YouView approaches 400,000 homes, internet channels coming this summer

UK connected TV service YouView is now in almost 400,000 homes. YouView did not break down the figure but it is believed that the bulk of the total is accounted for by customers that have signed up for the set-top box via service providers BT and TalkTalk. YouView has also said that a new raft […]

TalkTalk TV growth accelerating, new low-cost box planned

UK telecom operator TalkTalk more than doubled its TV subscriber base in the quarter to March 31 and said it was adding 12,000 new TV subscribers a week as it exited its financial year. It also confirmed plans to launch a lower-cost TV offering in the current financial year. TalkTalk added 150,000 TV customers in […]

TalkTalk reveals YouView numbers

UK service provider TalkTalk had 80,000 TV customers at the end of last year, and said it was seeing increasing weekly take-up of its YouView service. The company has ramped up its capacity to install boxes to 10,000 a week and has initiated a self-install programme. TalkTalk said eight out of 10 customers were using […]

UK’s CAT refers BSkyB, TalkTalk counter appeal on telecom charges

The UK’s Competition Appeals Tribunal has referred an appeal by BSkyB and TalkTalk over proposed telecom price controls to the Competition Commission. The pair challenged regulator Ofcom’s ruling on the prices that it allowed BT’s Openreach division to charge to ISPs for access to some wholesale telecom services. The charges relate to local-loop unbundling charges […]

TalkTalk begins selling YouView TV bundles

UK ISP has officially launched its new YouView service, with its TalkTalk Plus TV package combining TV, broadband and phone with a free YouView box for £14.50 (€18.20) a month plus £9.50 line-rental and a one-off installation fee of £50. The TalkTalk Plus TV offering also includes a 12 months subscription to Lovefilm Instant, worth […]

Now TV goes live on YouView

BSkyB’s Now TV service has launched on UK connected TV service YouView. An app for Now TV, which provides on-demand movies, is on the YouView homepage and once customers have registered they will be able to access the service and stream feature films direct to their smart TVs. À la carte movie purchases cost between […]

TalkTalk to offer free YouView box and access to Sky Sports

UK ISP TalkTalk has announced details of its YouView offering that will include a free set-top box and access to channels from pay TV operator BSkyB. TalkTalk Plus customers will receive a YouView box free-of-charge, giving them access to 74 Freeview hannels, 5,000 on-demand titles and a seven-day catch-up service. TalkTalk Plus will cost £14.50 […]

YouView to launch for £299 this month, Sky’s Now TV will join

UK connected TV service YouView will be available for consumers to buy by the end of the month. The announcement was made by YouView chairman Alan Sugar and managing director Richard Halton at a press briefing this morning. The much-delayed service will retail for £299 (€373), offering a mix of linear broadcast and internet delivered […]

TalkTalk to launch user trial of YouView next year

TalkTalk is to launch a ‘friends and family’ trial of the YouView hybrid broadcast-broadband TV service in the first quarter of next year, the company has revealed. In an analysts update following its first-half results, TalkTalk said it would give about 3,000 YouView boxes from Huawei to trial the system. A public trial is now […]

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