Business as usual for Tiscali TV

By Julian Clover

The IPTV service Tiscali TV is to continue as normal following the operatorís purchase by Carphone Warehouse.

Wendy Becker, MD of Carphone Warehouse subsidiary Talk Talk, said there would be no changes to Tiscali TV or the former Italian-owned ISPís other UK brands Pipex, freedom2surf, Nildram, Bulldog and Toucan etc.

The previous owners had maintained the former Homechoice service despite closing its Italian equivalent at the end of last year.

Tiscali TV has not published separate IPTV numbers in the UK since Q3 2007, when subscribers sat at 36,000. Subsequently Tiscali has extended its London footprint into Newcastle, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Sheffield and Liverpool.