- Phone and broadband now comes with free YouView TV, saving £190 Vs BT

- Essentials TV is Britain’s lowest price TV, broadband and calls package

Tuesday 5th November – TalkTalk, Britain’s fastest-growing TV service, has launched a new Essentials TV package that offers YouView TV, totally unlimited broadband, and evening and weekend calls for £7.50 a month, plus line rental. It is Britain’s lowest price for TV, broadband and calls and offers savings of up to £190 in comparison to BT’s equivalent package over an 18 month period.

Essentials is TalkTalk’s second TV offering that utilises the YouView service. Those who opt for the new package will receive a smaller, lower cost YouView box worth £149, which lets viewers pause and rewind live TV, and take advantage of seven-day catch-up and On Demand viewing on services including BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5.

Tristia Harrison of TalkTalk commented: “This is TalkTalk doing what it does best: giving families access to exciting new products at unbeatable prices. Each week thousands more homes are signing up to YouView from TalkTalk because of our great value offering.

“Watching catch-up on your TV and having access to additional channels is now a pre-requisite for many. Essentials TV offers both the functionality and content that modern households demand, together with the market’s best value price point. It supports our goal to help make Britain better off.”

Essentials TV is aimed at homes looking for a little extra TV at an affordable price. £7.50 is the permanently low price, not a promotion. It is open to new and existing customers and homes that currently take TalkTalk's Essentials broadband and home phone package can upgrade to include TV at no extra cost.

YouView from TalkTalk is the UK’s fastest growing TV service with over 500,000 customers and was voted Top Rated broadband, phone and TV package by the Which? magazine Customer Satisfaction Survey, beating BT, Virgin Media and Sky.

TalkTalk’s higher tier Plus TV package is still available and offers the ability to record live TV, a function not available with Essentials, via a free YouView+ box worth £299.