TalkTalk plans mobile TV extension

UK service provider TalkTalk has completed the rollout of its new YouView user interface to all customers, and will launch a new multiscreen extension of its service, according to Aleks Habdank, managing director, TalkTalk TV. Speaking at the Marketforce Future of Broadcasting conference, Habdank said that his company has also teamed up with CSG to […]

TalkTalk taps CSG to enhance mobile TV experience

UK operator TalkTalk is set to revamp its mobile TV experience after extending its partnership with revenue management firm CSG International. TalkTalk announced at Mobile World Congress that it will integrate CSG’s digital commerce platform to allow customers to watch more content on the go, in and out of the home. “The large-scale update will […]

Departing Harding says YouView upgrade benefiting pay TV uptake

Along with the news that Dido Harding is to step down as CEO of the company after seven years, UK service provider TalkTalk has revealed that it lost 31,000 TV customers in its fiscal third quarter, following changes to its fixed-line proposition in October. On a more positive note, Harding said that the introduction of […]

TalkTalk adds Cartoonito to channel line-up

UK operator TalkTalk has added Turner preschool channel Cartoonito to its TV line-up. Cartoonito is available from today on channel 488 of the TalkTalk EPG and will be available as part of the ‘Kids Boost’ package. This offers 10 dedicated kids’ channels – including Disney Channel, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network – and is available for 30 […]

Ofcom to force BT to legally separate Openreach

Ofcom is to formally notify BT to legally separate Openreach, the infrastructure arm that supplies the network used by rival service providers including Sky, TalkTalk and Vodafone, after it said BT had failed to come forwards with proposals that met its competition concerns. Ofcom said it was “disappointed” that BT had yet to make proposals […]

YouView launches next-gen platform, TalkTalk to roll out from Monday

UK connected TV platform YouView has unveiled the next-generation version of its platform, which UK broadband service provider TalkTalk has announced will roll out from next week. The service has been in Beta trial for some time, with updates being delivered every two weeks. “Even now, in the week before we go live we are […]

TalkTalk TV agrees content deal with Maker Studios

TalkTalk TV has agreed a deal with Maker Studios to air a collection of the Disney-owned firm’s content on its platform. TalkTalk TV is the first pay TV platform in the UK to offer both Maker Studios original series and content – all on demand. TalkTalk TV will host more than 250 short-form videos, spanning […]

TalkTalk renews deal with Sky

UK service provider TalkTalk has renewed its deal with Sky to distribute premium content. The new multi-year agreement will give TalkTalk TV customers continued access to Sky entertainment channels including Sky 1 and Sky Living. In addition, TalkTalk will continue to offer live and on-demand content from Sky Sports, Sky Cinema, and pay-per-view service Sky […]

Ofcom: BT the UK’s most complained about operator in Q2

BT was the UK’s most complained-about pay TV operator in the second quarter, according to data published by broadcast regulator Ofcom. For the three-month period from April to June, BT received 16 complaints per 100,000 customers – compared to seven for TalkTalk, five for Virgin Media and just one per 100,000 for Sky, which had […]

Ofcom: Openreach to be a ‘distinct company’ but still part of BT

Ofcom has said that BT’s infrastructure division, Openreach, should become a distinct company, but resisted calls to separate the two entities entirely. In a set of detailed proposals published today, the UK broadband regulator said that Openreach should be a legally separate company within BT Group, with its own board, executives and no direct lines of […]