Over the past year the low-cost broadband and TV provider has seen a steady flow of departures from what was once claimed to be the UK’s third largest pay-TV platform.
TalkTalk's decision to give away YouView boxes to new and existing phone and broadband customers has helped it become the UK's third biggest pay-TV provider.
The number of TalkTalk customers paying a regular monthly subscription for TV channels could be as low as 125,000 according to evidence recently heard by the Competition Appeals Tribunal.
The new multi-year agreement also includes live and on-demand content from Sky Sports, Sky Cinema and pay-per-view service Sky Box Office. None of the channels will be available iN HD.
The loss continues a trend which has seen the low-cost service slip behind BT to become the smallest of the UK’s four pay-TV firms.
Just days after it announced the removal of six entertainment and factual channels, TalkTalk has told users it’s now scrapping its ITV boxsets add-on. Launched in November 2014, the service offered over 200 hours of shows, including Birds of a Feather and Lewis.
The loss of 25,000 TV customers over the past year has seen TalkTalk slip behind BT to become the smallest of the UK’s four pay-TV firms.
For just £11 per month football and other sports fans can buy a Sky Sports Season Ticket allowing them to enjoy the broadcaster’s coverage of the Premier League, Championship, League 1, League 2, the Ashes, international Rugby Union and the US Open.