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TalkTalk Plus TV adds Sky 1 and six more channels as prices rise

TalkTalk has revamped its Plus TV package which will incorporates seven Sky channels including Sky 1, as standard from April 5 onwards. 

The seven Sky channels – Sky 1, Sky 2, Sky Sports News, Sky Living, Sky Living It, Sky Arts 1 and Sky Arts 2 – are currently available to Plus TV customers as an extra TalkTalk TV bundle, TV Starter Boost which costs £5/month extra. 

As a result of this, the basic price for TalkTalk Plus TV will also be increasing from £15.50/month to £18.50/month. That’s an increase of £3 or a £2 discount to customers who were already taking the TV Starter Boost. 

TalkTalk Plus TV adds Sky 1 and six more channels as prices rise
TalkTalk TV Plus Sky channels: Top Sky entertainment channels to become standard from April

TV Essentials customers will be able to order the TV Starter Boost as normal. 

From launch, subscribers will also be able to access programmes from Sky 1, Sky Living and Sky Arts on demand, a feature which we revealed was coming to TalkTalk TV last November. 

TalkTalk 2014 prices rises

It’s not just TalkTalk Plus TV that will be going up in price. 

TalkTalk Essentials TV is going up to £8.50/month up from £7.50/month. The Essentials broadband package will also increase by £1 to £8.50/month from £7.50/month.  

Line rental is going up to £15.95/month from £15.40/month.  

The broadband-only service SimplyBroadband is also increasing by £1, jumping up to £3.50/month. 

The following phone tariffs will also be increasing by an extra £1/month 

  • Talk Global Anytime
  • Talk Global Evening & Weekend
  • Talk International Anytime
  • Talk International Evening & Weekend
  • Talk Total Anytime Evening & Weekend
  • Talk Total Anytime
  • Talk International Evening & Weekend IPS
  • Talk International Anytime IPS

TalkTalk 3 BB will increase by £1.21/month and Talk UK Weekend BB will be going up by £1.40/month. 

Existing customers won’t see these price rises take effect until May 1, 2014 but new customers signing up to TalkTalk today will be charged these new prices. 

This means that TalkTalk Plus TV customers will be able to enjoy the new Sky channels a month before the new prices take effect. 

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