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    Sky TV Price rise June 2015

    This is a discussion on Sky TV Price rise June 2015 within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; After much speculation across the internet, I can confirm that Sky will indeed be changing their prices of many of ...

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      Sky TV Price rise June 2015

      After much speculation across the internet, I can confirm that Sky will indeed be changing their prices of many of their Sky TV packages for the UK market.

      Personalised letters will be going out to everyone to let you know how much specifically your Sky TV package may change by. These letter will be going out soon.

      It is unclear how many on the legacy packages remain and just what changes will or will not come in to play for them. Last September's price rise saw most of us on the legacy packages have any remaining associated discounts removed.

      Current Price
      Price change New Price Percentage increase
      Original
      21.50 21.50 0.00%
      Variety 28.00 2.00 30.00 7.14%
      Family 33.00 3.00 36.00 9.09%
      Movies 16.50 0.50 17.00 3.03%
      Sports 24.50 1.00 25.50 4.08%
      Sports & Movies 33.00 1.50 34.50 4.55%
      HD (Legacy) 10.25 1.00 11.25 9.76%
      HD Pack (Prem) 5.25 5.25 0.00%
      Multiscreen 11.25 11.25 0.00%
      Asia Pack 15.00 15.00 0.00%
      MUTV 6.00 1.00 7.00 16.67%
      Chelsea TV 6.00 1.00 7.00 16.67%
      LFCTV 7.00 7.00 0.00%
      Single Movies 8.00 1.00 9.00 12.50%
      Single Sports 13.00 13.00 0.00%
      Single Movies & Single Sports 19.25 1.00 20.25 5.19%
      Movies & Single Sports 26.00 0.50 26.50 1.92%
      Single Movies & Sports 28.50 2.00 30.50 7.02%

      Looking at the table above it is clear that the Sports package didn't go up as much as was feared. However the Family pack has been hit the hardest.

      Updated to show percentage increase.
      Last edited by Scubbie; 18-03-15 at 12:50 PM.

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      Re: Sky TV Price rise June 2015

      Glad my sources yesterday were correct then

      The new price increases are reflected in mysky now.
      This is really going to upset a lot of people, we had the free broadband for 18 months if you kept sky sports for a year, which you can cancel in July,
      My 24 month sky sports discount runs out in July too.
      Will be time in july to do the annual ring up and negotiate, always works but these increases will take it over the 80 mark without discounts for the first time ever.

      What annoys me, is just having had my yearly rates bill with no increase again, must be getting on for 4/5 years now with no increase. My house insurance, water rates (i have two bills (both less again this year), electric less, a few appliance insurances I have remaining the same, the only bill going up and well above inflation is phone/broadband and tv across the board.
      Its not a problem for me, as I can easily afford it, but its the principal in this marketplace for phone/broadband and tv.
      But bye bye to any increase in thresholds George Osbourne gives later in his budget.

      Worked out for me its about 4% increase over the year, but then I suspect digital tv is not recorded in the new price index that last showed 0.3% or if they are it is probably calculated on current and new user or changing your subscription, where the rate would be less
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      Be interesting to see those price rises expressed as a percentage increase.
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      Re: Sky TV Price rise June 2015

      You live in an area that has a Conservative MP and the majority if the Councillors are also Conservative. Of course they aren't going to raise the local rates just before the General Election.

      Yes competition is good. It means that we don't just have Grandstand. Of course the downside is that the FA are getting far too much money for what I personally perceive is a sport for hooligans, thugs and bullies.

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      Re: Sky TV Price rise June 2015

      Quote Originally Posted by speedyrite View Post
      Be interesting to see those price rises expressed as a percentage increase.
      Done. I've updated the original table.

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      Re: Sky TV Price rise June 2015

      I think the reason the Family pack has gone up so much, apart from subsidising football, is the extra 1 for HD. So much for HD charge being dropped.

      I think they have left the Original pack without an increase so they can advertise a very low starting price.

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      Gosh! Mostly well above inflation increases then.
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      Re: Sky TV Price rise June 2015

      Not directly on prices, but Jeremy Darroch speech yesterday, he said this;
      'In some other sectors, change can mean stagnating revenues and a fight to resist disruption.
      But our market is growing. Customers’ appetite for high-quality content is far from sated.
      They are prepared to spend more for services they value. And technology is removing the barriers to meeting untapped demand.'.

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      Re: Sky TV Price rise June 2015

      So Basically sky are expecting the Varity and family bundle customers to pay for the obscene amount of money they paid for the football. Totally unfair the bulk of the increase should have been passed onto the sports package. Not only are you forced to pay for channels you don't really want and watch endless repeats, but now you are suppose to subsidise the sports package. I for one will not be keeping sky tv when my currant deal runs out unless they offer me a new deal, as I think this is a further nail in the coffin and they do nothing for there loyal customers unless you say your going to leave.

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      Re: Sky TV Price rise June 2015

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      I think the reason the Family pack has gone up so much, apart from subsidising football, is the extra 1 for HD. So much for HD charge being dropped.

      I think they have left the Original pack without an increase so they can advertise a very low starting price.
      The legacy variety pack with hd and the family pack. both up 3, much the same package really, when you take into account the legacy ongoing discount.
      Surprised also that HD premium is still there, but I suppose we will not see it dropped until the cloud and/or 4k device framework is announced as the new premium.
      Not sure the UK hd subscribers were announced, but do remember the Italian market had 66% hd subscribers in the last financial report, up from 55%. I believe the UK HD takeup is a lot less than yet.
      Ofcom if I recall correctly, last Autumn said only 45% of the userbase (sky,bt/virgin etc) had a subscription that supplied hd as opposed to owning a capable device which was 70% take up.
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