TalkTalk, looking to cement its position as the UK’s fastest growing business and enable its 4 million customers to access TV, have launched two brand new entertainment packages, including £2.50-a-month broadband known as SimplyBroadband (which TalkTalk claim offers a saving of £250 on BT’s Unlimited Broadband package) and a special cutprice YouView service, Essentials TV, which comes in at £7.50-a-month and is meant to entice more viewers over to the YouView service.
Essentials TV customers will get a smaller, lower cost YouView box worth £149, which allows them to search, rewind and catch up – but not record. Meanwhile the Plus TV package bestows customers with a £299 YouView + box that does enable them to record.
“This is TalkTalk doing what it does best, giving consumers access to exciting new products at unbeatable prices and the launch of Essentials TV underpins our role as Britain’s fastest growing TV service,” says Dido Harding, Chief Executive of TalkTalk. “Each week thousands more homes are signing up to YouView from TalkTalk because of our great value offering. TalkTalk is at an exciting stage of its growth and momentum is only increasing.”
The company also declared an extension of its services to subscribers of its flexible, one-month Sky Movies and Sky Sports Boosts – offering Sky Movies and Sky Sports On Demand at no extra charge, which will allow customers to enjoy hundreds of blockbuster movies on demand through the TalkTalk Player.