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sports tvCAN'T decide between the big three home media providers?

Our guide to the deals from Sky, Virgin Media and BT can help you choose quickly, so you can get on with enjoying the service.


There are three main differences between the UK's three big pay TV providers:

  • Availability: varies across the UK
  • Broadband: BT require it; all three offer different services
  • Channel choice: every company holds different rights

See? Easy as ABC.


Before we get into the detail of these three aspects, though, it's worth taking a look at the special offers available.

Sky, Virgin and BT are all known for slashing prices for new customers, and offering money off vouchers. Their really big deals change frequently, but we'll highlight them here as and when they appear.

At the moment, Sky are offering the following to new customers signing up to one of their TV deals via Choose:

Sky TV Latest Offers

Reward Choice: Free 32" LG TV, Lenovo laptop or £100 Prepaid Mastercard or Amazon voucher

Get this deal

Then there are the other special offers and deals, which look like this:


Virgin Media

What's on offer? When you join online for:
Money off TV, broadband and phone for up to 12 months + free set up worth £49.95 One of Virgin Media's Big Bundles
Save over £180 on broadband and phone + free set up Virgin Media broadband
(with a Virgin phone line)
Exclusive offer: 50Mb broadband + phone £5 a month for the first 6 months (then £17.50) This exclusive 50Mb broadband and weekend calls deal only


Online Exclusive: Unlimited broadband just £7.50 for 12 months (usually £18/mth) + £75 BT Reward card
Hurry! Offer ends in 6 days!
BT Unlimited broadband up to 17Mb
Online Exclusive: Infinity 1 up to 52Mb (25GB usage) + TV Starter just £8 for 12 months (usually £25/mth) + £125 BT Reward card
Hurry! Offer ends in 6 days!
BT Infinity 1 up to 52Mb fibre broadband (25GB usage) + TV Starter
Online Exclusive: Unlimited Infinity 1 + Entertainment Plus TV just £22.50 for 12 months (usually £35/mth) + £125 BT Reward card
Hurry! Offer ends in 6 days!
BT Unlimited Infinity 1 up to 52Mb fibre broadband (25GB usage) + TV Entertainment Plus
£125 BT Reward card
Hurry! Offer ends in 6 days!
Any BT Infinity Broadband, with or without BT TV.
£75 BT Reward card
Hurry! Offer ends in 6 days!
Any BT Broadband, with or without BT TV.
Free phone line installation or reconnection worth £130 With any BT Broadband package


The UK's three biggest pay TV providers offer their channels in three different ways: Sky TV comes via satellite, BT use broadband and what is essentially a snazzy Freeview box, and Virgin Media use their fibre optic network.

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