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Most of us will have some sort of TV subscription in our homes in addition to internet and telephone services. And whether that’s a free or paid subscription, there are potential savings to be made by combining everything into one neat little package.
Be sure to check out the best broadband and TV deals so that you’re always getting the best value for money.
|Package||Broadband speed||Contract length|
|Virgin Media Big TV Bundle, Ultrafast Fibre Broadband & Phone||54Mb average*||12 months|
|TalkTalk TV, Fixed Price Unlimited Fast Broadband & Entertainment Boost||11Mb average*||18 months|
|NOW Broadband: Brilliant Broadband, Anytime Calls & Entertainment Pass||11Mb average*||12 months|
|NOW Broadband: Super Fibre, Anytime Calls & Sky Cinema Pass||63Mb average*||12 months|
|Virgin Media Big TV Bundle & Drama Pick, Superfast Fibre Broadband & Phone||54Mb average*||12 months|
|Sky Superfast Broadband & Sky Entertainment TV||59Mb average*||18 months|
|TalkTalk TV, Fixed Price Unlimited Faster Fibre & Entertainment Boost||38Mb average*||18 months|
|NOW Broadband: Fab Fibre, Anytime Calls & Sky Sports||36Mb average*||12 months|
|NOW Broadband: Fab Fibre, Anytime Calls & Entertainment Pass||36Mb average*||12 months|
|Virgin Media Bigger + Movies TV Bundle, Ultrafast Fibre Broadband & Phone||108Mb average*||12 months|
Combining your broadband and TV into a single package is often known as a broadband and TV bundle. It involves paying a single monthly fee for your TV and broadband, usually at a lower rate that could end up saving you hundreds of pounds per year.
So not only is life made easier, it’s also more affordable. Win-win.
Note: You could even bundle in your home phone and mobile plan with some providers, saving you even more time and money. Win-win-win-win.
Different types of TV services can be bundled into your TV and broadband deal. Some will be able to offer hundreds of TV channels but have higher set-up costs and monthly fees, others will have fewer channels and options along with a lower monthly cost.
Satellite TV, as the name suggests, delivers TV into your home via communications satellites. Therefore, you will need to be able 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 in some. These include popular favourites such as Sky TV, Sky Sports channels and Sky Cinema channels.
Cable TV delivers television via a network of fibre-optic cables, meaning less equipment is necessary to get started. It has a similar number of channels available as satellite TV.
However, the service is only available in areas with fibre-optic cables in place. Use our postcode checker to see if this service is available in your area.
IPTV stands for Internet Protocol television and is the delivery of TV directly via an internet 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.
IPTV is often bundled together with broadband packages.
Launched in 2002, Freeview is the UK’s digital terrestrial television platform which 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.
Freeview gives you access to 70 TV channels (+15 HD channels) which includes all the BBC channels, all the ITV channels, E4, Dave, 5USA and TRUTV to name a few. 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 subscription-free. These TV boxes come free with BT and TalkTalk bundles.
If you love watching TV - including live TV, sports, US-premier 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 of money throughout the year.
However, if you’re more of a streamer - getting your TV fix solely from online services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, or NOW TV — then it’s probably more important that you get yourself the best broadband deal for your home.
Check out the options for high-speed fibre broadband in your area.
Typically, in order to have an active home broadband connection, you will need access to some sort of physical telecoms network, such as BT’s Openreach network or Virgin Media’s fibre-optic cable network. Similarly, satellite TV, cable TV 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 monthly landline. There is also the option of utilising a mobile broadband provider. 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 (like yourself) 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 TV and broadband deals.
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 needs.
Virgin Media broadband packages vary from entry-level average speeds of 54Mbps, all the way up to top-end subscriptions providing average speeds of 362Mbps in selected areas.
Virgin Media's TV service offers a huge range of TV in standard definition, HD and even 3D 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 TiVo box or its new V6 box installed and connected to your TV.
Virgin Media is also available via its ‘TV Anywhere’ 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.
Satellite TV from Sky changed the landscape of British broadcasting forever.
And now, Sky TV and broadband is among the leading providers of broadband and TV packages.
Although Sky broadband is an excellent service, perhaps the main reason that people choose a Sky internet package is that they allow subscribers to bundle together Sky TV and broadband deals and save money.
Sky TV offers more than 100 entertainment channels, with the option to build a TV package tailored to your own viewing preferences.
Dedicated sports and movies Sky TV deals are available that you can simply add to your broadband and TV bundle at any point during your contract. Additionally, subscribers to Sky TV offers also benefit from the free Sky Go app. This lets them watch Sky TV shows on their tablet, PC or smartphone for no extra charge.
Sky TV is received via satellite and requires the user to have a digital set-top box. Sky TV deals come with the Sky Q set-top box.
BT has made the most of the bundle revolution by offering great value home broadband and digital TV deals to go with their home phone packages.
Perhaps the biggest selling point of BT's TV offering is BT Sport, which has broadcast rights to live Premier League games and is the exclusive 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 a small monthly fee.
BT Broadband has a host of packages available as part of their broadband and digital TV packages. 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 their YouView+ Ultra HD option.
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