YouView shareholders set to back future investment

YouView’s shareholders, including the BBC, are set to sign a new agreement to secure the future of the UK connected TV service, according to UK press reports. According to The Guardian newspaper, YouView’s shareholders have committed to continue to back the service and will provide over £100 million between them to finance its development into […]

BT tops Ofcom pay TV complaints table

Ofcom received more complaints about BT TV service in the last quarter of 2014 than about any other UK pay TV service, according to the latest complaints update issues by the UK media and telecom regulator. Ofcom received 0.31 complaints per 1,000 BT TV subscribers. The regulator said that although complaints about BT’s service had […]

TalkTalk makes new movies offer ahead of Oscars

UK service provider TalkTalk is to add the Sky Movies Oscars channel to its line-up in the run-up to the Oscars. The telco will make make the pop-up channel available to Sky Movies Boost subscribers, enabling them to view a range of Oscar-winning films including Argo, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Skyfall and Django Unchained. […]

TalkTalk adds Nicktoons to YouView line-up

UK operator TalkTalk has added children’s channel Nicktoons to its YouView pay TV service line-up. The Nickelodeon-owned network will be available as part of TalkTalk TV’s Kids Boost and Entertainment Extra Boost packages on YouView channel 560. The Kids Boosts package offers 16 children’s linear and on-demand channels, including Nickelodeon and Nick Jr, for £5 […]

BBC Trust calls for review into YouView investment

The BBC’s governing body, the BBC Trust, has called on the broadcaster to “carefully review its investments” in YouView, Freeview and Freesat as part of its obligation to promote services that are “free at the point of delivery.” In a report into the BBC’s distribution arrangements for its UK public services, published yesterday, the BBC […]

YouView partner structure in doubt as funding talks near end

UK pay TV operators BT and TalkTalk could emerge as the major shareholders in web-connected TV platform YouView as a result of current financing negotiations.  According to a report in the Guardian, the BBC and other UK broadcasters are planning to “slash their investment” in YouView, claiming that the service has brought more benefit to […]

TalkTalk posts strong YouView growth, adds live Now TV channels

UK service provider TalkTalk has reported strong take-up of its YouView-based TV offer for its fiscal third quarter and has extended its wholesale deal with BSkyB encompassing Sky basic entertainment channels and catch-up content.  TalkTalk signed up 175,000 TV customers in the three months to December, taking its customer base to 732,000. The operator said […]

Sony Entertainment Television launches on TalkTalk

Sony Pictures Television Networks has launched its general entertainment channel, Sony Entertainment Television (SET), through UK pay TV operator TalkTalk for the first time. The network goes live today and will be available on channel 454 of TalkTalk’s YouView pay television service as part of the operator’s Entertainment and Entertainment Extra Boost packages. SET is […]

TalkTalk on track to hit 1 million TV customers

UK operator TalkTalk said that it expects to reach nearly 1 million TV customers for its YouView service by the end of its financial year, claiming that it has the “fastest growing TV business in the UK.” Announcing its half-year interim results for the six months ending September 30, TalkTalk said it is experiencing “strong and […]

UK pay TV and telecom complaints see sharpest fall for a year

UK media and telecom regulator Ofcom received fewer complaints about pay TV and telecom services in the second quarter, with the quarter-on-quarter decrease in complaints the largest for a year. In the pay TV sector, BT Vision was the most complained about service, with 0.25 complaints per 1,000 customers, six times the industry average despite […]