TalkTalk TV is offering a half price Sky Sports TV Boost – £15/month – for three months.
The service is only available in standard definition rather than HD, but will save you £45 over the period and includes Sky’s new European football channel Sky Sports 5 and Sky News HQ channels that both launch today (August 12).
You can test out the service for free on TalkTalk’s Sky Sports Open Day on August 16 (this Saturday) for 24 hours to coincide with the start of the Premier League football season, and there’s no ongoing commitment if you do sign up.
Tristia Harrison, managing director of consumer at TalkTalk, said: “Our half price, flexible monthly Boosts are the perfect choice for cash-conscious sports fans. If you’re not a super fan, you can dip in for the games you want to watch, giving viewers flexibility and control. This is a great example of TalkTalk TV at its best – it’s TV you’ll be glued to not stuck with.”
TalkTalk is also offering customers the opportunity to buy a Sky Day Pass through the Now TV broadband TV service for the reduced price of £6.99 or a Sky Week Pass for £10.99 if you just want limited access to the channels.
You won’t be able to record any Sky Sports action to watch later on TalkTalk’s Plus TV boxes, though, because TalkTalk still hasn’t activated the function for it’s broadband-delivered channels.
Sky will be showing 43 Premier League matches between now and the end of November, while rival BT Sport will only be showing around three matches a month.
Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal will all be shown at least six times on Sky, while all other clubs will be in the spotlight at least three times each before November.
Last month, TalkTalk extended its deal with Sky to offer customers continued access to both Sky Sports and Sky Movies, including the new sports channel.
Harrison 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.”