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Film 4
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E4
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What TV channels can I get?

TV packages can vary in a lot of ways. There are different prices, different set top boxes… but what we really care about are the different channels. Every provider has its own approach to building TV packages, and that means you could miss out on getting your favourites if you pick the wrong one. Here’s a quick lowdown of what you can watch with each provider.

Free-to-air channels

If you don’t fancy shelling out for a pay TV package, you’ll still be able to watch free-to-air channels with a set top box from Freeview, YouView, or Freesat. With Freeview and YouView you can watch over 70 channels, or with Freesat you’ll get 200. Both have a good range of all genres, including plenty of entertainment, radio, news, and a good number of HD channels.

Not sure which one to go for? Check out our Freeview vs Freesat vs YouView guide.

BT TV channels

Telly from BT (www.bt.com) uses a YouView box, so with its basic TV Starter package you’ll get all the free-to-air channels plus a few extras thrown in from BT, including BT Sport. Upgrading to TV Entertainment gets you more - including lots of entertainment and factual ones, as well as Eurosport. And if that’s not enough, you can subscribe to ‘Bolt-ons,’ which give you bundles of the kinds of channels that you want. There are Bolt-ons for kids, music, and HD channels, plus Sky Cinema, Sky Sports, and loads more.

See the full list of BT TV channels

Sky TV channels

Because it access satellites rather than cables, Sky (www.sky.com) has a lot more channels in its basic TV package than other providers - a massive 240. That’s all the free-to-air satellite channels, plus Sky’s exclusive ones, including Sky 1 and Sky Atlantic. The Variety Bundle has even more channels, and the Family Bundle adds a load of HD ones on top of that. And of course, you can add Sky Cinema and Sky Sports to any Sky TV package.

See the full list of Sky TV channels

Virgin Media TV channels

TV packages from Virgin Media (www.virginmedia.com) gain more channels as they go up in size. The smallest, Player TV, has pretty much just Freeview channels, then Mix TV adds on some Sky ones, lots more entertainment, and some music, News, and a bit of sport. Fun TV throws in extra factual, kids, and music channels. The biggest of the lot, TV XL, has a ton of HD and a lot of Disney. As well as all those, you can add premium channels - Sky Cinema, Sky Sports, international, or adult ones, for instance - to any package.

See the full list of Virgin Media TV channels

TalkTalk TV channels

TalkTalk (www.talktalk.co.uk) TV is nice and straightforward with only two packages: TV, which gives you basic free-to-view telly; or TV Plus, which includes a YouView+ box and 30-odd extra entertainment channels. If those aren’t enough, you can add bundles of channels with ‘TV Boosts.’ There are Boosts for entertainment, sport, kids, music, and world channels, and many more.

Read our guide to TalkTalk TV Boosts

FAQs

  1. What are the main TV services in the UK?

    Freeview is the most common TV service in the UK - set top boxes are affordable, and new TVs predominantly all come with Freeview tuners built-in. Once you have Freeview you can watch TV as much as you want with no additional cost. Other subscription-free TV options include YouView and satellite TV service Freesat.

    However, for the best choice of channels and on demand services, you’ll need to join a subscription-based TV service. The four big ones in the UK are from Sky, Virgin Media, BT, and TalkTalk.

  2. How do I switch to a new TV service?
    Switching TV services is a breeze if you use a comparison service like ours. Simply enter your postcode, and we’ll list all your different options side by side, so you can easily compare features and price. When you find a package you like, click the link and you’ll be taken straight to the provider’s site. Fast, simple and hassle-free.
  3. How do I get sports channels?

    There are multiple sports channels in the UK, with the biggest being Sky Sports and BT Sport.

    Sky Sports is available at an extra monthly cost on Sky TV, BT TV, TalkTalk TV, Virgin Media TV, and Now TV. Read our guide for more info.

    BT Sport, which also includes ESPN, is available on BT TV, and for an extra monthly cost on Sky TV and Virgin Media TV. Read our guide for more info.

  4. How do I get movie channels?

    Sky often has the first TV broadcast rights for big movies, so if you want to see the latest blockbusters first, you’ll need Sky Cinema - which you can get through Sky, Virgin Media, BT, and TalkTalk TV packages for an additional monthly charge.

    Most TV providers also offer new home entertainment releases to view on a pay-per-view basis. Bear in mind, you may need a broadband connection to access some of these services. See our guide for more info.

  5. Can I save money by bundling TV, phone and broadband?
    Yes you can. Providers like Sky and Virgin Media offer competitively priced bundles, comprising broadband, home phone and TV, and getting all three services from the same place often leads to significant savings. It also makes it easier to manage finances, as all services come on a single bill.