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Best Sky deals
How do I compare different packages?
Find the perfect Sky deal here
If you’re looking for the best Sky TV deals, you can use our comparison page to find out what is available in your area and click through to that deal directly with the blue ‘See Deal’ button. Make sure you have a play around with the comparison table and list your available packages by price, broadband speed and channels to see what you can find.
The postcode checker shows the available Sky deals
If you’re not sure which Sky packages are on offer in your area, put your postcode in at the top of this page and the comparison table will adapt accordingly to list the best deals available to you.
Check the detail
Check the small print of the deal
As this table lists the best savings and deals, it is worth going through the details to make sure you’ll receive what you’ve signed up for. Deals can change quite regularly so make sure you read the small print before you take the plunge.
Why choose a Sky deal
The best range of TV out there
Sky established itself as a prime source for TV when it burst onto the scene in the early ‘90s, and it has continued that trend to this day with its range of Sky TV packages. It offers a number of bundles, as well as sports and movies packages aimed at any sports fans and film buffs.
Sky Go provides access to great content wherever you are
Available feee to all Sky TV customers, is Sky Go is Sky’s online player. It allows you to view a variety of great Sky content from your laptop, tablet or phone whenever and wherever you like as long as you’re connected to the internet.
You can get all your entertainment and communications in a Sky bundle
Sky offers a number of options for those who want to receive all their services from the same provider. As well as TV packages, customers can add phone and broadband to their bundles. These options can be tweaked and personalised further adding still more value to your package, and remove the need to deal with more than one company.
Pros & cons
- Wide range of high quality TV
- Access to Sky Go with all TV packages
- Sky Bundles mean you can get all your entertainment from one provider
- Not particularly cheap
- Fibre optic connections are not available everywhere
- TV service requires a satellite dish and receiver on your property
What does Sky offer?
Some of the best TV available in the UK
As it has such a wide range of TV packages so you should be able to find a Sky TV deal that’s perfect for your household.
The Original Bundle – This contains the standard 240 free-to-air channels and an additional 35 channels, including Sky Atlantic, Sky 1 and Fox. It also comes with Sky+, Sky Go and 11 free-to-air HD channels.
The Variety Bundle – The Variety Bundle contains everything the Original Bundle contains with an additional 45 channels. These include a wider variety of kids’ channels (like Nickelodeon), more documentary channels (like the Discovery Channel) and more music channels (like MTV).
The Family Bundle – This is the ultimate base package for TV fans everywhere. It includes everything in the Variety Bundle but also includes access to 50 HD channels, TV Box Sets and Sky 3D.
Sky Movies – You can add Sky Movies to your base package for an additional fee. With it you get new films earlier and more frequently than with an online subscription service, and a host of channels, such as Sky Movies Premier, Sky Movies Disney and Sky Movies Showcase.
Sky Sports – For those who prefer their action a little more sporty, the Sky Sports pack, which can also be added to any bundle, should cover all your bases. With it, you get access to six sports channels including Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports News and Sky Sports F1.
A good range of internet services
Sky offers its customers two speeds of fibre in the Sky Fibre Broadband package, which is up to 38Mb or up to 76Mb. This can be added to your TV bundle when you make up your package, and should provide you with all the speed your household could want.
Broadband packages offer a variety of data allowances
Sky also offers ADSL broadband as well as fibre in its Sky Broadband Unlimited and Sky Broadband Lite packages. Both offer a 17Mb connection, with an unlimited data allowance for the Unlimited deal or a 2GB allowance for the Lite, so you should be able to find the best broadband deal for you. These speeds are more widely available than the fibre package (which Sky claims to be available to 50 per cent of households) and are available to add to your TV bundle.
Good call plans for those who love to chat
Sky offers three call plans so you can keep in touch with friends and family over the phone. All Sky broadband packages come with a line rental expense, so a good phone plan is a must to get the best value for your money. Sky Talk Weekends offers free calls at the weekend to UK landlines, Sky Talk Anytime UK offers unlimited calls to UK landlines at any time, and Sky Talk Anytime International offers unlimited calls to 50 international destinations.
What will I need?
A broadband connection
If you’re looking for Sky’s fibre optic you’ll need to make sure that you can receive it in your area. Unlike the TV signal, which is transmitted by satellite, the fibre cable is only available in some parts of the UK (Sky estimates that 50 per cent of households can receive the service). You can put your postcode into our availability tracker at the top of this page to limit your results to what’s on offer in you area. Alternatively you can choose to have an ADSL package.
A satellite dish and receiver for the TV service
Sky is unique in that it delivers its TV service via satellite, which means you’ll need a satellite dish and receiver at your property. However, there is no need for you to attempt a precarious ascent to the top of your house because a Sky engineer will set up the satellite dish and install any associated cabling. In a rare number of cases, it is not possible to install the dish, so that’s something to bear in mind.
How do I switch?
Find the right deal before you make the call
If you know what you want from Sky, that the package fits your budget and the deal seems good, then you should be all set to click on the blue ‘See Deal’ button to be magically transported to the provider page. If you are already with another provider, you will need to tell them you wish to leave.
Also, if you want to keep your own phone number, now is the time to bring it up. If you are only part way into a contract, it may be worth waiting until it is almost up before making the switch, as providers often charge a fee for leaving early.
Six essential questions before you buy
- Do you know what you want?
- Can you get fibre broadband in your area?
- How much TV do you watch?
- Can you have a satellite dish installed on your property?
- Are you comfortable switching to another provider?
- What speed broadband do you want?
Make sure you know what you want
If TV is your thing, then Sky is the provider for you. Have a look at some of the deals on offer and what the best value package might be for your budget, but always remember that if TV is not your chief concern, you might be able to get a cheaper broadband and phone package elsewhere. The trick is being sure you know what you want and not paying for something you don’t.