Operational Performance: Record product sales, increased loyalty

Net customer growth in the quarter of 167,000 to 8.832 million

- New customer additions of 385,000

- Churn reduced to 10.0%

- Record ARPU of 421

Record total product sales of over 1.6 million, up 28% from the previous
quarter

- Record Sky+ growth of 434,000 to 3.131 million, up 16%

- HD growth of 64,000 to 422,000, up 18%

- Multiroom growth of 120,000 to 1.531 million, up 9%

- Sky Broadband growth of 260,000 to 1.199 million, up 28%

- Record Sky Talk growth of 236,000 to 915,000, up 35%


Financial Performance: Strong top-line growth for the half year

Group revenue increased by 11% on the comparable period(1) to 2,458 million

Gross margin increased by two percentage points on the comparable period to
65%(2) (excluding exceptional item)

Operating profit of 295 million included 91 million of investment in Sky
Broadband and Sky Talk, 12 million investment in Easynet Enterprise and an
exceptional charge of 12 million(3)

Adjusted operating profit of 307 million(3) (excluding exceptional item)
reflected strong operating metrics

Basic loss per share of 6.4 pence includes net exceptional items of 282
million(4); adjusted earnings per share of 9.7 pence (2007: 11.3 pence)

Interim dividend increased by 8% to 7.1 pence per share


Jeremy Darroch, Chief Executive said:

"We have made good progress during the quarter. Our focus on value and quality
has delivered a strong level of new customer additions, a 35% year on year
increase in product sales, record ARPU, and lower churn. Our business continues
to strengthen."

"We enter calendar year 2008 in good shape. A combination of outstanding choice,
quality and value leadership leaves us well positioned. An 8% increase in our
interim dividend reflects our confidence."