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TalkTalk TV Boosts

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TalkTalk:TV Plus + TV Select with Fast Broadband + Sky Cinema

£40.95 p/m for 12 months
£25.00 setup costs, 12 month contract

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  • No mid-contract price rises
  • Average 11Mb download speed
  • Totally unlimited downloads
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TalkTalk TV Boosts: A guide

What are Boosts?

If the 70 free-to-air channels from your YouView box aren’t quite enough, TalkTalk ( has an innovative solution: Boosts.

Boosts are bundles of channels or on demand services that you can add to your TalkTalk TV package. They all work on a monthly rolling subscription, meaning you can start and stop receiving them at any time. However, most do require a broadband connection of at least 5Mb.

What Boosts can I get?

There's a huge list of Boosts to choose from. They are:

TV Select Boost

Included in TalkTalk Plus TV as standard. Gets you 13+ channels, including six Sky entertainment channels

Channels: Sky 1, Sky 2, Sky Arts, Sky Witness, Real Lives, Sky Sports News HQ, FOX, National Geographic, Comedy Central, MTV, Gold, History, Crime Investigation.

Entertainment Boost

More than 30 entertainment and factual channels, including all the Sky channels from the TV Starter Boost. Included as standard in TV Plus.

Channels: Sky 1, Sky 2, Sky Witness, Real Lives, Sky Sports News HQ, Sky Arts, GOLD, Fox, Syfy, Alibi, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, Lifetime, History, H2, Sony Channel, W, Comedy Central, Comedy Central Extra, CI, Universal Channel, MTV, MTV Base, MTV Classic, MTV Dance, MTV Hits, MTV Music, MTV Rocks.

Kids Boost

Nine live channels for kids’ TV, and seven on demand too.

Channels: Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, NickToons, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Baby TV.

Sky Cinema Boost

Hundreds of films live and on demand from Sky Cinema, including some of the latest blockbusters.

Channels: Premiere, Comedy, Disney, Drama and Romance, Family, Greats, Hits, Sci-fi and Horror, Select, Thriller, Sky Cinema On Demand.

Sky Sports Boost

Ten channels of all the exclusive sports coverage Sky has to offer.

Channels: Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Cricket, Sky Sports Golf, Sky Sports F1, Sky Sports Action, Sky Sports Arena, Sky Sports News

Sky Sports and Cinema Boost

Funnily enough, includes everything in Sky Cinema Boost and Sky Sports Boost.

BoxNation Boost

A channel dedicated to boxing 24/7.

Asian Boost

Bollywood blockbusters and TV shows from India.

Channels: SET Asia, Zee TV

PictureBox Boost

Dozens of on demand movies, with fresh titles every single week.

How do I get Boosts?

You can subscribe to a Boost right there on your YouView box. Select the one you want from the guide, or from the More TV section, and follow the onscreen instructions. Or, go to your account page on the TalkTalk website to add and remove them.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I switch to a new TV service?
    Switching TV services is a breeze if you use a comparison service like ours. Simply enter your postcode, and we’ll list all your different options side by side, so you can easily compare features and price. When you find a package you like, click the link and you’ll be taken straight to the provider’s site. Once you're all set to go live, contact your old TV provider and ask to cancel your current service. Fast, simple and hassle-free.
  2. Can I save money by bundling TV, phone and broadband?
    Yes you can. Providers like Sky and Virgin Media offer competitively priced bundles, comprising broadband, home phone and TV, and getting all three services from the same place often leads to significant savings. It also makes it easier to manage finances, as all services come on a single bill.
  3. How do I get sports channels?

    There are multiple sports channels in the UK, with the biggest being Sky Sports and BT Sport.

    Sky Sports is available at an extra monthly cost on Sky TV, BT TV, TalkTalk TV, Virgin Media TV, and Now TV. Read our guide for more info.

    BT Sport, which also includes ESPN, is available on BT TV, and for an extra monthly cost on Sky TV and Virgin Media TV. Read our guide for more info.

  4. How do I get movie channels?

    Sky often has the first TV broadcast rights for big movies, so if you want to see the latest blockbusters first, you’ll need Sky Cinema - which you can get through Sky, Virgin Media, BT, and TalkTalk TV packages for an additional monthly charge.

    Most TV providers also offer new home entertainment releases to view on a pay-per-view basis. Bear in mind, you may need a broadband connection to access some of these services. See our guide for more info.

  5. Do I need fibre optic broadband?

    Fibre optic broadband is much faster and much more reliable than broadband through the phone line, but it’s not essential for everyone. If you just want to browse the web, check email, Facebook, Twitter etc, you’ll be fine with standard broadband through the phone line.

    However, if you stream a lot of video, download music, films and games, and other such activities, you will likely find a fibre connection hugely beneficial.

    It’s also a boon for large households, especially ones with lots of gadgets like smartphones, tablets, and computers connected up most of the time. The more people using a connection, the slower it will be, so if you have a big family where lots of people want to connect to the web at the same time, for example, a fibre connection will ensure everyone can get a good experience.