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Sky Starter Bundle, Unlimited Broadband & NOW TV
Sky
  • Entertainment from Sky without a dish
  • 10 top Sky TV channels
  • Totally unlimited broadband

    10
    channels
    not
    included
    not
    included
    Free
    of charge
    £12.50
    per monthprice details+ £15.40 line rental12 month contract
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    • Upfront cost: Free
    • Average monthly: £27.90
    • First year cost: £334.80
    • Lifetime cost: £334.80
    • Contract length: 12
    Price details
    Sky+ TV Original
    Sky
    • Sky Entertainment Pack
    • Sky Go at no extra cost
    • Pause, Rewind & Record Live TV
    • Free Sky+HD Box
    • £75 credit on your bill
    • 25% OFF SKY TV FOR 12 MONTHS

    Free Sky+HD Box, £75 credit on your bill & 25% OFF SKY TV FOR 12 MONTHS

    309
    channels
    11
    hd
    Yes
    Sky+
    £25
    save £49
    £16.12
    £21.50 after 12 mthsprice details+ £0 line rental12 month contract
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    • Upfront cost: £25
    • Average monthly: £11.95
    • First year cost: £143.44
    • Lifetime cost: £143.44
    • Contract length: 12
    Price details
    Sky+ TV Original with Weekend Calls
    Sky
    • Sky Entertainment Pack
    • Pause, rewind & record live TV
    • Free weekend calls
    • Free Sky+HD Box
    • £75 credit on your bill
    • 25% OFF SKY TV FOR 12 MONTHS

    Free Sky+HD Box, £75 credit on your bill & 25% OFF SKY TV FOR 12 MONTHS

    309
    channels
    11
    hd
    Yes
    Sky+
    £25
    save £49
    £16.12
    £21.50 after 12 mthsprice details+ £15.40 line rental12 month contract
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    • Upfront cost: £25
    • Average monthly: £27.35
    • First year cost: £328.24
    • Lifetime cost: £328.24
    • Contract length: 12
    Price details
    Sky+ TV Original, Unlimited Broadband & Weekend Calls
    Sky
    • Sky Entertainment Pack
    • Up to 17Mbps truly unlimited broadband
    • Free weekend calls
    • Free Sky+HD Box
    • 12 Months Free Broadband
    • £75 credit on your bill
    • 25% OFF SKY TV FOR 12 MONTHS

    Free Sky+HD Box, 12 Months Free Broadband, £75 credit on your bill & 25% OFF SKY TV FOR 12 MONTHS

    309
    channels
    11
    hd
    Yes
    Sky+
    £31.95
    save £49
    £16.12
    £29 after 12 mthsprice details+ £15.40 line rental12 month contract
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    • Upfront cost: £31.95
    • Average monthly: £27.93
    • First year cost: £335.19
    • Lifetime cost: £335.19
    • Contract length: 12
    Price details
    Sky+ TV Original, Broadband & Weekend Calls
    Sky
    • Sky Entertainment Pack
    • Free 17Mbps broadband
    • Free weekend calls
    • Free Sky+HD Box
    • £75 credit on your bill
    • 25% OFF SKY TV FOR 12 MONTHS

    Free Sky+HD Box, £75 credit on your bill & 25% OFF SKY TV FOR 12 MONTHS

    309
    channels
    11
    hd
    Yes
    Sky+
    £31.95
    save £49
    £16.12
    £21.50 after 12 mthsprice details+ £15.40 line rental12 month contract
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    • Upfront cost: £31.95
    • Average monthly: £27.93
    • First year cost: £335.19
    • Lifetime cost: £335.19
    • Contract length: 12
    Price details
    Sky+ TV Variety Pack
    Sky
    • Sky Entertainment Extra Pack
    • Sky Go at no extra cost
    • Pause, rewind & record live TV
    • Free Sky+HD Box
    • £75 credit on your bill
    • 25% OFF SKY TV FOR 12 MONTHS

    Free Sky+HD Box, £75 credit on your bill & 25% OFF SKY TV FOR 12 MONTHS

    372
    channels
    11
    hd
    Yes
    Sky+
    £25
    save £49
    £21
    £28 after 12 mthsprice details+ £0 line rental12 month contract
    More
    • Upfront cost: £25
    • Average monthly: £16.83
    • First year cost: £202
    • Lifetime cost: £202
    • Contract length: 12
    Price details
    Sky+ TV Variety & Weekend Calls
    Sky
    • Sky Entertainment Extra Pack
    • Pause, rewind & record live TV
    • Free weekend calls
    • Free Sky+HD Box
    • £75 credit on your bill
    • 25% OFF SKY TV FOR 12 MONTHS

    Free Sky+HD Box, £75 credit on your bill & 25% OFF SKY TV FOR 12 MONTHS

    372
    channels
    11
    hd
    Yes
    Sky+
    £25
    save £49
    £21
    £28 after 12 mthsprice details+ £15.40 line rental12 month contract
    More
    • Upfront cost: £25
    • Average monthly: £32.23
    • First year cost: £386.80
    • Lifetime cost: £386.80
    • Contract length: 12
    Price details
    Sky+ TV Variety, Unlimited Broadband & Weekend Calls
    Sky
    • Sky Entertainment Extra Pack
    • Up to 17Mbps truly unlimited broadband
    • Free weekend calls
    • Free Sky+HD Box
    • 25% OFF SKY TV FOR 12 MONTHS
    • £75 credit on your bill
    • 12 Months Free Broadband

    Free Sky+HD Box, 25% OFF SKY TV FOR 12 MONTHS, £75 credit on your bill & 12 Months Free Broadband

    372
    channels
    11
    hd
    Yes
    Sky+
    £31.95
    save £49
    £21
    £35.50 after 12 mthsprice details+ £15.40 line rental12 month contract
    More
    • Upfront cost: £31.95
    • Average monthly: £32.81
    • First year cost: £393.75
    • Lifetime cost: £393.75
    • Contract length: 12
    Price details
    Sky+ TV Variety, Broadband & Weekend Calls
    Sky
    • Sky Entertainment Extra Pack
    • Free 17Mbps broadband
    • Free weekend calls
    • Free Sky+HD Box
    • £75 credit on your bill
    • 25% OFF SKY TV FOR 12 MONTHS

    Free Sky+HD Box, £75 credit on your bill & 25% OFF SKY TV FOR 12 MONTHS

    372
    channels
    11
    hd
    Yes
    Sky+
    £31.95
    save £49
    £21
    £28 after 12 mthsprice details+ £15.40 line rental12 month contract
    More
    • Upfront cost: £31.95
    • Average monthly: £32.81
    • First year cost: £393.75
    • Lifetime cost: £393.75
    • Contract length: 12
    Price details
    Sky+ TV Original with Anytime UK Calls
    Sky
    • Sky Entertainment Pack
    • Pause, rewind & record live TV
    • Unlimited landline calls
    • Free Sky+HD Box
    • £75 credit on your bill
    • 25% OFF SKY TV FOR 12 MONTHS

    Free Sky+HD Box, £75 credit on your bill & 25% OFF SKY TV FOR 12 MONTHS

    309
    channels
    11
    hd
    Yes
    Sky+
    £25
    save £49
    £21.12
    £26.50 after 12 mthsprice details+ £15.40 line rental12 month contract
    More
    • Upfront cost: £25
    • Average monthly: £32.35
    • First year cost: £388.24
    • Lifetime cost: £388.24
    • Contract length: 12
    Price details
    Sky+ TV Original, Broadband & Anytime UK Calls
    Sky
    • Sky Entertainment Pack
    • Free 17Mbps broadband
    • Unlimited anytime calls
    • Free Sky+HD Box
    • £75 credit on your bill
    • 25% OFF SKY TV FOR 12 MONTHS

    Free Sky+HD Box, £75 credit on your bill & 25% OFF SKY TV FOR 12 MONTHS

    309
    channels
    11
    hd
    Yes
    Sky+
    £31.95
    save £49
    £21.12
    £26.50 after 12 mthsprice details+ £15.40 line rental12 month contract
    More
    • Upfront cost: £31.95
    • Average monthly: £32.93
    • First year cost: £395.19
    • Lifetime cost: £395.19
    • Contract length: 12
    Price details
    Sky+ TV Original, Unlimited Broadband & Anytime UK
    Sky
    • Sky Entertainment Pack
    • Up to 17Mbps truly unlimited broadband
    • Unlimited anytime UK calls
    • Free Sky+HD Box
    • 12 Months Free Broadband
    • £75 credit on your bill
    • 25% OFF SKY TV FOR 12 MONTHS

    Free Sky+HD Box, 12 Months Free Broadband, £75 credit on your bill & 25% OFF SKY TV FOR 12 MONTHS

    309
    channels
    11
    hd
    Yes
    Sky+
    £31.95
    save £49
    £21.12
    £34 after 12 mthsprice details+ £15.40 line rental12 month contract
    More
    • Upfront cost: £31.95
    • Average monthly: £32.93
    • First year cost: £395.19
    • Lifetime cost: £395.19
    • Contract length: 12
    Price details
    Sky+ TV with TV Entertainment Extra+ Pack
    Sky
    • Sky Entertainment Extra+ Pack
    • Sky Go at no extra cost
    • Pause, rewind & record live TV
    • Free Sky+HD Box
    • £75 credit on your bill
    • 25% OFF SKY TV FOR 12 MONTHS

    Free Sky+HD Box, £75 credit on your bill & 25% OFF SKY TV FOR 12 MONTHS

    407
    channels
    46
    hd
    Yes
    Sky+
    £25
    save £49
    £24.75
    £33 after 12 mthsprice details+ £0 line rental12 month contract
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    • Upfront cost: £25
    • Average monthly: £20.58
    • First year cost: £247
    • Lifetime cost: £247
    • Contract length: 12
    Price details
    Sky+HD Family with Weekend Calls
    Sky
    • Sky HD Entertainment Extra+
    • Pause, rewind & record live TV
    • Free weekend calls
    • Free Sky+HD Box
    • £75 credit on your bill
    • 25% OFF SKY TV FOR 12 MONTHS

    Free Sky+HD Box, £75 credit on your bill & 25% OFF SKY TV FOR 12 MONTHS

    407
    channels
    46
    hd
    Yes
    Sky+HD
    £25
    save £49
    £24.75
    £33 after 12 mthsprice details+ £15.40 line rental12 month contract
    More
    • Upfront cost: £25
    • Average monthly: £35.98
    • First year cost: £431.80
    • Lifetime cost: £431.80
    • Contract length: 12
    Price details
    Sky+HD Family
    Sky
    • Sky HD Entertainment Extra+
    • Free Sky+ HD box
    • Pause, rewind & record live TV
    • Free Sky+HD Box
    • £75 credit on your bill
    • 25% OFF SKY TV FOR 12 MONTHS

    Free Sky+HD Box, £75 credit on your bill & 25% OFF SKY TV FOR 12 MONTHS

    407
    channels
    46
    hd
    Yes
    Sky+HD
    £25
    save £49
    £24.75
    £33 after 12 mthsprice details+ £0 line rental12 month contract
    More
    • Upfront cost: £25
    • Average monthly: £20.58
    • First year cost: £247
    • Lifetime cost: £247
    • Contract length: 12
    Price details
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    • Prices last checked and verified 30th July 2014
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    • All prices are inclusive of VAT except business packages
    • You should have the right to cancel without penalty if your provider increases charges during the minimum term of your contract

    Compare Sky TV deals

    How do I compare different packages?

    You’re in the right place if you’re looking to compare Sky TV deals. We have all the latest Sky TV packages and offers in our comparison table, just ripe for the comparing.

    It’s easy to compare with our comparison page

    All our Sky TV deals are listed in order of price with the cheapest at the top. You can reorder them by choosing a new field from the ‘sort by’ menu above the table. To learn more about an individual deal, simply click on its name. This will bring up a window full of information about the deal, including the available channels, installation cost and overall price. Once you’ve chosen a deal, navigate to the right of the package and click the ‘see deal’ button.

    Availability

    To receive Sky TV you have to have a satellite dish installed on your property. You can get Sky TV at any property that has a clear sightline of the south sky. Sky broadband is another matter entirely. Broadband is required for on-demand TV content. See if you can get it by entering your postcode in the checker at the top of the page.

    Check the detail

    Before you jump into comparing Sky TV bundles, there are a few details to consider.

    Make sure you’re getting the right channels

    Sky has hundreds of television channels, with over 400 channels in top-tier packages. To see what channels are included in your selected deal, click the deal’s name and navigate to the ‘Digital TV’ tab.

    You have to pay an upfront cost

    There’s an upfront payment involved with all Sky TV deals. This one-off bill goes towards installation costs and, if you’ve selected broadband, router delivery.

    Sky TV is subject to a 12-month contract

    All Sky TV offers are subject to at least a 12-month contract. You won’t be able to leave during this initial year without incurring penalties. Be certain you can afford the monthly payments before you sign up to avoid any unpleasantness in the future.

    Why choose Sky TV?

    Here are three great reasons to join the popular TV provider.

    Hundreds of TV channels

    Sky has more TV channels than any other UK provider. The basic Sky TV bundle has around 300 channels as standard (though a good portion of these are radio channels). The top tier bundles boast over 430 channels and will keep even the most ardent channel hopper entertained.

    Benefit from great features with the Sky+HD box

    The Sky+HD box comes for free with any Sky TV package. It lets you pause, rewind, and record up to 185 hours of live television content. Not only that, it also lets you record an entire series automatically. If you have Sky broadband and the Sky Hub wireless router (included free with Sky broadband packages), you can watch TV on demand and catch-up content.

    Sky Go is provided free

    Sky Go is a TV on demand and catch-up service available to all Sky TV customers for free. To use Sky Go you’ll need access to a Wi-Fi connection, whether through your home broadband router or at one of the thousands of Sky Wi-Fi hotspots dotted around the UK. If you want to download shows to watch later, you’ll have to upgrade to Sky Go Extra – though this includes a monthly fee.

    Pros & cons

    We’ve listed three pros and three cons to choosing Sky TV as your home television package.

    Pros

    • Hundreds of TV channels
    • Sky+HD box for recording
    • Sky Go is provided free

    Cons

    • Installation requires satellite dish
    • Broadband required for TV on demand
    • Multiscreen is expensive

    Which Sky TV bundle is right for me?

    There are several Sky TV bundles available. Finding the right one for you can be difficult, so we’ve briefly described the three most popular bundles.

    The Original Bundle is great entry-level option

    Is budget an issue for you? Or do you just want a small TV package, with a few great channels? If this is the case, then Sky’s Original Bundle could be right for you. With over 300 channels, including such gems as Sky Atlantic and several in HD, there’s bound to be something for everyone, and the low monthly price won’t break the bank.

    The Variety Bundle is full of choice

    The next level up is the Variety Bundle. This costs a bit more than the Original Bundle, but comes with more high quality channels. You can see exactly what’s available by clicking the deal names in the comparison list up top. If Sky’s Original Bundle doesn’t have the right channels for you, then the Variety Bundle might.

    The Family Bundle is ideal for big households

    Do you have a big family that love regularly settling down in front of the TV for a long night of telly? Then the Family Bundle may be ideal. There are a huge number of kids channels, documentary options, music channels and entertainment channels. Not only that, it also comes with over 50 HD channels. The one drawback is the price – this package is far more expensive than the smaller options.

    What will I need?

    Just purchasing a Sky TV deal isn’t enough to get your TV experience underway. You’ll have to wait up to two weeks for installation, and there are also a couple of extra things you may wish to consider.

    Installation requires a satellite dish

    Sky’s television service operates through a satellite dish that is linked to your Sky+HD box. As you might imagine, having a satellite dish installed comes with a whole host of difficulties. If you’re in a rented property you’ll have to get permission from your landlord before you go ahead with installation. Similarly, if you’re in a listed building, you may have to get permission from the local council. The actual installation process itself shouldn’t take long, but you’ll still have to be home for when the engineer visits.

    You need broadband for on-demand content

    Many Sky TV deals come with TV on demand content, such as box sets of old and new television shows. To watch this content you need Sky broadband. You won’t need to choose fibre broadband – the basic up to 17Mbps packages will do, even for streaming HD content.

    You can take Sky Multiscreen if you have a big household

    Does your family frequently get into rows over the remote? In that case it may be worth taking Sky Multiscreen. Sky Multiscreen gives you multiple Sky set-top boxes so you can watch different shows at the same on different televisions. These can go in any room of the house, from the kid’s bedrooms to the attic.

    How do I switch?

    You’ve chosen a Sky TV deal, signed up, and now you’re just waiting for the engineer to install your Sky dish. Don’t sit back just yet. There’s one important step you shouldn’t overlook.

    You’ll have to contact your current TV provider when you switch

    If you’ve switched from another TV provider, such as Virgin Media or TalkTalk, you will need to let them know you’ve switched. If you don’t, you may end up paying for two TV services. The best way to let them know is over the phone. If you’re a bit on the shy side, you can always send them an email; though the cancellation process may take longer.

    Watch out for termination fees

    You’ll incur termination fees if you cancel your current TV subscription while still within contract. The longer you have left on your contract, the more you will have to pay out to cancel. This can be both frustrating and costly. Be doubly sure that you’re out of contract before you switch if you want to avoid these termination charges.

    Six essential questions before you buy

    1. Am I happy to have a Sky dish installed?
    2. Am I willing to sign up for a 12-month contract?
    3. How many channels do I want?
    4. Do I want Sky Movies?
    5. Do I want Sky Sports?
    6. Can I afford the monthly payments?

    Cable.co.uk recommends

    To avoid paying for more than you need, it’s worth making a list of your favourite channels and seeing if these are included in the smaller (and cheaper) Sky TV packages.

    Comments (24)

    jodi
    28th May 2014

    Is a sky signal available everywhere an aerial engineer has told us we cannot get a signal?

    23rd May 2014

    Hi Keanjo

    You can upgrade from a multiscreen box to a Sky+HD one from £49. This cost is wavered if you sign up to a Sky Family bundle at the same time.

    To upgrade just sign in to your online Sky account, choose the box you want to upgrade to and go to the checkout to complete your order.

    Hannah - Cable.co.uk

    Keanjo
    22nd May 2014

    I would like to exchange my sky multi screen box for sky + hd. Cost please?

    Chris
    24th February 2014

    I want sky in three rooms and broadband, I don't need sports or movies so what's the best deals.

    voicebox
    23rd January 2014

    O2 sold their broadband/phone service to Sky this last year. After quite a lot of online research which included nearly signing up with the dreaded Virgin Media, I was offered a deal from Sky which I could not in all honesty refuse (unlimited broadband + free weekend calls + all TV channels with the exception of the sports and movie channels - all for £20 per month for a year!) I am on the whole happy with Sky, but I can't for the life of me understand why the broadband speed is slower than when I was with O2! After all, my property is still the same distance from the exchange, and the same copper wires are being used to deliver the service - yet I am now receiving only 4.14mbps of download speed using Safari as a browser and 4.20mbps using Chrome as a browser, as opposed to nearly 6.0mbps download speed on both browsers when I was with O2! The Sky technical services cannot seem to help - even after going through the usual resetting of the Sky router etc...! Any thoughts would be appreciated! Thanks in advance, voicebox

    Murray Fleming
    19th January 2014

    I used to be a sky customer up till last year i changed to virgin and am now going to go back to sky since we have just bought a 3d TV i was wondering what the best price i would be able to get for every thing TV broadband and phone plus 3 boxes could someone please give me information about the best deal thanks

    Matt
    28th December 2013

    As one of the higher paying sky customers (approx £70 a month with broadband) I feel that although their extra services are good, it shouldn't be the case that before certain news clips play on the app, you have to sit through at least 1 commercial. Sometimes longer than the news video. Certainly this should be part of the packages or at least free to their broadband customers. It's a little Irksome when Ive already paid for the channels concerned and the broadband to watch it on. Otherwise all is fine.

    Jackie
    11th December 2013

    Hello We are currently a customer of sky and pay £59.00 a month we have entertainment extra, sports and hd, we have been a customer for a number of years we have only ever had 1 deal off them reducing payment by 20% for 6months. When I listen to friends and family saying they only pay between £36-£50 a month with multi room and movies it's very annoying, we phoned sky to ask for a 12month deal adding multi room and movies for what we pay now and they would only do 4-6monthly deals for us. Should we cancel and change the subscription into my name or would you advise on any thing else. Thank you Jackie

    B.R. Wigg
    24th November 2013

    I am about to get a new TV set. Can I get an upgraded Digi Box on my present contract?

    Pvenesky
    23rd November 2013

    My husband and I are in our seventys and we are paying more than we can afford for the full package a we look forward to the football especially Celtic games could u please tell me how much longer before we get our games back or how many Celtic games in the premier we will get in the new season ps thinking virgin if they get the games

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