TalkTalk offers free YouView STB to premium broadband subscribers

Thursday, July 26th, 2012
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Launching Free TV for Plus customers, the UK’s best value triple play; Free set top box, No additional monthly cost, Flexible premium content

TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC (LSE:TALK) has released its Q1 2012 Interim Management Statement and an update on its plans for TV in the UK.

Q1 operating metrics:

                  Q1 FY13  Q1 FY12                        Q1 FY13  Q1 FY12
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Total Base         4.047m   4.172m     On-Net revenue       £285m    £261m
Fully Unbundled    3.096m   2.827m     On-Net ARPU         £25.27   £24.00
Plus               1.092m   0.667m     Corporate Revenue     £80m     £77m

TalkTalk has today opened pre-registration for its TV product: The key features are:

  • Free YouView set top box (worth £299), no additional monthly fee
  • Seven day catch up, over 70 Freeview channels including some in HD, search pause & record live TV, huge library of the best films and shows from the US and UK
  • Free 12 month subscription to LOVEFiLM Instant subscription
  • Simply priced, easy and flexible access to premium content including all Sky Sports channels and Sky Movies one month at a time, with no costly annual subscriptions

Available to all Plus customers initially

TalkTalk TV is initially available to all of our Plus customers who have access to line speeds of 3MBps or more. TalkTalk Plus costs £14.50 per month (and from £9.50 per month line rental) and includes unlimited downloads and unlimited anytime calls to UK landlines.

Existing Plus customers will be required to re-contract for 24 months and new Plus customers for 18 months when taking our triple play proposition. Next year we expect to launch a TV product for our Essentials customers and over time we expect the vast majority of our customers to have access to a triple play proposition.