TalkTalk TV customers will be able to watch BT Sport in time for the next Premier League season. Starting in June, they can subscribe to select BT Sport channels on a rolling monthly contract direct from BT. They'll be able to access the BT Sport mobile apps, and from September, will have access to six additional BT Sport Extra streams via Red Button.
However, they won't be able to watch any sport in HD or 4K.
That's because only BT Sport 1, BT Sport Europe, BT Sport 2 and BT Sport ESPN are heading to TalkTalk. BT Sport Ultra HD – the first 4K sports channel in Europe – BT Sport 1 HD, BT Sport 2 HD, BT Sport Europe HD and BT Sport ESPN HD are all conspicuous by their absence.
Nevertheless, TalkTalk TV customers willing to shell out for both Sky Sports and BT Sport will be able to watch every Premier League match next season. BT hasn't yet announced how much its channels will cost on TalkTalk.
"Enabling our customers to subscribe to BT Sport, alongside our existing sports packages, continues our ongoing efforts to become the go-to destination for sport and entertainment," said Aleks Habdank from TalkTalk TV. "The big appeal is choice and flexibility; people enjoy having flexible access to a huge range of free and paid-for content without being tied into a lengthy subscription."
TalkTalk recently launched the TalkTalk TV Store, which is a rebadged and improved version of the old Blinkbox streaming service.