YouView launches in Channel Islands

YouView has launched on the Channel Islands on the JT (the combination of Jersey Telecom and Guernsey’s Wave Telecom) network. It is the first ISP not a part of YouView’s shareholders to take the PSB-telco hybrid service.

The operator is inviting customers to receive a free box with selected JT fibre and home broadband packages or to purchase for a one off price.

Barna Kutvolgyi, MD of JT’s Global Consumer business unit said: “We are delighted to introduce YouView exclusively into the Channel Islands’ market as a cost effective alternative to subscription-based TV services and as an enhancement to existing free-to-air TV”.

BT and TalkTalk have both launched YouView-based offers and the £300 set-top is also available at retail.