Starting today, TalkTalk TV homes can watch Netflix through their TV.
TalkTalk TV customers with a Netflix subscription will have instant access to a wide variety of programming from Netflix, including original series such as House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and recently-launched Marco Polo as well as many other series, documentaries, comedy specials, feature films and kids programmes, always ad free.
The availability of Netflix follows the confirmation in October 2014 by telco BT that it would be offering the service to its YouView customers.
YouView from TalkTalk homes that pre-registered for Netflix will be amongst the first to receive the service on their set top box. The roll out will continue until the end of the month, with all 1.2 million TalkTalk TV homes having access to Netflix by the end of the month.
The Netflix agreement is the latest in a number of significant developments for TalkTalk TV. Over the past 12 months TalkTalk TV completed the YouView shareholders agreement for a further five years, extended its partnership with Sky for wholesale premium content and added Sky entertainment channels into its Plus TV package.
The news also comes after TalkTalk announced last week that it has acquired pay as you go digital movie and TV service, blinkbox Movies in a deal that will accelerate development of TalkTalk TV by delivering key services significantly faster, such as a TV app to customers for in and out of home viewing on multiple devices.
Tristia Harrison, Managing Director, Consumer at TalkTalk described Netflix as a “brilliant” new addition to TalkTalk TV. “As Britain’s fastest-growing TV service, we are on a mission to provide the best movies and hit TV shows that our customers can dip in and out of, all at a great price. Netflix complements this perfectly.”
“The fact that TalkTalk homes can enjoy such a huge range of must-see content, on their TV as well as on other devices is an exciting step forward. We can’t wait for them to dive into the movies and series everyone’s talking about,” Harrison continued.
Bill Holmes, global head of business development, Netflix, said: “By partnering with TalkTalk we’re making it even easier for many TV fans and movie lovers in Britain to watch Netflix on their television screens”.