Pay TV vs Free TV
- Enjoy great TV without subscription from Freeview, Freesat and Freesat from Sky
- Upgrade to premium pay-TV entertainment from Sky, Virgin Media, BT and TalkTalk
- How much each service costs, what you get and the equipment you need
What's in this guide
Expert guide to digital TV options - free TV and pay TV services detailed, including how much they cost, what you get and what you'll need.
Freeview is a fuss-free way to watch TV without a subscription. Freesat offers more channels, but you'll need a dish installed on your home.
Fancy getting top-flight sports and the latest movies? Then a pay TV package from Sky, Virgin Media, BT or TalkTalk could be for you.