Are you paying too much for television? Whether you’re sports mad or love to watch the latest movie releases, you could be paying over the odds for access to your favourite content.
Almost all major providers offer tempting introductory rates and extras to prompt you to sign up for their service, but after your first few months, these monthly prices can rocket, leaving you locked into an expensive contract. So will switching TV deals really save you money?
Getting the Best TV Bundle Deals
The best way to ensure you’re receiving value for money is to first consider what your television requirements are. Do you want access to Sky Atlantic so you can catch the latest HBO dramas (like Game of Thrones)?
Do you want to be able to watch all of the Sky Sports and BT Sport channels to ensure you never miss any sporting action? Are you happy with a basic selection of channels and mostly motivated by price?
Once you’ve decided on your key TV requirements, it’s time to take a look at all the packages and offers available in your area. You can find out which services are available in your region by entering your postcode on comparison websites like broadband choices.
Next, it’s time to weigh up your options. Take a closer look at all of the packages which offer the services you want. Make sure you note down both the introductory prices and the higher rates charged at the end of your minimum contract period. Then add up the total cost, deducting money for any special offers and deals the bundle may include.
This is important because, while a £100 M&S voucher may seem like an awesome incentive, you may save more than £100 in total by opting for a contract which is cheaper over the long term. Make sure you do the math before jumping into a new bundle.
Current Bundles (March 2017)
Sky with Broadband Unlimited
- 121 channels including Sky Atlantic, Sky1 & Film4
- FREE TV, tablet or £100 reward
- £34.95 setup cost
- £45.99 monthly for 18 months (minimum contract)
- £586.83 total annual cost
BT Entertainment Plus with BT Infinity 1 & weekend calls
- 117 channels including BT Sport, Film4
- £125 reward
- £59.99 setup cost
- £37.99 monthly for 12 months (minimum contract)
- £515.87 total annual cost
Virgin Player Bundle
- 100 channels including Film4, E4 & Dave
- 250+ box sets
- £44.00 setup cost
- £24.99 monthly for 1 months (rolling contract)
- £398.88 total annual cost
Of course, there are many more bundle deals available from these providers and others including NOW TV and TalkTalk. If channel variety is not a concern for you, free view options from Freeview and Freesat are far cheaper, though offer less choice.
If you’re switching TV deals to get the best TV bundle deals, our technicians can help you set up your home entertainment system perfectly. For the ultimate viewing experience and hassle free setup, contact the Digital Dimensions experts directly on: 01473 716 976