TalkTalk TV customers will be able to tune into kids channels including Disney Channel, MTV, Cartoon Network for free over the next eight weekends.
The ISP is offering its TV customers a free taste of channels that are part of the Kids and Entertainment Boosts, extra channel bolt-ons that are normally priced at £5/month on top of whatever you’re paying for your TalkTalk broadband and TV bundle.
From noon on October 9, customers will be able to tune into H2 and Crime and Investigation on TalkTalk TV, normally part of the Entertainment Boost for no extra cost.
Related: What are TalkTalk TV Boosts? and TalkTalk TV launches Sky Go-style mobile app TV2GoBetween the half term, TalkTalk will also cut the price of the Kids Boost down to £2.50/month and sandwich the holiday with two weekends of free kids content.
From October 16, the Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD will be free while on the weekend of the 23rd, Cartoon Network and Boomerang will be free. Programmes currently available from the TalkTalk Kids Boost include the seconds series of Star Wars Rebels on Disney XD and Adventure Time on Cartoon Network.
The full list of TalkTalk’s freebie weekends is as follows:
- 9 – 11 October: H2 and Crime and Investigation
- 16 – 18 October: Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD
- 23 – 25 October: Cartoon Network and Boomerang
- 30 October – 1 November: History and Lifetime
- 6 – 8 November: Collections from ITV
- 13 – 15 November: Comedy Central and Comedy Central Extra
- 20 – 22 November: Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Nicktoons
- 27 – 29 November: MTV, MTV Hits, MTV Base, MTV Classic, MTV Music, MTV Rocks, MTV Dance
TalkTalk TV Boosts are charged on a rolling monthly basis, meaning you can chop and change to suit your needs. While the TalkTalk Essentials TV and Plus TV bundles require you to commit to a long-term contract, you’re only required to pay for Boosts every month.
This means if you’re a football fan, you can put the kibosh on TalkTalk’s £30/month Sky Sports Boost on those off-season months when there’s no Premier League action. Similarly, if there’s no films coming up on Sky Movies, you can cancel that instead of paying £15/month every month.
TalkTalk Essentials starts at £7.50/month for the first six months (£10/month thereafter) for an unlimited ADSL broadband service (up to 17Mbps download speeds, no traffic shaping) and TalkTalk Plus TV, which gives you a TV set-top box with a record function, starts at £10/month.
You’ll need to pay TalkTalk line rental, which is charged at either £17.70/month or £191.16/year. TalkTalk TV contracts are 18 months long.