Sky PLC is a British satellite broadcasting company operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Italy and Austria. Sky provides a range of services including TV broadcasting and on-demand media as well as broadband and telephone.
Television for Millions of Viewers
With 22 million customers, Sky connects millions of homes to Sky TV and TV streaming. In addition to original dramas produced by Sky, it offers shows from the United States and movies before other subscription services. The popularity of Sky’s on demand TV is clear, with over 3 billion views annually.
Sky’s Rise to Power
Sky was formed in 1990 through a company merger of Sky Television and British Satellite Broadcasting. It became the largest digital television company in the United Kingdom. Sky is a listed company on the London Stock Exchange on the FTSE 100. Sky’s headquarters are located in London, Munich and Milan. The company has 32 sites to support the extensive operations. It employs over 30,000 people, of which 11,000 are engineers and customer service representatives.
Delivering to Customers, Employees and the Community
Sky generated an operating profit of £1.6 billion in 2016 and £12 billion in revenue. The company ethos is to build a long-term business that delivers not only to customers and employees but also to the wider community. It is committed to giving back to the community in which it operates.
Sports, Movies and More for Residential and Commercial
Sky offers products to both retail and corporate customers. TV bundles range from the original bundle, which offers a range of TV channels, catch up TV and on-demand TV on a laptop, tablet or mobile. Customers can add additional features including sport channels, box sets and movies for an additional monthly charge. Broadband services range from the standard unlimited broadband to fibre optic broadband, which are paired with telephone line rental. You can call this number for more information about Sky products or you can check out their website.
Sports Lover? Sky Has the Package for You
Sky Sports is a premium package and is one of Sky’s unique selling points. It has several exclusive deals for live broadcasting rights across a range of sports and sporting events in the UK and Ireland. Most notably, it broadcasts football, cricket, motorsport, tennis and golf. It is the market leader for the television sports market in the United Kingdom by a wide margin.
Sky in the Future
In December 2016, 21st Century Fox, a rival broadcasting company, put in a takeover bid for Sky. It currently owns over 39 percent of Sky and is seeking full control. The bid has been agreed and the merger is underway, pending regulatory approval.