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Netflix, YouView deal

September 30, 2014

Netflix is set to sign a deal with UK telcos BT and TalkTalk to make its content available through their set-top boxes.

The streaming service is said to have agreed a partnership with YouView, the online TV platform that is owned by a consortium of telecoms groups and broadcasters, including the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5.

Netflix will reportedly be available on the platform by the end of the year. That would leave BSkyB as the only pay-TV provider in the UK to avoid on-demand services by other content owners.

Netflix is also in talks to sign commercial arrangements with BT and TalkTalk that would bundle subscriptions into their offers in exchange for a minimum revenue guarantee. The company has similar deals in place with ISPs in other European markets, including Bouygues in France and Deutsche Telekom in Germany.

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