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We aim to take the strain out of broadband comparison. Good broadband deals aren't just about the price, it's also about what's included in the product, the speeds offered and any extra incentives providers are offering. To balance all of these, we have developed a ranking formula that takes into account deals that are proving to be popular with our customers, that are competitive in the market and have a smooth buying process.
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While many of us are watching less traditional TV and turning to online platforms, lots of us are still likely have some sort of TV package, whether that's a free service, a pay-TV plan or a streaming subscription.
There are plenty of benefits and potential savings to be made by combining your TV and broadband services into one neat, seamless package. Have a look through the wide range of broadband and TV deals currently on offer to see if you're definitely getting the best value for money.
|Package||Broadband speed||Contract length|
|Virgin Media Big TV Bundle, Ultrafast Fibre Broadband & Phone||108Mb average*||18 months|
|BT Fibre 2 & Entertainment||67Mb average*||24 months|
|Virgin Media Big TV Bundle & Drama Pick, Ultrafast Fibre Broadband & Phone||213Mb average*||18 months|
|TalkTalk TV Lite & Fixed Price Unlimited Fast Broadband||11Mb average*||18 months|
|TalkTalk TV Plus, Fixed Price Unlimited Fast Broadband & Entertainment Boost||11Mb average*||18 months|
|Sky TV, Sky Broadband Superfast and Phone Line||59Mb average*||18 months|
|TalkTalk TV Plus, Fixed Price Unlimited Faster Fibre & Entertainment Boost||38Mb average*||18 months|
|Sky TV, Superfast Broadband, Sky Sports & BT Sport||59Mb average*||18 months|
|TalkTalk TV Lite & Fixed Price Unlimited Faster Fibre||38Mb average*||18 months|
|Virgin Media Bigger TV Bundle, Ultrafast Fibre Broadband & Phone||108Mb average*||18 months|
A broadband and TV bundle deal is a great way to simplify and streamline your monthly bills, and it can actually end up saving you money as well. Providers regularly encourage new customers to take out additional services when they sign up for broadband, but if they're actually suited to your needs, they can often end up benefitting you when it's all put into one payment.
This way, you end up paying a single monthly fee for your TV and broadband at a lower rate, instead of footing separate bills for different broadband and TV providers. Doing it this way could end up saving you a lot of money per year, so not only is life made easier, it’s also more affordable. Win-win.
In fact, some broadband and TV providers will also offer landline (which is known as triple-play) and mobile phone (quad-play) plans in an even more comprehensive bundle, saving you even more time and money. Win-win-win-win.
Finding the right broadband and TV deal is about striking a balance between the number of channels you get access to and the overall cost. Deals that offer hundreds of TV channels will of course have more shows and movies to watch, but they'll also typically come with higher monthly fees and set-up costs.
Whereas if you go for a cheaper TV and broadband deal, you may have fewer channels and services to choose from but you won't be paying extra for a bunch of content you never watch. So as always, the best deal is the one that suits your needs best.
Satellite TV, as the name suggests, delivers TV into your home via telecommunications satellites. Therefore, you'll need to be able to allow an engineer to install a satellite dish at your property and connect a receiver box to your TV.
Though it may require the most set-up in terms of physical equipment, satellite TV will typically give you the widest selection of TV channels and viewing options for a TV and broadband bundle, with hundreds of channels usually available.
These include popular favourites such as Sky TV, Sky Sports and Sky Cinema.
Cable TV delivers television via a network of fibre-based, coaxial cables connected to customers' homes, so less equipment needs installing to get started. It's almost exclusively serviced by Virgin Media, which runs the UK's cable broadband & TV network.
It has a similar number of channels available to satellite TV, but the drawback is that it's only available in areas with Virgin Media's coaxial cables in place — currently just over 50% of the UK.
Enter your postcode on our TV deals page to see if this service is available in your area.
IPTV stands for Internet Protocol television and is delivered via a fixed-line broadband connection, as opposed to over radio waves like in the old days of TV. It can give you a huge array of channels, all transmitted to your TV over your home phone line using an IPTV set-top box.
BT TV is the best-known IPTV provider, offering TV and broadband bundles through the Openreach broadband network.
Launched in 2002, Freeview is the UK’s digital terrestrial television platform that replaced analogue TV with improved digital services. It is broadcast over the airwaves and can be received via a set-top box, a Freeview tuner, or directly on your Smart TV once it's connected to your Wi-Fi.
Freeview gives you access to over 100 TV channels (plus 15 HD ones) which include the BBC, ITV, E4, Dave, 5USA and TRUTV to name a few. Outside of your license fee, all these channels are free to view (hence the name).
YouView is very similar to Freeview, offering a comparable number of channels, as well as catch-up and on-demand options, all without a subscription fee. These TV boxes come free with BT and TalkTalk bundles.
If you love watching TV — especially live sports, US-aired shows and movies — then a paid TV package will definitely be worth the money, and bundling your subscription in a TV and broadband deal could end up saving you a lot on bills throughout the year.
However, if you’re more of a streamer — getting your TV fix mainly from online services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime or NOW TV — then it’s probably more important that you compare broadband deals that cater more for your needs.
If you're a regular user of both, it might be worth looking for pay-TV deals that include subscriptions to certain streaming services, however these offers are quite new to the market, so they're few and far between for now.
Typically, in order to have an active home broadband connection, you will need access to some sort of physical telecoms technology, such as BT’s Openreach or Virgin Media’s cable network. Similarly, satellite TV, IPTV and even FreeView and YouView platforms all require an active phone line to make full use of their services.
Providers who are not part of the Openreach network, such as Virgin Media and Hyperoptic, offer broadband-only deals that don’t require a landline.
There is also the option of using mobile broadband, however this is currently not available to customers who wish to bundle their broadband and TV deal with one provider — even Virgin Media.
Many internet service providers (ISPs) will bundle their TV and broadband deals in order to entice new customers and save them a fair amount of money on their monthly bills.
With plenty of competition in the market, these providers are constantly looking to offer you better and better deals, so be sure to check back regularly to compare them.
Satellite TV from Sky changed the landscape of British broadcasting forever. And today, Sky is among the leading providers of broadband and TV packages.
Although Sky Broadband is an excellent choice, the main reason that people tend to choose a Sky Broadband package is to bundle it with its extensive satellite TV service.
Sky TV offers hundreds of channels, with the option to build a TV package tailored to your own viewing preferences.
Dedicated sports and movie add-ons are available to purchase with Sky that you can simply add to your broadband and TV bundle at any point during your contract.
Recently, Sky has added the option to include streaming services in your Sky TV bundle, such as Netflix and Disney Plus. It's possible to subscribe to these services independently and then access them via your Sky Q set top box, but new customers can also sign up to Netflix via Sky. This has the added convenience of Netflix content and Sky content appearing in lists, searches and recommendations together.
Sky TV packages also include the Sky Go app which is free to customers. This lets you watch Sky TV shows on your tablet, computer or smartphone for no extra charge.
Sky TV is received via satellite and requires the user to have a digital set-top box. The latest Sky TV deals come with the Sky Q set-top box.
Virgin Media offers a huge range of digital TV and broadband deals, allowing you the choice to mix and match different components depending on your household's needs.
Virgin Media broadband packages vary from entry-level average speeds of 54Mbps, all the way up to ultrafast speeds of 600Mbps in selected areas. It's also started rolling out a gigabit broadband service at around 1000Mbps to some very lucky towns and cities across the UK.
Virgin Media's TV service offers a huge range of standard definition, HD and even Ultra HD channels delivered through its cable network.
All Virgin Media broadband products include a free wireless router and unlimited download allowance. For Virgin Media cable TV, you will need a Virgin Media V6 box installed and connected to your television.
Channels are also available via its ‘Virgin TV Go’ app for both Apple and Android devices. The app is free to TV customers and allows you to watch shows live on your handheld device, as well as control your TV, record shows and remotely manage your recordings on your set-top box.
Note: Virgin Media's digital TV service is only available in supported areas.
BT has made the most of the bundle revolution by offering great-value home broadband and digital TV deals to go with its home phone packages.
Perhaps the biggest selling point of BT's TV offering is BT Sport, which has broadcast rights to weekly live Premier League games and is the exclusive UK home of the UEFA Champions League. BT Sport is included with all of its new TV deals; however, if you’re an existing customer, you can also add BT Sport for an additional monthly fee.
BT Broadband has a host of packages available as part of its broadband and digital TV packages, giving you the option to build your own TV package to include channels like Sky Sports, Sky Cinema, BT Kids and even Netflix.
You can find out more at our BT provider page.
BT's TV service is delivered via a YouView set-top box, which allows you to pause and rewind live TV, with the option to record TV shows with the YouView+ Ultra HD option.
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