Home Technology Sky has a new rival that’s offering a very cheap way to watch TV

Sky has a new rival that’s offering a very cheap way to watch TV

by Atlanta Business Journal

There’s a new way to get TV beamed into your home and it’s taking aim at Sky Q and BT TV. Air Broadband might not be a household name but the Internet Service Provider (ISP) has just announced a huge boost to its service. Not only is its speedy broadband now in one million UK homes, but the firm has also just announced the launch of a brand new TV service.

Anyone with access to Air Broadband in their street can now get a Netgem TV set-top box and over 200 channels for just £7 per month.

The firm is also throwing in a year’s subscription to Amazon Prime which is worth around £100 and also includes access to a swathe of additional content and movies via the Prime Video streaming platform.

Just like Sky Q, Air Broadband customers can also purchase additional boxes to kit out their whole home with multi-room TV access.

Prices for the firm’s fast 100Mbps broadband access start from £25 per month so the total monthly fee for internet access and television should cost around £32 per month. There are faster speeds available and anyone signing up for the premium 1Gbps plan (£45) will get the Netgem TV box for free.

READ MORE: Time to switch from Freeview? Sky TV drops to low price, and that’s not all

“This partnership with Netgem allows us to provide over 1 million homes across the UK with access to a wide range of TV channels and content including incredible Hollywood and Bollywood blockbusters, TV box sets and exhilarating sports, as well as gaming and apps, to enhance their home entertainment network,” said Andrew Glover, CEO, Air Broadband

“Combining incredible broadband and TV allows homes to replace the multiple subscriptions they do not need with the one £7 monthly subscription, saving money and enjoying entertainment at the same time.”

So how does this service compare to Sky Q?

Sky is currently running a very cheap deal on its premium TV service with users able to get Sky Q Lite for just £30 per month.

This deal includes 36Mbps broadband speeds along with a Sky Q box and access to all of the most popular Freeview channels. Sky has also promised to fix prices for the term of the contract meaning things won’t go up next year.

SEE THE SKY Q DEAL HERE

Along with Sky offering a big incentive to join its service, BT has also announced a deal that gives broadband customers access to its TV platform for just £6 per month.

This deal also includes full Netflix content and anyone who signs up for this deal will be sent the BT TV Box Pro, which lets you watch content in 4K HDR and also supports Dolby Atmos audio.

You can find out full details about BT’s TV deal here.

Related Articles