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    Sky TV price increase on 1 September 2013 by up to 10%

    This is a discussion on Sky TV price increase on 1 September 2013 by up to 10% within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Originally Posted by deadman1984 So what number are we looking at in terms of monthly charge Maths wasn't your strong ...

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      Re: Sky TV price increase on 1 September 2013 by up to 10%

      Quote Originally Posted by deadman1984 View Post
      So what number are we looking at in terms of monthly charge
      Maths wasn't your strong point then, and there was me thinking it was English

      Existing charge x 1.1 = New charge.

      Assuming of course that the rise will be 10%.



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      Re: Sky TV price increase on 1 September 2013 by up to 10%

      I didn't think they could increase your charges by more than the current rate of inflation though? Mobile networks and landline providers certainly can't?

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      Re: Sky TV price increase on 1 September 2013 by up to 10%

      Sky Terms and Conditions - Sky TV

      10% or increase in rpi over 12 mths

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      Re: Sky TV price increase on 1 September 2013 by up to 10%

      It's not a time for Sky to stick to formula calculations. They are facing severe competition on several fronts and they will have to reduce prices to keep some customers. However don't forget the power of inertia! Most people can't be bothered to change or even worse don't know change would be beneficial.

      The big worry for Sky (and BT) is people will simply stop all of their Pay TV and buy a simple BB package. I guess I could save 50 a month if I did - the question is how much value do I place on the PayTV component?

      To give you a clue I've just bought a second user TalkTalk YouView HD box with twin tuners for 59.........I can now go wherever I want for my phone/BB package and I could even dump the call element of the landline and switch (finally) to just mobile for calls. As no one seems likely to offer Fibre BB in my location for some considerable time I could even dump copper BB. I wonder if BT thought of all these consequences when they took on PL football?

      We may be about to see a classic example of the 'Unintend Consiquences' theorem in application.

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      Re: Sky TV price increase on 1 September 2013 by up to 10%

      I think that the point has been completely missed over this 10% figure.

      It is not suggesting that BSkyB will raise the prices by 10%, it is simply covering their legal rear end.

      If BSkyB were to raise the prices by say 12%, then any new customers would have the legal right to cancel within their 12 month contract period as it would be above the stated 10%.

      How did someone come up with the figure of 10%? I have no idea.

      In truth the market is very competitive out there. Sure Sky has the ability to sell the rights to Freeview, Freesat, BT, YouView and VM so that they can repeat the channels on to their customers in turn for whatever price they wish to charge (obviously within any contracts and points of law).

      If BSkyB were to raise the prices, then they would do it across the board, not just their own customers like you and I, but also their wholesale prices to everyone else.

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      Re: Sky TV price increase on 1 September 2013 by up to 10%

      I've been with sky about 6 years now & traditionally the increase for TV has been 1 per year.
      It did go up by 1.50 once but that was after no increase the year before.

      I can't see it being any different this time around.

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      Re: Sky TV price increase on 1 September 2013 by up to 10%

      It was 1 last year plus an additional 1.50 for sports subscribers. I would expect this type of rise this year.

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      Re: Sky TV price increase on 1 September 2013 by up to 10%

      As prices increase customers look for ways to save money. Removing the HD subscription is an easy way to save without losing access to content but Sky are promoting HD as evidenced in their pricing for hardware upgraded. They also favour round numbers, so it would make sense (as a sweetener) if increasing a basic TV subscription by 1 or 1.50 to reduce the HD subscription by 25P. Historically the 25P was only added to cover the increase in VAT so the annual price rise would be a good opportunity for Sky to rationalise its pricing structure.

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      Re: Sky TV price increase on 1 September 2013 by up to 10%

      Quote Originally Posted by dms05 View Post

      To give you a clue I've just bought a second user TalkTalk YouView HD box with twin tuners for 59.........I can now go wherever I want for my phone/BB package and I could even dump the call element of the landline and switch (finally) to just mobile for calls. As no one seems likely to offer Fibre BB in my location for some considerable time I could even dump copper BB. I wonder if BT thought of all these consequences when they took on PL football?

      We may be about to see a classic example of the 'Unintend Consiquences' theorem in application.
      The Talktalk boxes aren't locked to only work on the TT network then?

      That's worth knowing

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      Re: Sky TV price increase on 1 September 2013 by up to 10%

      Quote Originally Posted by dragon2611 View Post
      The Talktalk boxes aren't locked to only work on the TT network then?

      That's worth knowing
      That's correct. Only TalkTalk Premium Services will be unavailable unless you subscribe to TalkTalk and pay for these services. The rest is 'free' YouView which any box with YouView software will receive.

     

     
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