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UK broadband provider Sky saw its customer-base grow by 133,000 subscribers during the third quarter of 2015 to total 5.75 million.

The total has seen it build further on the 96,000 customers added during the previous quarter.  

Such growth has come despite rising prices and an ongoing dispute with BT over Ofcom's Strategic Review, which Sky claims is a demonstration of loyalty in the brand.  

Jeremy Darroch, Sky’s Group CEO, said customers had responded particularly well to the quality and breadth of the provider's content, products and services, adding the company would continue to place customers at the heart of its operations.

"We continue to place customers right at the heart of our business, we are focused on offering the very best content at the same time as anticipating customers’ evolving needs, delivering the programmes that they love across multiple platforms and devices.

"This approach has delivered an excellent financial performance in the quarter, with further broad-based revenue growth of 6%, translating into a 10% increase in operating profit. This performance was driven by strong demand across the group.

The addition of 130,000 new customers in the quarter represents a 7% increase on the previous year, meaning Sky has added a million new customers over the past twelve months, up 51% year on year.

"Our total product base now exceeds 54 million, and within this, broadband growth in the UK had a stand-out performance this quarter, up 77% year on year," Mr Darroch added.

Other findings to emerge from the results included the fact that UK Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) remains at £47 per month while Churn is similarly unchanged at 9.8%.

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