TalkTalk broadband prospects may quickly get a brand new sort of tv
TalkTalk will launch a brand new low cost TV service. As reported by ISPreview, the budget broadband provider signed a contract with Netgem this week for a new 4K TV product that will be launched in the future. If it has something to do with the current offers from Netgem, the upcoming TalkTalk box will deliver TV content over the Internet.
This is similar to Sky’s no-contract NOW service (formerly known as NOW TV), as well as a new streaming gadget that Virgin Media has confirmed to launch this year.
The Netgem devices currently on the market are able to transmit over 200 TV channels such as Premier Sports and LaLigaTV as well as 80 additional TV channels – as well as record, pause and rewind programs.
Netgem Boxes can also access thousands of hours of catch-up TV from services like BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub, as well as access content from Prime Video, Rakuten and more.
And the best part about the new Netgem service is that it shouldn’t cost TalkTalk customers a fortune.
TalkTalk’s existing paid TV service costs an additional £ 4 per month and it is believed that the ISP would like to keep this low price for the Netgem-powered service.
About the TalkTalk deal, Netgem CEO Mathias Hautefort said: “This new contract with the TalkTalk Group shows the relevance of Netgem’s unique positioning in the fast-growing market for networked entertainment operators in the UK and their expertise in executing contracts with key players TV channels and the growing number of OTT content providers, intends to further expand their content-as-a-service model with tier 1 operators.
A TalkTalk spokesperson added: “As with everything we do, we always strive to give our customers the best TV experience on the market. We look forward to developing new products with Netgem at the same time, while maintaining our relationship with our strategic partner YouView as we continue to develop our TV offering. “
Netgem currently offers a range of streaming boxes, including an HD and a 4K TV box.
The latter also supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Dolby Atmos.
Netgem also offers a smartphone and tablet app that allows customers to watch their favorite movies or TV shows on the go, or to stream content directly from their handheld device to their TV.
Exact details of TalkTalk’s new TV service have not yet been announced.
However, it is believed that the Netgem-Box is only intended for customers who use ultra-fast broadband packages with over 100 Mbit / s.
So if you’re using any of TalkTalk’s slower broadband offerings, you’re likely to miss out.