With the upcoming launch of five's two new channels on multiplex A, Top-Up TV, the unpopular service that added a few hours of several extra basic subscription channels to Freeview is being changed.
You will need to buy a special Top Up TV personal video recorder (similar to the upcoming Freeview Playback) which will record overnight up to one hundred PROGRAMMES from Living TV, UKTV Gold, Boomerang, Toomami, Cartoon Network, Hallmark Channel, Boomberg, Life and Times, Turner Classic Movies, UKTV Food, UKTV Style, Discovery, Bloomberg TV, MTV, Discovery Lifestyle, Animal Planet, Eurosport, Paramount Comedy, and Nickelodeon.
This will cost you 180 for the personal video recorder, 30 for the starter pack, and then 10 per month to use the service.
Is TopUp TV to be wound up as a business and service? It doesn't say anything on their website but on Freeview HD regionalised channel list | British Isles: England: Granada it says that Home, GOLD and TopUp Anytime 1;3;5 & 6 are closing on 31st October? Sky Sports and ESPN have already closed on their service and the UKTV and Anytime services with the exception to Picture Box are the last remaining services from TopUp TV. I don't have TopUp TV but what about their Picture Box service? Is the whole company going into administration or liquidation or something?
Do you Brian or does anyone else have any news on this?
Hope someone can post up what's happening with TopUp when you have any details you can share about the service.