Internet Service Providers TalkTalk are set to unleash a new ‘mobile TV content service’, according to various reports.
Taking on a rapid expansion into the streaming sector, the broadband providers will be competing against rivals Sky and BT for a bigger share of the mobile market.
TalkTalk already provide the existing TV2GO app, but the service hasn’t seen much success since its arrival back in 2015. The telecoms giants now appear to have something more up their sleeve, but the launch doesn’t seem to have gone entirely to plan.
A note apparently intended for customers was intercepted by tech site Trusted Reviews, who are reporting that it was signed by TalkTalk’s Senior Product Manager Davide Turi.
The note reads: “Many of you have helped us out with our latest release of TalkTalk TV and we are so grateful, it really paid off! On the back of this success, we would like to invite TalkTalk customers to get involved in the first stage of a completely new product. We are looking for several customers to meet with our designers for an exploratory session at our offices.”
It continues: “We are looking for customers who have TalkTalk broadband and watch video from services like Netflix and Amazon using mobile devices such as a smartphone, tablet or personal computer. Having TalkTalk TV is a plus but not required.”
It is worth noting that Turi, who allegedly signed off on the letter, previously worked as a Senior Product Manager at Sky before taking up the position at TalkTalk early last year.
It’s been a rocky few months for TalkTalk. In December tens of thousands of customers were cut off after a cyber attack left them with no Internet connection. With this leaked announcements it looks like the company are looking to start 2017 in a big way.
At the time of writing TalkTalk are yet to officially confirm these plans.