Sky+ HD with Sky Sports + ESPN
If you want HD television with the most complete sports coverage you can get then you need the Sky+HD with Sky Sports and ESPN package. The most cost-effective way to get it is in a triple bundle with phone and broadband – you can put together a Sky+HD package to your own taste with a choice of 2 Entertainment Packs (Entertainment and Entertainment Extra) and extra channels but here we assume you’re looking for the starter level HD bundle with the Sky Sports pack and ESPN. The bundle gives you the benefits of Sky+ thanks to the Sky+HD Box, access to HD channels depending on the TV package you choose and Sky’s broadband and landline service too. The Sky+HD starter bundle with Sky Sports and ESPN consists of the following -
- >> Sky+HD box to pause, rewind and record live TV
- >> The Sky Entertainment Pack
- >> The Sky HD Pack
- >> Sky Sports 1, 2, 3 and 4 and Sky Sports News
- >> ESPN and ESPN America
- >> Sky Broadband Everyday Lite – up to 20Mb speeds with 2GB monthly usage
- >> Sky Talk Freetime with unlimited evening and weekend calls to UK landlines
The Sky+HD with Sky Sports and ESPN package costs £59.25 a month plus telephone line rental of £12.25. The Sky Sports and ESPN element costs £29 a month (included in the £59.25 total here). You need an HD ready TV in order to watch HD content.
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Details of the Sky+ HD with Sky Sports + ESPN package
The Sky Sports with ESPN pack consists of -
- >> Sky Sports 1, 2, 3 and 4
- >> Sky Sports News
- >> ESPN
- >> ESPN America
All of these channels are available in HD with this package as it includes the HD pack - Sky is the only provider to offer all 5 Sky Sports channels in HD, the nearest rival is Sky Sports on Virgin Media which has 1, 2, 3 and 4 but only 1 and 2 in HD.
You get all manner of great sports coverage on Sky Sports, from football, rugby, cricket and golf to the smaller events like speedway, wrestling and ice hockey - if you're a sports fan you'll never be bored. ESPN features live Barclays Premier League, FA Cup and international football, plus Aviva Premiership Rugby and Top 14. ESPN also has the biggest UFC bouts and MMA Live. This package also includes ESPN America which shows a wide range of premium US sports including baseball, basketball and ice hockey.
The TV element of this package consists of the Sky+HD Box, the HD Pack and the Sky Entertainment Pack. First to the box, this enables you to pause and rewind live TV and to record and store content in the hard drive. The Entertainment Pack gives you 41 channels (plus lots of free to air channels too) covering some of the most popular entertainment in the UK - more about Sky TV packages here. The Sky+HD starter package includes one of these but you can add more as you wish for an extra monthly fee. Similarly Sky Movies can be added to your package as a premium pack at any time.
The HD Pack is the £10.25 a month add-on which enables you to watch any of the channels in your chosen package in HD if there is an HD version. So for example if the Sky Arts 1 channel is included in the pack you choose you will also be able to watch Sky Arts 1 HD. Sky has the best choice of HD channels by quite a long way - you need an HD ready TV to be able to watch HD TV.
Sky Broadband Everyday Lite has download speeds of up to 20MB and upload speeds of up to 1.3MB. It has a monthly usage cap of 2GB, which is enough for checking your emails and browsing the web. The package also comes with 24/7 technical support, free Sky wireless router worth £50 and a 3 month free trial of McAfee Internet Security.
Sky Talk Freetime comes with included evening and weekend calls to UK landlines. Sky line rental must be taken with Sky Talk.