Connect with us


Sky TV to offer entire TV service WITHOUT a dish for first time in bid to fend off competition from rivals

SKY is to offer its full pay TV service without a dish for the first time.

It is offering its Sky Q service over broadband from next year to attract those who dont want a dish stuck on the side of their house.

Slick broadband service Sky Q will replace Sky Plus allowing people to record four things at once
Sky airs the TV fave Game Of Thrones which is set to return for its penultimate season this summer

It will also be attractive to those that cannot install one perhaps because they are part of a block of flats.

The move comes as the firm revealed yesterday it is is losing customers in the face of BTs ramped-up TV offering and services like Netflix.

It signals the start of a long-term shift away from satellite broadcasting.

It can do this as broadband speeds get quicker each year and will be cheaper than sending channels via satellites to dishes.

Sky Q already partly works through a broadband connection anyway with boxes requiring internet to stream catch-up and on demand content.

Sky Q is the new service the firm made available a year ago to replace Sky Plus.

It has a slick and fast interface like a smartphone, can record up to four things at once and offers viewing in up to five rooms.

Sky says there are now more than one million Sky Q boxes in around 600,000 homes in the UK.

And it adds that its users are watching more telly around ten per cent more than those with ordinary Sky Plus.

Sky has offered some TV over the net with its pay-as-you-go Now TV service but not the full package it plans from 2018 with Sky Q over the web.

Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at[email protected]or call 0207 782 4368

Find Sky discount and offer codes with The Sun Vouchers

Click to comment

Leave a Reply


Must See


More in Money