TalkTalk_TV_player_2TalkTalk TV customers are set to lose 6 channels, including Discovery, TLC and Animal Planet, from their viewing packs.

In an email informing subscribers of the change, the ISP and pay-TV firm said: “To ensure we provide the best entertainment we regularly review all our channels, and sometimes need to remove some as well as add new ones.

“As a result we’re removing 6 channels: Discovery Channel, Discovery Home & Health, Animal Planet, TLC, Sony TV Asia and Star Plus, which will no longer be available from midnight on 30th June. National Geographic, History and Eden will still be there with their world-class programmes.”

TalkTalk has attempted to sweeten the blow by adding a new TalkTalk Film Club which offers a rolling selection or 20 on demand films, with 5 new titles arriving each week.

As described in the email, the service appears to be similar to Universal Pictures’ PictureBox service.

Based on the YouView set top box platform TalkTalk co-funds with BT, the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Channel 5, TalkTalk TV has recently experienced a fall in customer numbers.

From this month TalkTalk customers can subscribe to the full line-up of BT Sport channels but will be restricted to SD versions and need to pay BT directly for the channels.