Broadband ISP TalkTalk UK Has Stopped Selling Pay TV Boosts

Broadband ISP TalkTalk UK Has Stopped Selling Pay TV Boosts

Postby dutchman » Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:52 pm

Low cost broadband ISP TalkTalk has confirmed that they’ve today stopped selling paid TV Boosts (premium channel packs) and the internet provider intends to begin “phasing out” the boosts completely in 2021. Instead the company will be doubling down on their integration with the NOW TV video streaming platform from Sky.

Arguably the move may not come as much of a surprise to existing customers of the provider’s pay TV platform, which a few months ago stopped selling the Sky Sports and Sky Cinema boosts in favour of promoting NOW TV as an alternative avenue to access the same content (here).

The NOW TV platform also provides access to a lot of the other content included in TalkTalk’s remaining TV Boosts and so it was perhaps only a matter of time before the ISP began withdrawing those too. Sadly, some channels do not yet exist on the alternative NOW TV passes and so will be lost, which is likely to upset some people.

Customers of the associated boosts are now being informed about this change via email.

The decision, while understandable, does however place a growing question mark directly overhead of TalkTalk’s future pay TV strategy. At present they harness a YouView (IPTV) based platform (BT also uses this), which is offered via a choice of two set-top-boxes (one with PVR capabilities and the other without), but the need for this is likely to be eroded as the ISP moves closer to NOW TV.

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Re: Broadband ISP TalkTalk UK Has Stopped Selling Pay TV Boosts

Postby rebbonk » Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:20 am

Low cost broadband ISP TalkTalk
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They are certainly not low cost and are arguably the least reliable of the larger ISPs in the UK.
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