Skip to main content
Jump to navigation
Sky news

Sky has enjoyed yet another successful quarter, adding 138,000 new home broadband customers between April and June 2012.

The satellite TV, home phone and internet provider has passed through the four million customer barrier, with the firm's user base now standing at 4,001,000.

Although the rate of growth was down on the first quarter of the year - when 212,000 new customers were added - Q2 saw Sky maintain its momentum.

The broadband provider also added 187,000 line rental customers and 141,000 home phone users during the second quarter of the year.

And the proportion of consumers taking out a triple-play bundle rose to 32 per cent, from 27 per cent 12 months earlier.

Jeremy Darroch, Chief Executive at Sky, said the company had enjoyed another year of "strong operational growth".

"Our consistent approach of investing where it matters most to customers and improving efficiency behind the scenes is working extremely well," he stated.

"In what remains a tough economic environment, customers are choosing Sky over other providers."

Mr Darroch said the firm has continued to add new households, while existing customers are remaining loyal and taking more products from the firm.

"More than nine million homes are now choosing to watch their TV through Sky+, we're helping more customers to save money in home communications and innovative services like Sky Go are adding even more value to their subscription," he added.

Earlier this month, a report published by Oxford Economics claimed that Sky made a £5.4 billion contribution to UK gross domestic product during 2011.

The company generated £2.3 billion in tax for the Treasury and supported 120,000 British jobs, it claimed.

Sky generated sales of £6.4 billion in 2011, with over 75 per cent of this revenue being retained in the UK.

Join the conversation

comments powered by Disqus

Stay up to date

  • Google+ Follow uSwitchTech
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed

Latest Comments

Search news