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Pay TV vs Free TV

  • The difference between free and pay digital TV services
  • Choose between Freeview, Freesat, and the main pay TV providers, Virgin, Sky, and BT Vision
  • How many TV channels are available from each provider
  • The best ways to watch sport on TV including ESPN, Sky Sports and Eurosport

What's in this guide

Pay TV or Free TV which do I need?

Overview of digital TV service options including what to consider, free TV and pay TV options and equipment required.

Digital TV options

What to consider when choosing a digital TV service. How do Freeview and Freesat compare with the main pay TV providers Sky, Virgin and BT?

Sport on Digital TV

Where to watch Sky Sports, ESPN and Eurosport, what each digital TV provider offers and which sports are on each sport TV channel.