A deal with BT Sport will see UK quad-play operator TalkTalk’s TV homes have access to all major UK sports channel, and see all Premier League and UEFA Champions League games available on TalkTalk TV.
From June 2016, TalkTalk TV homes will be able to subscribe to BT Sport channels on a rolling monthly contract directly from BT. Subscribers to BT Sport will also be able to watch fixtures on the go through the BT Sport app, and on all six red button channels from September.
The move means that TalkTalk subscribers will be able to watch every major televised football match and live sporting action in one place.
In addition to next season’s Premier League and all UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League football matches, BT Sport will also give TalkTalk TV customers access to exclusive content such as AVIVA Premiership Rugby, MotoGP, UFC, NBA and Major League Baseball.
“TalkTalk TV is fast becoming one of the most compelling and competitive TV services,” declared Aleks Habdank of TalkTalk TV. “Our customers already have access to 98 per cent of the nation’s top TV programmes as well as latest blockbusters and must-see box sets on TalkTalk TV Store.”
“Enabling our customers to subscribe to BT Sport, alongside our existing sports packages, continues our ongoing efforts to become the go-to destination for sport and entertainment. The big appeal is choice and flexibility; people enjoy having flexible access to a huge range of free and paid-for content, without being tied into a lengthy subscription.”
The move follows the recent launch of TalkTalk TV Store, an expansion of pay-as-you-go TV and movie streaming service blinkbox, which TalkTalk acquired in 2015. The service claims to offer the latest movies at Britain’s lowest price in comparison to Amazon, iTunes, Sky and BT.
With the addition of BT Sport, TalkTalk homes will now have access to sports channels including Sky Sports, Box Nation and Premier Sports, alongside entertainment services such as Netflix, Now TV, and Sky Movies.
The service will be provided by BT, who will announce the price for the BT Sport channels and the ways to buy shortly, following which TalkTalk customers can then add BT Sport to their package.