‘Good housekeeping’: BillPay for new subscription to pay bills
BillPay, a pay-TV subscription service, announced Thursday it is launching a new subscription that will provide customers with access to more than 200,000 paid-for channels.
The new subscription, which comes as bills and bills pay down, includes premium content, including HBO and CNN, and has a $99 annual fee.
BillPay said it is aiming to make the service “the leading pay-for-view TV subscription service in the world.”
BillPay said the service will also be available for other subscription options.
For example, it will be available on Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV.
BillPay is a leading provider of pay-tv subscription services, and its new offering is part of a growing trend in the industry, said Bill O’Reilly, the CEO of O’Reily Media, a company that operates more than 2,000 pay-channel providers.
The trend is to be part of the traditional pay-cable, but to be able to add in the premium channels, he said.
BillMoyers.com, which also offers video on demand, has seen a similar trend as pay-television subscriptions are growing in popularity.
“You have people watching more channels, they’re subscribing more frequently, and they’re paying more,” O’Donnell said.
“It’s a natural evolution, it’s a great business model, and it’s great for consumers.”
O’Reilly said BillMoys.com was launched as a service for the cable and satellite TV industry in 2005 and has grown to over 100 million subscribers since.
He said the company has been a leader in pay-service delivery.
He said the trend toward premium-content services is a great thing for consumers.
“This is something that is in the middle of the game,” he said, referring to the trend to pay for content.
“There’s a huge number of people who want to subscribe to a service that is exclusive to them.
It’s a good business model.”
The billMoyies.com service, called Premium Bill, will offer access to nearly 200 channels for $10 per month.
O’Brien said the subscription will have about 2 million channels available.
O’Brien also said that premium content will be added to the service at a later date.
Overnight access, which will allow users to watch unlimited amounts of content without being charged for it, is also on the horizon, O’Connell said.
BillMoyos.com and other services will be able add more content later in the year.
The service will offer a $15 per month monthly fee for the service.