Plusnet is joining parent company BT in culling a number of channels from its TV service.
On Monday 1st March, Sky History, Sky History 2, Crime + Investigation and Lifetime will be removed from both Plusnet TV and BT TV’s Classic Entertainment service. VICE is being removed from Plusnet TV. The removal of NBCUniversal’s SyFy and E! channels follow a month later on both providers.
BT announced their intention to cut channels in December, as it is pushing users to its newer, Now TV-based flexible TV packages. Plusnet, meanwhile, has recently completely withdrawn its TV service to new customers. As its customers will continue to pay the same price for fewer channels, the move is expected to speed up the process of customers leaving the service. Plusnet call centre staff are currently advising that viewers can keep their YouView box after leaving.
On departure, the YouView box will continue to be able to receive Freeview channels, plus a number of apps. However, users may find they can access more apps, including BT Sport, via a high-end smart TV.