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Sky adds 50,000 broadband customers in last quarter
Friday 25 July 2014 12:55:47 by Andrew Ferguson

BSkyB has issued its results for the 12 months ending June 2014 and while the operator grew massively in 2013 via the acquisition of O2/Be they are still attracting new customers at a reasonable rate, and the increasing use of connected TV services by existing customers is helping to insulate them from potential disruption to traditional TV revenue by faster broadband services.

The last quarter saw Sky add 50,000 broadband customers to give them 5.247 million customers, where 83% of those on the LLU network are using full LLU (both phone and broadband on Sky hardware at the exchange). An interesting snippet is that the number of off-net customers (using BT Wholesale network) grew by 9,000 to 214,000. The LLU side is now available at some 2,367 exchanges across the UK.

NOW TV which lets people with any broadband provider subscribe on a monthly basis to Sky content still has no figures for the number of customers mentioned, but we do learn that 1 in 5 take both the Entertainment (£4.99) and Movies (£8.99) monthly pass. Watching TV over broadband is clearly becoming a lot more common as with 50% of TV customers with their set-top box connected to broadband Sky has seen a threefold increase in usage in the last year.

No mention of the fibre figures for Openreach FTTC services, or the Basingstoke FTTP trial, or the York FTTP mash-up with TalkTalk and CityFibre. The Basingstoke trial does have people with live connections running though.


Posted by flippery over 2 years ago
It is not surprising to see an increase in NowTV as it offers better value for money than SkyTV.
As Sky have been offering free Broadband in exchange for Sky Sports subscription maybe this could have been higher.
Posted by adslmax over 2 years ago
Sky are the biggest conned ever! I am glad I ain't Sky subscription customers nor Sky Broadband.

Sky free two years broadband with sky sports tv is misleading because the champions league switching over to BT Sports in 2015/16 season. Also, you need Family subscription to get sky sports tv and free sky broadband (that's the lower one up to 16Meg - it not Fibre at all) Crap deal.
Posted by zyborg47 over 2 years ago
I have Sky now box and entertainment package for 6 months, not sure if I will continue with the package when it runs out.
Posted by binary over 2 years ago

NowTV doesn't offer better value for money when it comes to Sky Sports though, with a NowTV sports day pass coming in at an eye watering £10!
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