Tv and broadband offers overwhelming

We are currently on virgin media and prices have gone up. All we need it broadband, sports channels , normal tv and Netflix. This is all we watch out of hundreds of channels and yet whe I look at providers to cut down prices I get overwhelmed and don’t understand I thing. 
Can someone help me here? I also have Amazon prime so that would be a way to have access to some football. My husband is football fanatic and follows Liverpool (sorry 😁). The kids and I watch a lot of Netflix and then just normal tv channels like ie itv chan4 bbc etc. We also need broadband and we have a second box in the bedroom. Does this all make sense? We are trying to cut down the bills.
thanks in advance!! 

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  • Neil_Jones
    Neil_Jones Posts: 8,812
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    Nafta said:
    We are currently on virgin media and prices have gone up. All we need it broadband, sports channels , normal tv and Netflix. This is all we watch out of hundreds of channels and yet whe I look at providers to cut down prices I get overwhelmed and don’t understand I thing. 
    Can someone help me here? I also have Amazon prime so that would be a way to have access to some football. My husband is football fanatic and follows Liverpool (sorry 😁). The kids and I watch a lot of Netflix and then just normal tv channels like ie itv chan4 bbc etc. We also need broadband and we have a second box in the bedroom. Does this all make sense? We are trying to cut down the bills.
    thanks in advance!! 

    Well easiest solution to cut bills is stop paying Virgin.  Or get a better deal.  Or find somebody else that will do what you want for a price you want to pay.

    Sports channels you can get through Now TV with no contract but it will cost more a month (that's the trade off), so you can just (for example) drop in between September and May for the football - any internet speed will do, you don't necessarily need super-duper lighting fast internet for that, unless you're streaming six UHD content all at the same time all day every day.  "Normal" TV you can get Freeview on any TV these days with a rooftop aerial, free to access, plenty of catch-up (iPlayer, Hub, etc), you just need to sign up to a BBC/ITV account.
  • JJ_Egan
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    edited 14 March 2021 at 10:54AM
    Lpool you need to find what channels the matches are on . Either BT Sport or Sky Sports .

    Alternative  do Liverpool show live streaming of matches ?

  • Brewer21
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    Nafta said:
    We are currently on virgin media and prices have gone up. All we need it broadband, sports channels , normal tv and Netflix. This is all we watch out of hundreds of channels and yet whe I look at providers to cut down prices I get overwhelmed and don’t understand I thing. 
    Can someone help me here? I also have Amazon prime so that would be a way to have access to some football. My husband is football fanatic and follows Liverpool (sorry 😁). The kids and I watch a lot of Netflix and then just normal tv channels like ie itv chan4 bbc etc. We also need broadband and we have a second box in the bedroom. Does this all make sense? We are trying to cut down the bills.
    thanks in advance!! 
    Tell us how much you are paying and what package you have?
    I've recently moved from Virgin because of the price mainly but it went a little further than that when Virgin CS has just gone downhill. I don't reckon they care for their loyal customers now, that's why I left. 
    I just signed up with Sky for 60p more pm, I get sports and cinema over what Virgin gave although I did have BT sport's in the package with Virgin.
    I could have just had TV/BB/phone for £39 but took the sports +cinema package, paying £63.60
    It's all down to what you think is worth it, in 18 months time I may just keep the broadband now I've had my landline reactivated by Openreach or move to just a broadband deal elsewhere and make do with Amazon prime and/or NowTV for films/sport who knows?
  • dcfc67
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    do a quote with SKY. i pay £54, going up to £58 this month for 2 SKY Q boxes tv fibre unlimited landline calls. think sky sports is £18 and Prime or netflix can be bundled for around £5 each.
    The more you add the cheaper it becomes.
    If it is get a friend or someone on here to send you a referral link then once you've had SKY installed we both get a £75 mastercard
  • Brewer21
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    Mickey666 said:
    Watch less TV and do some more interesting things instead?
    Like surfing the forums making silly remarks do you mean
  • Mickey666
    Mickey666 Posts: 2,834
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    It was only a suggestion. 
    At least 'surfing forums' is an interactive process requiring some level of thought, whereas watching TV is an essentially passive process, both physically and intellectually.  Not to mention being a money-saving alternative ;)
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