Sky TV is launching without a satellite dish for the first time
Sky has announced its latest plan to challenge rival Netflix for the telly-streaming crown.
Sky will launch their television services without the need for a satellite dish for the very first time in the UK in 2018. The move is hoped to bring Sky TV to the millions of homes currently unable to install a satellite dish.
The services will run using only a Sky box and the internet.
The news comes after a successful launch for Sky Q, Sky’s “next-generation” TV platform, which allows access to all of Sky’s content in one place and on the move.
The Sky Q box is now the standard Sky box, with a brand new interface and TV guide, plus the ability to access apps such as YouTube. It’s currently the box of choice for more than 600,000 customers in the UK.
According to Sky, the change to Sky Q has already changed Sky customer viewing habits. Sky Q customers are watching 10% more TV compared to those with Sky+.
Sky UK Chief Executive Stephen van Rooyen said: “This year is about giving our customers even more quality, choice and value.
We’re planning to launch our Sky TV service without the need for a satellite dish for the very first time, giving millions more homes the chance to enjoy TV with Sky Q.
We are continuing to build our European TV production studio, with 100 original series going into production.”