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Sky Is The Limit For TV Giant

by | 12th, July 2007

DESPITE its recent shenanigans with bitter rival Virgin Media, satellite TV giants BskyB are still attracting a massive number of new customers, with around 1,000 a day signing up to the satellite service.

Sky boss James Murdoch, son of the lovely and harmless Rupert, says that the company signed up an incredible 349,000 new customers in the three months up to the end of June and when customers who left the service are taken into account, it still leaves Sky with 90,000 more users in that period.

That figure is 17 per cent up on the same period in 2006 and means that the giant now has nearly 8.6 million customers.

The Sky+ service, which cleverly allows you to record, pause and rewind live TV, saw 207,000 new customers sign up while another 259,000 users signed up for the company’s broadband service.

However, a rather high 30 per cent of homes in the UK, particularly in rural areas, still can’t access the service.

Steve Weller of uSwitch says, “While people cannot take advantage of the same deals as those in more populated areas, they are effectively being treated as second-class citizens.”

What a sign of the times, people up in arms over a lack of satellite TV.

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