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Sky continued to expand its broadband customer base during the first three months of 2013, it has been reported.

The TV, home phone and broadband provider added another 152,000 subscribers between January and March 2013, taking the total to 4,387,000.

This was up from the 132,000 net gains made by Sky in Q4 2012, and contributed to a 12-month rise of 524,000 broadband customers from 3,863,000 a year ago.

"In broadband, we have continued to expand our network reach with a presence in 2,202 exchanges at the end of the quarter," the firm stated.

"We have also continued to improve the economics of broadband, moving more customers over to our fully unbundled product."

Sky reported that 186,000 customers took its telephony and line rental services during the first quarter of 2013.

As such, 34 per cent of the firm's customers are now on a triple-play deal, receiving Sky TV, home phone and broadband services.

This figure is up from 31 per cent 12 months ago.

Jeremy Darroch, Sky's Chief Executive, said the company had enjoyed a good quarter, with its multi-product strategy delivering "strong results".

"Increased take-up across our product set led to another improvement in financial performance with growth in revenues and profits accelerating in the third quarter," he stated.

"Group revenues are up six per cent, operating profit up nine per cent and earnings per share up 16 per cent for the first nine months."

Mr Darroch said that despite the tough consumer environment, Sky added 715,000 more subscription products in three months, taking the total past 30 million for the first time.

"On the back of this growth, we are creating 550 new jobs to meet demand for our products and serve our growing customer base," he added.

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