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While many of us are watching less traditional TV and turning to online streaming services, we will still likely have some sort of TV subscription, whether that's a free service, a pay-TV package 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 some of the best 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 & Drama Pick, Ultrafast Fibre Broadband & Phone||108Mb average*||18 months|
|Sky TV, Sky Broadband Superfast and Phone Line||59Mb average*||18 months|
|Virgin Media Bigger TV Bundle, Ultrafast Fibre Broadband & Phone||108Mb average*||18 months|
|TalkTalk TV Plus, Fixed Price Unlimited Fast Broadband & Entertainment Boost||11Mb average*||18 months|
|NOW Broadband: Brilliant Broadband, Anytime Calls & Entertainment Pass||11Mb average*||12 months|
|Virgin Media Big TV Bundle, Superfast Fibre Broadband & Phone||54Mb average*||18 months|
|BT Fibre 1 & Entertainment||50Mb average*||24 months|
|TalkTalk TV Lite & Fixed Price Unlimited Fast Broadband||11Mb average*||18 months|
|Sky TV, Sky Broadband Superfast & Sky Sports||59Mb average*||18 months|
|TalkTalk TV Plus, Fixed Price Unlimited Faster Fibre & Entertainment Boost||38Mb average*||18 months|
A broadband and TV bundle deal is a great way to simplify your monthly bills, and it can actually end up saving you money at the same time. Providers regularly encourage new customers to take out additional services when they sign up for broadband, but if it's suited to your needs, it can often end up benefitting you.
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 more 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 home phone (which is known as triple-play) and mobile phone (quad-play) plans in a more comprehensive bundle, saving you even more time and money. Win-win-win-win.
Finding the right broadband and TV deals is about striking a balance between the number of channels you get access to and the overall cost. Those deals that offer hundreds of TV channels will of course have more content, but they'll also typically come with higher set-up costs or monthly fees.
Whereas if you go for cheaper TV and broadband deals, you may have fewer channels and options to choose from but you won't be paying extra for a bunch of channels you never use. 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 communications satellites. Therefore, you'll 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 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 cables connected to customers' homes, so less equipment is needed to get started. It's almost exclusively serviced by Virgin Media, which has its own cable network.
It has a similar number of channels available as satellite TV, but the drawback is that it's only available in areas with Virgin Media's coaxial cables in place — currently around 60-70% of the UK.
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.
BT TV is the most well-known IPTV provider, offering TV and broadband bundles through the Openreach broadband cable 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.
Freeview gives you access to over 100 TV channels (plus 15 HD ones) which includes every the BBC and ITV channel, 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 without a subscription fee. These TV boxes come free with BT and TalkTalk bundles.
If you love watching TV — including live TV, 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 of money 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 find yourself a better broadband deal 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, so they're few and far between for now.
You can also 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 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 monthly 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 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 516Mbps in selected areas.
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 TV.
Virgin Media is 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.
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 service, the main reason that people tend to choose a Sky broadband package is as an add-on to its extensive TV offerings.
Sky TV offers hundreds of TV channels, with the option to build a TV package tailored to your own viewing preferences.
Dedicated sports and movies are available to watch on 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+. It's possible to subscribe to these services independantly 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 advantage of Netflix content and Sky content appearing in lists, searches and recommendations side-by-side.
Sky TV also offers 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.
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 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 access to 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 their YouView+ Ultra HD option.
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