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Sky TV customers to get new package deals with extra channels – what the changes mean for you

Nic McBride

Nic McBride
Dec 14, 2017

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Sky is overhauling its TV packages, which means customers on the cheapest deals will get more channels.

Sky's current Original bundle will be replaced by a new Sky Entertainment package, which gives customers an extra 80 channels for the same price.

The extra channels include MTV, Sky Atlantic, Discovery and National Geographic.

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The new deal is only available to new customers joining Sky - but will be available to all other customers by the end of January.

Customers can stay on their existing package and there is no obligation to switch.

The new extra add-ons include a Kids, HD or Boxsets bundle for an extra £5 per month.

The add-ons can be removed by giving 31 days' notice. Previously customers were locked in for up to 18 months, or until the end of their contract.


Customers will also be able to add a Sky Cinema and Sports package to the basic Sky Entertainment package.

These can be added on a fixed term contract or rolling contract basis.

Sky was recently criticised for the price of its top-line packages.

The cost of Sky TV’s popular bundles - movie channels and sports - has jumped by 37% on average since 2010, according to research from Freesat.

It is almost double the rate of wage increases over the same period, with the average UK weekly wage rising by 16%.

Sky has more than 12 million customers in the UK and Ireland.

The move comes on the same day as 21st Century Fox agreed to sell its entertainment businesses to Walt Disney in a $66b deal.

Fox owns a 39% stake in Sky. The sale is still to be approved by regulators.

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