TalkTalk has extended its wholesale deal to carry Sky’s sports and movies channels and gained the ability to offer customers major boxing and wrestling events on a pay-per-view basis.
The multi-year agreement includes the rights to catch up content for the channels, as well as the new Sky Sports 5 channel and Sky Sports Box Office, to customers of its YouView-based TV service.
Earlier this year the two companies reviewed an agreement enabling TalkTalk to offer customers Sky’s entertainment channels, including Sky 1 and Sky Living and to offer catch up content from the channels.
Tristia Harrison, Managing Director Consumer, TalkTalk, said: “As TalkTalk TV goes from strength to strength, we are delighted to have expanded our partnership with Sky even further.
“Our customers love the ability to dip in and out of the TV they love and this new agreement means we can continue to offer the flexible access to great content we are fast becoming famous for.”
Mai Fyfield, Group Director, Strategy and Business Development, Sky said: “We’re delighted to be extending our wholesale partnership with TalkTalk to offer their customers access to even more great content from Sky.
“As we continue to increase our investment in high-quality TV, we want to continue to broaden the contribution of our content and grow our content related revenues.
“We look forward to TalkTalk customers being able to continue to enjoy the best of Sky, including the brand new Sky Sports 5 channel launching next month.”
TalkTalk has also announced the signing-up of a further 185,000 customers to its TV service in the three months ending June, taking the total user base to more than 1.1m.
It ended the quarter with a net growth of 10,000 broadband customers, having signed up 45,000 new users which were partially off-set by a reduction of 22,000 partially unbundled customers and 13,000 off-net users.