|Product name||Contract length||Download limit||# of TV channels||Download speed*||Monthly cost|
|NOW Broadband: Brilliant Broadband, Anytime Calls & Entertainment Pass||12 months||Unlimited||11||11Mb||£26.49 /month|
|TalkTalk TV Lite & Fixed Price Unlimited Fast Broadband||18 months||Unlimited||80||11Mb||£26.95 /month|
|TalkTalk TV Lite & Fixed Price Unlimited Faster Fibre||18 months||Unlimited||80||38Mb||£27.5 /month|
|NOW Broadband: Brilliant Broadband, Anytime Calls & Sky Cinema Pass||12 months||Unlimited||11||11Mb||£27.99 /month|
|Vodafone Superfast 1 Extra||24 months||Unlimited||0||35Mb||£31 /month|
|NOW Broadband: Fab Fibre, Anytime Calls & Entertainment Pass||12 months||Unlimited||11||36Mb||£31.49 /month|
|NOW Broadband: Fab Fibre, Anytime Calls and Sky Cinema Pass||12 months||Unlimited||11||36Mb||£32.99 /month|
|Vodafone Superfast 2 Extra||24 months||Unlimited||0||63Mb||£33 /month|
|Virgin Media Big TV Bundle, Ultrafast Fibre Broadband & Phone||18 months||Unlimited||110||54Mb||£33 /month|
|NOW Broadband: Super Fibre, Anytime Calls & Entertainment Pass||12 months||Unlimited||11||63Mb||£36.49 /month|
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* The "average" download speed displayed in Mb is the speed available to 50% of customers with this product during peak time (between 8pm and 10pm). The actual speed you will get depends on a variety of factors such as your cabling, your area, how far you are from the telephone exchange as well as time of day. The majority of providers will tell you the speed you will likely receive when you begin your online sign up — this may differ from the average speed displayed on our table.
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The following providers all offer TV broadband deals:
NOW Broadband / TV
Sky and BT are often cited as the two giants of the satellite TV world due to their exclusive sports coverage, but if sports aren’t your thing then your options expand to Virgin Media, Vodafone, TalkTalk and NOW TV.
The coverage of TV channels, as well as internet speeds, will vary from provider to provider and package to package. For the most part, all these providers offer the same core TV channels such as terrestrial channels and their HD counterparts, the main Sky channels and entertainment channels such as SYFY and Discovery Channel. The standard internet offering of major providers is superfast broadband.
TV package deals come as stand-alone options, so you only get TV from your provider, or in packages that let you combine broadband, phone and TV. Multi-service packages usually get you better deals than purchasing TV alone, but it’s good to know you can still enjoy premium TV even if you’re locked into a broadband contract with another provider.
Most providers will also let you add to your basic TV package in the shape of add-ons. These can vary from adding one channel to adding dozens of channels as an additional package. Some will also let you add other services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
If you are a student, you might also want to look into student broadband packages which are often more competitively priced – while broadband TV packages aren’t generally available on student broadband, it is one way to save on one service to put towards another.
The best TV and broadband deals are those that combine high-speed internet with premium satellite TV. Often, purchasing both together can save you money compared to sourcing them from two different providers.
The convenience of having a single bill for all your services is also a big draw for these sorts of TV package deals. While the very best broadband and TV deals will offer the most premium of both i.e. ultrafast broadband and live sports channels – these aren’t a given to all packages. See some of the main providers and their package offerings below:
Sky TV is Europe’s leading provider of satellite TV.
Over 300 channels
Build your own bundle starting with the basic “Sky Entertainment” package
Upgrade to include Netflix subscription, Sky Cinema access and Sky Sports
Exclusive sport coverage on Sky Sports
Limited BT Sport access
Most extensive coverage of Sky channels
Sky Go to watch on the go
One of Sky’s best TV and broadband packages includes superfast internet, Netflix, free evening and weekend calls and Sky Cinema access. This package also comes with Sky Go, a catch-up app that lets you access shows anywhere.
BT is one of the UK’s most trusted providers of phone and internet. It offers:
Up to 55 premium channels
Amazon Prime Video and Netflix can be added to your bundle
App to catch up on TV on the go
Exclusive sports coverage and limited coverage of Sky Sports
Among BT’s best TV and broadband packages is Entertainment Extra which offers superfast broadband, BT Sport HD and 55 premium channels with the option to add Sky Cinema and two Sky Sports channels.
Virgin Media’s biggest USP is its ultrafast broadband, although this is not available across the whole UK as yet. Virgin Media use an exclusive network of internet cables, which is considerably more modern than the common cables all other providers use and can offer better speeds.
Up to 261 channels
Limited access to Sky Sports and BT Sport
Access to Sky Cinema
Some of the fastest broadband speeds
SIM deals available in some packages
The ‘Ultimate Oomph’ package also offers Virgin Media’s best broadband speeds of 516Mbps, which Virgin claims to be the UK’s widest available Ultrafast option. A 4G unlimited SIM is included, as are anytime calls.
The mobile provider’s main point of difference comes from its offering of Apple TV. Vodafone does not specifically style itself as a TV package provider but the offer of Apple TV is one of the most accessible, requiring no more than an internet connection.
Apple TV 4K
Add Netflix, Amazon Prime or NOW TV
Vodafone’s most comprehensive deal offers a year of Apple TV+ subscription, anytime calls, a free trial of Vodafone’s exclusive anti-virus software, superfast broadband and a discounted rate for existing Vodafone mobile customers.
NOW TV offers a range of ‘passes’ so you can pick and choose the sort of channels you want to enjoy. They also offer the NOW TV stick which easily plugs into your TV for simple installation.
Range of TV passes including Sky Cinema, Sky Sports and Kids
Anytime call options
Add Netflix or Amazon Prime
NOW TV’s deals can be easily customised to your needs, with some of the best options including superfast fibre, any time calls and the TV pass of your choice.
TalkTalk is one the UK’s most popular providers of broadband, and their TV options let you extend their services to your entertainment needs too.
Over 80 channels
Optional boosts to include calls
Option to block all outgoing calls to ensure you never spend on calls
TalkTalk’s channel coverage is not as extensive as other providers, but as such, they are also a much more value for money option, with superfast fibre and 15 HD channels as well as the freedom to add and remove channels each month.
BT Sport has exclusive rights to several football fixtures including the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, but Sky Sports has exclusive screening rights to 75% of Premier League matches. Sky also has wider coverage of sports such as rugby, cricket and golf but BT Sport has extensive coverage of US sports and motor racing. You should carefully consider which sports you are interested in before deciding on the best TV provider for you if you consider this sort of coverage a priority.
There are several channels that are available among all the major providers even within their most basic bundles, so whatever package you choose, you’re likely to receive a good variety of channels including:
Of Sky’s channels, the most widely available on other provider TV packages include:
It’s easy to compare broadband and TV deals using our online comparison tool. As with any search for home services, you should always search by your postcode, as the TV bundles and pricing you have seen advertised may not be available in your area.
Some providers may only offer their best quotes if you call them direct, though the majority of the UK’s suppliers are listed on our Money.co.uk price comparison tool.
Online comparison tools will let you search by price so you can easily find the cheapest TV and broadband deals. When you are searching for deals, make sure to price up TV and broadband separately and then compare them to their bundled price.
Similarly, consider what a purchase of TV from one supplier and broadband from another would total compared to buying both as a bundle – the key to finding the best broadband, tv and phone deals is research.
Broadband and TV deals almost always require a phone package to be tacked on. This doesn’t mean you have to use this portion of your package, although if it comes in the form of ‘free evening and weekend’ or other free call opportunities you should definitely take advantage of it.
If you are looking to make regular calls, then several providers also have anytime call packages and this added service is a convenient way of having all your needs covered by a single provider.
If calls are a priority for you then some of the most comprehensive offerings come as broadband, phone and TV deals with anytime calls. Virgin Media adds options for SIM cards with unlimited internet to be part of your TV, broadband and phone packages, while Vodafone combines their anytime call packages with Apple TV.
Evening and weekend options are the most common offering for any TV, broadband and phone option and, generally speaking, these packages work out cheaper than paying for all three separately, especially for ‘any time’ options.
Yes, providers including Sky and NOW TV can offer standard broadband and TV packages. However, as premium TV channels running through a set-top box rely on a strong internet connection, you might find performance is not as strong as it would be with a fibre connection.
Virgin Media TV packages are installed via cables, Sky requires a satellite dish to be installed, other providers provide a set-top box that plugs into your aerial port, if you are already watching TV you will already have one of these installed.
An internet connection is also required for all non-Freeview channels. Here is a breakdown of what is required by the main providers:
Virgin Media: Cable plugs installed by Virgin Media (older NTL or Telewest plugs can also be used)
Sky: External satellite dish installation, ethernet cable
BT: Working roof TV aerial, ethernet cable
TalkTalk: Working roof TV aerial, ethernet cable
NOW TV: (Box) Ethernet cable (Stick) TV with HDMI port (optional USB port for charging)
Vodafone/ Apple TV: Ethernet cable
Generally speaking, Virgin Media and Sky are the only TV providers that may require you to arrange a visit from an engineer, unless you live in a property that already has the required plugs/satellite dishes. Other TV packages offer installation that should be an easy enough DIY affair.
As Sky uses a satellite, you may fall into an area that is not covered by the Sky TV network. The provider advises you opt for NOW TV if getting a large variety of Sky channels is a priority for you, although it’s worth noting that NOW TV’s Sky passes separate Sky’s entertainment, cinema and sports options into three different packages.
You may not fall into Virgin Media’s service area as they use an exclusive cable network that does not cover the whole of the UK. Check with the provider for your coverage.
Internet TV is a service that delivers channels purely through the internet, with no dish, TV cable or aerial needed. Internet TV providers include Apple TV, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
If you do not have a reliable TV aerial or do not want that or a satellite dish installed, adding these services to your broadband package might be a better option.
Depending on what you want from your TV and your internet, as well as your calls, you should make sure to compare TV packages for one that perfectly suits your needs.
If you do not need anytime calls, don’t pay for it, if you think your household doesn’t need an ultrafast connection, a superfast or even standard option might be sufficient.
Don’t end up subscribing to more channels than you will ever use or opting for a pricier TV package provider without looking at alternatives. Providers charge a higher monthly fee for wider channel coverage – the basic package might be enough.
You can easily add to your starter package so, unless you find a great value deal, it might be worth starting small and building up.