Broadband and TV deals: our expert picks for the week beginning 18th March
Each week our team highlights a selection of broadband and TV deals to help you find the right package at the right price. Here you’ll find our pick of the best internet and TV bundles, including the cheapest offers.
Not every TV and broadband deal will be included here of course, so if you’d like to see the full range start with our comparison table above. Enter a postcode to view availability in your location and use the filters to narrow down the options.
What are the best TV and broadband deals?
This is our choice of the best TV and broadband bundles available this week. These packages may not always be the cheapest or the fastest or have the most channels, but represent the best value for money with a good balance of features and price.
BT TV Starter + BT Sport + Superfast Fibre with £90 rewards
50Mb average speed | 18 month contract | £39.99 per month | £49.99 setup | £90 BT Reward | Ends 28th March
TV bundles can be expensive, but if you need TV and broadband on a budget this deal from BT is a cheaper option. With £90 in rewards, to sweeten the deal for you.
While you don’t get hundreds of premium channels, it does include a BT YouView box with access to optional additional content and a few freebies and handy extra features. And the deal comes with a fast 50Mb fibre optic broadband service.
50Mb average speed: BT’s entry-level fibre optic service is faster than most (almost all other fibre providers start at a speed of around 35Mb) and can comfortably handle multiple users.
£39.99 per month: Increases to £58.49 after 12 months.
£49.99 setup: The setup cost includes broadband activation and your TV box.
BT TV Starter: The package comes with a basic YouView box which provides live pause and rewind and integrated streaming and catch-up TV, but no recording function. You get access to the standard Freeview channels, plus free BT Sport Pack.
£90 reward: Only for new customers. Deal includes a Mastercard loaded with £90 credit. Must be claimed from BT after activation of your new service.
Extras: Includes BT Home Hub 4 Wi-Fi router and free access to BT Wi-Fi hotspots.
BT TV Entertainment + Superfast Fibre + £90 reward
50Mb average speed | 18-month contract | £49.99 per month | £19.99 setup | £90 BT Reward Card | Ends 28th March
Get cheap broadband and TV with this action-packed bundle that includes fibre optic broadband and a BT TV package with premium channels. This deal also comes with £90 BT Rewards, in the form of a pre-paid Mastercard.
50Mb average speed: Most fibre providers have an entry-level speed around 35Mb, but BT starts at 50Mb.
£49.99 per month: The cost for the first 18 months including broadband, phone line and BT TV Entertainment. After 18 months it increases to £67.49.
£19.99 setup: Setup costs are a little higher than some other broadband deals because this package includes a BT TV YouView+ box. Extra costs apply if you require a new phone line.
BT TV Entertainment: Your TV bundle includes a YouView+ box with recording and access to 29 premium channels in addition to Freeview.
£90 BT Reward: To receive the £90 Mastercard you must claim online through BT after the service is activated.
Extras: A free Wi-Fi router is included, along with free BT Cloud storage and free BT Wi-Fi access.
What are the cheapest broadband and TV deals?
Broadband and TV packages tend to be more expensive than other types of broadband deals, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get a great value TV and internet bundle that can provide all your entertainment on a budget.
NOW Broadband Brilliant Broadband + Entertainment Pass
11Mb average speed | 12 month contract | £22.99 per month | £0 setup
With NOW Broadband you get a cheap TV and broadband service that provides access to premium Sky TV channels without the need for a satellite dish.
This deal bundles NOW Broadband with a discounted NOW TV Entertainment pass. You can pick additional passes (for sports, movies or kids) any time you like without signing up to a contract.
11Mb average speed: Suitable for smaller households or individuals. If the connection is shared then fibre optic is recommended. Note that the TV pass is a streaming service and viewing could be impacted if the broadband is used for other tasks at the same time.
£22.99 per month: Price includes phone line rental, broadband and a discounted NOW TV Entertainment pass. Increases to £33.98 after 12 months.
NOW TV Entertainment Pass: Watch 12 Sky TV channels, including Sky Atlantic. The pass is discounted to £4.99 (usually £7.99) for 12 months or until cancelled. You can cancel the pass at any time without penalty.
Extras: Includes free Wi-Fi router.
Virgin Media Player TV with 108Mb broadband just £33
108Mb average speed | 12 month contract | £33 per month | £25 setup
Get very fast broadband and a Virgin TV service with this affordable bundle which includes a Virgin TV V6 box with recording, streaming apps and Ultra HD 4K support.
108Mb average speed: This isn’t Virgin’s fastest broadband, but it's still quicker than most other fibre providers. Great for busy family homes.
£33 per month: Increases to £56 after 12 months so make a note and prepare to switch or negotiate to keep your costs down.
£25 setup: Covers broadband setup and postage for your Wi-Fi router and TV box.
Virgin Player TV: This is an entry level package which provides Freeview channels but no premium extras. If you want access to Sky and other premium channels this can be added later for an additional cost.
Extras: Includes free Virgin TV V6 box and free Wi-Fi router. Also includes unlimited weekend calls to UK landlines and Virgin Mobile numbers.
What are the fastest broadband and TV deals?
Fast broadband is no longer a luxury so you’ll find loads of great value broadband and TV packages which include very fast broadband to handle the demands of a busy family home.
Virgin Media VIP TV bundle with 362Mb broadband
362Mb average speed | 12 month contract | £75 per month | £25 setup | VIP TV bundle
Virgin’s fastest service, plus an enormous premium TV bundle with hundreds of channels.
362Mb average speed: This is an extremely high speed, best suited to serving busy family or shared homes where it will easily be able to handle multiple people streaming and downloading at the same time.
£75 per month: You get fast broadband and a huge number of TV channels, but this isn't a good choice if you're on a tight budget (check out our cheapest picks above). Price increases to £129 after the 12 month contract so be prepared to switch or ask for a better deal. Virgin does increase prices from time to time, though you can leave for free if it’s not linked to inflation.
£25 setup: Covers activation of your Virgin connection and postage for the TV box and Wi-Fi router.
VIP TV bundle: More than 260 channels, including HD broadcasts and 10 Sky channels. Your bundle includes two V6 TV boxes so you can watch in another room.
Extras: Includes free Virgin Media Super Hub and free Wi-Fi on London Underground.
Virgin Media Full House TV Bundle with 108Mb broadband
108Mb average speed | 12 month contract | £45 per month | £25 setup
If you’re put off by the high cost of Virgin’s top packages then consider this bundle instead.
While not as fast as the high end offerings it’s still very fast, and includes hundreds of TV channels. Plus, it’s reduced to £50 for the first 12 months.
108Mb average speed: This is not the fastest speed available from Virgin but is still an extremely quick connection that’s suitable for both individual power users and busy shared homes.
£45 per month: Increases to £74 after 12 months. Good value for a high speed broadband connection and TV package, but if you’re trying to keep costs down there are cheaper options.
£25 setup: For the broadband activation and delivery of your Virgin TV box and Wi-Fi router.
Full House TV bundle: Watch more than 230 channels, including BT Sport and 12 Sky channels.
Extras: Includes free Virgin V6 TV box and Virgin Super Hub Wi-Fi router.
More help buying broadband
Broadband is easier to buy and use than ever before, but you can still run into lots of technical terms and there's a huge choice of deals. If you're uncertain about any aspect of broadband you can find assistance right here on Broadband Genie with our comprehensive plain-English guides that will help you every step of the way.
What is broadband? If you’re a complete broadband beginner then this introduction to the topic is a good place to start, giving an overview of what broadband is, how it works, what you need to use it, and why you might want it.
Guide to broadband speed It’s important to understand what broadband speeds actually mean, so if you can’t tell your megabits from your megabytes consult this guide and become an instant expert on the subject.
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Broadband glossary If you’re confused about a technical term, consult our handy broadband dictionary for a plain-English explanation.