Sporting moments are the most memorable on TV, with Andy Murray’s win at Wimbledon in 2013 and England’s 5-1 win over Germany in 2001 leading the list, according to new research from TalkTalk. However, with this year’s World Cup matches often starting at 5pm, many of us have struggled to see all the action – over a fifth of us will miss the first half of tonight’s first Quarter Final match due to being stuck at work or on our commute.
To make sure football fans don’t miss potential TV history, TalkTalk has teamed up with TV legend Julie Goodyear MBE – better known as iconic Corrie landlady Bet Lynch – to set up Britain’s first ever catch-up pub – The Cat & Catch-Up. We Kicked off Friday’s match at 6.30pm instead of the scheduled 5pm match using YouView from TalkTalk’s catch-up TV service, patrons at the central London venue were able to enjoy every goal, kick and celebration as if it were live.
Julie Goodyear MBE commented: “How we watch TV has changed dramatically since I first started on Coronation Street; people would ignore the telephone while major programmes were on for fear of missing out. Now, we can catch-up on all sports, soaps and series in our own time and even pause and rewind live TV. For big TV moments like the World Cup, people miss out on the live action by being stuck at work or because games are on too late at night. Catch-up changes all this and enables us to watch anything we’ve missed, whenever we want.”
TalkTalk’s Tristia Harrison said: “Whether you’re a football fan, box-set buff or film fanatic, there’s nothing better than watching your favourite TV in your own time. YouView from TalkTalk is the home of flexible TV; there’s no longer any need to worry about missing your favourite show as you can record, pause and rewind anything you’ve missed and access additional channels and huge amounts of the latest movies and Sky entertainment at the click of a button.”
YouView from TalkTalk is Britain’s fastest growing TV service, with over one million customers just 18 months since it launched. Customers can dip in and out of their favourite shows and movies through flexible monthly Boosts, that provide extra channels such as Sky Movies, Sky Sports and on demand family entertainment, starting from just £5 a month. YouView from TalkTalk also allows viewers to rent the latest blockbusters for as little as £4 for 48 hours and choose from titles including The Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle, Hunger Games: Catching Fire and smash hit animation, Frozen, many of which are available the same day as DVD release.