Napster UK has announced a major deal with broadband and cable service provider NTL.

Under the deal, NTL will bundle the Napster subscription service with its Broadband Plus package – putting access to Napster's services in the reach of over a million broadband users.

NTL cable-modem users will be able to try the service free for 30 days. The service usually costs £9.95 each month. Broadband Plus from NTL costs £3.99 a month excluding the Napster service, or £9.95 per month with Napster.

"This is a significant deal for Napster because we are partnering with the biggest provider of broadband services in the UK, and NTL's own research has shown that over 75 per cent of broadband customers download music each month," said Brad Duea, president of Napster.

"We are impressed with NTL's track record for driving growth in the UK broadband market and are confident our partnership will further encourage increasing numbers of UK music fans to enjoy the freedom of high speed Internet access."

Aizad Hussain, managing director of NTL's home business said: "Our customers will have easy access to this music service at an outstanding price".