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Speed
Total
Channels
Set-up
Cost
OfferMonthly
Cost
BTBT Superfast Fibre + Weekend Calls + TV Entertainment with BT Sport
50Mb
average
speed
129
channels
£29.99
set-up
cost
£46.99p/m
includes line rental1st year cost: £593.87
EEEE Unlimited Fibre Plus Broadband + TV
67Mb
average
speed
103
channels
Zero
set-up
cost
£39p/m
includes line rental1st year cost: £468
EE Unlimited Fibre Plus Broadband + TV
EE
  • Freeview channels
  • 67Mb average download speed
  • Truly unlimited monthly usage
  • Weekend calls
  • 18 month contract
  • Includes EE Mobile 5GB Data Boost
  • No upfront costs
67Mb
average
speed
103
channels
Zero
set-up
cost
Virgin MediaVirgin Media Player TV Bundle
108Mb
average
speed
104
channels
£20
set-up
cost
£32p/m
includes line rental1st year cost: £404
Virgin Media Player TV Bundle
Virgin Media
  • Freeview channels
  • 108Mb average download speed
  • Unlimited monthly usage
  • Free weekend calls
  • 12 month contract
  • Free speed boost (was 54Mb)
108Mb
average
speed
104
channels
£20
set-up
cost
BTBT Superfast Fibre + Weekend Calls + TV Starter with BT Sport
50Mb
average
speed
114
channels
£69.99
set-up
cost
£37.99p/m
includes line rental1st year cost: £525.87
BT Superfast Fibre + Weekend Calls + TV Starter with BT Sport
BT
  • Freeview + BT Sport (add at checkout)
  • 50Mb average download speed
  • Truly unlimited monthly usage
  • Free weekend calls
  • 18 month contract
  • Exclusive - £250 worth of rewards
  • Inc. Fitbit Charge 3 (RRP £129.99)
  • Includes BT Sport on TV/online/app
50Mb
average
speed
114
channels
£69.99
set-up
cost
NOW TVNOW TV Sky Cinema
not
included
11
channels
Zero
set-up
cost
£9.99p/m
1st year cost: £119.88
NOW TV Sky Cinema
NOW TV
  • 11 Sky Cinema channels
  • Over 1,000 movies on demand
  • Watch on multiple devices
  • 1 month contract
  • Join now with a 14 day free trial
-
11
channels
Zero
set-up
cost
TalkTalkTalkTalk Fast Broadband + TV Box + TV Select
11Mb
average
speed
116
channels
Zero
set-up
cost
£23.95p/m
includes line rental1st year cost: £287.40
TalkTalk Fast Broadband + TV Box + TV Select
TalkTalk
  • Freeview + 13 extra channels (inc Sky One)
  • 11Mb average download speed
  • Truly unlimited monthly usage
  • Pay as you go calls
  • 12 month contract
  • Fixed price for the contract length
11Mb
average
speed
116
channels
Zero
set-up
cost
Virgin MediaVirgin Media Mix TV
not
included
188
channels
£20
set-up
cost
£26p/m
1st year cost: £332
Virgin Media Mix TV
Virgin Media
  • 180+ TV channels + TiVo 500GB
  • 14 crystal clear HD channels
  • No phone line required
  • 12 month contract
    -
    188
    channels
    £20
    set-up
    cost
    EEEE Unlimited Broadband + TV
    10Mb
    average
    speed
    103
    channels
    £10
    set-up
    cost
    £32.50p/m
    includes line rental1st year cost: £400
    EE Unlimited Broadband + TV
    EE
    • Freeview channels
    • 10Mb average download speed
    • Truly unlimited monthly usage
    • Pay as you go calls
    • 18 month contract
    • Includes EE Mobile 5GB Data Boost
    10Mb
    average
    speed
    103
    channels
    £10
    set-up
    cost
    TalkTalkTalkTalk Faster Fibre + TV Box + TV Select + Anytime Calls
    36Mb
    average
    speed
    116
    channels
    Zero
    set-up
    cost
    £37p/m
    includes line rental1st year cost: £444
    TalkTalk Faster Fibre + TV Box + TV Select + Anytime Calls
    TalkTalk
    • Freeview + 13 extra channels
    • 36Mb average download speed
    • Truly unlimited monthly usage
    • Inclusive anytime calls
    • 18 month contract
    • Fixed price for the contract length
    36Mb
    average
    speed
    116
    channels
    Zero
    set-up
    cost
    NOW TVNOW TV Entertainment
    not
    included
    14
    channels
    Zero
    set-up
    cost
    £7.99p/m
    1st year cost: £95.88
    NOW TV Entertainment
    NOW TV
    • Sky premium channels + 250 box sets
    • Watch on multiple devices
    • Requires broadband connection
    • 1 month contract
    • Join now with a 14 day free trial
    -
    14
    channels
    Zero
    set-up
    cost
    TalkTalkTalkTalk Fast Broadband + TV Plus Box + TV Select
    11Mb
    average
    speed
    116
    channels
    £25
    set-up
    cost
    £25.95p/m
    includes line rental1st year cost: £336.40
    TalkTalk Fast Broadband + TV Plus Box + TV Select
    TalkTalk
    • Freeview + 13 extra channels (inc Sky One)
    • 11Mb average download speed
    • Truly unlimited monthly usage
    • Pay as you go calls
    • 12 month contract
    • Fixed price for the contract length
    11Mb
    average
    speed
    116
    channels
    £25
    set-up
    cost
    TalkTalkTalkTalk Faster Fibre Speed Boost + TV Box + TV Select
    63Mb
    average
    speed
    116
    channels
    Zero
    set-up
    cost
    £32p/m
    includes line rental1st year cost: £384
    TalkTalk Faster Fibre Speed Boost + TV Box + TV Select
    TalkTalk
    • Freeview + 13 extra channels (inc Sky One)
    • 63Mb average download speed
    • Truly unlimited monthly usage
    • Pay as you go calls
    • 18 month contract
    • Fixed price for the contract length
    63Mb
    average
    speed
    116
    channels
    Zero
    set-up
    cost
    EEEE Unlimited Fibre Broadband + TV
    36Mb
    average
    speed
    103
    channels
    £15
    set-up
    cost
    £35p/m
    includes line rental1st year cost: £435
    EE Unlimited Fibre Broadband + TV
    EE
    • Freeview channels
    • 36Mb average download speed
    • Truly unlimited monthly usage
    • Pay as you go calls
    • 18 month contract
    • Includes EE Mobile 5GB Data Boost
    36Mb
    average
    speed
    103
    channels
    £15
    set-up
    cost
    EEEE Unlimited Fibre Plus Broadband + TV + Anytime Calls
    67Mb
    average
    speed
    103
    channels
    Zero
    set-up
    cost
    £44p/m
    includes line rental1st year cost: £528
    EE Unlimited Fibre Plus Broadband + TV + Anytime Calls
    EE
    • Freeview channels
    • 67Mb average download speed
    • Truly unlimited monthly usage
    • Anytime calls (add at checkout)
    • 18 month contract
    • Includes EE Mobile 5GB Data Boost
    • No upfront costs
    67Mb
    average
    speed
    103
    channels
    Zero
    set-up
    cost
    Virgin MediaVirgin Media Full House TV Bundle
    213Mb
    average
    speed
    287
    channels
    £20
    set-up
    cost
    £57p/m
    includes line rental1st year cost: £704
    Virgin Media Full House TV Bundle
    Virgin Media
    • Freeview + premium + BT Sport
    • 213Mb average download speed
    • Unlimited monthly usage
    • Free weekend calls
    • 12 month contract
    • Free speed boost (was 108Mb)
    213Mb
    average
    speed
    287
    channels
    £20
    set-up
    cost
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    What you need to know

    • Prices last checked and verified 5th October 2018
    • Broadband speeds may vary
    • Monthly costs include line rental
    • 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
    • Some providers offer line rental reduced prices when an upfront payment is made for 12 months

    About Cable TV Providers

    Cable TV has yet to reach the levels of ubiquity in the UK that it has in the USA, although UK cable providers do have a lot to offer including up to 245+ digital TV channels, 50+ HD channels plus access to a vast library of on-demand content – and all without the need for a satellite dish on the outside of your home.

    Currently there are only a handful of cable TV providers in the UK with their degree of availability being one of the main differences between them.

    UK cable TV providers

    UK cable TV networks are not nearly as widespread as those in other parts of the world. It is also quite a small market in terms of competition with only three genuine cable TV companies existing:

    Virgin Media is far and away number one amongst UK cable TV providers. Roughly half of all UK homes fall within the catchment area of Virgin’s fibre optic network and this figure is set to rise continually as a result of Virgin Media’s ongoing cable rollout programme. Virgin Media cable TV packages can be taken on their own or in bundles with broadband and phone services.

    Small World is a regional cable TV, broadband and phone provider which has a small fibre optic network localised to parts of south-western Scotland, the Borders, Cumbria and Lancashire.

    WightCable is a cable TV, broadband and phone provider with a fibre optic network that serves customers on the Isle of Wight.

    BT TV isn’t a cable TV provider in the strictest sense of the term although all of BT Vision’s on-demand content is delivered into consumers’ homes via their broadband connection so this aspect is cable-related.

    Who offers cable TV in my area?

    As the availability of cable TV can vary greatly across the country the best place to find out who offers cable in your area is with our cable TV postcode checker.

    When you enter your postcode and click “Check” we’ll be able to tell you immediately if cable is available in your area, which cable TV provider or providers can supply it to you and we’ll also show you a list of all of the cable TV packages and bundles that you have to choose from.

    What if I can’t get cable TV in my area?

    If our postcode checker tells you that you can’t get cable in your area right now it doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to get it in the future.

    The cable network is being extended every day with more towns and cities becoming cabled every week. So, if you really want cable TV then we recommend rechecking our cable TV postcode checker about once a month. Just as soon as your area becomes cabled we’ll have the details ready and waiting for you.

    Virgin Media: the UK’s top cable TV provider

    Virgin Media’s almost 3.5 million subscribers enjoy a high quality digital TV service that brings them up to 245+ digital television channels including Sky 1, ESPN, Discovery and FX along with the full range of Freeview channels. Sports fans can enjoy a great line-up that includes ESPN, British Eurosport and Sky Sports 1.

    All Virgin Media set-top boxes are HD-ready as standard with the V+ box also being a digital TV recorder capable of recording two channels at a time as well as pausing and rewinding live TV. Virgin Media’s most advanced set-top box, the TiVo, can record three channels at a time and even record programmes that were missed during the previous week.

    If you’re thinking of switching your TV provider, then it’s worth checking that you’re backing the right horse before putting your money down. Our comparison tables let you do just that, ensuring you get the important information so you can make the right choice.

    Things to consider when choosing a cable TV provider

    Availability

    Before you start to compare TV deals, make sure you put your postcode into the tracker at the top of the page – this will show you what you can get in your area.

    Check the detail

    We want you to make the right decision when picking your package, so we include as much information as possible. Even so, make sure that you check your chosen TV package thoroughly before you commit. You can access more information about each deal by clicking on the name.

    Why choose cable TV?

    There is such a range of great TV packages out there that will enhance your viewing experience. Here are three great reasons to pick up a cable TV deal.

    A great variety of programing

    Whatever your tastes, you should be able to find a TV package that ticks all your boxes as there’s such a huge amount of content out there. From the best UK and US entertainment and drama, an array of live sporting events or lists of the latest Hollywood blockbusters, you can’t fail to find something that’ll whet your appetite.

    New ways to watch your content

    The ceaseless march of technological advancement means a new and exciting way to watch your content is just around the corner. Be it HD, online players, 3D, multiroom services or via digital TV recorders, there are so many ways to keep up-to-date with your favourite shows. Most major TV providers offer these as paid-for or free extras, so you should factor that in when you’re making your decision.

    Most TV deals can be bundled up with broadband and phone plans

    Currently there are four major providers that give you the option of bundling up your TV package in a broadband and TV bundle. If you use these services, this is a fantastic way both to simplify your billing and reduce your monthly expenses. Companies like Sky and BT have very competitive TV prices, and offer both standard and fibre broadband, so you can match your speed with your needs.

    Pros & cons

    Pros

    • A great variety of programming
    • New ways to watch your content
    • Bundles can cost less than buying separately

    Cons

    • Not all TV packages are available UK-wide
    • Some deals require installation fees
    • More expensive than a simple Freeview box

    Which package is right for me?

    There are some great packages out there, but finding the right one for you is key to getting the best value. Here are some of our favourites for three different levels of TV viewer.

    BT TV Starter and BT Sport

    This is one of the cheapest, widely available broadband, TV and phone bundles around. You get 70 Freeview TV and radio channels as well as BT Sport, and a weekend call plan. BT's TV packages are only available with BT broadband or fibre - you can choose which speed you want. You also get a YouView box and you can also add a range of on demand TV box sets.

    Virgin Media’s Mix Bundle

    This is a mid-level broadband, TV and phone bundle on offer from Virgin Media. It’s moderately priced and and you get over 150 channels including 11 HD channels, 10 Sky channels and a Virgin TV V6 box, so you can record, rewind and pause your content. You also get 100Mbps fibre optic broadband, perfect for those with families that spend a lot of time online, and an unlimited weekend call plan.

    Sky Entertainment

    Sky TV offers the most extensive and varied range of TV currently on the market. Sky Entertainment is Sky's base TV package, although it is by no means basic, offering over 300 channels. You can choose to add a range of extras, including Sky Cinema, Sky Sports, Sky Kids Sky Box Sets and Sky HD. If you also want broadband you can choose from standard or fibre. Calls are pay-as-you-go as standard or you can pay for a calls package.

    What will I need?

    Check your postcode to see what you can get

    Before you set your heart on a package, check whether it is available in your area. Virgin Media sends its TV signals through its own network of cables, and availability is not yet guaranteed everywhere. Sky, on the other hand, delivers its signal via satellite, and is available to almost everyone. Equally, BT and TalkTalk use the broadband and phone cables to supply their TV services, so if you have a phone line, you can most likely get the TV service too. You can use our postcode checker at the top of the page to see what you can get.

    A good broadband connection will improve viewing options

    By coupling your TV package with a broadband deal, you are giving yourself access to a greater range of additional features that will improve your viewing capabilities. Most providers have access to a streaming service that lets you watch TV or films on demand. Also, features such as Sky Go let you watch your content on wireless devices around your house. While not essential, having broadband is certainly preferable and will squeeze a bit more value from your package.

    How do I switch?

    Make sure you’re getting the right package

    Before you make your decision, ensure you’ve been through the options thoroughly to confirm you’ve made the right choice. Most of these packages come with 18-month contracts, which is a long time to spend with a TV deal you don’t like, so consider it thoroughly before you commit.

    The switching process is largely automatic

    Generally, you don’t need to tell your old provider that you’re switching when you join a new cable TV provider. If you’re moving from BT to TalkTalk, for example, you won’t have to do anything after you’ve joined. However, if you’re joining or leaving Virgin Media, you will have to contact both providers to tell them you’re switching.

    Six essential questions before you buy

    1. How much TV do you want?
    2. What is available in your area?
    3. What is your budget for the service?
    4. Are you comfortable switching TV providers?
    5. Do you want a broadband and phone bundle form your TV provider?
    6. Are you comfortable with a satellite dish being installed on your property?

    Cable.co.uk recommends

    Browsing the TV packages on display can be a stimulating experience, but make sure you keep things in perspective and don’t get carried away. Be honest as to your current viewing habits, and try to work out how drastically they’d alter if you were to purchase a wider deal. Would you really see any value from it? If you’ve recently changed your TV package we’d love to hear about it in our comment section below.

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