UPC has announced today that price plans for existing TV customers will increase from March 1st 2014.
Price increases will vary depending on how customers manage their accounts - with online billing customers seeing small increases that vary from €0.50 to €1.50 and those receiving bills in the post paying up to €5.00 more per month.
UPC is scrapping their surcharge for customers that do not pay by direct debit.
Customers on UPC’s entry level Digital Value TV package currently pay €28.50 per month. This package will go up to €29.00 on March 1st. Customers that do not manage their accounts online will pay an extra €3.50 bringing the cost up to €32.50.
Customers on UPC’s Select Extra TV packages will see prices go from €34.50 to €36.00 per month, and customers with Digital Max will see prices go from €37.50 to €39.00 per month. Again, customers that do not manage their accounts online will have to pay an additional €3.50 per month.
In order to avoid the €3.50 service charge, customers can register for “My UPC” which is UPC’s online billing and account management system.
Channel Packs and Multiroom Viewing
Sky sports subscribers will see prices increase by €3.00 per month for both Standard and HD. Customers that have Sky Sports & Movies OR Sky Sports & Movies HD will see a price increase of €2.00 per month for these packages.
An additional Digital+ box for viewing and recording in another room will go from €9.75 per month to €11.00 per month. An additional standard digital TV box stays at €6.00 per month.
UPC has indicated that these price increases are due to an increase in overall programming and operating costs. UPC has said that customers can downgrade or cancel service within 30 days of the introduction of these changes without penalty if they wish.