Sky+ HD now in 1.6 million households

Sky+HD gained 287,000 new customers in the third quarter of 2009, resulting in the service reaching 1.6 million households according to Sky's financial results. The percentage of customers taking TV, broadband and telephony has increased to 17%; up from 12% in the prior year, according to Sky.

Sky as a whole has gained 94,000 new subscribers and is now in 9.536 million households. Due to the growth in customers Sky has received a 15% increase in retail subscription revenue with group revenue also up by 10%.

Jeremy Darroch, Chief Executive, said: "Our business has made a good start to our 2010 financial year with another quarter of strong results. In what continues to be a tough economic environment, we have increased the number of customers joining Sky. High definition has continued to perform very well and more customers are saving money by choosing Sky for each of TV, broadband and telephony.

"As the year continues, we'll maintain a clear focus on our customers and on delivering on our priorities, all with the aim of building a larger, more profitable, and better business."

DTG Staff  |  23.10.2009

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