Sky and TalkTalk extend Sports and Movie carriage agreement

Sky has extended its agreement with TalkTalk, which will enable TalkTalk YouView customers to continue accessing Sky Sports and Movies for a further two years.

The deal also includes catch-up content rights. In addition,  TalkTalk viewers will gain access to pay-per-view service Sky Sports Box Office. The deal officially includes Sky Sports 5, which launches on 12th August.

On the 16 August, Sky is offering TalkTalk and most other pay TV users free access to Sky Sports for the day.

The announcement of the latest deal between Sky and TalkTalk comes on the day TalkTalk confirmed its TV subscriber base has reached 1.1 million households. The TalkTalk TV service uses YouView, which combines Freeview digital terrestrial television with pay TV services delivered via the internet.

CBS channels added
In a separate development,  TalkTalk has added the four CBS channels that aren't on Freeview to its YouView service. CBS Reality+1 is on channel 484, CBS Action on 485, CBS Drama on 486 and Horror on 487. The main CBS Reality channel is carried on channel 66, as part of the Freeview terrestrial element of YouView. The CBS channels on TalkTalk YouView are offered as entry-level channels.

The launch of these channels via TalkTalk YouView is a strong sign that they will not be following CBS Reality in being distributed terrestrially on Freeview.

YouView channel list 

Last updated: 11:49

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