Sky+ with Sky Sports
If you want a digital TV package with Sky Sports the most cost-effective way to get it is in a bundle like the Sky+ with Sky Sports package. You can put together a Sky TV package to your own taste with a choice of 2 Entertainment Packs and extra channels but here we assume you’re looking for the starter level Sky+ bundle with the Sky Sports pack. The bundle gives you the benefits of Sky+ thanks to the Sky+ Box, Sky broadband and the Sky Talk landline service too. The Sky+ with Sky Sports bundle consists of the following -
- >> Sky+ box to pause, rewind and record live TV
- >> The Sky Entertainment Pack
- >> Sky Sports 1, 2, 3 and 4 and Sky Sports News
- >> 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+ with Sky Sports package costs £40 a month plus telephone line rental of £12.25. The Sky Sports element costs £20 a month (included in the £40 total here). If you prefer you can choose to take only Sky Sports 1 or Sky Sports 2 in which case the package would cost £32.50 a month (£12.50 a month for Sky Sports 1 or 2).
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Details of the Sky+ with Sky Sports package
The Sky Sports pack consists of -
- >> Sky Sports 1
- >> Sky Sports 2
- >> Sky Sports 3
- >> Sky Sports 4
- >> Sky Sports News
This package does not include HD channels but if you decide to upgrade to Sky HD at a later date you can do that by adding the HD Pack for an extra £10.25 a month. All of the Sky Sports channels are available in HD - 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 kinds of great sports coverage on Sky Sports, from football, rugby, cricket and golf to the smaller events like speedway, wrestling and ice hockey.
The TV element of this package consists of the Sky+ Box 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. There are 2 different Entertainment Packs to choose from - the Entertainment Pack gives you all the channels from the Variety Pack and Style & Culture Pack - more about Sky TV packages here. If you'd like all of the channels from all 6 Sky Entertainment Packs you can upgrade to Entertainment Extra which is £25 a month. Similarly Sky Sports and Sky Movies can be added to your package as premium channels at any time.
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. You need to pay Sky line rental in order to get Sky Talk.