If the 70 free-to-air channels from your YouView box aren’t quite enough, TalkTalk (www.talktalk.co.uk) has an innovative solution: Boosts.
What are 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 TalkTalk 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.
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.
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.
A channel dedicated to boxing 24/7.
Bollywood blockbusters and TV shows from India.
Channels: SET Asia, Zee TV
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.
What can I get from TalkTalk?
Read all about TalkTalk's services and compare deals with our guides: