Sky phases out Sky+ boxes in favour of Sky Q

Sky is phasing out its Sky+ boxes, making all new customers opt for its latest-generation Sky Q advanced TV service. The move, which was introduced last week, means that the 1TB version of the Sky Q box will now be included with all Sky TV bundles, including the entry-level ‘original bundle’ which is available for […]

More than 50% of Sky customers now connected

More than half of all Sky’s customers have now connected their Sky+HD box to broadband, giving them access to the UK pay TV operator’s full range of on-demand services. Sky said the total number of connected Sky+HD boxes has more than doubled in less than a year, and now stands at 5.4 million of Sky’s […]

Sky launches Twitter programming controls

UK pay TV operator Sky has started to trial #WatchOnSky, a new Twitter tool that lets Sky customers watch or record TV shows by clicking on icons contained within a tweet. Tweets from Sky that contain the WatchOnSky hashtag will now link to Sky’s mobile TV service Sky Go so that viewers can immediately tune […]

Sky launches buy-to-keep movies and DVDs by mail

Sky is branching into buy-to-keep digital movie sales and DVDs-by-mail with a revamp to its existing Sky Store rental service. Due to roll out in the coming weeks, the Buy & Keep movie service will let Sky+HD customers pay to own a digital copy of movie through their set-top box, with a physical backup also […]

Sky reports ‘explosive’ connected TV growth

UK satellite TV operator Sky reported “explosive growth” in its connected TV subscriber base, adding a record 1 million web-connected Sky+HD boxes in the three months ending December 31. Announcing its fiscal Q2 and half-year results, Sky said that 4.4 million of its TV customers now have a Sky+HD box – double the figure compared […]

Sky profits hit by football, connected service costs

Sky reported strong customer growth in the three months ending September 30, but operating profits slipped by 8% due to an increase in Premier League football costs and investments related to customer take up of connected services. In the quarter, Sky reported an increase of 800,000 paid-for subscription products, up 50% year-on-year. The firm added […]

Sky adds WiFi as standard to Sky+HD boxes

Sky has launched new Sky+HD and Sky+HD 2TB boxes with built-in WiFi included for the first time.  Sky said that the boxes are designed to make it easier for customers to access its Sky On Demand service, which includes up to 30 days of TV, box sets and hundreds of movies from Sky Movies and […]