Find out more about BT Vision Channels
What channels are on BT Vision?
BT Vision gives you the Freeview channels available in your area, as long as you have a working rooftop aerial so you can receive the signal, and a Vision+ box so it can be decoded and watched on your TV. The channel list can vary, but most of the core and mainstream channels are the same, such as the major free-to-air stations like BBC One, BBC Two, ITV1, Channel 4 and Channel 5.
Thanks to the technology of digital TV, more channels can be broadcast, so there is a huge range of sister stations, which are like spin-offs of the major channels. These include BBC Three, BBC Four, ITV2, ITV3, E4 and Film4.
BT Vision Freeview Channels
The Freeview channels available to you will depend on your location, although the majority of channels are the same. There is nothing you can do about changing the Freeview channels available to you, short of moving house! The Freeview channels that come with BT Vision will be the same ones you would get with a Freeview box, but BT Vision adds a library of on demand and catch-up content to your service.
BT Vision HD Channels
There are currently no HD channels available with BT Vision, although you can watch HD content on demand. The Freeview HD channels may become available in the future, but at present the standard definition broadcasts are available, along with a library of catch-up and on demand TV.
BT Vision On Demand
Vision TV is like a library of TV box sets, with a range of popular shows from the UK and the US. It includes a mix of drama, comedy, informative and reality TV, and is on demand so you can watch whenever you like.
With Vision Sport you can access an archive of classic sport, and watch live coverage as well as highlights. Choose from a library including memorable moments from Wimbledon, Test cricket, boxing and golf, and it’s all on demand.
For even more sport you can include Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2 and ESPN in your BT Vision package.
Keep the kids entertained with a massive library of on demand children’s TV on Vision Kids. All the favourites from channels such as Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network are available to watch at any time, with everything from crazy cartoons to high school hi-jinks.
Vision Music offers the top 20 music videos from the last week, as well as a selection of classic favourites. You can also watch live shows and documentaries, and you can choose from different playlists, all on demand!
Vision Box Office
Vision Box Office is a movie rental service from BT Vision. You pay one fee for one movie, and you only pay for the movies you want to watch. Vision Box Office has a wide range, including the latest big releases, award-winning indie cinema, kids’ favourites and old classics.
The movies must be downloaded, but this won’t take long, and you can rent and download HD movies to watch in glorious high definition.
Vision Film Club
Vision Film Club is a subscription-based movie package available to BT Vision TV Unlimited customers. Watch any of the films as part of Vision Film Club, whenever you like, and as many times as you like.
Choose from a steamy selection of adult shows and movies available to watch on demand with Vision Adult.
BT Vision Catch-Up TV
BT Vision and BBC iPlayer
BT Vision customers can access BBC’s popular iPlayer through their TVs. The user-friendly, on demand service started online, but a TV version is now available with almost all the same BBC programmes from the web version, ready to view at the touch of a button through BT Vision. BBC iPlayer has a library of programmes from the last week, including sport, comedy, drama, documentaries, music and more.
BT Vision’s catch-up service is called Replay, and you can access it from your Vision+ box. It includes recent episodes and shows on free-to-air channels, so you don’t have to worry about missing some of the best TV from the last week on BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5.