Introducing Sky TV
Part of the multinational Sky group of communications-related companies and the largest pay TV broadcaster in the UK, Sky TV delivers a huge range of premium television to over 11 million customers, largely through digital satellite broadcasts. Formed at the end of the 1980s after a merger between two competing subscription movie services, Sky TV rapidly grew to include extensive sports coverage including high-profile coverage of Premier League Football (coverage that continues to this day on its own dedicated channel).
Today, Sky TV boasts hundreds of channels, delivered via the acclaimed Sky Q set top boxes, custom-designed and built for the Sky TV service. Sky Q enabled connected features like streaming direct to personal devices, 4K Ultra HD channels and streaming, and direct support for Netflix as an integrated part of the Sky TV service.
What Makes Sky TV Different?
With decades of experience in producing premium television and delivering news, entertainment and sporting coverage to a huge audience, Sky TV has the advantage of a mature, feature-packed platform which encompasses a huge range of channels – with the latest technology enabling satellite delivery of true 4K Ultra HD broadcasts on channels like National Geographic and Discovery. The key to Sky’s success is in its hardware – the Sky Q boxes, which are designed to work in tandem with Sky’s broadcast and broadband streaming services to give customers a seamless experience on an easy-to-use interface.
Sky TV’s satellite service is already extensive, but the range of potential entertainment options multiplies with the addition of the Ultimate On Demand service, which combines Netflix and Sky on-demand streaming in one affordable package – Netflix’s acclaimed original content streaming in the same place as Sky’s exclusives such as Game of Thrones. Ultimate On Demand also includes access to Sky Entertainment, boasting over 300 channels including Sky Atlantic.
What Channel Packs Does Sky TV Offer?
New subscribers to Sky TV should start with the Sky Entertainment pack, which brings together a diverse range of channels both on satellite and on demand, over 300 channels in total including Sky Atlantic, Fox, MTV, SyFy, Comedy Central, Discovery, National Geographic, Eurosport, Sky News, Sky Sports Racing, Sony Entertainment and many more. On top of that, you can add channel packs tailored to your tastes, which give you a huge range of premium options.
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Featuring eleven HD movie channels and over 1,000 movies available to stream on demand – with a new movie premiering every day – this is the go-to pack for everyone who loves the movies. Channels include: Premiere, Hits, Comedy, Thriller, Family, Sci-fi, Disney.
Nine channels of exclusive sports action 24 hours a day, including the Premier League channel and dedicated channels for football, cricket, golf and Formula 1. If you’re only interested in particular sports, you can pick and choose your channels, too. General channels include Action, Arena and News, with a Main Event channel for major pay-per-view fixtures. All Sky Sports channels are in high definition.
Eleven channels of pure kids’ entertainment from the leaders in the field – Disney, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network among them. There’s also 5,000 episodes available to stream on demand, and a special mobile and tablet app for the kids to watch all their favourite shows.
Sky HD Pack
A must for everyone with big-screen TVs, this pack adds over 40 high definition channels, including Sky Atlantic, for a modest extra monthly charge. HD channels include Universal, Dave, Animal Planet, TCM, Film 4 and many more.
Are There Any Extras Available?
Alongside the inclusion of Netflix in the Ultimate On Demand pack, Sky TV also offers three months free access to Spotify through the Sky Q box for new customers who want to give the world’s biggest music streaming service a proper road test.
What is the Sky Q Experience?
Available with the state of the art 2TB Sky Q box for an extra charge, Sky Q Experience lets you watch all the channels in your Sky TV package in different rooms in your home, using Sky Q Mini boxes to stream directly from the main Sky Q. The Mini is wireless and needs no satellite connection – it gets all its video directly from the central box. You can connect up to four Mini boxes and watch on up to three of them at the same time – and yes, it works with Netflix too!
Sky TV Customer Service
If you’ve got any questions about the plans, channel packs or hardware that Sky TV offers, just get in touch with their customer team on 0333 7591 018. Sky recommends you visit their web site first to see if your questions can be answered without the need to call, especially during busy periods. Calls to Sky customer support are free for Sky Talk customers.