1. You may add to or reduce your services (including the content you receive on the television service) from time to time by contacting our customer services team. If you ask us to add any extra services or any extra content or bundles of content to the television service, you agree to accept such additional content or bundles of content for at least the minimum period that applies to it. If you ask us to reduce your tier of services within the minimum period for that service, we may ask you to pay an early disconnection fee depending on the service being reduced and the remaining length of the minimum period. If you wish to reduce your tier of service or remove any additional service (including premium television channels) you must give us 30 days’ notice and pay any applicable charges (including usage charges and line rental) up to the end of that 30-day notice period.Any changes to the services under this paragraphdo not give rise to a new agreement, even if you agree a new minimum period.
Downgrade is NOT a change of service and there is NO new 12 month contract.
Let me clarify that. You will get a Service Change receipt if you downgrade, but it will NOT be a new 12 month contract.
Downgrades can enter a new minimum term, which is does say above:
Any changes to the services under this paragraph do not give rise to a new agreement, even if you agree a new minimum period.
Not all of will, but it's not a blanket no to a new period. All depends on the bundle agreed.
Only if you agree which is what I stated above regarding upgrades. A downgrade in its own right does not automatically mean a new 12 month contract. It is important customers know that as most seem to assume it does.