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Compare broadband and TV deals

Looking for cheap broadband? Compare prices from top providers and get a great deal

If you want to save money on your next broadband deal, you may consider investing in a combined broadband and TV package. Not only does this make it easier to keep up with your monthly subscriptions, but it can actually save you money in the long run. 

You don’t need to stick with the same broadband provider when switching to a broadband and TV package; our expert team has compared the best broadband providers and everything you should look out for when searching for an integrated TV package that suits your needs and budget.

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Should I get a broadband and TV package?

A broadband and TV package is a great way to manage your monthly payments and can result in a cheaper deal overall. Providers such as Sky and Virgin Media offer diverse TV packages that provide access to additional TV channels as well as popular streaming services.

Choosing a combined package can benefit those who prefer streaming online content, as many providers offer discounted subscriptions to popular streaming services, such as Netflix, NOW TV and Apple TV+.

What is included in the best TV and broadband deals?

As the name suggests, broadband and TV packages offer both an internet connection as well as a TV service. This ranges from TV channels to streaming services, with some providers offering specific services that cater to those interested in sports, TV shows or movies. It’s important to find a deal that suits you best, as you won’t want to invest in a package that offers you a streaming service you won’t use, or TV channels you don’t watch. 

Most broadband and TV packages offer a full fibre broadband connection, allowing for speeds of and above 100Mbps. These deals are exclusive to households with access to FTTP broadband, or fibre to the premises broadband, which allows for the fastest broadband speeds in the country.

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What are the types of TV packages?

  • Satellite: Requires a satellite dish to be installed on the outside of your home. You need this to watch live TV via Sky Q.  
  • Cable: Your TV signal will come from an underground cable. This is only offered by Virgin Media. 
  • Internet TV: Anything that’s not being broadcast as live TV is considered to be Internet TV. It’s what’s known as on-demand television and is offered by Sky, Virgin Media and BT. 
  • Freeview: A digital terrestrial platform. It gives you over 70 TV channels, as well as on-demand players in one place for free. 
  • IPTV: Internet Protocol television provides access to TV via the internet – meaning services are provided by your broadband internet connection.
  • Streaming: A service which shows content through smart TVs, game consoles and other devices.

Broadband and TV bundle providers

Some of the best broadband providers offer TV services alongside an internet connection. It’s important to compare each provider to find out which offers the best value for money and the best TV features for your needs.

Sky Broadband

Sky Broadband offers comprehensive bundles with a wide range of TV channels, streaming services and ultrafast broadband speeds for eligible households. Some bundles come with TV channels or subscriptions to streaming services, although the former may require a satellite dish to be installed for live television. 

Virgin Media

Virgin Media is well-known for its extensive broadband and TV packages. The company also offers a variety of other services, such as broadband and phone deals.

BT Broadband

As the largest provider in the UK, BT offers a wealth of broadband and TV deals. Its services can be added to existing packages, with the choice between NOW TV and various sports channels. 

TalkTalk

TalkTalk is one of the more affordable providers operating in the UK, offering eligible residents ultrafast broadband connections alongside Freeview channels and subscriptions to streaming services. 

EE

EE offers both broadband-only and broadband and TV deals, with the choice between standard broadband and a range of full fibre deals. 

Vodafone

Vodafone provides a host of broadband deals, with the option to add an Apple TV 4K device and 24-month subscription to Apple TV+ for an extra £14 per month.  

NOW Broadband

NOW Broadband offers four broadband packages, all of which come with the option to include NOW subscriptions, including the Entertainment, Sports and Cinema packages.

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There are several TV channels that you can benefit from with a broadband and TV deal; some channels are exclusive to certain providers, while some are more widely available.

  • Sky Cinema: Sky Cinema covers a wide range of films and can be found on the Sky platform, as well as Virgin Media, BT and TalkTalk
  • Sky Atlantic: in the same vein as Sky Cinema, Sky Sports is available from BT, TalkTalk, Sky and Virgin Media, although some of these providers offer these services with a NOW Entertainment membership. Sky Atlantic covers a wide range of imported programmes from the US and HBO
  • Sky Sports: Sky Sports can be added to your watchlist through NOW Sports memberships, which are offered by the likes of Sky, Virgin Media, NOW Broadband, TalkTalk and BT
  • TNT Sports: the cost of TNT Sports varies between providers, but it can be included in broadband deals from Sky, Virgin Media, Plusnet, TalkTalk and BT

How to find the best broadband and TV deals

If you want to find the best broadband deal for your household, you need to consider several factors; picking the best broadband in your area is critical, and you must balance the cost and contract length.

  • Availability: not every broadband provider in the country will be able to offer adequate speeds for your household. Use our postcode checker at the top of this page to be given instant access to all the best deals in your area 
  • Speeds: a household with more people who frequently engage in internet-intensive tasks will require a faster connection than someone living alone; ensure you’re investing in a deal with fast enough speeds for your daily tasks and everyone in your household 
  • Cost: consider your budget and how much you’re happy to spend on your broadband each month. Take into account any upfront costs that may come up, which can include installation fees, activation charges or delivery costs 
  • Contract length: those living in rented or student accommodation may want to consider a no-contract broadband deal, which negates any cancellation fees. Keep in mind that longer contract lengths usually result in a cheaper monthly bill  
  • TV content: some broadband and TV deals will be more suitable for you than others; deals that feature TV channels may be more desirable than a streaming subscription, and a sports package may be better suited than a movie membership. Consider what services are provided and which will work for your household
  • Equipment: if you’re interested in a package that offers more TV channels, you may have to pay for certain pieces of equipment to be installed, such as a satellite dish. Some properties may not have the infrastructure for such installations, which you will need to consider before committing to a deal 
  • Customer service: your broadband provider must have good customer support to help you if your broadband goes down. You can discover what a provider’s customer service record is like and check reviews for lines of communication offered, customer satisfaction and wait times
  • Extras: some providers might offer discounts on your monthly bill or provide other incentives such as cashback and vouchers. Any extras offered are nice to have and don’t have any bearing on your internet connection

How to save money on broadband and TV packages

There are various ways to reduce the cost of your broadband and TV package. To cut your monthly cost you should consider the following: 

  • Check your package is cost-effective. You can check whether your existing package is available for less money by using a comparison website. Your search results may show that a different provider is offering a cheaper deal. If you’re at the end of your contract then wait until it finishes to switch. If you switch mid-contract, this will most likely incur a cancellation fee. 
  • Make sure you’re using all your broadband and TV package offers. Consider whether you’re watching all or most of your TV channels. Movie and sports channels are likely to increase costs. If you don’t use them, ask your provider to change your current package. 
  • Reduce costs by bundling streaming services. Most of us use at least one streaming service and some providers now offer these as part of their packages. 
  • Consider choosing a broadband-only deal. This allows you to add the streaming services you want, with the option to end subscriptions at any time. You’ll also only pay for what you watch, with a TV package lots of channels are included, many of which you might not ever watch.  

Frequently asked questions about deals on broadband and TV

Yes, you can get broadband and TV without a telephone line. But it all depends on the type of broadband you’re able to receive. ADSL and partial fibre use your phone line to send data, while full fibre and mobile broadband don’t. However, full fibre isn’t available in all areas yet – you can check if your area is included by using a postcode checker – and using only mobile data is a costly choice long-term. 

No, most deals will not include a TV licence. This means that if you watch live TV you must purchase a TV licence separately from your TV and broadband deal.

Apple TV is a popular streaming service and numerous broadband providers now offer it as part of their package deals, including Vodafone, TalkTalk TV, and EE TV.

Sky Sports and Sky Cinema are obviously both offered in Sky’s broadband and TV packages. If you’re not so keen on Sky broadband, Virgin Media and BT and Now TV also offer Sky Sports and Sky Cinema in their broadband and TV deals. 

Yes, switching broadband providers is a relatively simple process. Usually, your new broadband provider would help out with the transition, too. However, switching broadband providers before your current contract is due to end will most likely incur a cancellation fee. The best time to switch broadband providers is when your contract is due to end. When you sign up for a new provider you can choose an installation date that suits you; this minimises offline time and overpaying.

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Rachel Sadler

Home Tech Writer

Rachel is a seasoned writer who has been producing online and print content for seven years. 

As a home tech expert for Independent Advisor, Rachel researches and writes buying guides and reviews, helping consumers navigate the realms of broadband and home security gadgets. She also covers home tech for The Federation of Master Builders, where she reviews and tests home security devices. 

She started as a news and lifestyle journalist in Hong Kong reporting on island-wide news stories, food and drink and the city’s events. She’s written for editorial platforms Sassy Hong Kong, Localiiz and Bay Media. While in Hong Kong she attended PR events, interviewed local talent and project-managed photoshoots. 

Rachel holds a BA in English Language and Creative Writing and is committed to simplifying tech jargon and producing unbiased reviews.

Gemma Ryles

Home Tech Writer

Gemma Ryles is a BJTC and PPA-accredited journalist with three years of experience writing across various publications. As a home tech expert at Independent Advisor, Gemma tests, researches and writes about broadband and home security. 

Previously, Gemma reviewed and curated lists about consumer technology at Trusted Reviews, where she honed her skills in creating buying guides and features to help customers make informed decisions. She has previously worked at Yorkshire Post, BBC Yorkshire, Glitterbeam Radio and Bonus Stage. 

Gemma has a BA in Journalism and in her free time can be found writing short stories, gaming and crocheting. 

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Amy Reeves

Editor

Amy is a seasoned writer and editor with a special interest in home design, sustainable technology and green building methods.

She has interviewed hundreds of self-builders, extenders and renovators about their journeys towards individual, well-considered homes, as well as architects and industry experts during her five years working as Assistant Editor at Homebuilding & Renovating, part of Future plc.