).

  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 328
    90% ITV owned
    I rest my case😁
    Ignore this if you disagree. 
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 9,866 ✭✭✭
    @kodikid
    As of 2019 EE is the largest mobile network operator in the UK, with around 32 million customers. They are going to offer 6 months free Britbox at no extra cost to existing (and new) customers. Thats going to appeal to a fair portion of those 32m. I don't see whats not to like.
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  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 328
    It's a pity that BT (EE owner) can't be so generous towards youview retail. 
    Ignore this if you disagree. 
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 9,866 ✭✭✭
    edited 12 February 2020, 11:22PM
    kodikid said:
    It's a pity that BT (EE owner) can't be so generous towards youview retail. 

    Ah... so you something for nothing... don't we all... a LOL comment to be sure.
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  • DarrenDarren Member, Super User Posts: 370 ✭✭
    edited 12 February 2020, 11:52PM
    I'm not with EE but with o2 for my mobile and have been for years as well as BT for fibre and BT TV. Anyway I don't seem to be interested in Britbox and seem more interested in the new Disney + service when it comes to add to Netflix that I share the monthly fee with my sister and Amazon Prime that includes Prime Video.

    Darren
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