The Belgian DTH platform TV Vlaanderen has introduced a rental model for its HD subscriptions and is now claiming the cheapest HD offer on the market.
For a monthly fee of €5.95, new subscribers receive a Philips HD DSR 7121 satellite receiver, a dish and duo-LNB (for Astra at 19.2 degrees East and 23.5 degrees East) including installation.
New subscribers pay €8.95 for the Philips HD DSR 7122 satellite receiver with PVR.
Subscriptions to the various channel bouquets come on top of the equipment rental; the basic offer starts at €9.90 a month. The platform offers all Flemish national public (VRT) and commercial channels, as well as a number of international thematic channels. An extended tier costs €14.90 and an ‘all-inclusive’ offer, including the HD option, €19.90. Bought separately, the HD channels cost €4.99.
A separate bouquet of thematic channels, broadcasting from 23.5 degrees East, is available at €3.99 and the gay X-Man channel is a la carte and costs €7.95.