The recent addition of bonus channels during lockdown was wonderful until it stopped...…. leaving me with many recorded items unavailable. I would like to have Sky Arts added to my package. Would this be feasible at some modest cost - or do I have to resort to subscribing to Now TV?
That's the route I went down. I recently upgraded my broadband from M100 to M200 but my TV package changed from Mix TV to Mixit TV plus the Drama pick. I've lost the documentaries, kids channels and life style ones etc so decided to to go down the NOW TV route and subscribe to their entertainment package which includes Sky Atlantic.
The passes can be brought for £3.99 per month and for me includes National Geographic and the Discovery channel which was the added bonus.
I get Sky 1 and 2 as part of my Drama pick from VM anyway.
If you go the VM route the picks have gone down in price this week now from £10 to £7 for your first pick and then from £7 to £5 for any additional pick added.
Also if you have the benefit of recording the channels on Tivo which could sway your choice.
You might have to factor also having to purchase a NOW TV stick unless you already have one or can use a games console to use the app.
Virgin Media’s Personal Picks now offer even better value so customers can build a personalised TV service for less. Personalised picks now start at £7 and each subsequent pack costs £5 per month. Personal Picks were previously priced at £10 for the first pick with each subsequent Pick costing £7 per month.
The Picks are available with Virgin Media’s Big bundle where customers can pick and mix a variety of channel packs – from entertainment and lifestyle, to drama, documentaries and sport. Picks can be added to a bundle instantly, and customers have the flexibility to remove them by simply giving 30 days’ notice.
Virgin Media will move exiting customers who are paying the previously available pricing for Personal Picks (£10 for one pick and £7 for each subsequent Pick) to the new, lower pricing, too.
Each Pick includes Sky One, Sky Witness, Sky Comedy, Gold HD and Comedy Central HD, plus a number of HD channels, such as ITV 2 HD and Film 4HD, as well as a great selection of channels relating to each of the four genres, plus must-see box sets.
Hopefully we can get some clarification on this as the channel guide shows the Personal Picks are only available to Maxit customers. June Channel Guide
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I've just checked my NOW TV channels and I get Sky Arts included in the entertainment pack and you get the added bonus of Sky Atlantic.
It might be worth contacting VM to see what the price would be to go to the Bigger TV Bundle (Maxit) I think it's called compared to the £14 for the personal picks individually.
Thanks for letting us both know newapollo.
I know ringing VM is a complete pain. I spent over 8 hours last week last week on my mobile trying to get my home phone line fixed.
Have you tried using their message service to contact them? It's 07533051809 and it's pretty automated but it still may take a while to get through to someone but it's another avenue to try and contact VM.