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Get Sky Sports and BT Sport in one Package – Virgin Media promises £426 saving

Virgin Media are offering a £436 saving with this Sky Sports and BT Sport package. The claim is in comparison to joining Sky for a similar package. We take a look at the details and find out which is the best deal for both Sky Sports and BT Sport….

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In an ever competitive market providers are falling over each other in offering incentives for new customers. The Sports market is one of the most hotly contested and as a result there are new deals emerging every week. However, the beginning of the football season is generally the best time of the year for the biggest savings on all things sport. Bring forth Virgin Media with their latest deal which is definitely worth considering. See deal here »

Virgin Media’s latest offering combines BT Sport in Ultra HD for your 4K telly (if you have one) and Sky Sports with the HD version of all the channels thrown-in free for 12 months.

Along with the sports channels you also get 240 other channels and 100mb fibre broadband. There’s also the added sweetener of free weekend calls and – as with other providers we should add – line rental is inclusive in the broadband price.

Compare packages best for Sky Sports and BT Sport

Lets take a look at the saving claim made by Virgin Media. The statement reads “Watch all the football on Sky Sports and BT Sport for up to £436 less than Sky”.

Breakdown with Sky’s latest offer:
Sky Sports
Sky Entertainment = £15pm
Sky Sports Pack = £23pm
HD pack = £4pm
Sky Broadband Superfast = £27pm
BT Sport (direct with BT) = £20pm
Total = £89 per month

The Maths:
If we take the (£89) per month you would pay Sky for a similar a service, minus the (£65) per month charged by Virgin – we can see that there is a £24 difference. Sky contract is for 18 months, so if we multiply 24 by 18 it does come to the £432 figure stated. However, Virgin’s contract is for 12 months and the figure has been worked out over 18 months. So then lets look at the out-of-contract pricing, in other-words, the price you would pay after your contract / offer is up. While Sky’s price for their package would jump to £114 per month after 18 months, Virgin’s would be £110 per month after 12 months. Either-way, you are free to renegotiate your subscription costs or switch to another provider at the end of your contract.

How about BT?

BT’s equivalent package is £85.99 rising to £104.99 after the 18 month contract applicable. However, you would need to pay around £7 more each month to access BT Sports in 4K UHD. Elsewhere in the package, you get broadband speeds of around 67mb for this price and free weekend calls. Compare this package below »

How does this Virgin deal compare to Sky and BT?

Virgin Media

    BIGGER BUNDLE + SPORTS: MAXIT TV + SKY SPORTS HD + BT SPORT UHD + M100 FIBRE
    Free Sky HD Pack for 12 months

  • Includes Sky Q box and WIFI hub
  • Average 108mb Speeds
  • Truly Unlimited Usage
  • Set-up cost £35
  • £110 £72 a month
  • 12 month contract
    Limited time offer
    Sky Broadband deal
    SKY ENTERTAINMENT + HD PACK + SKY SPORTS + BT SPORT HD^ + BROADBAND SUPERFAST
    Free Broadband Boost & Off-peak calls

  • Includes Virgin V6 box and WIFI hub
  • Average 59mb Speeds
  • Truly Unlimited Usage
  • Set-up cost £39.95
  • £114 £89 a month
  • 18 month contract
    Limited time offer
BT Broadband deal

    STARTER + BT SPORT UHD + SKY SPORTS HD
    SUPERFAST FIBRE 2

    Free £120 Reward Card

  • Includes BT TV box and WIFI hub
  • Average 67mb Speeds
  • Truly Unlimited Usage
  • Set-up cost £49.99
  • £104.99 £85.99 a month
  • 18 month contract
    Limited time offer

^BT Sport is arranged direct with BT once you have your Sky viewing card number.

Summary

Weighing up the costs to access Sky Sports and BT Sport in the same package, Virgin edge it in the main area’s of contract length, subscription cost and the higher broadband speed.

Need help deciding?

If you are still undecided on which service to go for, we have a wealth of information on our site to help. Once you are ready to order, always read the terms and conditions with your chosen provider.

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Virgin Media – T&C’s

New customers only. Maxit TV including Sky Sports HD and BT Sport in 4K Ultra HD, M100 Fibre Broadband (average download speed 108Mbps) and Talk Weekends. £65 a month for 12 months. Online offer ends 1st September 2019. Price includes line rental (£19 per month). Standard monthly pricing (currently £110 per month) applies from month 13. If you cancel your service during your minimum term an early disconnection fee will apply. Downgrading a service in your bundle may result in loss of bundle discount. If you upgrade any aspect of the service, standard pricing will apply to that upgrade. Virgin Media reserves the right to withdraw or amend the pricing if you change any part of your package. Virgin Media reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time. Offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer unless stated by Virgin Media.

*All prices, offers and information are correct at the time of writing. Information is subject to change at any moment so please always check costs and information with providers.

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