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Our best fibre broadband and TV deals

Fibre broadband & TV deals updated: 24th July 2021

1. Virgin Media Bigger Bundle with BT Sport

2. Now Fab Fibre & Entertainment Pass

Great fibre broadband and TV deals from Now

3. BT TV Sport + Superfast Fibre 2

Find great fibre broadband and TV deals from BT

4. Plusnet Unlimited Fibre

5. Sky TV with Sky Sports

Not sure which provider to choose?

Our site is all about helping you to find the best TV & fibre broadband deals for you, based on the things you actually want to watch.

SwitchTV.co.uk’s unique package finder will do the hard work for you. Click here and enter the specific programmes or channels you like, enter your postcode, and we’ll find the best deals for you!

Find the best TV package for sport in your area

How easy is it to switch?

It’s not as difficult as you think. Once you’ve found the best fibre broadband deal for you, most switches can be done online and without even speaking to your current provider. They are usually completed in 2-3 weeks. For more information, check out our switching guide here

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Sky Sports F1 live in 2021 – do I have to get Sky TV?

There are plenty of choices out there to get Sky Sports F1, even if you don’t want Sky TV. Check out our guide to find the best way to watch Formula 1 in 2021…

Lewis Hamilton flying at Imola in his Mercedes F1 car live on Sky Sports
7-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton in the all-black Mercedes 2021

Looking for the latest TV deals including Sky Sports F1? Click here to see our latest offers

Where can you watch F1 live in 2021?

Since 2019, Formula 1 has been exclusively live in the UK on Sky Sports in a 5-year deal with F1. As a result, all of the live action is only available on the Sky Sports F1 channel. There are extended highlights available free to air on Channel 4, but this is usually a few hours later. But don’t worry there are plenty of ways to watch Sky Sports F1 live so read on…

You might hear talk of being able to watch F1 using the recently launched F1 app with prices starting from £10/month. However, as a result of the exclusive contract signed by F1 and Sky for the UK the live content will not be available for UK viewers, so you can count that out, sorry.

Is it all bad news? Definitely not. Sky broadcast Formula 1 on their dedicated F1 channel, usually along with the supporting races like Formula 2 and Formula 3 during the race weekend. This means that you can really ‘get in’ with the whole race weekend. You can watch all of the practice and qualifying sessions, along with a number of excellent documentaries.

The Sky coverage is supported by an excellent and credible set of presenters too. These include David Croft as main commentator alongside Martin Brundle, Rachel Brookes, Karun Chandhok, Damon Hill, Jenson Button and Paul di Resta. It’s an A-star line-up.

As you’d expect, Sky broadcast their F1 channel to their own customers via Sky TV and Now TV, but crucially also to Virgin, BT and Talk Talk customers too.

Want to watch more of Lewis Hamilton and Formula 1 on Sky Sports F1 live in 2021? Here are your options; 

There’s actually a few ways you can do it – depending on how much you want to spend and what sort of features you’re looking for. 

Your options are; Sky TV, via BT TV, via Now TV and via Virgin Media. We’ll take you through each of them now.

1) Sky TV with Sky Sports

…probably the most obvious one so let’s start with that! A package with Sky means buying their base ‘Entertainment’ TV package then choosing the number of Sky Sports channels you want on top. By going to Sky direct, you’ll get their Sky Q set top box, a remote control, and the ability to pause and rewind live TV as well as record all the programmes. You can also choose to take out their ‘Ultra HD’ option which upgrades the quality of a number of their channels into amazing 4K – the highest available picture quality. It really is the full monte way to do it, but no surprise it’s the highest cost, though they do run tempting offers every now and then.

You can just buy the Sky Sports F1 channel, however this is usually only a few pounds less than the whole Sports package. As a result, you might as well get all of the Sky Sports channels. Click here to order now

2) A Sky Sports Pass from Now TV with/without Now Broadband

If you’ve never had a pay monthly TV subscription and want to try it out, this is a great way to do it. If you haven’t heard of Now TV, you can find more details in our article here. You can buy day, week or monthly passes for things like Sky Sports, so you can watch F1 (and all the other Sky Sports channels) on your tablet, phone or big TV using either a Chromecast or Now TV stick. If you take Now TV Broadband at the same time, you’ll get special discounts on Now TV passes, including Sport.

Just bear in mind you won’t be able to record from Now TV or get the Ultra HD channels from Sky. It can work out expensive over a season if you end up buying a lot of day or weekly passes rather than taking the monthly option.

If you’d like to get a special price on your Now TV Sports Pass by taking Now Broadband, click here order. Once you’ve entered your broadband details, you can then a Sports Pass for a discounted price to your order. You can use it immediately to watch the F1 on your phone, laptop or stream to your TV.

If you’re just looking for quick access to a particular race or part of the season, you can order a Now TV Sports pass here.

3) Adding Sky Sports channels on BT TV

With BT’s new TV packages launched earlier this year you can now add Sky channels using Now TV passes. In order to get this, you’ll need a decent (fibre) broadband, as the subscription channels are sent to the BT TV box over the internet. But it does work brilliantly and this means it’s now a viable alternative to Sky for sports fans. It also includes the option of adding and removing some package each month, which gives you some flexibility. HD is available, but not Ultra HD.

Adding the Sky Sports channels onto BT TV is an ideal choice if you’re looking for an alternative to Sky TV, and want some flexibility around your TV package. If you’re interested in learning more, check out our full video guide to BT TV below and click here to order BT TV now.

Our guide to BT TV – which now carries all the Sky Sports channels

4) With Sky Sports F1 on Virgin TV

If you’re in a Virgin-cabled area, this is a great alternative to getting Sky TV. By adding the Sky Sports channels to your Virgin TV bundle, you can watch all of them in glorious HD as well as pause/rewind and record live TV. Because you’re not buying from Sky, you won’t have access to Sky Ultra HD content though.

Virgin will usually work out as the most expensive package, but don’t forget that their broadband is usually the fastest available (assuming you can get it in your area). Click here to order Virgin TV and broadband.

I’m looking for instant access to the coverage – how can I watch F1 today?

Well, the great news is that all the main providers offer instant access via their App. So once you’ve signed up, the provider will send you the login detail you need to use to access the channels live.

Just remember that if you’re buying Sky Sports via BT TV, they’ll send you login details to watch using the Now App – you don’t access via the BT TV or Sky Sports App.

So… how much does Formula 1 cost per month?

To help guide you, we’ve done a handy little table summarising the options and latest prices for watching Formula 1 on Sky Sports; 

 Typical monthly cost including HD Includes broadbandPause/ rewind/ record live TV Ultra HD channels (extra cost) 
Sky Sports F1 live with Sky TV£46 for Sky Sports channels (includes Sky Entertainment TV package)NoYes Yes 
Sky Sports F1 live with Now TV£49 a month alongside Now Broadband or £33.99 for a Sky Sports Pass only YesNo No 
Sky Sports F1 live with Virgin Media TV£69 for Virgin TV Bigger Bundle +Sky Sports and broadband bundle YesYes No 
Sky Sports F1 live with BT TV£75.99 for Big Sport TV including Sky Sports (with fibre broadband)YesYes No 
Our table showing prices correct July 2021

Finding the best package to watch Sky Sports F1 for a great price 

Prices do vary during the year, so SwitchTV.co.uk’s unique package finder will allow you to find a package for the programmes you want to watch at the right price.

Click here and enter ‘Formula 1’ or ‘Sky Sports F1’ and then we’ll find the latest packages available for you!

Find the best way TV package based on the things you want to watch with our unique package finder
Find your perfect package with our unique finder tool

SwitchTV.co.uk’s guide to the best TV packages for Sport

Find the best deals for TV packages with Sport as well as the latest offers on Sky Sports and BT Sport

Finding the best TV packages for the sport your family wants

The great news is there’s now plenty of choice out there, with lots of TV providers offering Sport channels and a number of streaming options too. But which is the best overall package for Sport? Sometimes it’s hard to tell, so we’ve run through the main options and what you might want to consider before choosing a sport package for your TV.

Before you start – are you ready to switch providers?

This sounds really obvious, but we know from our research that many families are paying more than they need to, and could save up to £450 a year if they switched their TV and broadband.

But in order to get the best deal, you need to be willing to switch. If you’ve just started a new contract, or don’t want to leave your current provider, you probably won’t benefit.

Do you want an all-in bundle, or several different packages at once?

In theory, if you pick the exact packages you want when you need them, you can save the most money and have the best flexibility. In fact, that’s exactly what this site will allow you to do. Click here to access our package finder, where you can choose the precise channels/sports you want to watch, and we’ll find you the best deals around.

However, we know that for many busy households, they’d rather go for an all-inclusive bundle, where everything comes from 1 provider with one monthly bill. If that’s what you’d prefer, and you want to get the best TV package will all the sport included, read on.

We’ve compared the main TV providers ‘all-in’ packages including Sport channels, showing you how they differ, what you need to consider and the likely pricing. If you’ve got any comments or questions, please ask.

Sky TV with Superfast broadband, Sky Sports and BT Sport

Sky offers a great selection of Sport on TV packages

Key features

BT TV Big Sport with Superfast fibre

BT now offers TV packages with all the sports included

Virgin Media Bigger Bundle + Sports

Virgin also offers sport options on it's TV packages

Now TV Fab Fibre with Now TV Sports Pass

Get Sky Sports and Broadband in one package from Now

Finding the latest TV packages for Sport in your area

Prices do vary during the year, so always check our deals page for the latest offers

Alternatively, if you want to search for the best sports package based on just the programmes or channels you need, SwitchTV.co.uk’s unique package finder will do the hard work for you. Click here and enter the specific sports or channels you want, and then your postcode, and we’ll do the rest!

Find the best TV package for sport in your area

The return of the Premier League! Where you can watch

It’s just been announced that Premier League football in England will return from the middle of June, with all the games on live TV. Find out which providers have got the games and how you can get the best deal out there…

Big tens! Liverpool especially will be very happy that the Premier League is restarting

The games are free to air right?

Well, some of them are. As part of a negotiated agreement with the broadcasters, the Premier League has announced that all of the 92 remaining games will be broadcast live.

Of the remaining games, they will be split across the existing rights holders, Sky Sports (64), BT Sport (20), Amazon Prime Video (4) and BBC Sport (4).

And yes, this means that the BBC will for the first time in ages have some live games, covering 4 fixtures completely free to air (woohoo!)

What about the games free on Sky?

Well, it gets interesting here. Sky have said that they will show 25 of their 64 games free to customers. We believe this means they’ll be on Sky Sports Mix, a channel available to all Sky TV subscribers (whether you pay extra for Sky Sports or not). They may also show them on Sky One, which would open up the games to Virgin Media, BT and Talk Talk customers too.

And it’s not just the ‘dull’ games that Sky are opening up. The first game they’ll be offering to all subscribers is Everton v Liverpool on the opening weekend of June 19-21st.

Sky will show 25 of their 64 games to all subscribers, even if you don’t have Sky Sports

What games are on first?

Not all of the fixtures and timings have been announced yet, but we know that the first games will be those games in hand, starting with Man City vs Arsenal and Aston Villa vs Sheffield United, both on the 17th June.

So how do I get the best package for me?

Well, that’s pretty much why our site exists. The games are across 3 Pay TV providers as well as free to air on the BBC, so it’s complicated to work out what sort of package you need and how much you should pay, so we’ve done the hard work for you.
It’s completely free to use – if you just enter ‘premier league’ into our programme and channel finder, we’ll find the best deal available in your area. Try it out here

Switch TV’s guide to BT TV – what channels can you get and how does it work?

BT’s TV service supports BT Sport, Sky channels, Amazon and Netflix

Is it a like for like replacement for Sky TV?

I know that’s a question lots of people might be thinking – the short answer is no, but don’t stop reading just yet! It’s a no because Sky is still the best TV package, in the way that BT’s broadband packages are still the best. The real question is does it represent a better package for your money – and what does it offer. Read on!

There’s no satellite dish so how does BT TV work?

It’s a combination of using your TV aerial for the Freeview channels like BBC1, BBC2, etc. and your BT broadband connection for extra channels like entertainment, kids and sport. It’s actually a really neat solution – it means you get access to loads more content without having to stick an ugly dish on your house, but you aren’t using your broadband connection if you’re just watching the news.

Do I need a minimum broadband speed?

You definitely need a robust broadband speed, ideally on their Superfast Fibre product. If you’re only on standard broadband you’ll be able to get BT Sport channels only, and not in high definition. So if you can, check you can get Fibre first.

Is it just about BT Sport?

It used to be. Although BT TV (was BT Vision) has been around for about 10 years, it was only really in 2014 that it got a turbo-charge following BT’s acquisition of Premier League rights. Since then, BT have improved the number of channels and TV & film library available. In 2020, they added the main Sky programmes by launching a partnership with Now TV.

So now, as well as BT Sport, with BT TV you can also get;

So definitely not just about BT Sport anymore.

What about extra films and catch-up TV shows?

Great news here too – you can access ‘BT Player’ where they have a whole host of catch-up shows (based on the channels you’ve subscribed too) plus the ability to buy or rent extra shows and films. The film library is really good – a HD film costs around £4-£5 to rent for 48 hours

With BT TV you can also access catch-up from BBC, ITV, Channel 4, S4C and other free to air services all on the same box. It’s similar to how many Smart TV’s give you an ‘app’ to watch them on, but easier as it’s all available via the same remote control.

How do I get Netflix and Amazon Prime on BT TV?

Now you’re talking. BT want to be a champion ‘consolidator’ platform – by bring together all of your services into 1 TV package. So if you’ve already got a subscription to Netflix or Amazon Prime, you can enter your login details into the BT TV box, and then access all your content. BT also do a number of ‘bundles’ where you can get Netflix or Amazon as part of your overall package, so one price and one monthly bill, often at a discount, so look out for them too.

Can you also get Sky Sports on BT TV?

As of March 2020, YES! Finally it’s launched – Sky channels on BT TV (via Now TV).

This is quite a game changer, as it’ll mean being able to have BT Sport, Sky Sports, Sky Entertainment, Netflix and Amazon Prime all available on one BT TV box. Pricing looks fairly competitive, especially if you take the whole bundle of Sports, Entertainment and Cinema from BT. It also has the option of picking and choosing which of the channel packs you want to add to your subscription, giving more flexibility than most other TV providers.

More detail about this exciting launch in our News section here

What features does the box have, is the remote easy to use?

The box BT provides was actually built as part of the ‘YouView’ collaboration between BT, Talk Talk, BBC, ITV and Channel 5 – so you might have seen the box before if for example you were a Talk Talk TV customer. The boxes are also freely for sale on sites like Amazon, but don’t come with any TV subscriptions.

Inside the box is a 500GB hard drive to store your recordings. This is equivalent to around 250 hours of standard definition TV, or 125 hours at high definition. By comparison, the Sky Q boxes hold 1TB (1000 GB), but in our view the BT box has plenty of storage for most users.

The remote itself is quite simple to use, with a very easy TV guide nagivation – so you can flick through your channels and press select to watch the programme or ‘R’ to set a recording. From the TV guide you can also view up to 7 days catch-up TV as it integrates into BBC iPlayer, ITV player etc.

The BT TV remote is fairly long and thin, but actually easy to hold in your hand and to find the right buttons in the dark

Is it easy to install?

The main thing to know is that the current BT TV box is not wi-fi enabled, so to get the extra channels and watch catch-up you need to connect it to your BT Hub with a cable. So ideally your hub and TV are in the same corner of the room. If they’re not, BT will sell you a set of adapters for £30 so that your hub can connect to the TV box using your home’s electric circuit (it sounds crazy but it works really well!)

Once you’ve done that, it’s just a case of connecting the power up to the BT TV box, connecting the HDMI cable from the BT TV box to your TV, plugging in the aerial to the BT TV box, inserting the batteries into your remote control – that’s it. No need to drive holes in the wall because there’s no dish required.

Once you turn the box on, it’ll search for channels using your aerial and internet connection, then away you go!

The rest of the buttons on the remote are pretty standard, with number buttons to go direct to a certain channel, change channel up and down buttons. In the middle is also the bright ‘BT Player’ button taking you straight into the BT store where you can watch TV shows you’ve subscribed too or rent/buy TV shows and films.

You can also code the BT TV remote so it’ll work on your main TV too (for example being able to change the volume, turn the TV on/off and change between different inputs like BT TV and your DVD player).

Check out our little video of BT TV in action here;

Our TEST video of BT TV in action – new one to be uploaded soon!

Does it have Ultra HD?

There is a specific BT TV box which supports Ultra HD content – this comes with their ‘Max’ or ‘VIP’ packages – so if this is important to you make sure you get that package when you buy. Currently BT only broadcast BT Sport in Ultra HD, using their Ultimate channel – and the quality really is amazing. You can also watch Netflix and Amazon Prime Ultra HD content too. Of course for all of these, you need to have a 4K/Ultra HD TV too.

What about an app – when I’m out and about?

BT TV does have an app – available for both iPhone and Android devices. It has a full programme guide, the ability to set recordings on the go and to watch certain channels from your device. It doesn’t cover free to air channels like BBC, it sends you to the iPlayer for this, and things like BT Sport and done by the BT Sport app.

Worth saying that you can’t watch your existing recording using the app – yet. We understand the BT TV team are working on that for a future update.

How many extra channels do you get?

BT TV starts with the basic tier, which is just the box, but with Entertainment and Max you can add more channels. See our handy little table below info;

  Freeview channels* Premium Entertainment channels Sky CinemaSport channels Ultra HDBT TV App
Entertainment8516No No  No Yes
Big Entertainment 8516 YesNoNo Yes
Sport85NoNo4x BT Sport plus Boxnation No Yes
Big Sport85NoNoAs Sport, plus 11x Sky SportsNoYes
VIP8516YesAs Big SportBT Sport UltimateYes
*Remember that BT TV works as a combination of your TV aerial (Freeview channels) and extra channels using your broadband. So the number of Freeview channels will vary depending on the area you live in and the quality of your signal and aerial

How do I find out about the latest deals for BT TV?

I’m so pleased you asked! Switch TV has an amazing tool to help you search for the best TV packages based on the programmes you want to watch. Just click here to get started.