Compare digital TV packages
- Bundling your TV package in with your broadband and home phone could save you money
- Before choosing a bundle, decide which channels are essential - for example sport or movies
- As well as your monthly subscription, you may need to pay a set-up cost for installation
According to Thinkbox - the marketing body for TV broadcasters in the UK - the average person in Britain watched the box for a whopping 3 hours, 51 minutes per day in 2015.
So it's important that you get a TV package that'll keep you suitably entertained whether you're watching on your ultra HD 60-inch TV or tablet.
Choosing the right TV package
You'll be able to pick and choose what you want to be included in your deal with Gocompare.com, so if you're a movie buff you may want to think about including cinema channels in your package, or if footie is your passion - consider a sports package.
Of course, the more premium channels you add to your package, the more expensive it'll be. Make sure that you're able to pay the monthly bill and that you won't be left out of pocket because of your viewing habits.
Before you sign up to a TV contract, it's worth exploring your other options to see if you could save money. For instance, could a subscription to Netflix, Amazon Prime or Now TV satisfy your movie-watching needs?
Streaming services are often much cheaper than a premium channel subscription and although you may not have the latest films as soon as they come out, you'll have access to an array of original movies and television shows, and you may have the opportunity to rent or buy newer blockbusters.
Comparing TV packages
This gives you the chance to save money and find a package that's best suited to your requirements.
All you need to do to find the options in your area is enter your postcode and select whether you want to look at digital TV, broadband and home phone packages, broadband and home phone options or just broadband deals.
If you select a bundle including a TV package, broadband and home phone, you'll be presented with your options, showing the name of the provider, the package description, monthly charge, any set-up/equipment costs, the total first year cost, whether premium channels are included, and any special offers.
Consider a broadband bundle
Providers like Sky, Virgin Media and BT TV are also experts in broadband, so bundling your services together could make sense. The package comparison table will include all these elements, plus details of the broadband download speed, usage limit and router and, if a landline is included, any call deals.
If you're struggling with any of those terms, just click the title in the table for a simple explanation.
You can also sort the table according to whichever factor is of most importance to you.
When you find an option you like you can proceed to purchase online or, if you prefer, some of the providers offer a phone number to call.
Find out more about the basics of digital TV, how you can get a signal, the equipment needed, bundling packages and the payment options open to you.