The Break-Up

The Break-Up

After much consideration over whether this was the right time to share this with you all…I wanted to announce that we have broken up. We have broken up with Sky TV and we haven’t looked back since… 

In our house, we watch TV! We have it on in the background, we catch up on favourite programmes, we keep up to date with what’s going on in the world. Getting rid of TV in order to save money was never going to be an option for us. But getting rid of monthly fees and still watch all the TV we like, well sign me up!  

We were previously paying €70 a month, which works out at €840 a year. When we started to look at different ways to reduce our monthly outgoings, we reduced this to €54 a month by dropping some of the features that we didn’t really need. However, this was still working out at €648 a year and in an effort to further reduce this, we looked into other options. 

That’s when we came across Free-to-Air satellite television, specifically the FreeSat service. With over 90% of the most watched channels (and 100% of what we need) available to watch for free, it was the perfect replacement for us. I’m not at all an expert in this area, but what I know is that we still have all the channels we want, with no monthly fee. We paid a once-off €200 to get a Freesat box, it’s made by Humax, we got it on Amazon and it’s completely legal 😊 We have over 200 channels, a really easy to use TV guide, we can record/pause/rewind/forward, can control it using their mobile app and we’ve access to various Catch-Up and Players through the box.  

As the FreeSat service provides the UK channels, we just needed to pick up an aerial so that we could receive and tune in the Irish channels, you can pick these up for less than €20. We haven’t missed anything from Sky, in fact aside from getting rid of a monthly bill, we haven’t noticed any difference! I really do recommend it for anybody looking to save money on their TV bills, we’ve been using it for 3 months now and I’ve no complaints at all – we’ll be saving almost €650 every year and that makes me happy! Take a look and see would their program offering suit you and your family! 

Like I say, I’m not an expert on this by any means, but do let me know if you have any queries, I’d be more than happy to help out if I can! 

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