Sky reaffirms dish-less broadcasting plans

IPTV is still the future

by hodg100 Jan 25, 2018 at 11:26 AM

  • Sky has reiterated its plans to launch a dish free TV service with all channels set to be available via internet streaming some time soon.
    Sky originally said the streaming only service would launch in 2018 and re-confirmed its plans in its announcement of half yearly results, just published. Italy will be the first market to have the option of internet-only delivery, followed by Austria. Exploring such growth opportunities should help increase both revenue and profits, according to Sky.

    The move will see millions of homes, currently unable - or unwilling - to install a satellite dish able to enjoy the entertainment on offer through Sky. Following a strong response from customers to Sky Q, there are now two million boxes in homes in the UK, says Sky.

    According to stats gathered by the company, Sky Q is also changing viewing habits, with customers watching 6% more TV compared to those with Sky+ as, they surmise, customers benefit from a more visual interface alongside personalised recommendations.

    Jeremy Darroch, Group Chief Executive, commented:

    "In innovation, we are constantly improving our customers' experience and making it easier for them to take Sky. In the UK & Ireland Sky Q is now in 2 million homes. We recently launched Sky Q in Italy and will roll out the service to Germany & Austria in the next six months. We will also introduce Sky over fibre in Italy and our first all IP service in Austria, both without the need for a satellite dish.

    "Looking ahead, we expect the consumer environment to remain challenging, however we remain confident in our strategy and our ability to execute our plans."

    To comment on what you've read here, click the Discussion tab and post a reply.

    Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice