TalkTalk passes half million YouView customers

Over 500,000 customers have signed up for UK service provider TalkTalk’s YouView offering since its launch just under a year ago, according to the company. TalkTalk launched YouView in September 2012, making the £299 YouView set-top available free of charge to broadband subscribers. According to TalkTalk, the majority of YouView customers are migrating from free-to-view […]

OSN launches first international channel in UK

Middle East pay TV provider OSN has debuted its first international channel venture with the launch of general entertainment service OSN Ya Hala on the TalkTalk YouView platform in the UK. OSN Ya Hala is distributed by France-based Thema. According to OSN, the move marks the first time that a bespoke Arabic entertainment channel has […]

YouView partners aim to expand service

The partners behind UK connected TV service YouView – which include UK broadcasters the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 – are reportedly looking to expand the service across more devices. According to a Financial Times report, partnership renegotiation discussions have begun between YouView’s shareholders ahead of their current agreement’s expiration in March, with some pushing […]

TalkTalk adds 160,000 TV subscribers

UK telecom operator TalkTalk added 160,000 new TV subscribers to its YouView service in the three months to the end of June, taking its total number of TV customers to 390,000. Announcing fiscal first quarter numbers in an interim management statement, TalkTalk said that June was its “strongest ever month for TV sales,” in spite of […]

TalkTalk appoints former MTG exec

UK operator TalkTalk has appointed former Modern Times Group executive Henrik Karlberg to the newly created role of head of pay-TV.  The appointment comes as commercial director Laurence Miall D’Aout, who joined TalkTalk last year, prepares to step down in August. Karlberg will report to TalkTalk’s executive commercial director and representative on the YouView board Tristia Harrison. […]

TalkTalk and Eros Now launch Bollywood films on YouView

UK operator TalkTalk has partnered with Indian film distributor Eros International to launch on-demand Bollywood films through its connected TV service YouView. Under the deal the ErosNow online service joins Talk Talk’s YouView platform, with viewers able to rent films on a pay-per-view basis for £2, or buy unlimited access to around 20 Bollywood films, […]

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 […]