Maybe in anticipation of couples cuddling up on the sofa to watch predictably lame movies in the vein of Love Actually (or Bridget Jones, if you’re a singleton), TalkTalk TV has decided to give away three months of free PictureBox movies.
The PictureBox boost normally costs an extra £5/month on top of your TalkTalk TV package.
TalkTalk TV is itself a subscription free package, but it comes with the option of many paid monthly add-ons such as Sky Movies (£15/month) or the TV Starter Boost (£5/month) which includes channels such as Sky 1, Sky 2 and Sky Sports News.
PictureBox gives you access to film titles including Shakespeare in Love, The 40 Year Old Virgin and The Guru.
The three month deal is only available to newcomers, but existing customers can also enjoy one free month, so they’re not completed jilted at the altar.
TalkTalk TV is based on YouView, a hybrid digital TV platform which gives you access to all of the regular Freeview HD channels plus streamlined access to catch-up content from BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5, as well as Dave, Really and Yesterday on demand as standard and for no extra cost.
TalkTalk TV is available in two flavours, Essentials and Plus. TalkTalk Essentials is available as part of a bundle deal which costs £7.50/month and includes unlimited ADSL broadband (up to 16Mbps) and evening and weekend UK landline calls. While Essentials TV lets you pause and rewind live TV (up to 30 minutes) you can’t record TV.
With TalkTalk Plus you get access to the same features, but the 350GB hard drive lets you record over 200 hours of programmes recorded in SD and over 80 in HD. As part of the bundle deal you get unlimited ADSL broadband (up to 16Mbps) and anytime UK landline calls for £15.50/month.
You can upgrade the broadband element of both of these bundles for an extra £10/month if you want to add fibre (up to 38Mbps), provided it’s available on your street. Line rental (£15.40/month) is not included.