TalkTalk launches low-cost UK TV Hub to take on rival broadband players

UK broadband provider TalkTalk has launched a full-service TV Hub powered by Android TV. The company says that its aggressively priced TalkTalk TV Hub will offer “live TV, streaming & subscription services such as Netflix and Now TV, and Google Play with over 10,000 apps – thousands more than BT, Sky and Virgin Media.”

At launch, the Hub is available to TalkTalk Full Fibre customers for £5 a month, saving customers up to £502.95 annually vs a similar package from Sky and £490.75 vs a similar package from BT. TalkTalk then plans to roll out the new box to more customers over the coming months. There is a £25 signing on fee, but customers that sign up before 13th November will also receive a £50 Gift Code to spend on Google Play.

Susie Buckridge

Susie Buckridge, general manager of product and strategy at TalkTalk said: “We know the world of TV can be confusing, which is why we’re helping to keep everything simple for our customers. We’re giving them access to the best in TV entertainment, with an interface that makes it easy to find their favourite shows, whether live or on-demand.”

The TalkTalk TV Hub hardware has been developed in partnership with Vantiva, formerly known as Technicolor, and YouView TV. Christian Lefebvre, SVP of video product at Vantiva said: “This partnership introduces a next-generation TV hub that is rich with features for future proof deployment to consumers in the UK. Vantiva’s commitment to leveraging open and innovative platforms enables partners like TalkTalk to push the edge of the multimedia entertainment experience in the home.”


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