Best TV, Broadband. Telephone Packages?

Hello, be gentle, I'm new here! I'm sure this has been asked a million times, but I'm green when it comes to this as my STBXH has dealt with it for years. I'm moving out in January and will be on a strict budget.


I don't want to pay too much for this lot, as I'm not a big TV watcher but would like fast broadband (fibre?) and unlimited weekend and evening landline calls to save on the moby bill.


Essentials for me and the kids are Sky Cinema, Sky Atlantic and a smattering of childrens' channels.


What's the most cost-effective way of getting this bundle? NowTV looked like they had good deals, but am I right in thinking there's no satellite dish and it works off the internet? What are the potential pitfalls with that?


Cheers everyone x :o

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  • Cornucopia
    Cornucopia Posts: 16,134
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    edited 28 November 2018 at 11:52AM
    I don't want to pay too much for this lot, as I'm not a big TV watcher but would like fast broadband (fibre?) and unlimited weekend and evening landline calls to save on the moby bill.
    There may not be much difference between Landline calls packages and adding more call minutes to your mobile - assuming reception is good enough.
    Essentials for me and the kids are Sky Cinema, Sky Atlantic and a smattering of childrens' channels.
    Only Sky and Now TV offer Sky Atlantic, so if that is essential to you, then those are your only options.
    What's the most cost-effective way of getting this bundle? NowTV looked like they had good deals...
    Yes - there are deals always available and some particular ones at present. You will possibly need Movies, Entertainment and Kids passes to get the mix of channels you want. (Full price for this would be c. £21pm, but look around for deals).
    ... but am I right in thinking there's no satellite dish and it works off the internet? What are the potential pitfalls with that?
    Yes - Now TV is delivered over the Internet. No dish required. You'll need good internet service (Fibre would be ideal). The Now TV service itself needs hardware to run on - this could be a Smart TV, a Games Console, or a Now TV box/stick (other Set-top Boxes are also available). The Now TV hardware is sold on a loss-leader basis, and can be picked up starting from £15 usually with some starter passes included. Now TV emphasises catch-up and box sets over live channels. You can access the Sky live channels in real time, but cannot pause or record them. Some programs are not available as catch-up for rights reasons (most notably The Simpsons).

    Now TV hardware also provides free players for BBC, ITV, C4, C5, and UKTV, as well as Youtube. Netflix has also been added as an option recently, although there is no discount on subs.
  • JJ_Egan
    JJ_Egan Posts: 20,281
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    FAST BB what exactly do you mean ??


    As above SKY/ Now TV .


    Might be worth looking at NOW TV broadband .
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