This summer Top Up TV has leaped onto the Sky Sports bandwagon by adding both Sky Sports 1 and 2 to their channel line-up.
Online PR News – 05-August-2010 – – This decision to battle for the premium sports viewer is great news for the consumer and bad news for the competition. Top Up TV does not require a 12-month contract, and it does not require users to purchase a bundled package to access Sky Sports. This translates into the lowest stand-alone price available. All a watcher needs is the Top Up TV Freeview+ box, which is a one-time fee, and Sky Sports, which costs as little as £22.99, but more on that in moment.
The best news for sports fans is that this decision comes just in time for the upcoming Premiership season. On top of that Sky Sports 1 & 2 has exclusively live coverage of the English Football nPower Leagues, the Carling Cup, International Football, including all England away internationals, La Liga, and the Champions League. There is no better place to watch live football in glorious 1080i HD in the UK. In addition, if your sporting interests lie outside football as well, you will be happy to note that Sky Sports also offers a full range of sport coverage including cricket and the Ashes, rugby, boxing and much, much more.
When you buy the necessary Top Up TV Freeview+ box, you get an amazing amount of value in that little box. It includes over 40 Freeview channels plus all the fantastic benefits of tape-free recording including the ability to pause and rewind live television. As mentioned earlier, the Freeview+ box also gives you unmatched access to the lowest cost for Sky Sports available anywhere. Top Up TV offers Sky Sports 1 costs just £22.99 a month. Sky Sports 1 and 2 costs a mere £31.99 a month, and the ESPN bundle costs £39.99 a month. All of these packages require a 1-month contract, which is the shortest contract available anywhere.
It is important to note that Top Up TV will be the only direct route for DTT views to upgrade from Freeview. Many IDTVs had conditional access slots, which users could fill by purchasing a conditional access module (CAM) and Top Up TV smart card. However, availability of this upgrade in the future will depend on negotiations between Sky and Top Up TV concerning the minimum security requirements.
Sky HD Package have a specially designed guide to help you pick between the different Sky Sports offerings from Sky, BT Vision and Top Up TV, including a Sky HD overview.