However, as the old saying goes, there's no such thing as a free lunch. Subscribers will have to pay a little more for each channel, on top of the £80 per year or £8 per month package.
Each channel will cost between £1.50 and £9.50 per month. ITV has its live TV and ad-free catch-up service for £4, for instance, while Discovery will cost £5 per month.
There will also be films from the BFI and movie studio MGM, the company behind films likeThe Hobbit. However, content from the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5 is still absent from the platform.