The new Premier League season kicks off on Friday with Liverpool hosting Norwich City, so the race is on to find the best broadband and TV deal to cover your footballing needs.
The Premier League needs no introduction – it is the most watched (and probably most exciting) sports league in the world. With the hotly contested title race between Manchester City and Liverpool last season keeping everyone on the edge of their seats, coupled with the unparalleled success of English teams in the Champions League and Europa League, the new season is set to be bigger than ever.
As usual, Sky Sports and BT Sport are battling it out for your subscriptions, with each service broadcasting multiple live games throughout the 2019/20 season. But this season Amazon Prime has joined the party and will be showing 20 live matches exclusively on their streaming platform. Read on to find out how you can save money without missing out on any of the big games with the best broadband deals on offer today.
Watching football is expensive. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot we can do about that. But as always, there are ways you can save money. That’s why it’s so important to compare broadband and TV deals each year to see if you can get a cheaper package elsewhere.
All the major broadband providers in the UK now offer bundle packages that include not only your internet connection, but your TV service and home phone line too. These bundle deals are often cheaper than getting your broadband and TV separately and from different providers, so it makes sense to compare the best broadband and TV deals to see if you can save money, especially if you’re a football fan.
Sky has long been involved in broadcasting live English football, but its days of near monopoly in the market have long gone. However, Sky Sports still has the highest number of Premier League games this season with 128 matches set to be shown live. Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to stream matches to their smartphones and tablets with the SkyGo app. Existing Sky customers can add the Premier League channel for £18 a month or the whole Sky Sports package for £23 a month, however to get the full Sky Sports and BT Sport package with broadband speeds of 50Mbps, it will cost an average of £103.58 a month.
The main challengers to Sky’s historical dominance of the Premier League, BT Sport has the rights to show 52 live top flight matches exclusively this season, as well as all the Champions League and Europa League matches. Existing BT customers can add BT Sport for £10 a month, while new customers can find broadband and TV packages starting at just under £40 a month. However, to include Sky Sports in your package it will cost an average of £86.68 a month.
While Virgin Media won’t be showing any live matches exclusively on their own channels this season, its broadband and TV deals could work out cheaper for you if you want access to both Sky Sports and BT Sport. The Virgin Media Bigger+ Sports Bundle will allow you to watch almost every important game over the next year live, at a cost of just £65 a month. This deal also includes broadband speeds of up to 100Mbps, so not bad going.
As mentioned before, Amazon Prime has entered the competition this year by showing 20 live games. However, these will only be on two match days – it will show all the Boxing Day matches as well as all the matches over another weekend in the crucial leadup to Christmas. If you want to see these matches at home too, then you will need to subscribe to Amazon Prime which will cost £7.99 a month or £79 for the year.
If you know what you’re after and you’re ready to switch broadband to the best deal for football lovers, check out our broadband and TV comparison page now.