Football fans: these are the best broadband and TV deals for the new season

It's been hard hasn't it. The last few months. Since the final whistle blew on May 21 and Premier League football drew to a close for another season. We feel your pain.

But as you well know, we're only a few days a way from the start of the new season and broadband and TV providers are taking the opportunity to launch some league leading deals. Deals that offer fantastic prices on adding sport channels to your internet plan.

Keep reading to discover the best broadband and TV deals around to get the most from this season's football action. And we tell you more about who'll give you a better view of the action - Sky Sports or BT Sport.

BT Broadband with BT Sport

BT Unlimited Broadband | 12 months | Up to 17Mb | Weekend calls | BT Sports | £9.99 upfront| £24.99pm
Look at the monthly tariff alone, and it's fair to say that BT doesn't give the cheapest broadband only deals around. But check out the free added extras - a free year of BT Sport and a £40 pre-paid Reward Card you can spend in store or online. With this offer, you can only watch BT Sport online or via BT's app (unless you add a TV package to your broadband starting at £50). Total cost of 12 months £309.87

View this BT Unlimited Broadband plus BT Sport deal

BT Unlimited Infinity 1 fibre broadband | 12 months | Up to 52Mb | Weekend calls | BT Sports & 80+ TV channels | £69.99 upfront| £29.99pm
Crank up the speed to superfast fibre broadband with BT Infinity's 52Mb Infinity internet (that's around 6.5MB per second) and the deal seems even better. The activation fee is more, but as well as a year's access to BT Sport, you also get BT's TV Starter plan (adding the usual Freeview channels), a YouView box and an £80 Reward Card. Total cost of 12 months £429.87

View this BT Infinity broadband plus BT Sport deal

TalkTalk Broadband with Sky Sports Boost

TalkTalk Fast Broadband and TV with Sky Sports Boost | 12 months | Up to 17Mb | Line rental inc. | Sky Sports & 80+ TV channels | FREE activation | £28.45pm
TalkTalk's best broadband and sports TV package adds Sky Sports instead of BT Sports. As well as loads of football (see below to discover exactly how much football) you also get Sky's dedicated channels for cricket, Formula One, football, golf and more. You can pay an extra £6.55pm if you want to upgrade to TalkTalk's Faster fibre broadband. Total cost of 12 months £341.40

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Virgin Media fibre with BT Sport

Virgin Media VIVID 100 broadband with Full House TV bundle | 12 months | Up to 100Mb | Weekend calls | BT Sports + 230+ channels | £20 upfront| £55pm
If you've got a budget the size of Manchester City's and are happy to splash on the complete package, then look no further than the Virgin Full House TV bundle. It's a three-pronged attack - ridiculously fast 100Mb internet (roughly 12.5MB per second), a mighty 230-odd TV channels and - the thing you're most interested in - full access to all the BT Sports channels. Total cost of 12 months £680

View this Virgin Media Full House bundle plus BT Sport deal

Sky Broadband with Sky Sports TV

Sky Broadband Unlimited | 18 months | Up to 17Mb | Line rental inc. | Sky Sports & 270+ TV channels | £39.95 set-up | From £65.99pm
We reckon Sky is relying on its brand name to make people want to sign up for its broadband and TV packages, because it's prices are way more expensive than the competition for the whole caboodle. By adding the Original Bundle TV channels and the Sky Sports suite, the price heads up to way over the £60 mark per month - and that's just for standard 17Mb ADSL. Total cost of 18 months £1227.77

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Football on Sky Sports

Go for a broadband deal that comes with Sky Sports and you'll get exclusive access to more matches than any other broadcaster can come close to offering. Namely:

  • 126 Premier League matches
  • 127 EFL matches (including Championship, League One and League Two)
  • EFL Trophy and Carabao Cup
  • 30 Scottish Premiership matches, as well as Scottish FA Cup
  • Northern Irish Premiership
  • Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland World Cup qualifiers
  • 300 Spanish La Liga matches
  • Italian Coppa Italia cup matches
  • Dutch Eredivisie
  • US MLS and MLS Cup
  • Chinese Super League

Football on BT Sport

Sky was the only place you could watch live Premier League football for years. But now BT Sport has a decent share of the action. Go for BT Sport and broadband for exclusive coverage of:

  • 42 Premier League matches
  • 24 FA Cup games
  • 12 Champions League Matches including the final
  • 14 Europe League matches including the final
  • UEFA Super Cup
  • 30 Scottish Premiership matches, as well as Scottish League Cup
  • Italian Seria A
  • German Bundesliga
  • French Ligue 1
  • Portuguese Primeira Liga
  • Women's Super League

Best broadband deals

Haven't quite found the right plan for you above? No worries - head to our broadband and TV deals page and you can have a Claudio Ranieri-like tinker with TechRadar's price comparison table to help you choose the perfect package package.