There are 4 ways to get Sky Sports – from Sky themselves, Virgin Media, BT Vision and on Freeview by getting a Top Up TV box and paying a monthly fee but not necessarily on a contract. Here’s how they compare for the cheapest standard definition package with Sky Sports 1…
- > Initial cost is £30 set-up fee – currently free on offer
- > Sky Sports 1 added to the Sky+ Starter package makes it £31.75 a month
- > Total for 1 year, Sky Sports 1 only, £411 (but you’re getting broadband, Sky+ recording and landline phone in with that)
- > No initial cost
- > Sky Sports 1 added to the M+ Starter package makes it £30.74 a month for the 1st 6 months then £33.99 a month
- > Total for 1 year, Sky Sports 1 only, £388.38
- > Initial cost £100 (£60 for the box, £30 one-off activation and £10 for a viewing card)
- > Sky Sports 1 added to the TV, Broadband and Calls package makes it £35.20 a month
- > Total for 1 year, Sky Sports 1 only, £522.40
- > Initial cost is £49.99 – £29.99 for the basic Top Up Freeview box and £20 set-up fee
- > Sky Sports 1 with no contract then £19.99 a month
- > Total for 1 year, Sky Sports 1 only, £289.87
This is the original post before it was updated;
With the World Cup starting very shortly a lot of people are looking for the cheapest way to get Sky Sports in time for all the action, and if you’re not necessarily bothered about having HD (for now anyway – you can always add it later) then this deal is a corker.
Until recently the Sky+ deals without HD came with a free Sky+ Box but were subject to a standard £30 installation – now you can get that free too if you take out Sky Sports or Sky Movies, and a £25 M&S voucher into the bargain.
The Sky+ with Sky Sports package is £27 a month plus standard Sky or BT line rental and includes
- Free Sky+ box
- Free standard set-up
- Sky Sports 1 or 2
- 1 Other Entertainment Pack – see Sky TV packages
- 2Mb Sky Broadband with free evening & weekend UK calls
- £25 M&S Voucher when you join online
Check it out on the Sky website here.