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Where to find the cheapest Sky Sports package

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There’s an action-packed year of sport to look forward to in 2024. If you’re a keen participator, (albeit from your armchair) you might want to think about your entertainment setup before the season really gets underway.

If you’re looking for the cheapest Sky Sports package, here are your options:

  • You can sign up for a bundled broadband and Sports TV package
  • OR Sky up to Sky Sports as a standalone TV package without broadband
  • OR Choose a NOW Sports membership for access to Sky Sports when you need it, on a short term or no-contract basis.

Let's dive into all of these solutions to find out which works out the cheapest!

  • What Sky Sports channels are there?

    There are currently 12 Sky Sports channels. These are:

    • Sky Sports Main Event (401)
    • Sky Sports Premier League (402)
    • Sky Sports Football (403)
    • Sky Sports Cricket (404)
    • Sky Sports Golf (405)
    • Sky Sports F1 (406)
    • Sky Sports Tennis (407)
    • Sky Sports Action (408)
    • Sky Sports News (409)
    • Sky Sports Arena (412)
    • Sky Sports Racing (415)
    • Sky Sports Mix (416)
  • What sporting events are broadcast on Sky Sports?

    Sky Sports is the home of Premier League football. Other major sporting events shown on Sky Sports Main Event include Formula 1 (racing and qualifying), Scottish Premiership, Super League, all nine Golf majors, boxing, cricket, Rugby Leave and the US Open tennis championships.

What’s the cheapest way to get Sky Sports with broadband?

At the time of writing, the cheapest way to get Sky Sports alongside a broadband deal is to sign up to a NOW Super Fibre Broadband, with separate NOW TV Sky Sports 6-month Saver Membership.

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You could then sign up to a standalone NOW TV 6-month Saver Membership for £26 per month (6-month minimum term). This also gives you the flexibility to cancel during quieter sport months.

NOW Broadband also has rolling monthly or 12-month contracts, which means you’re less likely to get stung and stuck with mid-contract price rises.

Cheapest cost estimate - £47.83 per month

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If you head to our cheap broadband page, you can set yourself up with a great value broadband deal, with prices from just under £25 per month for a standard fibre connection.

Effective monthly prices can be cut even more if you’re able to make use of a rewards deal with a gift card or bill credit.

What are the best broadband and Sky Sports bundles?

The following broadband providers offer dedicated bundled broadband and TV packages with access to Sky Sports:

Let’s explore these in more detail...

Cheapest Sky Broadband and Sky Sports Deals

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Sign up to any Sky fibre or full fibre broadband deal, and you can add Sky Stream Entertainment & Netflix deal during the checkout stage.

You’ll then have to add Sky Sports in as an additional Sky TV package on top of this. This is currently priced at an extra £20 for the duration of the contract, or, if you’d rather not commit long-term, a 31-day rolling deal will cost you £27 per month.

What’s the cheapest way to get Sky Broadband with Sky Sports?

The cheapest option is to go for Sky Superfast (61Mb) with a Sky Entertainment and Netflix + Sky Sports add-on.

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Expect to pay around £58 a month for this (although you’ll likely get a price increase each Spring). Additional set-up fees come and go, but you can often get a Sky broadband deal with no upfront cost.

You’ll be free to add a TV subscription onto any Sky broadband package, but bear in mind, the faster you go, the more expensive the base deal will be.

Cheapest cost estimate - £58 per month 

  • Do I have to have a satellite dish installed to watch Sky Sports with Sky?

    Sky Stream subscriptions don’t require a satellite dish. Signing up for a Sky Glass Smart TV is another way to access Sky content without needed any external installations.

    With a Sky TV package subscription, you always get access to the Sky Go App (even before installation, so you can watch Sky Sports on your phone, tablet, laptop, computer or Apple TV device.

Cheapest TalkTalk and Sky Sports Deals

Sign up to any TalkTalk fibre package and on checkout you can add a NOW membership with TalkTalk TV. The Sky Sports NOW pass will set you back an additional £34.99 per month.

An additional HD boost is included, allowing you to watch ad-free in full HD on up to three devices at the same time.

What’s the cheapest way to get TalkTalk Broadband with Sky Sports?

On top of your broadband package and NOW Membership, you’ll need to pay an additional fee for a TalkTalk TV Hub (£5 per month). Also expect to pay a set-up fee.

Because of the flexibility of NOW Sports, you’ll end up paying quite a bit more than a package deal from Sky.

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The cheapest we found it was for TalkTalk Fibre 65 on a 24 month contract, with a total price of £67.99 per month. However, for this, you’d be free to cancel or swap to a different NOW TV pass at any time. Entertainment and Cinema passes are significantly cheaper.

Cheapest cost estimate - £67.99 per month

Cheapest Virgin Media and Sky Sports Deals

A Sky Sports subscription can be added on to any standalone broadband package from Virgin Media. As standard, this will give you 8 premium sports channels in HD, along with access to the Sky Sports app.

The Sky Sports subscription is set at £34.99 per month as standard, or you can upgrade to Sky Sports UHD for another £7 per month.

TV channels available in Ultra HD include:

  • Sky Sports Main Event UHD
  • Sky Sports F1 UHD
  • Sky Sports UHD 2
  • Sky Sports UHD

Alternatively, you can sign up to one of Virgin Media’s dedicated broadband and TV bundles. Here are the Virgin bundle deals that include Sky Sports:

  • Biggest Combo
    (for Sky Sports Racing, Sky Sports News HD, Eurosport 1 HD, Sky Sports Mix HD only)
  • Mega Volt
  • Bigger Combo + Sports
  • Bigger Combo / Bigger Combo + Movies
  • Big Bundle (for Sky Sports Racing only)
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What’s the cheapest way to get Virgin Media with Sky Sports?

If you’re keen to have access to all of the Sky Sport channels (not just Sky Sports Racing), we’d recommend the Bigger Combo Bundle + Sports. But be prepared to fork out - this is pricey at £71 per month on an 18-month contract. But for this, you’ll also get a fast connection with an average download speed of 362Mb.

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At the top end, the Virgin Mega Volt Bundle with Gigafast download speeds of 1.1Gb will cost you £84.99 per month.

Cheapest cost estimate - £71 per month

Cheapest BT and Sky Sports Deals

BT is unique in that it offers a dedicated EE TV Sports packages to its entry-level fibre deal. You’ll need to opt for ‘Big Sport’ rather than ‘Sport’ (which doesn’t include Sky Sports) on checkout.

With this, you’ll get access to all 12 Sky Sports channels through Sky Sports, as well as all four TNT Sports (previously known as ‘BT Sport’ channels, Eurosport 1 and 2 and 400+ live football games, including Premier League.

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What’s the cheapest way to get BT with Sky Sports?

Again, this works out pretty expensive. Expect to pay from around £78.99 per month, plus setup fees for access to Sky Sports with a basic fibre deal. For faster full fibre packages, you’d be paying around £104.99 per month, including set-up fees.

Cheapest cost estimate - £78.99 per month

Can I watch Sky Sports without a contract?

There are plenty of ways you can get access to all Sky Sports channels without tying yourself into a lengthy contract.

Adding a standalone Sky Sports TV deal on top of a broadband only package gives you much more choice to research the best broadband providers in your area.

Of course, might not get all the bells and whistles of a fancy set-top box without a bundle deal, but there are a few ways to stream Sky Sports to your TV, so you’re not sat in front of your laptop.

NOW TV Passes

Anyone can sign up to a NOW TV Sports Membership. These are either a 1-day, month or 6-monthly basis. All include all 12 Sky Sports channels:

NOW TV Sports Membership Prices (last checked June 2024)
Membership Type Contract Length Monthly Cost
Day Membership No contract £14.99
Flexible Monthly Membership No contract £34.99
6-month Saver Membership 6-months minimum £26

How do you watch NOW TV?

You can stream NOW TV on over 60 different devices. Without the need for a dedicated TV set-top box, you might be able to access NOW through an LG, Samsung or Apple TV.

An Amazon Fire TV stick, NOW Smart Stick or Google Chromecast can be a really convenient way of getting NOW’s streaming service broadcast on your TV.

Switching broadband providers for a better Sky Sports deal

If you’re currently signed up to a broadband and TV package, and already have access to Sky Sports, there’s a chance you could be paying over the odds for your deal.

If you’re out of contract on a BT, Virgin Media, TalkTalk or Sky deal, mid-contract price rises will mean you’re almost definitely being charged more now than when you first signed up.

Switching to another provider gives you the best chance of getting the best value for money on a Sky Sports package.

All of these providers offer a mix of different packages and speeds. However, you’ll need to carry out an address check to find out what’s currently available at your property.

Switching is a really simple process. But we understand that things become a little more complicated if you’ve got used to enjoying extra TV content, or having access to live sport at your fingertips.

If you’re trying to weigh up the pros and cons of leaving your current provider, here are some other guides that may help you decide:

Meet the author:

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Broadband Genie's Editor, Emma Davenport, has been contributing to the site since 2007. She has 20 years of experience writing articles, guides and tutorials on consumer technology for magazines and online.

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