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Dave_cq
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More Price Hikes On The Way?

Read the last sentence in this article

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38694013

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Posted here ..... https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Virgin-Media-TiVo-service/BT-Sport-prices-up-expect-more-VM-inc...



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jamesofmerton
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of course virgin will put up their prices as will everyone else. these companies won't take a hit on profits to cover bt and their increase..

 

no doubt the virgin haters will be out in force. for once though this is someone else that will have forced virgins hand. 

 

i'm not surprised on the charge for bt tbh. dangle the carrot get people hooked by grooming them then start charging. it's a good business model.

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It will be interesting to see which way this goes.

Virgin now have a 4K compatible box in use, so VM might approach BT about making their 4K content available either as PPV or as a standalone channel. This could then be a bargaining chip to keep the cost of the existing channels down. I have no doubt the main reasons BT are hiking prices for their own customers is because they are now having to finance 4K production in an ever more expensive market.

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It's too bad that the price of one's broadband is more often than raised to finance those who love soccer/football. I hate soccer/football personally and would rather bore myself to death watching in-door bowling than watch a single soccer/football game. Any price increases because of T.V. related by a company spends should only be taken on solely by customers who choose to have the T.V. service.

"Hello TV customers, I hear you wanted more sport. Have a 70% price increase on your broadband, TV and phone services individually. This is to finance your demands for more sports, so thank us later."

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This is where the line gets blurred as far as BT/Plusnet/TalkTalk are concerned. Their pay TV services are internet delivered, & you cannot take TV without the Broadband connection it requires from the same company. BT does make an income from satellite, but only from its Sports channels & AMC.

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VM is a different kettle of fish, having their own infrastructure. The BT price hikes give VM the opportunity for converting customers. .

For as long as BT continue sweating revenue from the inferior copper/aluminium to the home, they are vulnerable to VM penetration. The extra £2.50/month isn't going to give BT customers faster broadband.

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MrHalfAsleep
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Plusnet is owned by BT now, as is EE.

http://ee.co.uk/help/ee-is-now-part-of-bt

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plusnet

If LG (Liberty Global) acquired B4RN for example, (and/or other small Gb providers around the country) it would tie in well with VM speedy broadband advertising. Just a thought...Man Surprised







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