The new Sky TV packages | Everything you need to know
We take you through what's changed and what you can get in the new Sky TV packages.
Sky has changed its TV packages to be both simpler and better value than before. Gone are the days of trying to work out which package is right for your viewing habits - with the new Sky TV, you can simply add what you want to watch, making it easy to find the best bundle for you. With this guide, we'll take you through what you need to know in order to find the best Sky package you can.
Sky has made it so its TV packages are now based on adding things to a base package rather than offering specific options within different packages. Instead of choosing from Variety, Family and other bundles, users will be able to tailor their experience to suit them specifically and you won't miss out on certain channels by taking a more basic package.
Sky's base TV package is now called Entertainment, and it's where you can build your package from. Entertainment on its own costs £25 per month as standard and includes 369 free channels alongside 19 HD channels. This includes channels such as Comedy Central, documentary channels like History, National Geographic and Discovery and music channels like MTV and VH1. You'll also be able to watch the standard Sky channels such as Sky One, Sky Atlantic and Sky Arts.
You can add Entertainment HD to any package for £5 extra. This will add an additional 42 HD channels to your package, including all the standard Sky channels in HD alongside favourites such as Gold HD, Dave HD, FOX HD, Film4 HD and Sky Sports News HD. You'll also receive the standard free-to-air channels in HD, such as BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5.
Adding the Kids package for an additional £5 a month gives you access to the entire suite of kids channels, including big-hitters like the Disney Channel, Disney XD, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. You'll also receive channels for younger kids like BabyTV, Nick Jr and Nick Jr Too.
Adding Box Sets for an extra £5 per month grants you access to the full suite of sky Box Sets, providing thousands of hours of content for you to watch completely on-demand. Users can watch over 350 box sets from UK and US TV shows, such as Big Little Lies, Game of Thrones, Tin Star, Band of Brothers and The Blacklist. New seasons are added every week, so there's always something to dive into.
Customers can add Sky Cinema for just £10 extra per month, giving you over 1,000 films to choose from and watch both live and on-demand. Sky Cinema offers several dedicated channels such as Action, Comedy, Family and Thriller as well as a new film premier every day, so there's always something new to watch. You'll also be able to watch any Sky Cinema movie on-demand whenever you like.
You can add Sky Sports to your package from £18 per month extra. Sky Sports allows you to choose which channels you want to add to your package, from one channel at £18 extra or all channels for £27.50 extra. This means that you only add the sport you're interested in, whether it's the latest action from the Premier League or international cricket coverage from Sky Sports Cricket.
Entertainment | HD | Cinema | Sports
Customers can combine packages into one Bundle, saving you money compared to getting them separately. This bundle offers the standard Entertainment package alongside Sky Cinema and Sky Sports and HD for one monthly price – ideal if you want all the premium Sky content but aren't interested in Box Sets or Kids programming.
Entertainment | HD | Kids | Box Sets | Cinema | Sports
This bundle offers everything Sky TV has to offers for one monthly price. Choosing this bundle gets you all the standard Entertainment channels as well as Kids, Box Sets, Sky Cinema and the full offering of Sky Sports – all with HD channels to go with it. This is the ideal option if you want the full premium Sky TV package.