Sky Sports Package for £26 a month with Virgin - instead of £35.50 with Sky (cable only)
Sky Sports Package for £26 a month with Virgin - instead of £35.50 with Sky (cable only)

Sky Sports Package for £26 a month with Virgin - instead of £35.50 with Sky (cable only)

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First of all this will only be a good deal for a few people, but it's still a deal!

If you live in a cable area you could take Virgin TV's "M" package, which is free when you take out a Virgin phone line for £11.

You can then add the Sky Sports Package for £26 a month which adds up to £37 a month.

The same package with Sky is £35.50 plus your line rental to Sky or BT which would equal £46.50.

You can get Sky's free broadband (2gb) and free evening and weekend calls included in the £35.50 but these are basic and you probably would already have different suppliers for these.

Here is the list of channels with the Virgin package, not as big as Sky, but if you only want Sport then who cares! It also includes BBC iPlayer which is a bonus.

4music Music
attheraces Sports
BBC FOUR Entertainment
BBC News 24 News
BBC ONE Entertainment
BBC Parliament Factual
BBC THREE Entertainment
BBC TWO Entertainment
Best Direct Lifestyle
bid tv Lifestyle
CBBC Channel Kids
CBeebies Kids
Challenge Jackpot Entertainment
Channel 4 Entertainment
Channel 4 +1 Entertainment
Community Channel Lifestyle
Dave Entertainment
Dave +1 Entertainment
E4 Entertainment
Film4 Movies
Five Entertainment
Five US Entertainment
Fiver Entertainment
Gems TV Lifestyle
Gems TV2 Lifestyle
Ideal World Lifestyle
ITV1 Entertainment
ITV2 Entertainment
ITV3 Entertainment
ITV4 Entertainment
More4 Entertainment
price-drop tv Lifestyle
QVC Lifestyle
Sky 3 Entertainment
Sky News News
Sky Sports News Sports
Speed auction tv Lifestyle
Teachers' TV Factual
The Music Factory Music
UKTV History Factual
Virgin1 Entertainment
Virgin1 +1


Original Poster

If Sky did just a Premium Package (movies or sports) without the need for a entertainment package (all £16.50), and charged say £25 a month they would get loads more customers.

Original Poster

This doesn't include V+ plus, which is an extra £5 per month, but if you had a freeview PVR it wouldn't matter. Even with V+ it would still work out cheaper.


I am a big fan of Virgin Media (I have it) but you are not comparing like for like which is a bit unfair to say the least.

Sky price includes 3 mixes of "premium" content ie kids / knowledge / variety
Sky price includes broadband.

What I would say is if you added a complete package together the VIrgin pack would be cheaper (ie no charge for V+ or HD on XL TV package with Virgin, faster download speeds, no downlaod limits - although you do get speed capped or "traffic shaped"), but its unfair to compare 2/3rds of a sky pack against 1/2 of a virgin one, if that makes sense?

Like for like in this case would be £25 to add sky sports on virgin, and £20 to add it on sky. I think.

Although SKY do exactly the same marketing trick by not including the cost of a landline in their adverts
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