Football fans, eager to watch their team compete in the Premier League this season, will have to fork out at least £456 or more over the year to see games on live on television.
New analysis from Comparethemarket.com says Sky is the cheapest option currently available on with Now Broadband. The Brilliant Broadband + Sky Sports Pass Attachment includes access to Sky Sports as well as unlimited broadband, anytime calls and will set football fans back £38 a month for 12 months. There is a catch – the deal is only available for new Now Broadband customers.
The cheapest BT Sports package comes directly from BT. The Starter with BT Sport + Superfast Fibre package includes unlimited data usage and weekend calls. The deal is for 18 months and will cost £49.99 upfront with a monthly cost of £41.99, totalling £553 in the first year. Again, this deal is only available for new customers.
Some footie fans will want the full whammy of coverage across both Sky Sports and BT Sports. However, the penalty for such comprehensive coverage is – unsurprisingly – a steeper price. Virgin Media’s Bigger + Sports bundle comes in at £815 for the first year. This package is only available for new customers.
Holly Niblett, Head of Digital at comparethemarket.com, said “Being a footie fan isn’t easy at the best of times. If red cards, missed goals and away losses aren’t enough, fans are forced to fork out ever-increasing costs to watch their team at a stadium. For those not able to make it to a match in person, it’s great that fans are spoilt for choice with sports TV packages this summer – so everyone can watch the games from the comfort of their home. Our research reveals that the best deals are nearly always for new customers, so it pays to compare prices and deals – and to consider switching to get the best value and choice of games at the start of the season.”
|Provider||Package||Contract length||Upfront costs||Initial monthly cost||Intro offer period (months)||First year cost||Notes|
|Now Broadband||Brilliant Broadband + Sky Sports Pass Attachment||12 months||£0.00||£38.00||12||£456.00||Valid for new Now Broadband customers only.|
|TalkTalk||TV with Fast Broadband + Entertainment Boost and Sky Sports||18 months||£0.00||£69.95||18||£821.40||Valid for new TalkTalk customers only.|
|BT||Starter with BT Sport + Superfast Fibre||18 months||£49.99||£41.99||18||£553.87||Valid for new BT customers only.|
*Data Source: All data was sourced from comparethemarket.com, prices are subject to change.
|Provider||Package||Contract length||Upfront costs||Initial monthly cost||Intro offer period (months)||Ongoing monthly cost||First year cost||Notes|
|Virgin Media||Bigger + Sports bundle||12 months||£35.00||£65.00||12||£110.00||£815.00||Valid for new Virgin Media customers only.|
|BT||Max 4K with Sky Sports and BT Sport||18 months||£9.99||£94.99||18||£1,149.87||Valid for new BT customers only.|
|Sky||Sky Entertainment + Sports Complete Pack + Broadband Essential||18 months||£39.95||£67.50||18||£849.95||Valid for new Sky cust|