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TalkTalk Kids TV Remote

August 3, 2017

TalkTalk TV has unveiled its TV remote specifically for children. Designed to combat both parents’ and children’s frustrations with standard TV remotes, the TalkTalk Kids TV Remote has been specially designed to allow little hands to easily find their favourite programmes within a safe and secure TV environment.

One press of the unique remote, designed in partnership with OMNI, locks children instantly into a new Kids Zone, where they can simply scroll through and select on-demand episodes of popular kids shows such as Paw Patrol, PJ Masks, Peppa Pig and Pingu. Children are unable to leave this safe and secure environment without adult intervention via the master remote. The new TalkTalk TV Kids Zone also allows parents to customise the viewing experience for their child. In the dedicated Parents Area, programmes can be hidden from the children’s playlist.

The TalkTalk Kids TV Remote was designed in consultation with more than 60 schoolchildren, as well as TalkTalk customers, to ensure the perfect look and functionality for little viewers. The bespoke design of the remote comes complete with omni-directional infrared, meaning the remote works whatever direction it’s pointed in.

Aleks Habdank, Managing Director of TalkTalk TV, said: “We’ve ripped up the rule book of standard TV remote design to create something bespoke for kids and families. Research shows that children are watching more TV content via apps because it gives them the control they crave and parents the peace of mind that they’re safely watching age-appropriate content. But research also shows that TV is still kids’ favourite place to watch and now thanks to the TalkTalk TV Kids Remote, kids can choose what they want to watch safe and securely on the main screen.  By giving kids a remote control all of their own, we aim to help the whole family enjoy TV the way they want it.”

The TalkTalk TV Kids Remote has a one-off cost of £5 (€5.5) and the Kids TV Boost is available on a rolling contract for £5 a month.

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